"How FaceBook Went From Being an 'Ideal Way' To Reach Voters to Being 'Weaponized'
(Hint: A Republican Won)"

Great headline from Elizabeth Harrington on how the narrative of 2012 -- that Obama deployed his smart, urban techsperts to mine FaceBook for personal information to microtarget voters (and how this was Good and Very Very Clever) went to being the "weaponization" of FaceBook when Cambridge Analytica did the same thing.

Imagine a political campaign using social media to learn your spending habits, look at your web browsing history, get your cell phone number, and ultimately knock on your door. What if that campaign used a third party app to trick their supporters into giving you the keys to everything about them and, in turn, millions of their friends?

What would the media say?

Naturally the team behind it would be the "geek squad." The campaign would be celebrated for its "Big Data Brains." The media would applaud these "digital wizards" at the "forefront of campaign technology."

That, of course, was the praise heaped on Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. It wasn't nefarious for Obama to have the head of Google recruiting talent, choosing technology, and coaching Obama's campaign manager. Nor for Facebook to be on their "side."

But when a consulting firm—not even the Trump campaign itself—does essentially the same thing, and a Republican wins the White House? "Launch a criminal investigation!" "Mark Zuckerberg must testify!" "Regulate social media!" "Delete your Facebook!"

That text is loaded with links to the quotations in the original, but you'll have to hit the link for that.

She contrasts with the new language about Cambridge Analytica doing exactly what Obama's data-miners did, only a smaller scale, and oh boy, let me issue this necessary WHIPLASH WARNING.

More from Stephen Green here, reporting on Mark Zuckerberg's modified limited hang-out. He admits that Cambridge Analytica data-mined, and talks about how he stopped that (in 2014!).

But he fails to mention he permitted Barack Obama to do the same in 2012.

And that's not me saying that-- that's an Obama campaign director for online campaigning saying that.

A former Obama campaign official is claiming that Facebook knowingly allowed them to mine massive amounts of Facebook data -- more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do --because they were supportive of the campaign.

In a Sunday tweet thread, Carol Davidsen, former director of integration and media analytics for Obama for America, said the 2012 campaign led Facebook to "suck out the whole social graph" and target potential voters. They would then use that data to do things like append their email lists.

...

When Facebook found out what they were doing, they were "surprised," she said. But she also claimed they didn’t stop them once they found out...

Tweets taken from IJR's pointer:




Another article I read reported that FaceBook permitted Obama to keep "sucking up the social graph" of all FaceBook users -- but asked them to stop after the election.

And so, what once was cool and hip and smart and completely, totally good and right now becomes criminal and Russian collusion when a firm hired by a Republican does it.


Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:18 PM




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1 Facebook has always been run by a bunch of liberal shits and they have always leaned to the left and Democrats.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 22, 2018 02:13 PM (mpXpK)

2 Facebook and Google worked tirelessly to get Obama into the white House and to cover his scrawny burnt sienna ass while he was there.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2018 02:13 PM (pUjCQ)

3 Branco did a great cartoon about it.


https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/03/moral-relativism/

Posted by: steevy at March 22, 2018 02:13 PM (LiyEm)

4 Top 5?

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at March 22, 2018 02:14 PM (QwZ3I)

5 Wew lad

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at March 22, 2018 02:14 PM (QwZ3I)

6 woohoo Ace , this really needs to be openly fisked!

again and again.

along with Russia- Progressives and actual collusion.

ty

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:14 PM (/ikqi)

7 I hated facebook before hating facebook was cool.

Posted by: Always wanted to say that and it's true at March 22, 2018 02:15 PM (SkuXa)

8 All of these websites that are 'free' sell the members data and always have. i have never had anything to do with Farcebook, Twitter, or any of the other sites.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 22, 2018 02:15 PM (mpXpK)

9 we love facebook, cause They just Love our guy too!

we hate Facebook, because he allowed Trump to be mentioned anywhere!

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:15 PM (/ikqi)

10 And so, what once was cool and hip and smart and completely, totally good and right now becomes criminal and Russian collusion when a firm hired by a Republican does it.


Because to the Left being a Republican should be illegal and until it is de jure, those on the Left will merely treat it as such de facto.

There's a part of me that appreciates that this belief is becoming more openly stated rather than just heavily implied as has been for decades. So that's nice.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:15 PM (mf5HN)

11 I want Zuckerturd to be FGM'd

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:16 PM (r9UYA)

12 I use Facebook to keep in touch w/ a few family but would shed no tears if it died. I've unfollowed so many friends post election, there is nothing much to check in on.

Posted by: IC at March 22, 2018 02:16 PM (a0IVu)

13 so i wonder if facebook is much like the media. Did Obama causes for Free while charging trump?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:16 PM (/ikqi)

14 I once again have to ask why anyone would use Facebook or any social media? Their entire business model is built on reading and selling your information.

Hell, I bet ace is selling us out. I've been getting bombarded with ads for shelving products.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2018 02:16 PM (/tuJf)

15 Parched. I am parched.

Posted by: Diogenes Tree at March 22, 2018 02:16 PM (HqII6)

16 If it weren't for double standards they'd have no standards at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:17 PM (NWiLs)

17 I am like you! I enjoy bipedal movements around communal walkways while towing my canine with a rope!

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at March 22, 2018 02:17 PM (QwZ3I)

18 Fuck Facebook and Fuck all these other assholes in our corrupt government and the media. I've had it. I can't even listen to this bullshit anymore without my blood boiling. I'm out for the rest of today. Bye Horde.

Posted by: SteveOReno at March 22, 2018 02:17 PM (2sCft)

19 GAB has a tv thibg now to compete with youtube

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at March 22, 2018 02:18 PM (hMwEB)

20 Hell, I bet ace is selling us out. I've been getting bombarded with ads for shelving products.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2018 02:16 PM


Drill, baby, drill!

Posted by: IKEA, proud supplier of the FIXA drill to The Horde at March 22, 2018 02:18 PM (ctuyM)

21 Facebook and Google worked tirelessly to get Obama into the white House and to cover his scrawny burnt sienna ass while he was there.
Posted by: garrett


his scrawny half burnt sienna and half white ass while he was there.


Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 02:18 PM (wmrFg)

22 Just because we jumped in the glory hole for Obama doesn't mean we want Trump grabbing our pussy!

Posted by: Facebook at March 22, 2018 02:18 PM (PnpIB)

23 Steve, we all are, so we should spend that anger helping our cause. become active in spelling it out to your pals.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:18 PM (/ikqi)

24 I remember Zuckerturd's Video display with the electrical tape over the camera. It was news for like an hour. Good times.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:18 PM (r9UYA)

25
Naturally Zuckerberg would be open to regulating Facebook.

That means backdoor, stealth NET NEUTRALITY and a total muzzling of conservatives.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 22, 2018 02:19 PM (fTKv+)

26 Could you please show the court where on the electoral map the orange man touched you?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 22, 2018 02:19 PM (hLRSq)

27
Hell, I bet ace is selling us out. I've been getting bombarded with ads for shelving products.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2018 02:16 PM (/tuJf)



It's always hilarious when Disney ads show up on the ONT.


Gah, it has to be, what, a decade or more ago now that ace yelled at us to stop it with the swears because some poor girl from an ad server company was going to be reading the comments. The Horde responded as one would assume.

That poor girl. That poor, poor girl.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:19 PM (mf5HN)

28 Never did Facebook, never will. Someone wants to get in touch, I have a phone. I have an address. I have e-mail.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 22, 2018 02:19 PM (tcwn1)

29 I am like you! I imbibe liquids from open top cylinders! I even dilute my hot bean water with bovine lactations!

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at March 22, 2018 02:20 PM (QwZ3I)

30 This stuff is nothing new. Ever hear of Experian, Equifax or TransUnion?

These databases were at one time "weaponized" to become credit bureaus.

Posted by: Fritz at March 22, 2018 02:20 PM (2Mnv1)

31 Willowed myself....

Citigroup has announced it will no longer process payments for gun sales to those under 21 years old nor for large capacity magazines.and not just processing payments, they will no longer do business with any company that sells high capacity magazines. So basically Citi will no longer accept business from any gun store since every gun store sells high capacitu magazines. At least outaide of CA and NY.

There was an oped in NYT urging financial companies to do this less than a month ago. And if Citi is doing it, the rest will announce it soon enough.

The left is organized and effective. We have Paul Ryan.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 22, 2018 02:20 PM (ZHc0p)

32 Break. Them. Up.

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at March 22, 2018 02:20 PM (RD7QR)

33 I once again have to ask why anyone would use Facebook or any social media? Their entire business model is built on reading and selling your information.



If they are selling my information, they've bought a pig-in-a-poke.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 02:20 PM (wmrFg)

34 If they are selling my information, they've bought a pig-in-a-poke.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 02:20 PM (wmrFg)



Bingo bango.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (mf5HN)

35 The thing is that the Trump campaign didn't benefit much from any of these usual political ad methods. The trump campaign was attacked non-stop by the MFM and the Vichy GOP and only made its way by word of mouth. Little else.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (8gDQu)

36 The Davidson YouTube is interesting but shes an uptalking grown women who uses childish words like icky and creepy when trying to give a serious presentation, so shes hard to take.

Posted by: LASue at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (+LunL)

37 >>Someone wants to get in touch, I have a phone. I have an address. I have e-mail.

We know.

Incidentally, nice shoes.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (/tuJf)

38 it's pretty open , Obama has halos. (and terrorist pals) nevermind
Trump has hookers. (and not of their body)

although they were all hooking for Obama.


Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (/ikqi)

39 The Left are nothing if not a collective auto-fellating auto-phages.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (KXVP7)

40 And so, what once was cool and hip and smart and completely, totally good and right now becomes criminal and Russian collusion when a firm hired by a Republican does it.


Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:18 PM

This is exactly why every dirty trick and gambit, every strategy, protest and pogrom they use has to be used against them.

As you've pointed out repeatedly.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (z79tQ)

41 OT, but I didn't make it in time for the other related thread.

Anyway, I have generated a Ten Most Wanted FBI Handbill template that conforms to FBI graphic standards.

I plan to use it to make posters for many of our wonderful FBI agents who belong on such a template.

Luckily, these are a standard 11 by 17 tabloid format, so anyone who wants them can print them off and post them around their very own home town. I know I will be!

Anyone who wants them can send me an email at fatimasappho at teh gmail, and i'll provide when complete - all I have for now is one for Mueller, but should have the rest done next week.

