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Mark in the metaverse
Facebook’s CEO on why the social network is becoming ‘a metaverse company’
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The metaverse is having a moment. Coined in Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel, the term refers to a convergence of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared online space. Earlier this month, The New York Times explored how companies and products including Epic Games’ Fortnite, Roblox, and even Animal Crossing: New Horizons increasingly had metaverse-like elements. (Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has been discussing his desire to contribute to a metaverse for many months now.)
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https://www.theverge.com/22588022/mark- ... -interview
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impar wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:41 am Greetings!
Mark in the metaverse
Facebook’s CEO on why the social network is becoming ‘a metaverse company’
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The metaverse is having a moment. Coined in Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel, the term refers to a convergence of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared online space. Earlier this month, The New York Times explored how companies and products including Epic Games’ Fortnite, Roblox, and even Animal Crossing: New Horizons increasingly had metaverse-like elements. (Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has been discussing his desire to contribute to a metaverse for many months now.)
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https://www.theverge.com/22588022/mark- ... -interview
Zuckerberg wants to be the good metaverse founder guy in Ready Player One but in fact is the evil guy from the movie :hoghappy:
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Facebook’s metaverse gambit is a distraction from its deep-seated problems
Facebook's problems aren’t sexy to solve, so it found another challenge.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... -problems/
Facebook’s business is doing better than ever
What scandals?

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/28/2259 ... 29-billion
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Mozilla calls out Facebook for its "counterproductive" approach to research

A few hours ago, Facebook announced that it is blocking platform access for the New York University (NYU) Ad Observatory, which was studying the impact of political ads on social media. The company claimed that the reason for the ban is that the researchers built a browser extension that breached user privacy and collected personal data without their consent. Despite Facebook offering data in a privacy-protective manner and warning the NYU Ad Observatory multiple times, the researchers continued using their extension for unauthorized data scraping. Now, Mozilla has voiced support for the research group and called out Facebook for its counterproductive approach to the issue at hand.

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Facebook may be forced to sell Giphy one year after buying it
Watchdog provisionally finds competition concerns after probe into acquisition.

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FTC: Facebook was bad at business, so it “illegally bought or buried” competition
FTC chair Lina Khan cast deciding vote in decision to refile.
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The new filing is an attempt to refine the FTC's previous argument, which is that Facebook squelched competition through unfair business practices.

“Facebook lacked the business acumen and technical talent to survive the transition to mobile,” Holly Vedova, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, said in a statement. “After failing to compete with new innovators, Facebook illegally bought or buried them when their popularity became an existential threat.”
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How to kill the Ray-Ban brand in one easy step:

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Facebook has partnered with EssilorLuxottica to produce Ray-Ban Stories, one of the first potentially viable attempts at mass-market smart glasses. They are similar in some ways to early iterations of Snapchat Spectacles but with a more stylish aesthetic that looks right in line with other Ray-Ban glasses.
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“For a select few members of our community, we are not enforcing our policies and standards,” reads an internal Facebook report published as part of a Wall Street Journal investigation. “Unlike the rest of our community, these people can violate our standards without any consequences.”
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For normal users, posting “nonconsensual intimate imagery” triggers a straightforward response—it is immediately deleted, and the person’s account is deactivated. Instead, Neymar’s video remained up for more than a day.
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Leaked documents reveal the special rules Facebook uses for 5.8M VIPs
"These people can violate our standards without any consequences."

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Let's see which quote impar chooses to use :lol:

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... ach-month/
In the wake of the 2016 election, Facebook knew it had a problem. Pages and fake accounts created by the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency had spread through the social network and drawn massive engagement from real users. Facebook knew it had to get things under control.

But years later, Facebook’s own internal research teams revealed that troll farms were still reaching massive audiences, even if they didn’t have large direct followings.
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