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Old 16.04.2021, 21:42
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Re: Cancel Culture

I agree that Zuck was not in his dorm room thinking about manipulating politicians, but the NSA figured out a long time ago that IBM/MS/Google/FB/Twitter could do a huge part of their job for them.

FB was not flush with cash in its early days. It was competing against a myriad of firms as Social Media was evolving. I remember when I created my account and basically left MySpace. I also remember when FB stopped seeming to care about money and their business model. Everything pointed to a deal with the NSA. Need to build a new server farm close to a major internet node in a foreign country? Just do it, Mark!

Ever wonder how Twitter loses money just about every year but never goes out of business? Or how Alphabet can afford to let YouTube and many other products lose huge amounts of money? The list goes on.

Things are not always what they seem.

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I don’t think facebook was made with the endgame of manipulating politicians, that it happened is true, but i don’t think zuckerberg sat down with a grand plan, he literally just wrote a website using relatively common code techniques, was in the right place at the right time in a place full of influencing people, and, just, it’s really not that clever in terms of awesome software engineering challemges
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Old 03.08.2021, 16:34
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Re: Cancel Culture

Cancel culture arrives in EF.
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Old 03.08.2021, 16:37
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I remember reading not long ago that Trump is or will be creating his own social media network. I wonder if that site will kick people off for posting anything that is anti-Trump or that doesn't conform with Trump's narrative.
Seems they have not yet resolved that challenge.
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Old 03.08.2021, 17:38
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I agree that Zuck was not in his dorm room thinking about manipulating politicians, but the NSA figured out a long time ago that IBM/MS/Google/FB/Twitter could do a huge part of their job for them.

FB was not flush with cash in its early days. It was competing against a myriad of firms as Social Media was evolving. I remember when I created my account and basically left MySpace. I also remember when FB stopped seeming to care about money and their business model. Everything pointed to a deal with the NSA. Need to build a new server farm close to a major internet node in a foreign country? Just do it, Mark!

Ever wonder how Twitter loses money just about every year but never goes out of business? Or how Alphabet can afford to let YouTube and many other products lose huge amounts of money? The list goes on.

Things are not always what they seem.
I remember in the early days of Amazon how they returned a loss year after year.

There was even a joke that the domain amazon. com was going to be taken away from them and replaced by amazon.org because they were a non-profit.

The investors who put up with that so patiently must have had nerves of steel and faith in something that the rest of us didn't see.

But history proved them right and look how many people are saying, if only I had bought Amazon back then.
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