Peace.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (AzW6q)

42 The Horde responded as one would assume.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:19 PM


You are far too young to be so cynical.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 22, 2018 02:22 PM (ctuyM)

43 >>> I once again have to ask why anyone would use Facebook or any social media?

So you can see pictures of girls you went to school with, without the inconvenience of breaking into their houses.

Posted by: wooga at March 22, 2018 02:22 PM (PnpIB)

44 FBI/CIA/FISA/DNC violating Constitutional rights of citizens to win an election for Hillary Clinton: *yawn*

Facebook violating terms of service for data in an election that Donald Trump won: SCREAMING LIKE A CAT WITH A ROMAN CANDLE UP ITS BUTT!

Posted by: MFM at March 22, 2018 02:22 PM (ATVNj)

45 39. Yep. Human centipede gone ourobouros.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 22, 2018 02:22 PM (fA1SL)

46 I find myself having to remind people that folks like these don't have principles the way teh Horde and other people of semi-goodwill do. Their only principle is whatever they believe best suits their purpose at a given moment, and that's all. It took me a while to get this and stop projecting notions of having transcendent values on them.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:22 PM (NWiLs)

47 It is all a plot by Big Data to turn everyone into dbref#s.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (YqO0E)

48 Anyone brain dead o r stupid enough to let FB influence their vote should not have a vote.

FB is only good for virtual stalking.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (5y11N)

49 How the Democrat Party has survived being the longest running lowdown hate-filled criminal racket on the planet this side of the Religion of Peace is still something of a mystery to me.

Posted by: Mega at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (HqII6)

50 45 39. Yep. Human centipede gone ourobouros.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 22, 2018 02:22 PM (fA1SL)

A self-rimming bunghole? Kinky.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (NWiLs)

51 Our pillows are the biggest and provide the greatest coverage.

Posted by: The MSM at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (EzdLW)

52 I don't like the way Facebook invades our privacy. Give me more Alexa and Siri.

Posted by: Typical Leftist Asshole at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (r9UYA)

53 It is not just Facebook, it is the whole internet.
It is not just the data, but the psychology that can use that data to influence the way you think.

Certain words have power and can influence the way you think about things. Look at the 'Great Speeches' by World Leaders who have inspired entire countries

That is what politics is all about; motivating people to give you their loyalty. This is nothing more than democrats trying to criminalize republicans and at the same time decriminalize democrat behavior.

Data mining facebook or google searches is not a crime. You volunteer that information. Now, suddenly, you want to make it a crime that someone notices what you said on a public forum?


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (roQNm)

54 By the way, Donald Trump is a master at marketing, sales, and branding. All of his businesses have been data mining for years in order to target potential customers and entice them to his resorts and so forth. To think that Donald Trump needed Cambridge Analytica to mine Faceplant for information on voters when Donald Trump has marketing research companies already on retainer (and probably his own in-house shop) is just another example of people who cannot process the defeat of Hillary! *cue harp music* grabbing at another explanation.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (hLRSq)

55 37 >>Someone wants to get in touch, I have a phone. I have an address. I have e-mail.

We know.

Incidentally, nice shoes.
Posted by: Bob from the NSA at March 22, 2018 02:21 PM (/tuJf)

+++

I never thought I was anonymous by refusing to do Facebook. Just didn't want to add them to all of the prying going on out there.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 22, 2018 02:24 PM (tcwn1)

56 FaceBook permitted Obama to keep "sucking up the social graph" of all FaceBook users



Choom Boy's good at sucking.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2018 02:24 PM (ptqGC)

57 >>So you can see pictures of girls you went to school with, without the inconvenience of breaking into their houses.

Valid point.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2018 02:24 PM (/tuJf)

58 And this is news? Everybody knows the bit tech guys are rabid, frothing leftists. Of course they use their monopoly on the internet to force their political views down the public's throat. They manipulate what the people see and what order they see it in.

If they had their way (cough...net neutrality....cough) they would just outright block sites like this and any others that disagree with their world view.

It's the yellow journalism of the new century.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 22, 2018 02:24 PM (oyCqX)

59 selfies, like farming, vacation slides, virtue signaling. sounds great if you're a woman or gay.

Posted by: x at March 22, 2018 02:24 PM (nFwvY)

60 49
How the Democrat Party has survived being the longest running lowdown
hate-filled criminal racket on the planet this side of the Religion of
Peace is still something of a mystery to me.


Posted by: Mega at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (HqII6)

The FSA

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 22, 2018 02:24 PM (mpXpK)

61 27
Hell, I bet ace is selling us out. I've been getting bombarded with ads for shelving products.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2018 02:16 PM (/tuJf)


It's always hilarious when Disney ads show up on the ONT.


Gah, it has to be, what, a decade or more ago now that ace yelled at us to stop it with the swears because some poor girl from an ad server company was going to be reading the comments. The Horde responded as one would assume.

That poor girl. That poor, poor girl.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:19 PM (mf5HN)

My basic recollection of the conversation was:

AD PERSON: Could you guys stop using the F word so much?

HORDE: What the fuck?

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at March 22, 2018 02:25 PM (RD7QR)

62 I am like you! I will place my spawn in a minature covered wagon and pull it like the oxen of Oregon Trail! Sometimes my spawn mate will join me in this endeavor for maximal efficiency!

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at March 22, 2018 02:25 PM (QwZ3I)

63 Posted by: Typical Leftist Asshole at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (r9UYA)

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.....

Posted by: Alexa at March 22, 2018 02:25 PM (suO/a)

64 How the Democrat Party has survived being the longest running lowdown hate-filled criminal racket on the planet this side of the Religion of Peace is still something of a mystery to me.


Posted by: Mega at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (HqII6)


It has to do with weak and damaged personalities and the use of guilt as the main self-control mechanism in Western society.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (8gDQu)

65 That poor girl is probably still in therapy all because of lace machine wigs for sale.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (YqO0E)

66 Trump had a srsly unfair advantage over Hillary.

ignoring media, intelligence services, illegals voting, and Men, of course Men got to vote also!

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (/ikqi)

67 Fuckerberg has to be wondering how he became a villain. These purported geniuses don't really understand politics. They figure since they became billionaires that the rest of their lives would have few obstacles if any. I'm guessing he wasn't a history major.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (zuy4j)

68 Our church uses Facebook to post service times, meetings, pictures of the children's choir, church news etc. I also put up artwork every week depicting what the Sunday sermon will be about. In a rural farming community with people scattered here and there, and with an older population that doesn't get out much, Facebook is useful.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (lwiT4)

69
I larf and larf because one of the methods of getting info on FB users are those stupid, stupid quizzes and surveys that so many folks just cannot resist.

"They're like catnip!" they said, "And I scored as 'moron'! What about you?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (pNxlR)

70 Facebook and Google = spooks

Posted by: MarkC at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (iWFQR)

71 Data mining facebook or google searches is not a crime. You volunteer that information. Now, suddenly, you want to make it a crime that someone notices what you said on a public forum?


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 22, 2018 02:23 PM (roQNm)

But its deceptive... they give you the ability to limit who can see your posts, to just your friends...

Giving you a FALSE sense of Privacy... while selling your information...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (NgKpN)

72 ZUckerberg was always a villian. FB was created to get back at a woman who spurned his advances.

Posted by: Alexa at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (suO/a)

73 Romney data mined MySpace.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (woCRW)

74 so facebook, suckerberg's reaction?

i'll allow regulations.. barf.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:28 PM (/ikqi)

75 68
Our church uses Facebook to post service times, meetings, pictures of
the children's choir, church news etc. I also put up artwork every week
depicting what the Sunday sermon will be about. In a rural farming
community with people scattered here and there, and with an older
population that doesn't get out much, Facebook is useful.



Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (lwiT4)

What did they use 15 years ago before Farcebook?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 22, 2018 02:28 PM (mpXpK)

76 I am like you! Sometimes I will eschew a hired aquatic professional and allow my articulating meat interfaces to accumulate dirt!

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at March 22, 2018 02:28 PM (QwZ3I)

77
Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (lwiT4)


Spiritual bot! Spiritual bot!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:28 PM (pNxlR)

78 We're investigating this too.

Posted by: J. Sessions at March 22, 2018 02:29 PM (r9UYA)

79 ZUckerberg was always a villian. FB was created to get back at a woman who spurned his advances.
Posted by: Alexa at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (suO/a)

I guess he got the last laugh.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:29 PM (woCRW)

80 Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (lwiT4)

What did they use 15 years ago before Farcebook?
Posted by: Vic


MySpace.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 02:30 PM (wmrFg)

81 73
Romney data mined MySpace.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (woCRW)
lolol...

Posted by: IC at March 22, 2018 02:30 PM (a0IVu)

82 AD PERSON: Could you guys stop using the F word so much?
HORDE: What the fuck?


SOME MORON JUST TRYING TO HELP: Shut up, you chickenfuckers!

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:30 PM (VvDTH)

83 My basic recollection of the conversation was:

AD PERSON: Could you guys stop using the F word so much?

HORDE: What the fuck?
Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at March 22, 2018 02:25 PM (RD7QR)



Yup.

Remember, Horde, the great longbows vs. crossbows meme became a meme mainly because ace threatened to delete the entire blog because we wouldn't shut up about stupid longbows and crossbows in the comments to an actually serious post.

The Horde. The Platonic Ideal of Oppositional Defiance.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:30 PM (mf5HN)

84
Facebook is the world's largest facial recognition database!

And YOU fools gave them the ammo! Suck on it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:30 PM (pNxlR)

85 So we're un-boycotting Facebook now?

(scrambles to reinstate account)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 22, 2018 02:31 PM (Dn4Uq)

86 Romney should have mined eharmony...

Posted by: IC at March 22, 2018 02:31 PM (a0IVu)

87 What did they use 15 years ago before Farcebook?


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 22, 2018 02:28 PM (mpXpK)
====================

Probably their phones and their cars. They are getting pretty old now though - some don't drive. Some don't hear good. Facebook keeps them informed. It's like a bulletin board. No one can post on it but me, so I limit it to the bare basics.


BTW - Card-making at the church has been postponed to next month. The bake sale will go on as planned, though.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:31 PM (lwiT4)

88 I am like you! After an extended effort session I will decide to expand my acceptable tollerances of caloric consumption!

Posted by: Mark Zuckerberg at March 22, 2018 02:31 PM (QwZ3I)

89 I am shocked, SHOCKED, to hear liberals being hypocritical a**holes

Posted by: Ripley at March 22, 2018 02:31 PM (MxEKc)

90 83. The fuck we are.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (fA1SL)

91 Anyone who has worked close to a campaign knows that political parties have been hoovering up data and targeting of voters since millennials began recording history (about 20-30 years).

