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Facebook Phone

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Oh dear, this one does not sound good at all. Facebook wants to take the full control over your phone. This is why Facebook Phone will take care of all of your phone contacts and calls. Just the thing we need the most. How many hands and fingers Facebook has already? Everywhere you look, there is one.

Facebook plans to send money through our messages. Now, they are after our phone calls. Really, what is next? Are we already in the dangerous mutation zone? Can you recognize Facebook from the beginning of its story? Who or what is that thing called Facebook, which knocks at our door?

At the same time, Facebook has a project called the Internet.org, which is supposed to introduce the riches of the Internet for South America and Asia. But, there is a catch. You can use the Internet only and mainly for creating a Facebook account. Which reminds us hugely of the SkyNet scenario.

Honestly speaking, we thought that Google is the one to become the first SkyNet label holder. The next thing you know, Facebook jumps in. Maybe, Mark Zuckerberg has the time of his cyber life. Maybe, he has not yet figured it out that he is about to push the red line with this one a little bit too far.

Facebook Pay

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Oh dear, just the thing we need the most and we cannot live without. Facebook allows you to send and/or receive money. We already have Apple Pay and Android Pay. Everywhere you look on the social networks and mobile platforms there will be money, raining money. Right? How lovely, indeed.

So, how is this Mark-Zuckerberg-sends-you-money thing is supposed to work? Well, all is in the Messenger’s capable app hands. First, you have to connect your credit card with your Facebook account. The next thing you know your money is gone. Your friends can like as much as they want once they get it.

So, what is wrong with this picture? Why this fully transparent bitter tone? You do not have to be a rocket scientist nor a Facebook addict to know that this social network has some serious security and privacy issues, do you? Just imagine what the introduction of numerous financial transactions will do.

We dare to say that hackers all over the world cannot believe their ears and eyes what is happening with the online payment systems in the cyber space. We are putting all eggs in one basket, and we hope that we will be lucky enough to avoid all cyber menaces. Good luck with this childish attitude.

Impressive Impresion Pi

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The VR gold rush is on. All major players are here. Microsoft, Sony – Project Morpheus, Facebook – Oculus Rift, Google, and others. Have we missed someone? However, just like with any other groundbreaking IT concept, it is more than likely that the price itself is going to be a limiting factor.

Who could have thought that it is possible to join the Virtual Reality race from the underdog Kickstarter zone. Right? Nevertheless, this is exactly what happened to the busy little bees from the Impression Pi VR Project. They are simple. They are affordable, above all. What does it mean exactly for us?

Well, for what is worth, thanks to the Impression Pi you can have a decent taste of the VR in the privacy and comfort of your own home. For how much exactly? Let is say 260€, give it or take. The only drawback, as far as we are concerned, is the lack of a display. At the later stage this will be solved.

Yet, this additional pleasure will cost you an additional 100€. There has to be a way. So far, we have seen some very primitive and ridiculously simplified VR glasses. This is the early dawn of the VR revolution. So, hold your horses for a moment or two, will you? The best is still to come. Right?

The Golden Question

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If you are up to a serious and six-figure job in Facebook, then you know what you have to do, don’t you? You have to go through Mark Zuckerberg. A job interview with him can bring you both a perspective career and an impressive salary. But first, you have to do something. There is a golden question.

The catch with this one is that you have to make Mark to ask himself this question, rather than to answer it yourself. How? Well, for what is worth, Mark always himself the following question, when deciding whether or not to open a Facebook door for a new perspective candidate. Are you ready?

Before making the final call, Mark asks himself is this the person I would work myself. In other words, if you want Mark Zuckerberg to be your next boss, then you have to make him like you as his hypothetical boss. It is not an easy task, is it? You have to act as a boss to your next boss for an hour.

Now, you know the so-called golden question and you are ready to wear a Facebook T-shirt all day long at your work. However, in order to become an invaluable asset for any company as a worker, you have to imagine what would you do as a CEO. Not an easy thing to be in two places at the same time.

