Facebook Reveals Master Plan - Control ALL News Flow


Locutus
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In recent months, Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site.

The new proposal by Facebook carries another risk for publishers: the loss of valuable consumer data. When readers click on an article, an array of tracking tools allow the host site to collect valuable information on who they are, how often they visit and what else they have done on the web.

And if Facebook pushes beyond the experimental stage and makes content hosted on the site commonplace, those who do not participate in the program could lose substantial traffic — a factor that has played into the thinking of some publishers. Their articles might load more slowly than their competitors’, and over time readers might avoid those sites.

- From the New York Times article: Facebook May Host News Sites’ Content (external - login to view)

Last week, I came across an incredibly important article from the New York Times, which described Facebook’s plan to provide direct access to other websites’ content in exchange for some sort of advertising partnership. The implications of this are so huge that at this point I have far more questions than answers.

Let’s start with a few excerpts from the article (external - login to view):

With 1.4 billion users, the social media site has become a vital source of traffic for publishers looking to reach an increasingly fragmented audience glued to smartphones. In recent months, Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site.

Such a plan would represent a leap of faith for news organizations accustomed to keeping their readers within their own ecosystems, as well as accumulating valuable data on them. Facebook has been trying to allay their fears, according to several of the people briefed on the talks, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were bound by nondisclosure agreements.


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www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-0...-all-news-flow (external - login to view)


 
Cliffy
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and at the same time, faceplant seems to be slowly eliminating alternative news feeds or making them harder to reach their subscribers. Their new plan is to control and censor content to more favourably reflect the wishes of the main stream media..
 
Johnnny
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thank god i deleted my facebook/dramabook last week literally. And honestly my life has been alot better.
 
SLM
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I don't get where all the drama comes from. You know, for the longest time I didn't even have a Facebook account, but the kids kept pestering me. And I keep my settings really limited, family and a very few select friends only. I don't see any drama. Do people randomly accept friend requests from people they don't know? Friends of friends and what not? Is that where things go awry?
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I don't get where all the drama comes from. You know, for the longest time I didn't even have a Facebook account, but the kids kept pestering me. And I keep my settings really limited, family and a very few select friends only. I don't see any drama. Do people randomly accept friend requests from people they don't know? Friends of friends and what not? Is that where things go awry?

Yup. A lot of people collect friends like trading cards or hockey scores. But there are a lot of group pages that are out there and suddenly you can have hundreds of friends you don't know.
 
petros
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Fascistbook is an arm of the Harpo government. Who needs C-51 when people give themselves away?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Yup. A lot of people collect friends like trading cards or hockey scores. But there are a lot of group pages that are out there and suddenly you can have hundreds of friends you don't know.

Well that's kind of like inviting a bunch of strangers into your house.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Well that's kind of like inviting a bunch of strangers into your house.

Well, into you mind, anyway. It can really mess wit ya.
 
lone wolf
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I use it to stay in touch with family and friends. The drawback is in opening the page and wading through political ads, real estate ads and where some dramadork is every five minutes
 
gerryh
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waaa waa waaa....... facebook is eliminating alternate news feeds? How horrible. That would mean you would have to access those feeds the way you did before faceboook. It's not like facebook is blocking sites from using the net. Everyone still has access to everything they have always had access to. No matter what facebook does. The other thing is, Facebook can do what ever they damn well please within their own program. They don't charge users for the use of their servers or their bandwidth. It's free. Where Facebook makes their money is through advertisers and strategic partners. This allows them to offer grandma and all her little kiddlings a free place to post pics, movies, and keep in touch.


SO, basically, quit whining about facebook, you don't have to use it, and nothing it does can stop you from accessing websites.


This is no different than the morons that complain about Microsoft and IE, if you don't like it, then don't use it. There is more than just Microsoft OS and IOS out there.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

waaa waa waaa....... facebook is eliminating alternate news feeds? How horrible. That would mean you would have to access those feeds the way you did before faceboook. It's not like facebook is blocking sites from using the net. Everyone still has access to everything they have always had access to. No matter what facebook does. The other thing is, Facebook can do what ever they damn well please within their own program. They don't charge users for the use of their servers or their bandwidth. It's free. Where Facebook makes their money is through advertisers and strategic partners. This allows them to offer grandma and all her little kiddlings a free place to post pics, movies, and keep in touch.


SO, basically, quit whining about facebook, you don't have to use it, and nothing it does can stop you from accessing websites.


This is no different than the morons that complain about Microsoft and IE, if you don't like it, then don't use it. There is more than just Microsoft OS and IOS out there.