The only things that have changed are the processing and storage abilities of computer, which makes this possible on a massive and cost-effective scale, and people are stupid enough to give some corp or government the keys to their digital lives.

Facebook took something like $80+ million from the campaigns for targeted ads, and they were oh so willing to tell people (Trump's guys) how to use Facebook as long as the checks kept clearing.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (Dp6qK)

92 Romney data mined MySpace.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (woCRW)

lolol...

Posted by: IC at March 22, 2018 02:30 PM (a0IVu)


It was cheap. You could do it by hand on flash cards.

"Grumble, grumble ... grumble ..." -- Rupert Murdoch

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (8gDQu)

93 83 My basic recollection of the conversation was:

AD PERSON: Could you guys stop using the F word so much?

HORDE: What the fuck?
Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at March 22, 2018 02:25 PM (RD7QR)


Jeff Daniels and Sam Elliott, The Big Lebowski

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (pNxlR)

94 Facebook is the world's largest facial recognition database!

And YOU fools gave them the ammo! Suck on it!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot


If they can pick my face out from behind a mirrored paintball mask, more power to them.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (wmrFg)

95 if Romney *had* mined MySpace he'd at least have found some kick ass metal music for his ads. best I can tell he just had Orca.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (VvDTH)

96 Saying that Facebook users are the product is the same as saying that the television audience is the product. Or the magazine reader is the product.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (hLRSq)

97 What the hell? I'm cooperative as fuck.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (NWiLs)

98 What did they use 15 years ago before Farcebook?

--

Mimeograph machine and the US Postal Service.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (roQNm)

99 >>86 Romney should have mined eharmony...

Romney should have mined Obama's asshole. Oh wait.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (r9UYA)

100 Behavioral targeting, which is the term for what many are describing here, is not in itself a bad thing. You go online to look at shoes, and then ads for shoes follow you around the web for a while. Companies pay big money for this type of advertising and it's fairly effective.

By itself, behavioral targeting is relatively harmless. All that's involved is gathering your browsing history, IE you do alot of searches for shoes, ergo my shoe ad sees you as a good candidate for my shoe company's products and pops up on your screen. This kind of app is not taking pics of your house, or recording your SS# and blood type or anything.

It's a bit spooky but it's not really all that threatening.

Software that gathers up people's vital personal information, names, addresses, CC numbers, SS numbers, etc. is a different animal.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (oyCqX)

101 AD PERSON: Could you guys stop using the F word so much?


screw you then.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (/ikqi)

102 Jeff Daniels and Sam Elliott, The Big Lebowski
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (pNxlR)

Jeff Bridges.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (NWiLs)

103 >BTW - Card-making at the church has been postponed to next month. The bake sale will go on as planned, though.
Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:31 PM (lwiT4)

Pipe cleaner and glitter hardest hit.

Posted by: G. Gnome, BAHT at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (al6UK)

104 But its deceptive... they give you the ability to limit who can see your posts, to just your friends...

Giving you a FALSE sense of Privacy... while selling your information...
Posted by: Don Q. at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM (NgKpN)

You're the product.

Thats why facebook is free for you to use.

Because Facebook makes it money selling access to you.

I don't know why anyone is surprised by this.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (F5+ro)

105 I once again have to ask why anyone would use Facebook or any social media?

>> So you can see pictures of girls you went to school with, without the inconvenience of breaking into their houses.


You know that when you Facebook stalk someone, Facebook uses that action to trigger a friend suggestion to the stalkee, right?

So if you suddenly get a friend suggestion, and you've no idea how in the world Facebook knew to make that suggestion, and you haven't changed anything recently, that person Facebook stalked you.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (iv0p7)

106 My head is a percussion instrument, like a maraca.

Posted by: Joe Biden, my milk shake brings all the girls to the yard at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (3q554)

107
Romney data mined MySpace.


Orca: the GOPe path to salvation that launched and failed just like early NASA satellite launches.

It done blowed up real good!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (pNxlR)

108 101 AD PERSON: Could you guys stop using the F word so much?


screw you then.
Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (/ikqi)

*gasps*
*clutches pearls*

willow said "screw"!

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (NWiLs)

109
12
I use Facebook to keep in touch w/ a few family but would shed no tears
if it died. I've unfollowed so many friends post election, there is
nothing much to check in on.

Same story here.

Posted by: Paul at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (3nQPX)

110 87
What did they use 15 years ago before Farcebook?




Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 22, 2018 02:28 PM (mpXpK)
====================

Probably
their phones and their cars. They are getting pretty old now though -
some don't drive. Some don't hear good. Facebook keeps them informed.
It's like a bulletin board. No one can post on it but me, so I limit it
to the bare basics.


BTW - Card-making at the church has been postponed to next month. The bake sale will go on as planned, though.


Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:31 PM (lwiT4)

But will there be jello salad?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (jxbfJ)

111 The Left has no sense of Fair Play, there is only expedience.

You're either with them or against them, and if you're against them you have no right to live.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (oVJmc)

112
Facebook is the world's largest facial recognition database!



And YOU fools gave them the ammo! Suck on it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

How many Lord Humongii they got?

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (Dp6qK)

113 Or the magazine reader is the product.

--

I gave up all my magazine subscriptions when I realized the articles were bait to get me to read the advertising.

I really, seriously wanted some of the stuff in those ads.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (roQNm)

114 And now Zuck will have his lobbyists write draft regulations for online media that will have little impact on Facebook, but will make it nearly impossible for any competitor to get started, because that is what all the statist billionaires do. And his smiling face will say I am the biggest proponent for internet regulations" the same way Buffett called for tax increases on the wealthy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (wdmm9)

115
Jeff Bridges.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (NWiLs)


Brain fart -- my bad. Thanks!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (pNxlR)

116 If Facebook is this dangerous, shouldn't it be banned?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (oVJmc)

117 so they care about facebook using their tools for an election

but have no problem knowing the govt did the same thing?

what if Their desired Candidate had this used against THEIR candidate.

(of course we already know, but in case one of them are reading, just had to be added)

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (/ikqi)

118 114 And now Zuck will have his lobbyists write draft regulations for online media that will have little impact on Facebook, but will make it nearly impossible for any competitor to get started, because that is what all the statist billionaires do. And his smiling face will say I am the biggest proponent for internet regulations" the same way Buffett called for tax increases on the wealthy.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (wdmm9)

Nailed it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (NWiLs)

119 Welcome to Hypocrisy World. Mueller does the equivalent of a never-ending proctology exam on Trump and his administration...while Clinton, various alphabet agencies, the State Department and the DNC participate in obvious, blatant and admitted collusion with foreign actors. And, any action against them is "partisan" and "unfounded."

Trump is under fire for possibly using Cambridge Analytical to mine a small cross section of Facebook users, while the DNC admits to hoovering any bit of data they could get their hands on from the same databases...and it's the DNC screaming that Trump cheated as a result.

Now Zuckerberg is going to get his ass handed to him, not because of his lax oversight of personal data...no, he's going to take it on the chin for cutting the DNC off.

Posted by: Orson at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (GvSho)

120 109


12

I use Facebook to keep in touch w/ a few family but would shed no tears

if it died. I've unfollowed so many friends post election, there is

nothing much to check in on.

Same story here.


Posted by: Paul at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (3nQPX)

I did until a close family member bitched about my posts. So I shut everything down. All pictures gone. Posts are gone. Unfollowed everyone. They'll never see a family photo again.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (jxbfJ)

121 But will there be jello salad?


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (jxbfJ)
=================

That was yesterday, after Lent service. Sorry you had to miss it.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (lwiT4)

122 What did they use 15 years ago before Farcebook?

--

Mimeograph machine and the US Postal Service.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse


BBS.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 02:36 PM (wmrFg)

123 It would be a shame to ignore the other gorilla in the picture:

REVEALED: Google staffers have had at least 427 meetings at the White House over course of Obama presidency - averaging more than one a week

Daily Mail, April 2016

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2018 02:36 PM (0ogQG)

124 you know what i hate, looking at shoes and having ads all day about shoes.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:36 PM (/ikqi)

125 108
101 AD PERSON: Could you guys stop using the F word so much?



screw you then.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (/ikqi)



*gasps*

*clutches pearls*



willow said "screw"!

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (NWiLs)


And yesterday, GG was all over the snow penii.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:36 PM (Dp6qK)

126 96 Saying that Facebook users are the product is the same as saying that the television audience is the product. Or the magazine reader is the product.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (hLRSq)

Eh, a little bit of a stretch, but sure.

Maybe a better analogy would be like a trade magazine -- Wine Growers Monthly or something like that. Advertisers pay extra if they have a good idea of who their eyeballs belong to and what their interests are.

Facebook and google have taken it much farther then you ever could in print though. Which is why they can offer you such great services for free -- the service is besides the point, they just want people handing over information to them so that they can build a profile on you then sell that information to marketers.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:36 PM (F5+ro)

127 Man, I miss the lovely no I'm not high, I was just helping the teacher by using the mimeograph machine.


Facebook is the world's largest facial recognition database!

And YOU fools gave them the ammo! Suck on it!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:30 PM (pNxlR)



About that. I am fairly rabid about keeping information about me offline. I don't use Facebook and I more or less do not ever allow people to take pictures of me and those who do take pictures of me know that under no circumstances are those pictures to go online.

A couple of years ago, Mommy posted a family Christmas portrait to Facebook and there's no way I was going to tell Mommy to take it down.

Facebook tagged me in the picture.

There's no way Facebook should have had any information to do that. There shouldn't have been any data for the facial recognition software to use.

And yet there it was.

So that was creepy.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (mf5HN)

128 I'm very quiet on Disgracebook. I'm honestly only there because it's about the only way I get any communication with friends and family any longer, which is pathetic to the maximum.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (AM1GF)

129 116
If Facebook is this dangerous, shouldn't it be banned?


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (oVJmc)

Absolutely. Great bully platform (the tool). The platform has driven kids to harm themselves (sometimes terminally). So yes - ban it. Do it for the children.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (jxbfJ)

130 Saying that Facebook users are the product is the same as saying that the television audience is the product. Or the magazine reader is the product.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (hLRSq)


Television never allowed anyone to have any personal information about you. The Neilsen ratings weren't such accurate measures of even the more general traits of various television audiences.

