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#61 Mike K.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

Aggregated materials... :)

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#62 Bingo

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

A different view of the Blue Bridge and the Coho, two iconic Victoria attractions still going strong.

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#63 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:07 PM

Facebook Inc. is now bigger than Wal-Mart Stores Inc., at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.

 

The world’s biggest online social network knocked the world’s largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on Monday and the gap widened on Tuesday.

 

While the switch is mostly symbolic — nothing specific happened this week to warrant it, and the difference between the two giants is not that big — it signals investors’ insatiable appetite for successful tech stocks. Apple, Microsoft and Google top the list of the highest-valued companies in the U.S., and Facebook looks to be on its way to joining them.

 

A company’s market value is calculated by multiplying the number of shares of stock it has in circulation by the current price of one share.

 

Facebook Inc. was valued at $238-billion at the close of trading Tuesday, according to FactSet. Its stock gained $3.14, or 3.7 per cent, at $87.88.

 

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was valued at $234-billion. Its stock dipped 22 cents to $72.57.

 

Facebook, which is based in Menlo Park, Calif., has been on a roll this past year, its shares up about 34 per cent in the past year compared with just 8.2 per cent for the S&P 500 index. Its quarterly results have consistently surpassed expectations.

 

 

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#64 sebberry

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:54 PM

Something that's always puzzled me and gives me reason to think that Facebook would be useless in an emergency.

 

This post "12 hours ago" from VV about a gas leak only just showed up in my feed, and it's more recent, according to Facebook, than a post "10 minutes ago" from someone else. 

 

I know Facebook has some goofy algorithms to choose what gets shown, but shouldn't it at least be in chronological order?   And why does my phone show substantially different timeline content than my PC? 

 

 

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#65 Rob Randall

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:58 PM

You have the choice to show top stories or recent stories. It defaults to top stories as those are the things FB thinks you want to see most according to their algorithm.
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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#66 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#67 Mike K.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:53 AM

Oh, Rob  :redface:


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:49 PM

And people worry that the AI's behind Facebook or Google are going to take over the world... Unless they already have and just have a sick sense of humour.
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#69 todd

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:12 PM

And people worry that the AI's behind Facebook or Google are going to take over the world... Unless they already have and just have a sick sense of humour.

 

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#70 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:13 AM

Professional comedy writer Matt Klinman (The Onion, Funny or Die) has a long interview that reveals how Facebook is destroying independent websites:

 

 The problem is that Facebook is our editor and our boss. They decide what is successful and what isn’t successful via seemingly meaningless metrics. They hide behind algorithms that they change constantly. And it seems to me that they are not favoring things that are high-quality — they are favoring things that are clickbait, things that are optimized for Facebook, low-quality things that appeal to the lowest common denominator and, honestly, just things at random.

 

 

Facebook is essentially running a payola scam where you have to pay them if you want your own fans to see your content. If you run a large publishing company and you make a big piece of content that you feel proud of, you put it up on Facebook. From there, their algorithm takes over, with no transparency. So, not only is the website not getting ad revenue they used to get, they have to pay Facebook to push it out to their own subscribers. So, Facebook gets the ad revenue from the eyeballs on the thing they are seeing, and they get revenue from the publisher. It’s like if The New York Times had their own subscriber base, but you had to pay the paperboy for every article you wanted to see.

 


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#71 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:02 AM

But everyone is free to build their own Facebook.

Look, if your content is extremely compelling, then Facebook is not involved.

I do not consult Facebook before I read VV each day, of the variety of news websites I visit each day. They are set in my favourites and I go directly to them daily, or many times daily.

Facebook is just a bonus fur publishers. The billions of eyeballs Facebook has accumulated are offered to you go free. That still seems like a good deal to me.
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Posted 15 June 2021 - 03:35 AM

CBC is turning off their Facebook comments for a month.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ments-1.6064804

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