Reaching critical mass: does being the first to implement a big data solution guarantee a monopoly?
We hear it all the time: break up Facebook, Google, Twitter, et al. because they have an information “monopoly”. Add the manipulation of their algorithms to serve the ideological agenda of their management, shadowbanning and censoring search results for example, the more reason to break them up for abusing their “monopoly”.
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Jonathan Haidt: Facebook is a social catastrophe
This blog has written on numerous occasions the psychological exploitation and damage Facebook inflicts on its users.
Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist at NYU, reveals findings from studies that demonstrate the negative impact of Facebook, social media and smartphones on the minds of the Internet generation:
In addition to Facebook’s cult… Read more
Facebook’s example code in its documentation would not go well with AJAX served pages. In particular, the login button does not get “converted” on subsequent attempts because the JS code required by Facebook is also loaded asynchronously. Their script is loaded into your document tree, and calls the FB.init function only that one tim… Read more