The same with magazines, unless you had a subscription, and then the only personal information you gave them was your name, address and the type of magazine.

Sure, those industries all survived on ad dollars but they were, essentially, blind ads.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (8gDQu)

131 115
Jeff Bridges.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:33 PM (NWiLs)

Brain fart -- my bad. Thanks!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (pNxlR)

It's a complicated case, man...lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (NWiLs)

132 So when there is a president who bangs skanks and he's a democrat its okay, but when the president who is a republican is a skank banger that's not okay.

Okay, seems completely consistent and, of course, insane.

Posted by: simplemind at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (NWQe0)

133 Typical Obama. Letting someone else take the fall.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (bB4HN)

134 I unfriended my moonbat left wing under medicated sister on FB when she started insulting Sailors from my Navy Command.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (5y11N)

135 68
Our church uses Facebook to post service times, meetings, pictures of
the children's choir, church news etc. I also put up artwork every week
depicting what the Sunday sermon will be about. In a rural farming
community with people scattered here and there, and with an older
population that doesn't get out much, Facebook is useful.
Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:26 PM (lwiT4)

Does your church have a web site?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (UBzPO)

136 Silicon Valley has set its sights on suppressing the will of 50% of the electorate.

End them.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (oVJmc)

137
No one can post on it but me


Mwahahahahaha, grammie!

I issue our troop's weekly email newsletter. I use the BCC: addressing field on my predecessor's advice.

Why? No back and forth email arguments to no good end.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (pNxlR)

138 Break up the monoploy's and regulate all these Social Media sites as public utilities.


ComEd doesn't use algorithm's to send less electricity to conservative neighborhoods. Neither should these fuckers.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (UThOJ)

139 Double standards all the way down. If it were not for double standards thedims/gope cucks would have no standards at all. If one side can do it the other side should do it if they want to win. (within reason and ones own moral compass). Facebook is not the product... information (taken and given freely by) from and about its users and targeted back at the users is the product.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (0OmEj)

140 122. This is why the chans are still so successful. Anonymity and unfiltered exchange.
Granted, it's a bit rough at times, but so's the world. Life sucks. Wear a helmet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (fA1SL)

141 Orsons, oh wells.

they don't care. it's all a big lie, that even They don't believe.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (/ikqi)

142 Does your church have a web site?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (UBzPO)

Satan has a website

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (5y11N)

143 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people under '29' .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (woCRW)

144 Silicon Valley has set its sights on suppressing the will of 50% of the electorate.

End them.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (oVJmc)

with what?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (/ikqi)

145

I read the JEF's people kept the data and are still using it, of course.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (fceHP)

146 144 Silicon Valley has set its sights on suppressing the will of 50% of the electorate.

End them.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (oVJmc)

with what?
Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (/ikqi)

Napalm's always good.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (NWiLs)

147 This probably means that the Evil Trump will not be able to get away with taking illegal foreign contributions by credit card. More Russia collusion shut down!

Posted by: Mueller? Anyone? Anyone? at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (6CInJ)

148 ugh ngu. I am sorry.

lots of us have idiots for siblings unfortunately.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (VvDTH)

149 Jeff Daniels and Sam Elliott, The Big Lebowski
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:32 PM (pNxlR)


Jeff Daniels? wtf, man. You're thinking of Kurt Russell.

Posted by: We could do this all day and probably will at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (z79tQ)

150 Sen. Roger Wicker said Wednesday that the Navy has finally denied the application of a man who sought to become a secular humanist chaplain for the service.

If only he was a transexual if he would have been in like flint

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (5y11N)

151 And yet there it was.

So that was creepy
=========
You have a drivers license and probably a photo ID for the courthouse?

Because they totally hoovered up all the ID photos in the govt databases state and federal guaranteed.

Their seed money came from the CIA FOR A REASON.

Posted by: simplemind at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (nm9Fw)

152 If all the leftists quit facebook, Tepid Gas will lose the last few comment posters they have left.

oh and crossbows are totes better because you don't have to practice.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (k1TUh)

153 So if you suddenly get a friend suggestion, and you've no idea how in the world Facebook knew to make that suggestion, and you haven't changed anything recently, that person Facebook stalked you.
Posted by: bonhomme


When they are HOT 18 - 20 yr old girls, yeah. Russian bots.

Because ain't no 18 yr old girl stalking my old ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (wmrFg)

154 lmro, insomniac, this is the job of you atty's.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (/ikqi)

155 The Media is excellent at pushing consistent inconsistencies.

Posted by: MeMyselfandI at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (RN74L)

156 I thought that was Lolth who had the web site

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (VvDTH)

157 Rules only apply for Non-Leftists.

Posted by: Hikaru at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (9TK8E)

158 Trump ought to instruct the FEC to audit Facebook for evidence that the company declared the value of its "in-kind contribution" to the Obama campaign.

It's really no different from, say, an ad agency doing free work for a political campaign: if you give away your valuable property, labor or service, you have to declare its value as part of your allowable corporate campaign contribution limits.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (611Lm)

159
Silicon Valley has set its sights on suppressing the will of 50% of the electorate.



End them.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (oVJmc)



with what?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (/ikqi)


With their favorite weapon, government regulation.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (UThOJ)

160 Hand-in-hand with this delusional bullshit is the equal slander that Ezra Klein keeps pushing, to wit, the MSM destroyed Hillary by making a big deal of her repeated felonies and endangerment of National Security. Emails. Asking her illegal maid to print same. Sending of same to Teenlover "A" and to her own unsecure bathroom server.

The MSM covered this stuff and by doing so they were ipso facto misogynistic and "unfair" and only a Republican cared anyway. Hillary lost because of this, and America got Trump.

That's Ezra's theory anyway.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Live from the gulag! at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (LISuA)

161 Does your church have a web site?


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 02:38 PM (UBzPO)
=====================

Theoretically, yes. But no one can remember what it's called or who is supposed to run it. Seriously. I told Rev last week that someone has to do something about that. By that, I mean someone not me.

It'll be me.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (lwiT4)

162 Jeff Daniels? wtf, man. You're thinking of Kurt Russell."

You're thinking of Big Trouble in the Bowling Alley.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (k1TUh)

163 143 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people under '29' .
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (woCRW)
-------

That's been the case for awhile now. My kids won't go near it. Like you said, they consider it "Old People's" social media. And they're right!

Posted by: WisRich at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (G0vdT)

164 156 I thought that was Lolth who had the web site
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (VvDTH)

That wath Adam'th firtht wife.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (NWiLs)

165 142.
SATANIC WEBSITE?
MIMEOGRAPHED BULLETINS?

GOD SAID MAN SAID DOT COM!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (fA1SL)

166 lots of us have idiots for siblings unfortunately.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (VvDTH)

Now she stalks me on my phone- messages.

I'd block her, but we are co-POAs for my mother who is a nursing home.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (5y11N)

167 Kurt Russell excellent in Gladiator.

Posted by: Pug Mahon in the Upside Down at March 22, 2018 02:42 PM (xPJvm)

168 LGo, argh, but Zuckerberg is For that.

so i'm skeptical.

also perhaps it would reduce the chances of New tech forums that doesn't squash speech?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:42 PM (/ikqi)

169 There was a time, not too long ago, when Facebook could have counted on a certain amount of Republican support for being allowed to conduct their business as they see fit. But they decided to cast their lot with the Democrats and the hard Left, and they alienated any Republican or conservative support they may have had.

Now that their new Democrat/AntiFa allies are turning on them, there is nobody on the Right who will stick up for them. The Right just wants them destroyed ASAP. Now the Left agrees. This is a bed of their own making.

How is it that these corporate titans, the smartest people ever, couldn't figure out that eventually their Socialist buddies would turn on them. Did they really think the scorpion would never sting?

For really bright guys, they're pretty darn stupid.

The whole thing is a predictable as a sunrise.

Posted by: Gridlock at March 22, 2018 02:42 PM (UPYPp)

170 Sen. Roger Wicker said Wednesday that the Navy has finally denied the
application of a man who sought to become a secular humanist chaplain
for the service.
===================


That's good news, although I think they still allow wiccans.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 02:42 PM (lwiT4)

171 And why didn't Hillary use these tools?

Because, contrary to the hype, she was not accomplished.

She was and is incompetent.

Posted by: JAS at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (sCN2W)

172

118 114 And now Zuck will have his lobbyists write draft regulations for online media that will have little impact on Facebook, but will make it nearly impossible for any competitor to get started, because that is what all the statist billionaires do. And his smiling face will say I am the biggest proponent for internet regulations" the same way Buffett called for tax increases on the wealthy.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 22, 2018 02:34 PM (wdmm9)

Nailed it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (NWiLs)


Businesses do this all the time.

"Whelp, we've scaled these ramparts and now we're pulling up all those ladders. Go luck storming THIS castle, chumps!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (pNxlR)

173
Facebook is useful.

They make the trains run on time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (IqV8l)

174 171 And why didn't Hillary use these tools?

Because, contrary to the hype, she was not accomplished.

She was and is incompetent.

Posted by: JAS at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (sCN2W

Arrogant. Entitled. Narcissistic.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (NWiLs)

175 Facebook tagged me in the picture.

There's no way Facebook should have had any information to do that. There shouldn't have been any data for the facial recognition software to use.

And yet there it was.

So that was creepy.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (mf5HN)

If there's any picture of you in a professional database, like for the bar, they can probably get access to that. Same for pictures on defunct websites.

Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (RD7QR)

176 people of semi-goodwill


They just give out one pant leg.

Posted by: JT at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (x33H9)

177

By the way, this is why ALL social media, including YouTube (see Crowder, Prager etc) is being choked off from republicans, conservatives and libertarians.

Because it was working for them too. Must not have that.

They want to force you to read what all the sheep are saying and see what all the MSM sheepheads are saying. It must be organized, targeted and focused each and every day.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (fceHP)

178 Because, contrary to the hype, she was not accomplished.

She was and is incompetent.

--------

She may be those things too. But her biggest flaw was and is she is not liked.

Posted by: SH at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (sX1BW)

179 86 Romney should have mined eharmony...
Posted by: IC at March 22, 2018 02:31 PM (a0IVu)

--------------------

That made me laugh...good work.

Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (MuTTO)

180
There's no way Facebook should have had any information to do that.
There shouldn't have been any data for the facial recognition software
to use.


When I got my first smart phone, I noticed, suddenly, that I was being fed ads related to things I had searched for...but not on the phone. Across platforms.

A search I made on a computer was showing up on my phone. HOW?

Google, that's how. GMail on the phone gave them my identity. YouTube on the computer. And all of that through Chrome, which is the biggest sieve of information available. Every innocuous move online gets filtered back through multiple apps to fill in your matrix.

And probably through friends-of-friends, too.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (oVJmc)

181 143 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people under '29' .
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (woCRW)

Yeah, I'm finally cool again.

I was talking to an undergrad girl recently, and I mentioned that I didn't have facebook and she said, "yeah me neither -- I'm all about the 'gram"

Made me feel old.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (F5+ro)

182 168
LGo, argh, but Zuckerberg is For that.



so i'm skeptical.



also perhaps it would reduce the chances of New tech forums that doesn't squash speech?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:42 PM (/ikqi)


A lot of the usual suspect are for government regulation, for which they will get their safe harbors, carve outs, and protectionism.

I favor a user-centric bill of rights, instead.

Lots of versions out there.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (Dp6qK)

183 Gridlock

+

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (/ikqi)

184 170. As I said yesterday, and will repeat again today: That will change after WHAT WE ALL KNOW IS COMING BUT CAN'T QUITE BRING OURSELVES TO ACCEPT IT YET.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (fA1SL)

185 fuck facebook. your leftist friends and family never stop running their idiot fucking pieholes about nonsense to the point you have to mute them and the right has to stay quiet to keep from be hounded out of making a living. I have no use for that website.

Posted by: x at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (nFwvY)

186 If there's any picture of you in a professional database, like for the bar, they can probably get access to that. Same for pictures on defunct websites.
Posted by: joncelli, going phalangist at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (RD7QR)


and LinkedIn - where most professionals have an account

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (fceHP)

187 >>If there's any picture of you in a professional database, like for the bar

If they start using bar pictures I'm doomed.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (/tuJf)

188 143 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but
Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people
under '29' .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (woCRW)

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That's been the case for awhile now. My kids won't go ne
===================

But Snapchat falls under the same corporate umbrella (and data collection) and that's an app my kids use avidly.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Live from the gulag! at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (LISuA)

189 "And why didn't Hillary use these tools? "

She had an army of Mooks and metrosexuals in Brooklyn doing it.

They were so good they didn't need old-fashioned polling, you see.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (n+6mJ)

190 By the way, this is why ALL social media, including YouTube (see Crowder, Prager etc) is being choked off from republicans, conservatives and libertarians.

--------------

Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?

Posted by: SH at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (sX1BW)

191 143 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people under '29' .
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (woCRW)

Facebook became an "old people's site" as soon as the parents of teenagers signed up for it.

Posted by: Hikaru at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (9TK8E)

192 I know a lot of 20 and early 30 somethings, they rarely if ever use Facebook. My own offspring got off a long time ago, "Too may Aunts and Grandmas".

Posted by: flyover at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (aUHJk)

193
A lot of the usual suspect are for government regulation, for which they will get their safe harbors, carve outs, and protectionism.

I favor a user-centric bill of rights, instead.

Lots of versions out there.
Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (Dp6qK)

this idea sounds promising.

so how would it be introduced to the citizenry?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (/ikqi)

194 "And why didn't Hillary use these tools?"

She didn't think that people in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania had computers.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (aVYsC)

195 You're thinking of Big Trouble in the Bowling Alley.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2018 02:41 PM (k1TUh)

You're confused.
That was Woody Harrellson.

Posted by: We could do this all day and probably will at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (z79tQ)

196 Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:35 PM (NWiLs)

Businesses do this all the time.

"Whelp, we've scaled these ramparts and now we're pulling up all those ladders. Go luck storming THIS castle, chumps!"
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (pNxlR)

Exactly. The mega-corps always support more regulation because they can absorb the compliance costs whole smaller companies or startups can't.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (NWiLs)

197 Google, that's how. GMail on the phone gave them my identity. YouTube on the computer. And all of that through Chrome, which is the biggest sieve of information available. Every innocuous move online gets filtered back through multiple apps to fill in your matrix.

And probably through friends-of-friends, too.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (oVJmc)

Right. Google products are sticky because they work well, are free, and are generally best in class (search, email, video, browser).

But they're also profile building machines who know more about you then your shrink does. As soon as google can match a device with a google account, theyre vacuuming up everything you do.

And not just through google services, also through their ads that run on third party sites.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (F5+ro)

198 The Austin bomber was fingered by high tech. He was observed on the FedEx video wearing pink rubber gloves only available at home depot. Not many people buy pink rubber gloves.

Glad we had Top. Men. on the case.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (r9UYA)

199 2008: Obama campaign uses data mining and behavioral analysis to help target GOTV efforts.

MSM says "Genius! Wave of the future!"


2012: Romney campaign attempts the same thing using Orca.

MSM laughs like Nelson Muntz. "GOP can't do science!"


2016: Trump campaign hires Cambridge Analytica for pretty much the same thing. (I'm sure Clinton campaign had they're own data mining ops too ).

MSM interviews the flamboyant whistleblower, "OMG! OMG! Trump and Cambridge are stealing everyone's identity!"

Posted by: Hands at March 22, 2018 02:47 PM (EzdLW)

200 190 By the way, this is why ALL social media, including YouTube (see Crowder, Prager etc) is being choked off from republicans, conservatives and libertarians.

--------------

Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?
Posted by: SH at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (sX1BW)

No.

Posted by: The Authoritarian Left at March 22, 2018 02:47 PM (WTo7q)

201 Ummm, yeah ?

Did anyone seriously expect anything different.

They want us dead.

It is unreasonable of us to object to this.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at March 22, 2018 02:47 PM (e11dj)

202 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people under '29' .

Yep, ask a middle school kid about their Snapchat streak. It's probable their self esteem lives and dies by it.

Also, it doesn't matter if you don't use Facebook, your wife's sister and your grandfather do and they're leaking information about you without you knowing it. Something like 1.7 billion people have a Facebook account.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 22, 2018 02:48 PM (iv0p7)

203

Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another you been messin' around

Posted by: FarceBook at March 22, 2018 02:48 PM (IqV8l)

204 194 "And why didn't Hillary use these tools?"

She didn't think that people in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania had computers.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (aVYsC)


100% guaranteed that Hillary and her team used facebook analytics, and so does just about everyone else in DC.

There is no way that they're not using this relatively cheap, but incredibly effective tool that the entire advertising world relies on.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:48 PM (F5+ro)

205 Napalm's always good.

---

I've been hoarding styrofoam and made the mistake of an off-hand comment to a family member that I was saving styrofoam for the burning times. I'm not sure they got the joke, but I am prancing dangerously along the line that separates 'eccentric' from 'crazy.'

What with recycling regulations at the trash haulers, they won't take styrofoam anyway.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 22, 2018 02:48 PM (roQNm)

206
"And why didn't Hillary use these tools? "

She did, just not as avidly or as effectively. She had the MSM; she wasn't supposed to lose. She didn't even campaign in swing states.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:48 PM (Dp6qK)

207
Facebook tagged me in the picture.

There's no way Facebook should have had any information to do that. There shouldn't have been any data for the facial recognition software to use.

And yet there it was.

So that was creepy.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM (mf5HN)


Shoulda tied up your team of raptors in the other room before the photo was snapped, AtC. Dead giveaway.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:48 PM (pNxlR)

208 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people under '29' .

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AOS is still considered a cool military blog isn't it?

Posted by: SH at March 22, 2018 02:48 PM (sX1BW)

209 I don't see why the news network with high ratings has to be reactionary to this obvious bullshit.

In my adult life, I've seen people get shamed because they may have helped a GOP win.

Will Ferrel is on a life time apology tour for humanizing trump
Jimmy fallon is in the same way by letting trump appear on his show like some sort of non-hitler, non-criminal.

So now facebook might have helped trump. what are you, fucking crazy?

This is pure reactionary psychopathy from the left and right should not indulge this, just num num num how great the self-recriminations are, and always have been, for the left.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 02:49 PM (DQC26)

210 198 The Austin bomber was fingered by high tech. He was observed on the FedEx video wearing pink rubber gloves only available at home depot. Not many people buy pink rubber gloves.

Glad we had Top. Men. on the case.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (r9UY

so if he'd used clear gloves from walmart, he'd still be bombin?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:49 PM (F5+ro)

211 they will find a way to get and use your data, so you deserve a cut, a piece of the action.

Posted by: x at March 22, 2018 02:49 PM (nFwvY)

212
She didn't even campaign in swing states.

-----

She was in ..... TEXAS.... thinking she was running up the score.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2018 02:49 PM (8XRCm)

213 >>What with recycling regulations at the trash haulers, they won't take styrofoam anyway.

We burn that shit in the fire pit. I could care less who it pollutes.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:49 PM (r9UYA)

214
"And why didn't Hillary use these tools? "

She did, just not as avidly or as effectively.


Like Lady MacBeth, she wiped and wiped those servers with her cloth and yet all the perfumes of Araby could not sweeten her little hand.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:50 PM (pNxlR)

215 204 194 "And why didn't Hillary use these tools?"

She didn't think that people in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania had computers.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (aVYsC)


100% guaranteed that Hillary and her team used facebook analytics, and so does just about everyone else in DC.

-----------

yeah, what are you, blind? Of course, FB did everything it could to hinder Trump just like it did with Romney.

Don't take the left's autophagy seriously. Let their insanity eat them away.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 02:50 PM (DQC26)

216 >>so if he'd used clear gloves from walmart, he'd still be bombin?

Evidently.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:50 PM (r9UYA)

217
100% guaranteed that Hillary and her team used facebook analytics, and so does just about everyone else in DC.


So, chances of seeing any meaningful constraints placed on them are practically nil.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:50 PM (oVJmc)

218 we are co-POAs

Passionate
Obelisk
Admirers

Posted by: bonhomme at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (iv0p7)

219 So I'm supposed to hate Facebook now?

This is more confusing than the Comey firing!

Posted by: Colbert audience member at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (ewxPW)

220
We burn that shit in the fire pit. I could care less who it pollutes.
Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:49 PM (r9UYA)

Well fuck you too

Posted by: Under Fire's Neighbor, living in an iron lung at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (F5+ro)

221
Let's kill Kelly Killmore for equinox

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (pNxlR)

222 She didn't even campaign in swing states.
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that bitch barely held press conferences.

her arrogance was only matched by her alcoholism.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (DQC26)

223 193


A lot of the usual suspect are for government regulation, for which they will get their safe harbors, carve outs, and protectionism.



I favor a user-centric bill of rights, instead.



Lots of versions out there.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (Dp6qK)



this idea sounds promising.



so how would it be introduced to the citizenry?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (/ikqi)

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (Dp6qK)

224 I've been hoarding styrofoam and made the mistake of an off-hand comment to a family member that I was saving styrofoam for the burning times. I'm not sure they got the joke, but I am prancing dangerously along the line that separates 'eccentric' from 'crazy.'

--------------

I love how Styrofoam allows us to turn earthly resources into a new indestructible material for the remainder of time.

Posted by: SH at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (sX1BW)

225 I havent been on FB for over a year. Doubt I will ever go on again.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (ZHc0p)

226 By the way, this is why ALL social media, including YouTube (see Crowder, Prager etc) is being choked off from republicans, conservatives and libertarians.

--------------

Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?
Posted by: SH at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (sX1BW)


It's a great thing for society in general. And especially kids if we can get them off of this crap.

It is also funny to think of all of these raging libs screaming in an echo chamber. Not one of their "enemies" to fight with. They will surely get lonely. A good percentage on these sites are those itching for a fight.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 02:52 PM (fceHP)

227 Oops. Google ate my post.

It would be demanded by the citizenry.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:52 PM (Dp6qK)

228 The co-founder of Facebook was on Obama's campaign staff.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 22, 2018 02:52 PM (xfb67)

229 Hopefully Trump received help from Google.

Posted by: Gumby at March 22, 2018 02:52 PM (2LelM)

230 There's no way Facebook should have had any information to do that.

There shouldn't have been any data for the facial recognition software

to use.
------------------------

The sad reality is that if a friend tags you on a photo, even a photo you have no idea exists, your face is now in the database. If you also have an account on either Facebook or Snapchat, the company can (but presently chooses not to) auto-tag you on every other picture in which you appear that is in their database.

Apple claims they do not store faces in their database and that the facial recognition product they use for ID purposes is local to the phone but that is nothing more than a current policy, and policies can change.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Live from the gulag! at March 22, 2018 02:52 PM (LISuA)

231 212
She didn't even campaign in swing states.

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She was in ..... TEXAS.... thinking she was running up the score.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2018 02:49 PM (8XRCm)

She ran tons of ads in SoCal.

Posted by: Surfperch at March 22, 2018 02:52 PM (WTo7q)

232 Our high tech way to dispose of those pesky bills, statement, advertisements that collect until they're 3 ft high? Not a shredder. Fire pit.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:52 PM (r9UYA)

233 I'm going to send that link to the douchebag at the WSJ I wrote a snarky email to today. I'll ask him if there's any info. there he might want to investigate. Did I say douchebag? I meant douchebag Libtard asshole.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (o7tuA)

234 You have a drivers license and probably a photo ID for the courthouse?

Because they totally hoovered up all the ID photos in the govt databases state and federal guaranteed.

Their seed money came from the CIA FOR A REASON.
Posted by: simplemind at March 22, 2018 02:40 PM (nm9Fw)


I never even thought of that but I bet that's it.

To be fair to Mommy, it was a cute picture of all of us. There's a picture in that set that is of me and my brother standing back to back and looking over our shoulders at each other. The photographer said when she took it that this was usually something she did for younger kids but she just had to do it for us.

My brother is 6'4".

It is a very amusing picture indeed.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (mf5HN)

235 If conservatives really wanted to screw over certain tech companies, just say those companies helped Trump win with under the table info.

Then propose to break up Google, Amazon, etc. for the good of the country.

Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (MuTTO)

236

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (mf5HN)

237 Facebook is what it is. They've never claimed to be anything but what they are.

For best social media, may I suggest superior Slavic option of vkontakte?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (fA1SL)

238 noooooooooooooooooooooooooo


nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ooooooooooooo

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (mf5HN)

239

Australian nurses and midwives are being forced to announce their "white privilege" before treating Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander patients - a move which has been slammed as "racist to its core".

Posted by: FarceBook at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (IqV8l)

240 So, chances of seeing any meaningful constraints placed on them are practically nil.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:50 PM (oVJmc)

Well, I don't get what they're talking about with constraints.

This is Facebooks fucking business model. This is googles business model. This is half of Silicon Valleys business model.

What possible constraints could you put on them? Make it illegal to collect information about people? Well, say goodbye to facebook and all of google's free services.

I mean, I don't even know what they're trying to say here. This is nothing new, it's been going on as long as the internet has existed.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (F5+ro)

241 Why is Carol Davidsen admitting this now?

Posted by: Swmi-Literate Thug at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (Uv2+Q)

242 It's always hilarious when Disney ads show up on the ONT.
My Facebook "What Disney princess are you?" Quiz says I'm a "Snow White"! I hope they won't use that against me.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (ewxPW)

243 She ran tons of ads in SoCal.

--------

Maybe she knew she was going to lose the EC and needed to rack up votes to at least claim she won the popular vote.

Posted by: SH at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (sX1BW)

244 Facebook is the new Green Energy bubble?

Posted by: Gumby at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (2LelM)

245 Here's an amazing Politco article about Hillary's phenom data analytics guy, written a month before the election. They go on and on about how every major decision in the amazing Clinton campaign was run by this guy.

Oh, and they also point out the Trump spent nothing on data analytics. I can't believe this article is still available online:

https://tinyurl.com/y6vevglx


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (UBzPO)

246 236

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (mf5HN)

Oh yes.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (NWiLs)

247 oh dear, the Barrel has boobs now.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (VvDTH)

248
Little known chemical fact: despite being festooned with aromatic ringed compounds, polystyrene is not a suitable precursor for forming carbon fibers (in which there are even more and larger aromatic ringed compounds).

And now you know on what I worked in '81 through '83.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (pNxlR)

249 Most people on social media arent there for politics. But they get leftist politics exclusively, which makes lefist politics the norm. That is the danger.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (ZHc0p)

250
....and shes ....... buying ..... a stepladder...... to the barrel.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (8XRCm)

251
You mean to say there's no such thing as a free lunch?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 22, 2018 02:55 PM (IqV8l)

252 208 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people under '29' . "

I've long said that the day I finally break down and put up a facebook page will be the day FB dies. So I guess it's time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 22, 2018 02:55 PM (k1TUh)

253 This is pure reactionary psychopathy from the left and right should not indulge this, just num num num how great the self-recriminations are, and always have been, for the left.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 02:49 PM (DQC26)



This is THE best part. Hillary's "unaware and compliant" are all "rabble, rabble, rabble" and attacking political enemies of the right. It's awesome. Anything can happen in the age of Trump.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:55 PM (Dp6qK)

254 226 It's a great thing for society in general. And especially kids if we can get them off of this crap.

It is also funny to think of all of these raging libs screaming in an echo chamber. Not one of their "enemies" to fight with. They will surely get lonely. A good percentage on these sites are those itching for a fight.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 02:52 PM (fceHP)

Until bosses decide they won't hire you because you don't have a social media account for them to snoop on to see if you're embarrassing the company in your off-time.

Posted by: Hikaru at March 22, 2018 02:55 PM (9TK8E)

255 Make it illegal to collect information about people?

---

Make it illegal to sell the information you have collected?

There go a billion mass marketing business models.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 22, 2018 02:55 PM (roQNm)

256 Every innocuous move online gets filtered back through multiple apps to fill in your matrix.

And probably through friends-of-friends, too.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 02:44 PM (oVJmc)


It's not just online, but all over the place. Lots and lots of companies make money on the side (and more) from putting together and selling lists with important information. Every time you give out a phone number to get a card for discounts at the drug store or supermarket that goes out on a list that is sold to umpteen different entities.

Pretty much every time you do something with your name all the information in that transaction is bundled and put on a list for sale. Even many of the DMVs are selling lists - I believe I read that in an article a few years ago.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 02:56 PM (8gDQu)

257 Pretty sure Trump used Google resources to swing WI, PA, OH and MI.

Posted by: Gumby at March 22, 2018 02:56 PM (2LelM)

258
208 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people under '29' . "


Such has been the case for more than five years.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:56 PM (pNxlR)

259 246
236



NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (mf5HN)



Oh yes.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (NWiLs)



lol

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:56 PM (Dp6qK)

260 Zuckerberg was always a villian. FB was created to get back at a woman who spurned his advances.
Posted by: Alexa at March 22, 2018 02:27 PM

My friend had a rating system for guys. The uglier the guy, the nicer his car had to be.

Ugly guy + Pinto= No.
Ugly guy + Porsche = Yes.
Really ugly guy + Porsche = Nah. He needs a Maserati.

Applying this system to that face, Zuckerberg needs billions to get women. Mere millions wouldn't be enough to tempt any woman to wake up next to that every day.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 22, 2018 02:57 PM (2NqXo)

261 191
143 I didn't know until I saw it used as a joke on a sitcom, but
Facebook is now considered an old people's site by the young people
under '29' .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 22, 2018 02:39 PM (woCRW)



Facebook became an "old people's site" as soon as the parents of teenagers signed up for it.

Posted by: Hikaru at March 22, 2018 02:45 PM (9TK8E)

Helloooo, its so old....

Posted by: The dinosaurs at March 22, 2018 02:57 PM (o7tuA)

262 so how would it be introduced to the citizenry?

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:46 PM (/ikqi)
Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:51 PM (Dp6qK)

heh, ok.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:57 PM (/ikqi)

263 I can honestly say, that I have never purchased a thing from an ad that popped up on my screen. In fact, it usually goes on my Do Not Buy mental list.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:57 PM (r9UYA)

264 IIRC, shortly after the election, the MSM ballyhooed over Kushner's command of data mining as if he was some sort of wunderkind. Nothing new.

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2018 02:57 PM (Pqytn)

265 Hell we remember MySpace.

Posted by: The dinosaurs at March 22, 2018 02:57 PM (o7tuA)

266 100% guaranteed that Hillary and her team used facebook analytics, and so does just about everyone else in DC.

I think it was Kimberely Strassel of the WSJ that said that Hillary used the data too. I think she was also the one that said the obama team kept the data, and it's being used over and over. This is the outside that the deep state is tethered to on the inside. He no doubt shared it with Clinton too.

I can see Jarrett running inside that rodent wheel providing the corruption energy for the SCOAMF and Holder and the rest of them. Giving life to Soros and Steyer's money laundering schemes and puppet strings across the nation for upcoming elections.

