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Facebook (FB) stock has been downgraded following a series of back-to-back blows to the company, including an executive exodus in more recent months.

In a note published on Monday, Needham & Company downgraded the social network’s stock from a “Buy” to a “Hold” due to a number of factors, including the departures of 11 executives such as Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s push towards a more private Facebook, the uploading and live streaming of “horrific images” such as the New Zealand mass shootings, and regulatory concerns.

“Together, we believe these risks are causing a ‘Negative Network Effect’, as evidenced by senior management departures,” analysts Laura Martin and Dan Medina wrote, referring to, in this case, the negative impact each additional Facebook user potentially brings to the social network to potentially sway other users.

Facebook’s core value as a platform stems from the 2.3 billion monthly users it’s accrued since Zuckerberg founded the so... show more

Definitely a "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" moment...I've been back there for three months..."what a mess!"



 

Myspace loses all content uploaded before 2016


Faulty server migration blamed for mass deletion of songs, photos and video

Myspace, the once-mighty social network, has lost every single piece of content uploaded to its site before 2016, including millions of songs, photos and videos with no other home on the internet.

The company is blaming a faulty server migration for the mass deletion, which appears to have happened more than a year ago, when the first reports appeared of users unable to access older content. The company has confirmed to online archivists that the music has been lost permanently, dashing hopes that a back-up could be used to permanently protect the collection for future generations.




 
@Doc Edward Morbius the efforts have been revealed at the tech news level :) Plexodus is cited in this article.



 
On #StPatricksDay we remember the #women who played an important role in #Ireland's Independence War.
In 1914, the primary female Nationalist group that would fight in the Independence #War, Cumann na mBan, was launched as an affiliate of the Irish Volunteers. #WomensHistoryMonth
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Oh nice!!

tota11y - an accessibility visualization toolkit
tota11y helps visualize how your site performs with assistive technologies. Check out the announcement blog post.

The process of testing for accessibility (a11y) is often tedious and confusing. In many cases, developers must have some prior accessibility knowledge in order to make sense of the results.

Instead, tota11y aims to reduce this barrier of entry by helping visualize accessibility violations (and successes), while educating on best practices.

At the bottom of the page is a "installation" section, where you can drag and drop a bookmarklet into you bookmarks to check every site you are visiting.

http://khan.github.io/tota11y/
#barrierefreiheit #barrierefrei #accessibility #webdesign #theme #theming



 

User Verified Fake News Moderation System Idea


I suggest (for the tech gurus out there) developing and implementing the following open source user run fake news moderation system (as a module or addon):

Add a user verified fact check flag (not the same as the reporting option) with three states: opinion, submitted for fact check, user verified. The default state is opinion on all posts.

Any user can publicly flag a post to be fact checked but that user must also provide the fact check as a comment. (Simply flagging is insufficient since one must be a part of the solution to not be a part of the problem.)

The original post is then automatically moved to a fact check team moderator account so it is seen by all users that follow it as members of a "fact check team". (Comments are disabled when the flag is set for fact check and the original post cannot be liked, disliked, or shared while in this account being "moderated" over the course of ten business days.)

Fact check team members can like or dislike the fact check comment to "vote" in support of the fact check or not.

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@Shelenn Ayres you again ignored my questions, very sorry.

You invite to criticism and ideas, i fulfilled your request.

So in result i offended you with this. Sorry for that.

But this is not a constructive discussion, it is some kind of emotion.

I don't really have time for this, but Ivan, I believe initially you were asking Shelenn to perform a service with a system that does not yet exist.
Can i ask you for an experiment to do fact-check for...

And to perform the non-existent service on content that has been widely debunked for a long time now.

Your dialogue on this thread doesn't seem to have an attitude of productive collaboration. I could be wrong.

People can produce their own proof of Russell's Teapot very rapidly in this modern age of Photoshop. Unverifiable claims are fictional on their face. e.g. you can open any physics book and reproduce the experiments yourself to verify them, but claims in holy books cannot be reproduced so they are unverifiable.

I have a couple of final thoughts on this topic. It is a noble aspiration to try and vet topics and information but I just can't see any hope of this working. When you sort through lazy journalism, intent of vested interests and then lack of expertise by people in a certain topic it becomes a giant rabbit hole where most people don't want to go. Then add the hypnotising power of dogma, interpretation of events or data, media and special interest groups. The resulting consensus is not what I would find palatable at all and I would not accept it.

Appreciate your thoughts. I do think you might be overthinking it since the vast majority of posts will not be submitted for fact checking. I do think we should add another result though based your inputs. Rather than simply is it true or is it fake news. We will have to include opinion because sometimes articles are simply that - opinion and not fact. So it can be reverted to opinion if the team determines it is neither fact nore fake news. This covers the lazy journalism and people attempting to game the system.



 

Woohoo! team #Friendica is amazing!!!

Unrelated but I found it odd that the language addon filtered this as French... does it consider the girl in the red dress to be French? j/k :P

You should configure the language filter add-on's 'minimum length of message body' to at least 100, better 200 characters. Also, the girl is obviously Spanish. :-)



 
@Di Cleverly you might find this interesting from an admin perspective. Here are some definitions for people who don't understand what the term "hate speech" means:

"hate speech
noun
abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation."

"Hate speech is speech that attacks a person or a group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity."

"Hate speech is a communication that carries no meaning other than the expression of hatred for some group, especially in circumstances in which the communication is likely to provoke violence. It is an incitement to hatred primarily against a group of persons defined in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and the like. Hate speech can be any form of expression regarded as offensive to racia... show more

The server is based in Spain. We use the Spanish legal definition of hate speech.

It wasn't a criticism :) just a general informative post to the public.

I know! I was adding to the information. Its great information!




 
Who remembers BBS, logging in with a win3.1 PC to the academic VAX while running a terminal emulator with a 300 baud modem, then playing chess or D&D on the ARPANET?

Share your story :)
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Thanks...I was in one of those moods...a rat has moved in under my house and I needed a lift of spirit



 




 



 
Mar 28
IMA Thirsty Thursday
Thu 4:00 PM - Thu 8:00 PM grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:ima outpost alpha
Shelenn Ayres
Party Zone!

Music variety continues in the Party Zone at IMA Outpost Alpha at our new grid home! Come listen to our entertainers this month: DJ Tek, Singer Rhia, DJ Stone, and DJ Shelenn :)

https://social.isurf.ca/photos/shelenn/image/14021007125c761937566c8441950110



 
Mar 27
DJ Shelenn at Club Chocolate
Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM hg.kengcity.net:8002:Keng City
Shelenn Ayres
Two hour event at Club Chocolate in Keng City. Join us for club and R&B hits and a little bit of funk! When you get to the region, click Club Chocolate on the teleport board. See you there!

https://social.isurf.ca/photos/shelenn/image/10113327405c7604ef4cfd7370019086



 
Mar 20
DJ Shelenn at Club Chocolate
Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM hg.kengcity.net:8002:Keng City
Shelenn Ayres
Two hour event at Club Chocolate in Keng City. Join us for club and R&B hits and a little bit of funk! When you get to the region, click Club Chocolate on the teleport board. See you there!

https://social.isurf.ca/photos/shelenn/image/10113327405c7604ef4cfd7370019086



 
Mar 26
DJ Shelenn at the RockHouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:melody
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!



 
Mar 19
DJ Shelenn at the RockHouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:melody
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!



 
Mar 12
DJ Shelenn at the RockHouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:melody
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!