You forgot your Carter's Little Liver pills today? Is that why you are so grumpy? I couldn't care less what Faceplant does or doesn't do. I added to the info presented and as usual, you jumped in with both feet into a pile of conclusions. Man, the Cons on here have been spewing a lot more bile today than usual.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

You forgot your Carter's Little Liver pills today? Is that why you are so grumpy? I couldn't care less what Faceplant does or doesn't do. I added to the info presented and as usual, you jumped in with both feet into a pile of conclusions. Man, the Cons on here have been spewing a lot more bile today than usual.




No, you were whining, as usual.

Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

and at the same time, faceplant seems to be slowly eliminating alternative news feeds or making them harder to reach their subscribers. Their new plan is to control and censor content to more favourably reflect the wishes of the main stream media..




See, if you didn't care about "faceplant" then why post lies?
 
Ludlow
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Facebook offers all us attention ho's the opportunity to inflate our otherwise beaten down egos . I cain't wait to get up each mownin and see how many likes I got by sayin some s**t that makes me somehow more than I really am. It's the attention ho house I love it.
 
tay
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Dear Mark Zuckerberg.

I follow you on Facebook, but you don’t know me. I am editor-in-chief of the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten. I am writing this letter to inform you that I shall not comply with your requirement to remove a photograph.

Not today, and not in the future.

The demand that we remove the picture came in an e-mail from Facebook’s office in Hamburg this Wednesday morning. Less than 24 hours after the e-mail was sent, and before I had time to give my response, you intervened yourselves and deleted the article as well as the image from Aftenposten’s Facebook page.

To be honest, I have no illusions that you will read this letter. The reason why I will still make this attempt, is that I am upset, disappointed – well, in fact even afraid - of what you are about to do to a mainstay of our democratic society.

First some background.

https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/...e-604156b.html (external - login to view)
 
Danbones
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Somewhere out there is a guy with basically the same name as me.
Unlike a quarrelsome SOB, such as myself, he has so many friends that I lasted about a week on facebook, putting up with that traffic, before I threw that out the window...
 
Cliffy
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The Crack of Doom is Coming Soon!

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchv5U319VzSqEU

 
PoliticalNick
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Dear Mark Zuckerberg.

I follow you on Facebook, but you don’t know me. I am editor-in-chief of the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten. I am writing this letter to inform you that I shall not comply with your requirement to remove a photograph.

Not today, and not in the future.

The demand that we remove the picture came in an e-mail from Facebook’s office in Hamburg this Wednesday morning. Less than 24 hours after the e-mail was sent, and before I had time to give my response, you intervened yourselves and deleted the article as well as the image from Aftenposten’s Facebook page.

To be honest, I have no illusions that you will read this letter. The reason why I will still make this attempt, is that I am upset, disappointed – well, in fact even afraid - of what you are about to do to a mainstay of our democratic society.

First some background.

https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/...e-604156b.html (external - login to view)

I hit the link and while reading the page came across a video. It is called "Stuck". A documentary about child brides. Have no idea how to get it on here but would recommend watching it. Looks like 8 episodes of 10-15 minutes. So very well worth your time.
 
Locutus
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When Facebook decided to use Snopes as official fact-checkers to filter "fake stories" out of their news feed, we were mulling over yet another spoof. Now we don't have to, as life has surpassed our wildest satirical fantasies. Consider this paragraph from Zerohedge (external - login to view):
According to divorce papers, Snopes co-founder David Mikkelson started taking all sorts of trips around the world to bang *****s after that sweet liberal shill money started rolling in. While engaging in this debauchery, Mikkelson wrote off just about everything as a business expense, embezzling a reported $98,000. The Snopes co-founder has since settled down and married a [NSFW] part time porn actress, Snopes.com administrator (spicy!), and sex worker. As in, she has a website devoted to being a whoar. Apparently she's a pretty good one despite being "past her time as an adult model." In the same divorce papers, David Mikkelson fires back, claiming his hog of an ex-wife took millions from their joint account and bought property in Las Vegas. No word on who got their obese cat, or if it's still alive.
Then there's this absurdly nightmarish Daily Mail headline:
EXCLUSIVE: Facebook 'fact checker' who will arbitrate on 'fake news' is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes - and its staff includes an escort-porn star and 'Vice Vixen domme'



Snopes embezzling: Life imitates The People's Cube big time! (external - login to view)
 
Kreskin
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I guess that justifies Trump for being an azz clown.
 
Cannuck
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The sniffity sniffity threads are coming fast and furious. Poor Trumpites
 
Curious Cdn
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Maybe, Mexico will buy up Twitter and shut it down.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

The sniffity sniffity threads are coming fast and furious. Poor Trumpites

More childish babble...
 
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