Twitter drops the ban hammer, and Facebook ‘fesses up

Twitter drops the ban hammer, and Facebook ‘fesses up

A crisis of conscience seems to be sweeping through Silicon Valley since the Presidential Election this month. Its reaction that can best be described as “Wait? Our actions may have real world consequences? And what people read on our sites will impact their opinions? Who knew?”*

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Bots, Blackface and Brands Behaving Badly

Bots, Blackface and Brands Behaving Badly

The crowds may have gone home, but the dust is still settling from Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference.  The conversation is still all about bots. The Washington Post is ready for them to start chipping away at the $50 billion app store economy. After all, no one will download a stand-alone app when you can just text a bot through Messenger, right?

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Let’s talk about Facebook: The good, the bad and the bots

Let’s talk about Facebook: The good, the bad and the bots

This week, Facebook announced updates to its live streaming service. Live video isn’t new for Facebook—celebrities have been streaming since last summer and it started rolling out for regular profiles not long after. Wednesday’s announcement brings a new level of interactivity to the stream, allowing viewers to react real time.

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