I agree with Part 1 of this assessment. Can’t wait to read Part 2.
“The idea that consumers were enthusiastic about having conversations about brands online, and they would activate their network of friends and followers to share their enthusiasms and create a socially transmitted tsunami of sales has proven to be deeply fanciful.”
The Ad Contrarian: The Slow Painful Collapse Of The Social Media Fantasy (Part 1).
Facebook can now read your texts. Why in the world do they need to do that?
This has been shown to be true of the Android version of Facebook since about December 20, 2013, according to this Reddit thread. You can’t tell if it’s true on the iPhone version, but it’s safe to assume they are doing it there too.
Another reason I am happy to have quit Facebook.
While laid up feeling ill this weekend I decided to whip out a new logo and website design for my band, The Night Trotters. There is still a wee bit of tweaking to do, but it’s close to being complete. Check it out!
The Night Trotters
“The chances that we’ll see another big breach like this are probably 80 percent.”
This is why it is time for the United States to fix its weak payment security schema.
“U.S. credit and debit cards rely on an easy-to-copy magnetic strip on the back of the card, which stores account information using the same technology as cassette tapes.”
Remember cassette tapes?
Things are looking very bad for Facebook based on the numbers from this report. Teenagers do not seem to like Facebook. If only they’d give Google+ a whirl. Well, if only anyone would give Google+ a whirl. It’s a much better platform that does much more than Facebook, but no one seems to realize that, sadly.
Here’s what is going on with Facebook:
1) Teens (13-17) on Facebook have declined -25.3% over the last 3 years.
2) Over the same period of time, 55+ (perhaps those teens’ parents and grandparents?) have exploded with +80.4% growth in the last 3 years.
3) Of the major metropolitan areas, San Francisco saw the highest growth with +148.6%, a stark contrast with Houston which saw +23.8% growth.
3 Million Teens Leave Facebook In 3 Years: The 2014 Facebook Demographic Report.
US Appeals Court Kills Net Neutrality
There goes the Internet.
Your broadband provider can now decide to throttle Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube streaming into your house and leave unthrottled their own crappy on-demand service for which they charge you to watch movies. Let’s hope the Supreme Court gets to rule on this, and that they have the people in mind rather than the corporations.
A visual example of what your Internet service could soon look like: