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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Facebook' (6)

The Real Facebook Controversy

Cambridge Analytica’s wholesale scraping of Facebook user data is big news now, and people are “shocked” that personal data is being shared and traded on a massive scale on the internet. But the real issue with social media is not harm to individual users whose information was shared, but sophisticated and sometimes subtle mass manipulation of social and political behavior by bad actors, facilitated by deceit, fraud, and amplification of lies that spread easily through societal…

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Added by Peter Bruce on April 18, 2018 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Five Ways to Unleash the Power of a Marketing Bot

From advertising and promotion to selling and feedback, marketing chatbots are reducing the cost for companies, saving time, increasing efficiency and…

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Added by Deena Zaidi on February 7, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Everything you need to Know about Scaling MySQL

E-Commerce has been on the rise with more and more businesses taking to online platforms to reach out to their clientele. Consequently, there has been a significant increase in the number of online spending, which has been due to the increase in the adoption and ownership of mobile devices that has resulted in a shift to the web. As a result, shoppers are always looking out for unmatched shopping experiences. That is, quick access, round-the-clock availability, accessible content and smooth…

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Added by Tony Branson on November 17, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Text Analytics Suffers a Setback from Facebook

If you do text analytics and sentiment analysis then you've likely come to expect the open and free APIs from all the major social media sources as something that won't go away.  But about 90 days ago Facebook withdrew open access to its Facebook posts data stream and made it available only to a select list of developers that support Facebook.  This is quite a blow to the larger social media monitoring industry but may be just the first of many instances where the big social media sites…

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Added by William Vorhies on July 27, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Law and Ethics of Online Human Subject Experiments

Facebook data scientists recently conducted an online experiment on 689,003 unknowing Facebook users - likely including children under the age of 18 - to see if it could manipulate and change user emotions. One group had positive words like “love” and “nice” filtered out of their News Feeds. Another group had negative words like “hurt” and “nasty” filtered. The result - published in a paper entitled…

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Added by Michael Walker on July 3, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

The reason Facebook paid US$ 19 bn for Whatsapp…decoded

On 19th…

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Added by Aatash Shah on February 27, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

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