Around and around the rodent runs.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 02:57 PM (fceHP)

267 so I have to deploy some code and I need access to the server. boss mailed the client and attached my "v card".

that's me, server virgin.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:57 PM (VvDTH)

268 Until bosses decide they won't hire you because you don't have a social media account for them to snoop on to see if you're embarrassing the company in your off-time.
Posted by: Hikaru at March 22, 2018 02:55 PM (9TK8E)

The reason I have a LinkedIn is because a previous job highly encouraged us to set up an account.

To the point of "if you have a linkedin, you dont have to waste an hour in a pointless meeting. If you dont have one, you have to go to a meeting where we try to convince you to get one and show you how to set it up."

odd, now that I think about it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:58 PM (F5+ro)

269 Regulate Google? Pshaaaw. We love businesses and job creators. We need to give them another tax break.
- GOP

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 22, 2018 02:58 PM (ZHc0p)

270 Hey, AtC, while you're in the barrel, would you see if you can find a silver hoop earring I lost down there a while back?

Thnx.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 22, 2018 02:58 PM (ptqGC)

271 puts alex gently aside.

i'll do it. (because i need future favors) like raptures for maddog.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 02:58 PM (/ikqi)

272 >>257 Pretty sure Trump used Google resources to swing WI, PA, OH and MI.

I heard that too and told three other people.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 02:58 PM (r9UYA)

273 The left's reaction to political opposition has always been "how *dare* you exist!"

Ask a Kulak.

I have this idea about a website where you can "Ask A Kulak," but the answer is always a ghostly figure that points and says "MURDERER!" or things like that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2018 02:58 PM (wB8Tg)

274 Trump physically WENT to Wisconsin, that cheater.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2018 02:59 PM (VvDTH)

275 So, you like the italiani, Signorina Alex?
Bene. Molto bene.

Posted by: paolo at March 22, 2018 02:59 PM (ewxPW)

276 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (mf5HN)

Young lady, there will be no blowing of margins on this blog!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2018 02:59 PM (wYseH)

277 245
Here's an amazing Politco article about Hillary's phenom data analytics guy, written a month before the election. They go on and on about how every major decision in the amazing Clinton campaign was run by this guy.

Oh, and they also point out the Trump spent nothing on data analytics. I can't believe this article is still available online:

https://tinyurl.com/y6vevglx



Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (UBzPO)


Here is his counterpart, Brad Parscale, and how FB was oh so willing to take Trump's money and show them how to exploit your data.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/08/ when-you-spend-100-million-on-social-media-it-comes-with-help-says-trump-strategist/

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 22, 2018 02:59 PM (Dp6qK)

278 well, trump really wants to talk to mueller.

I mean, if I were trump's lawyer (pretrial phase costing him approximately $43 million dollars because, as I learned last thread, you can't say no to what a lawyer bills you) I would at least require mueller to explain what criminal laws justify any discovery/interview/interrogatory especially in light of no collusion.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 02:59 PM (DQC26)

279 275 So, you like the italiani, Signorina Alex?
Bene. Molto bene.
Posted by: paolo at March 22, 2018 02:59 PM (ewxPW)

I thought Paolo was Brazilian?

Posted by: Hikaru at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (9TK8E)

280 It would seem Facebook did indeed collude with the Russians during our election. And yet Zuckerberg has not been questioned.

Posted by: Gumby at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (2LelM)

281 After hearing how much Google and Facebook helped Obama, I really did fear some sort of permanent Democrat majority from only one side basically being given this leg up on the competition.

I've heard different theories about how useful the data is, but it has to be a hell of a lot more efficient than nonsense like traditional TV advertising that campaigns blow hundred of millions on.

Posted by: Maritime at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (lKmt3)

