Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Media Are Us?

Here’s an interesting read on how fictional on-screen characters can be quite real to us. This certainly echoes research by Bandura and others when it comes to real personal affective impact of fictional characters and that it’s not just kids who seem to behave as though Mickey Mouse is real. Adults are equally likely to see fiction as impactful as reality.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/avengers-fans-are-mourning-endgame-deaths-1203380?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_2019-04-20%2005:30:00_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

 


Facebook’s Faux Reforms

Andrew Burt, chief privacy officer and legal engineer at data management platform Immuta, has written an article appearing in Harvard Business Review that takes Zuckerberg and company to task for proposing “reforms” that are already being imposed. Essentially, as Burt sees it, Zuckerberg offers nothing of value with his recent¬†mea culpa.¬†The business model is still the business model, which has birthed all the problems.

It’s an interesting read. Here’s the link:

https://hbr.org/2019/04/can-facebook-ever-be-fixed?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_now_2019-04-09%2007:11:45_wrobinson&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

 


Is Facebook Really Changing?

This article in Wired seems to point to a “Yes” answer:

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-busy-weekend-news-feed-livestream/?CNDID=56758853&CNDID=56758853&bxid=Mzc2NzU4MzgyMDExS0&hasha=fb36b6219a698abc73809df259b300bf&hashb=8f2595a247bca0ebff3a165ffef30598811f7d27&mbid=nl_040219_daily_list1_p2&source=DAILY_NEWSLETTER&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20040219%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl

It’s certainly a step or two in the right direction!


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