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 told.
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 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 Massive ICO | Finance Magnates
Hah hah. Happy April Fool’s Day!
Saw this on social media – I do not know the original source. But it captures the idea of how propaganda spin is used to explain all possible situations, scenarios and outcomes!
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 President Bush showed up after Hurricane Katrina wearing a long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up – because staff thought having rolled up sleeves made it look like he was there and working on the problem.
Everything around us is stage managed fakery designed to influence our thinking process. At least a few people on social media noticed the absurdity of a high visibility vest in a computer operations center. His second video ditched the vest.
When PR staff think this nonsense is a priority in the midst of a systemic collapse of the company’s systems – you’ve gotta wonder about the clueless people working in PR.
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 fundamental strut through which the business is built.
As I wrote last week, Munoz’s humble and empathetic approach has bypassed the choppy headwinds surrounding the airline and set United on a positive path for the future, with an engaged workforce checked in and on board.
No longer is PR begging for crumbs from the table, it is playing a full and active role at the head of it.
This confirms everything we already thought about the public relations profession. In one swoop, PRWeek makes fun of the entire public relations industry and highlights the buffoonery of their silly awards.
And in the last sentence makes clear what happens when PR goons run the company.
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!
Source (FB) – this item had been shared in to my news feed.