If you happen to’ve been on-line within the final 5 years, you’ve seen them: brightly coloured human-like figures with wobbly limbs and disproportionate torsos smiling, leaping, high-fiving, and watering their vegetation. Facebook first developed the core aesthetic rules of shape-based flat artwork into its in-house type, often called Alegria (that’s Spanish for “pleasure,” an emotion not generally related to Facebook), ...

Rising issues about misinformation, emotional manipulation and psychological hurt got here to a head this 12 months when Haugen launched inside firm paperwork displaying that the corporate’s personal research confirmed the societal and particular person hurt its Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms trigger. The Dialog gathered 4 articles from our archives that delve into research that explains Meta’s problematic habits. ...

HubSpot has one of the best company culture, adopted by RingCentral, Boston Consulting Group, and Microsoft. Adobe rounds out the highest 5 on the annual list compiled by Comparably. The roster stretches to 200 massive firms (small and medium-sized ones benefit their own list), however noticeably absent from this 12 months’s checklist is Facebook. It had been a four-time winner, ...

Beginning this week, if you determine to pal or observe somebody on social media you don’t acknowledge, they may shock you with a debt assortment discover within the app’s tiny font. That’s as a result of for the primary time, federal regulators have given debt collectors the power to legally contact debtors through e mail, texts, and their social-media messages. ...

By Anjana Susarla and Bhaskar Chakravorti and Ryan Calo—The Dialog 4 minute Learn Let customers management extra of their information Anjana Susarla, professor of data techniques, Michigan State College Social media websites like Facebook are designed for fixed interplay to interact customers’ consideration. To rein in Facebook, lawmakers should first perceive the harm that results from algorithmic manipulation on these ...

Again on October 28, Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg led the corporate’s digital Join convention, which not solely confirmed the world its imaginative and prescient for the metaverse, but in addition used the event to announce its new firm name Meta. Whereas on one optimistic hand, it marks a big change and evolution of the corporate’s objectives and trajectory, and a ...

As you’ll have heard final week, Facebook modified its identify to Meta. Now it’s launched the primary model marketing campaign underneath this new banner. A gaggle of 4 college students collect round Henri Rousseau’s 1908 portray Battle between a Tiger and a Buffalo. As they stare into its tropical colours, lush jungle, and paused violent motion, the portray comes alive. ...

Facebook is shutting down its long-controversial facial recognition system, which, amongst different issues, allows computerized notifications to individuals pictured in images uploaded to the social community, the company announced Tuesday. “This variation will characterize one of many largest shifts in facial recognition utilization within the know-how’s historical past,” wrote Jérôme Pesenti, the corporate’s VP of synthetic intelligence, in an announcement. ...

On Monday night at the Web Summit convention in Lisbon, a crowd of pre-pandemic proportions packed the Altice Area for the occasion’s opening session. The evening’s headline speaker wasn’t some tech govt. As a substitute, ex-Facebook worker turned whistleblower Frances Haugen talked about her choice to launch thousands of documents from her former employer. The revelations in these paperwork have led ...

At its digital Join convention on Thursday, Fb gave a particular presentation to indicate the world its imaginative and prescient for the metaverse, and announce that it had co-opted half the time period as its new firm identify: Meta. The corporate says that it’s betting huge on what it thinks would be the subsequent huge factor in private computing, a ...