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#Facebook to hire Chief Apology Officer, to free up time for Zuckerberg and Sandberg to find new ways to share your data

#Facebook to hire Chief Apology Officer, to free up time for Zuckerberg and Sandberg to find new ways to share your data

As this humorous news item notes, Facebook spends an inordinate amount of time apologizing for its repeated screw ups regarding storing massive amounts of personal data on everyone and constantly leaking it to partners. Source: Facebook apologizes. It does other stuff too, but mostly it apologizes

Heh: #Facebook dating algorithm to find the perfect match for your carefully curated online persona – The Beaverton

Heh: #Facebook dating algorithm to find the perfect match for your carefully curated online persona – The Beaverton

SILICON VALLEY – Taking a break from helping the Russian government tamper with American elections, Facebook has pivoted into the dating sphere, utilizing their infamous data collection to facilitate romance. The new date-matching service promises to outperform popular apps such as Tinder by carefully analyzing the idealized self-portrait that users present and matching them with […] Source: Facebook dating algorithm to find the perfect match for your carefully curated online persona – The Beaverton Satire, if you need to be…

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What Fake News Looks Like: "Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode"

What Fake News Looks Like: "Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode"

Fox News runs a column about Kilauea in which it gets almost everything wrong starting with the headline. Source: Volcanic eruptions like the one in Hawaii, are not natural disasters — without them the Earth would explode | Fox News What an actual volcanologist has to say about this: I also checked with my personal consulting geologist who agrees with Dr. Pitcher. In case Fox fixes their stupidity on this, here’s a screen capture of the headline:

Google News publishes fake news on April 1

Google News publishes fake news on April 1

Google News has been punked (so much for all that AI and machine learning!) And if one reads the news article: An exclusive source has confirmed to Finance Magnates that beleaguered social media giant Facebook is diversifying its product line with a cryptocurrency of its own – Facebook Coin (FBC). Users will have to register to use the coin, but Facebook will guarantee that wallets and transactions will be completely anonymous. Source: Exclusive: Facebook to Launch its Own Cryptocurrency with…

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Public Relations Failure: British Airways and the silly high visibility vest

Public Relations Failure: British Airways and the silly high visibility vest

The CEO of British Airways, standing in their operations center, apologizes for their terrible service and lack of contingency/disaster planning: As you may know, it is essential that one wears a high visibility safety vest when standing in a computer operations center! Or maybe not. Seriously, the reason for this odd clothing choice is that his public relations staff said it would help him look like he was “hands on” in the midst of the crisis. You might remember when…

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Face palm: PRWeek names United CEO “Communicator of the Year”

Face palm: PRWeek names United CEO “Communicator of the Year”

  Our Communicator of the Year, United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz, said it best when he came on stage to receive his honor. He commented that the turnaround he has led at the beleaguered airline was not just something that needed to be communicated – it was all about communications. It’s telling when a major CEO from a $36 billion global company recognizes the value of communications, not as a promotional tool or part of a strategy, rather as a…

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CNN Self parody of fake news

CNN Self parody of fake news

Screen shot of CNN web page taken several days ago. Note the story about fake news sites is followed by “paid partner content” fake news stories – on CNN!

Direct, simple, easy to understand is best

Direct, simple, easy to understand is best

TL;DR Summary This poster uses humor and transference to get its point across. The message is simple and direct. If the target is other Democrats , it is good. If the target is Republican primary voters, it is unlikely to be successful since they likely voted for Palin. The poster was actually aimed at Democrat supporters the poster came from Occupy Democrats) – and successfully transfers their likely negative view of Palin to Scott Walker. However, only Republican voters can vote out…

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Using humor to encourage “sharing” a poster

Using humor to encourage “sharing” a poster

TL; DR Summary Excellent use of humor Simple message, quickly processed by the viewer Humor is a polite propaganda way of getting an emotional response to encourage the viewer to Share and Like. This is also a “glittering generality” as the message is meaningless to the real world.