282 There's no way Facebook should have had any information to do that. There shouldn't have been any data for the facial recognition software to use.
And yet there it was.
So that was creepy.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 02:37 PM
~~~~~

If you go into settings on FB, you can change it so it doesn't tag you.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (HiDrR)

283 She ran tons of ads in SoCal.


Brilliant! Everything over 50%+1 is irrelevant, but sure, waste the money in a state you're guaranteed to win by 20+%!

She won by 30%. Why waste the money and effort to get that up from 27?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (oVJmc)

284 The left's reaction to political opposition has always been "how *dare* you exist!"

--

the best part about twitter is leftists releasing their murderous, psychopathic ids.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (DQC26)

285 The good news is, we just got a new barrel.

The bad news is, we tipped the old one into the new one as before moving it out.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (wB8Tg)

286 245 Here's an amazing Politco article about Hillary's phenom data analytics guy, written a month before the election. They go on and on about how every major decision in the amazing Clinton campaign was run by this guy.

Oh, and they also point out the Trump spent nothing on data analytics. I can't believe this article is still available online:

https://tinyurl.com/y6vevglx


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (UBzPO)

----------------------------------

People in Wisconsin only use facebook to communicate with each other because they all live on remote cow and cheese farms. You do not need to go and campaign there in person.

Don't laugh, I would not be surprised if people from Manhattan and Silicon Valley believe this.

Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (MuTTO)

287 273 273 The left's reaction to political opposition has always been "how *dare* you exist!"

Ask a Kulak.

I have this idea about a website where you can "Ask A Kulak," but the answer is always a ghostly figure that points and says "MURDERER!" or things like that.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2018 02:58 PM (wB8Tg)

I'm embarrassed that it took until me seeing the Shaw "JUSTIFY YOUR EXISTENCE!" video clip for me to get that.

Posted by: Hikaru at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (9TK8E)

288 Make it illegal to collect information about people?

---

Make it illegal to sell the information you have collected?

There go a billion mass marketing business models.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse


Make it to where you have to pay the person for their info and only you can use it, you can't sell it.

The person retains ownership rights. You are contractually just using their info for an agreed amount of time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wmrFg)

289 Pro tip: Banging skanks is okay. Banging cray cray is not... even if they're not skanks.

Posted by: torabora at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (K0z2U)

290 the best part about twitter is leftists releasing their murderous, psychopathic ids.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (DQC26)


I'm not sure you and I use the word "best" the same way.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wB8Tg)

291 **tosses AtC in Barrel**

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (sjdRT)

292 Swmi-Literate Thug
How I love ya'
How I love ya'
My dear old Swmi!

Posted by: zombie al jolson at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (ewxPW)

293 288 Make it illegal to collect information about people?

---

Make it illegal to sell the information you have collected?

There go a billion mass marketing business models.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse

-----------

big data just had a huge shit.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (DQC26)

294 Regarding the sidebar article on SJW Disney removing the blaster from cosplay-han's hand in the poster, I don't know if the video mentions it, but it should be noted that the first version of the poster had to be removed because the first version(s) clearly plagarised existing music album covers, and the artist called them on it.

Posted by: Methos at March 22, 2018 03:02 PM (XQvuQ)

295 If you go into settings on FB, you can change it so it doesn't tag you.
Posted by: IrishEi at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (HiDrR)

is that like erasing history, because that totally is what is happening.

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 03:02 PM (/ikqi)

296 The way to fix Facebook is to tax it. Tax it Progressively to the max and make it a Fed Tax to reduce California corruption.

Posted by: Gumby at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (2LelM)

297 I mean, I don't even know what they're trying to say
here. This is nothing new, it's been going on as long as the internet
has existed.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 22, 2018 02:53 PM (F5+ro)

Wrong, it's been going on since Google has existed. The internet was doing just fine before this bullshit started.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (UBzPO)

298 Make it to where you have to pay the person for their info and only you can use it, you can't sell it.

The person retains ownership rights. You are contractually just using their info for an agreed amount of time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wmrFg)


The chaos alone would make this worth it.

It would certainly reveal a lot of marketing chaff.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (wB8Tg)

299 Remember when Obama won in '08 and democrats mocked us as a dead party because "we don't harness technology"?

Boy those were the days, weren't they?

Posted by: Dimebag forever at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (pBbc6)

300
Make it illegal to sell the information you have collected?

There go a billion mass marketing business models.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse

-----------

big data just had a huge shit.
Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (DQC26)

you mean like not helping fund those willing to toss us over the abyss/

thinking.. thinking..

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (/ikqi)

301
**tosses AtC in Barrel**
Posted by: Muad'dib at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (sjdRT)


-------


Easy there Paul. Pretty sure AtC knows killing words too.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (8XRCm)

302 I thought Utah was supposed to cut off infrastructure to the NSA listening mega-complex? Did that ever happen?
Can you confirm Bob??

Posted by: Under Fire at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (r9UYA)

303 "Sen. Roger Wicker said Wednesday that the Navy has finally denied the application of a man who sought to become a secular humanist chaplain for the service."

They already have psychiatrists.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (hLRSq)

304

FIRST AGAIN!!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (pYqXv)

305 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 22, 2018 02:43 PM (pNxlR)
*************
Exactly right.

Posted by: torabora at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (K0z2U)

306 I could care less

GAH!

Posted by: bonhomme at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (iv0p7)

307 Here's an amazing Politco article about Hillary's phenom data analytics guy, written a month before the election. They go on and on about how every major decision in the amazing Clinton campaign was run by this guy.

Oh, and they also point out the Trump spent nothing on data analytics. I can't believe this article is still available online:

https://tinyurl.com/y6vevglx



Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 02:54 PM (UBzPO) [/i

thanks for this

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (fceHP)

308 Make it to where you have to pay the person for their info and only you can use it, you can't sell it.

The person retains ownership rights. You are contractually just using their info for an agreed amount of time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wmrFg)

OOOH NICE!

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 03:04 PM (/ikqi)

309 Didn't they write a book (The Victory Lab) bragging about their data-mining and persuasion techniques?

Posted by: bif at March 22, 2018 03:04 PM (aiyac)

310 Make it illegal to collect information about people?



---



Make it illegal to sell the information you have collected?



There go a billion mass marketing business models.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse





Make it to where you have to pay the person for their info and only you can use it, you can't sell it.



The person retains ownership rights. You are contractually just using their info for an agreed amount of time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wmrFg)

Better model: You have to pay me if you send me an ad by whatever form.

Send all you want. I'll totally get right to them.

Posted by: Methos at March 22, 2018 03:04 PM (XQvuQ)

311 "And why didn't Hillary use these tools? "


She did.

Here's a Forbes article from May 2016 about both campaigns using "microtargeting":

Big Data Analytics And The Next President: How Microtargeting Drives Today's Campaigns
https://bit.ly/2HSysqH


But now, the MSM would have everyone believe Trump and Cambridge Analytica just came up out of the blue.


Posted by: Hands at March 22, 2018 03:04 PM (EzdLW)

312 Does the Navy have Satan worshipper Chaplains?

Posted by: steevy at March 22, 2018 03:05 PM (LiyEm)

313 odd, now that I think about it.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


they wanted to make it easier for recruiters to find their people?

Posted by: x at March 22, 2018 03:05 PM (nFwvY)

314 >Easy there Paul. Pretty sure AtC knows killing words too.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (8XRCm)<

What? I put her helmet on first.

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 22, 2018 03:05 PM (sjdRT)

315 right?

so basically, the lefty freakout boils down to "here's the tools trump used to win, so blame the tools, even if both sides used them."

completely normal reaction for people to have

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 03:06 PM (DQC26)

316 Make it to where you have to pay the person for their info and only you can use it, you can't sell it.

The person retains ownership rights. You are contractually just using their info for an agreed amount of time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wmrFg)

The chaos alone would make this worth it.

It would certainly reveal a lot of marketing chaff.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

__________

Agreed

If some new regulations like that make life harder for FaceBook and Google, I can live with that.

Posted by: Maritime at March 22, 2018 03:06 PM (lKmt3)

317 Young lady, there will be no blowing of margins on this blog!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2018 02:59 PM (wYseH)


YOU RUIN EVERYTHING!

Posted by: A. Margin at March 22, 2018 03:06 PM (wB8Tg)

318
Pro tip: Banging skanks is okay. Banging cray cray is not... even if they're not skanks.

Posted by: torabora
________________________

This is about Huma, isn't it?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 22, 2018 03:06 PM (pYqXv)

319 Now, with Donald Trump investing virtually nothing in data analytics during the primary and little since, Kriegel's work isn't just powering Clinton's campaign, it is providing her a crucial tactical advantage in the campaign's final stretch.

bwahaha

eat it politico

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 03:06 PM (fceHP)

320 299 Remember when Obama won in '08 and democrats mocked us as a dead party because "we don't harness technology"?

Posted by: Dimebag forever at March 22, 2018 03:03 PM (pBbc6)

Pepperidge Farms remembers...

Posted by: Pepperidge Farms at March 22, 2018 03:06 PM (WTo7q)

321 Make it to where you have to pay the person for their info and only you can use it, you can't sell it.

The person retains ownership rights. You are contractually just using their info for an agreed amount of time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wmrFg)

OOOH NICE!
Posted by: willow


It's no different than some company wanting to use a song or visual or movie clip. They have to pay for that right and they can't sell their share in it because they don't own it.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (wmrFg)

322 >> Obama deployed his smart, urban techsperts to mine FaceBook for personal information to microtarget voters



Probably already mentioned, but....Obama hired Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes for his 2012. They didn't just stumble into data mining for Project Narwhal.

The Facebook data leak - it's coming from inside the house!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (W+vEI)

323
And so, what once was cool and hip and smart and completely, totally
good and right now becomes criminal and Russian collusion when a firm
hired by a Republican does it.








Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:18 PM


I can understand this. It's like, if Alison Brie wanted to frotteurize me, I would totally be cool with that, but if it was Cynthia Nixon... well no, no I wouldn't be cool with that at all.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (9chmE)

324 Nood

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (fA1SL)

325 It's one of the reasons her team is confident that, even if the race tightens as November approaches, they hold a distinctive edge.

bwahahaha

this is one of those articles that should be *edited* and narrated like a Fairy Tale being read to their kid at night

A two-fer. Get your kid so sleep while laughing out loud.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (fceHP)

326 I was mining my nose long before there was the interwebz.

Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (vtcmf)

327 Make it to where you have to pay the person for their info and only you can use it, you can't sell it.

The person retains ownership rights. You are contractually just using their info for an agreed amount of time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wmrFg)


I have big problems with that.

People are adults and need to understand, and be responsible for, the information they are giving away and to whom.

There are certain times when it is understood that that information is private - used to be with your doctor, but BarkyCare pretty much did away with that - and that is one thing, but the rest of the info is being offered for the use of the company. Don't like it, don't do business with that company or don't apply for whatever it is that they want in order to make you spit up lots of info.

That's why I like to pay cash for most things. If I see something on Amazon but can get it at one of the 47 Walmarts around me then I'll run to the Walmart and pay for it in cash. Walmart tries to force you to order stuff from them online (even to just hand it to you at the same store it was stocked in, as "delivered") but I just go to the store and demand the price I saw on the web site (which seems to frustrate lots of Walmart employees for some odd reason).

You are responsible for guarding your info. It's places that you have no choice to not deal with that shouldn't be allowed to use and sell any info. But that's about it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (8gDQu)

328 Thank you, willow. This is why willow is better than the rest of you scamps.

*pats the lovely glowing beasties*

I've made new friends. They have agreed to do my bidding.

mwahahahaha

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (mf5HN)

329 Paolo = Italian
Pablo = Spanish
Paul = Portuguese

Posted by: andycanuck at March 22, 2018 03:09 PM (ewxPW)

330 I thought Paolo was Brazilian?

Posted by: Hikaru at March 22, 2018 03:00 PM (9TK8E)

If I need to be.

Posted by: The Paolo at March 22, 2018 03:09 PM (o7tuA)

331 Nood

Posted by: IC at March 22, 2018 03:09 PM (a0IVu)

332 I am not on FB, my wife has her own page, I glance at hers once and a while to laugh at my brother in laws rantings or a few other things. But other than that, meh. And I am perfectly happy not having it. Why people give their clicks to those wanting to destroy them is beyond me. FB, Google, WaPo, NYT, etc. etc. Yea I know it's hard and there's times I've had to use them but. I try to avoid them at all costs.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 22, 2018 03:10 PM (7qnb5)

333 Don't laugh, I would not be surprised if people from Manhattan and Silicon Valley believe this.



Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (MuTTO)
============================

Heck, I believe it myself.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 22, 2018 03:10 PM (lwiT4)

334 Make it to where you have to pay the person for their info and only you can use it, you can't sell it.

The person retains ownership rights. You are contractually just using their info for an agreed amount of time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:01 PM (wmrFg)

OOOH NICE!
Posted by: willow


It's no different than some company wanting to use a song or visual or movie clip. They have to pay for that right and they can't sell their share in it because they don't own it.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2018 03:08 PM (wmrFg)


RIGHT RICK. and it also resembles back to a persons papers and privacy rights.

make it knew again

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 03:10 PM (/ikqi)

335 and new

Posted by: willow at March 22, 2018 03:11 PM (/ikqi)

336 Unfortunately, no matter how bad the two sides of a fight are, there's always *some* way that they can steal your enjoyment when they pound on each other.

You sit back and gleefully say "let them fight," and next thing you know they're rolling around on your lawn and there's a crowd trampling your begonias and the police arrest *you* for hosting an illegal wrestling match or something.

It's the first law of thermodynamics: You Can't Win.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2018 03:11 PM (wB8Tg)

337 Facebook delenda est.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2018 03:11 PM (xjiRE)

338 People are adults and need to understand, and be responsible for, the information they are giving away and to whom.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

______________


Look, this is war.

If these companies weren't engaging in politics and the culture war, I could look the other way.

But these organizations are basically extensions of the Democrat Party. Their executives were probably in the WH more than Joe Biden.

So if 2-3 companies get burned by some common sense privacy laws, I'm good with that. With a 100,000 pages of business regulation, I can add one more to the stack rather than be ruled by the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Schmidt.

Posted by: Maritime at March 22, 2018 03:14 PM (lKmt3)

339 I can add one more to the stack rather than be ruled by the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Schmidt.

Posted by: Maritime at March 22, 2018 03:14 PM (lKmt3)


These various ad schemes aren't 1/100th as effective as claimed. We aren't ruled by Zuckerberg or Schmidt based on data mining for ads. Our society has deeper problems that caused someone like Barky to be elected. No amount of ads make people go that way.

Frankly, I have had more than enough with the mass of bullshit copyright laws and intellectual property crap that we already have. I don't want any more. It's ridiculous enough as it is.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 03:19 PM (8gDQu)

340 so basically, the lefty freakout boils down to
"here's the tools trump used to win, so blame the tools, even if both
sides used them."



completely normal reaction for people to have
Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 03:06 PM (DQC26)

Except both sides didn't use them. Obama's data campaign was light-years ahead of Romney's which it turns out was basically a scam to pocket millions of campaign dollars.

Clinton's was light-years ahead of Obama's according to the Politico article I posted earlier. It really is a must-read, they were already coronating her. I tried to paste some fun snippets but this comment system blows.

The Trump campaign did next to nothing as far as analytics goes. He just gave stump speeches.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 03:20 PM (UBzPO)

341
The Trump campaign did next to nothing as far as analytics goes. He just gave stump speeches.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 03:20 PM (UBzPO)


And the story throughout the campaign was how Trump basically ran no ads and the Vichy GOP refused to help him out with anything.

Trump's campaign was nothing but word of mouth and pounding the pavement.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 03:24 PM (8gDQu)

342 I think MYSPACE rocks.

Posted by: SUG at March 22, 2018 03:25 PM (9mrl2)

343 Trump's campaign was nothing but word of mouth and pounding the pavement.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2018 03:24 PM (8gDQu)

And having Hillary as his opponent. Can't overstate the impact of that.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 22, 2018 03:27 PM (UBzPO)

344 The "I am like you" "posted by: Mark Zuckerberg" comments are hilarious. Thank you for those, "Mark".

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at March 22, 2018 03:29 PM (NPYdq)

345 Trump's campaign was nothing but word of mouth and pounding the pavement.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

so you're saying we need to investigate big concrete and find russian connections to big pavement.

Posted by: Chaos! At the White House at March 22, 2018 03:40 PM (DQC26)

346 Situational morality, like everything in the LeftWorld. But this can only work for them until the disfavoured outnumber the preferred.

Posted by: Decaf at March 22, 2018 03:51 PM (/3+Sg)

347 Big Ugly Monkey sez: So Facebook is a PAC? Or is it a de-facto (in-facto) arm of the Donkey Party?

I believe there are some rules about this stuff written down somewhere.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 22, 2018 03:58 PM (RuIsu)

348 Look, had someone found body parts in Hillarys sock drawer, the MFM would have trumpeted:
"MISSING PERSON FOUND! HILLARY INSTRUMENTAL IN LOCATING! A GRATEFUL NATION THANKS!"
Put a torch to the whole evil thing.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 22, 2018 04:27 PM (LOq4H)

349 Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Anyone?

Posted by: Jerome at March 22, 2018 08:18 PM (KC+oh)

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The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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