Fight Fire With Fire

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If you are a hacker, what hurt the most, to be arrested or hacked, yourself? If you are a terrorist, what is more embarrassing, to fail or become a victim of a terrorist attack, you yourself? Well, this is exactly what happened with the so-called cyber jihadists division of the notorious Islamic State.

This may come as a surprise, but the jihadists have a social network of their own. It is called the Book of the Caliphate. Or, let us put this way, Facebook for jihadists. So, what happened with this specific social network? It was a victim of a sudden and a merciless cyber attack. Consequences?

The jihadists of the Islamic State were forced to search for a new cyber place to coordinate their attacks and promote their activities to the new potential followers. The Anonymous hacker’s group accepted the full responsibility for this attack. Why? This was supposed to be their “private” revenge.

What for? Allegedly, for the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. It would be literally priceless to hear first-hand what is the reaction of these cyber-jihadists. How does it feel to be able to taste your own medicine in the best possible way? There is some poetic justice in this one. Do not you think?

Facebook Legacy

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It is official cyber boys and girls. From now on, Facebook allows its busy little bees to deal with their profiles after they move to the heaven. You probably remember how serious was a debate about the very future of the deceased Facebook users’ profiles, don’t you? What was the problem?

This was both an ethical and practical problem. Facebook has come up with the best possible compromising solution. Just like in the real life. You can come up with some kind of a digital testament. You need to decide, who is to take care of your Facebook profile once you are gone from this world.

On the other side, it is worth mentioning that Facebook was surprisingly thoughtful in this situation. Once you inherit someone’s profile, you will be able to accept new friendship requests and upload new pictures. However, you can forget about deleting the old ones, including the new posts.

Is this fair enough? Apparently, it has to be. First, we need to test these solutions in the real life. Then, we will be able to decide, whether or not some additional changes are necessary. Either way, we have to say, our hats off to Facebook for this what-after-scenario. Facebook inheritance law. How this sounds to you?

Fat Is Not A Feeling

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How are you feeling? When it comes to your feelings on Facebook, you really quite a few options. You can feel like this or that. There are so many emoticons to choose from. Yet, we just do not get it, who came up with an idea to include the “fat” emoticon? What is that actually supposed to mean?

Do you feel fat all the time or only today? No wonder there was a huge pressure and an impressive petition against this fat emoticon on Facebook. So many people have to deal with the all kinds of eating disorders on a daily basis. You are in the middle of your painful diet, and you certainly do not need this.

Facebook has done the only logical thing left. It has complied unconditionally with its users’ request. Although, Facebook is all about pictures and friends, it all comes down to emotions, sooner or later, this way or another. Therefore, expressing them adequately is definitely a big deal. Right?

Is there an emoticon that allows you to say that you feel loved or even better supported? Or, isn’t it much simpler to spend some extra time, and put it in a couple of words or sentences? Why we have to be so “industrialized”? Emoticons may save you some time, but they will not save your emotions.

The Right Solar Impulse

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There is an aircraft called the Solar Impulse 2. This solar-plane has a great ambition. The plan is to go around the globe without a single drop of fuel. Actually, any kind of the conventional energy sources. The sun is all that you get, and the sun is all what you need to perform this task larger than life.
So, what are we going to use it for? We are not going to fly around the globe each day, are we? On the other side, you should be fully aware that quite a few cyber eyes watch and follow the Solar Impulse 2 with a great attention. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and even Amazon, now have airborne ideas.

Just imagine what this plane can do. The Solar Impulse can easily become the Internet Impulse. Right? All of these IT giants are eager to come up with a solution of ensuring the Internet access to the remote and undeveloped parts of our world in an efficient, but above all in a cheap way. Do you get it now?

We can only wish for some good weather and plenty of sunny days for the Solar Impulse 2. Maybe, we are witnessing the beginning of the true solar-energy-revolution. Who knows, maybe the next thing waiting in the line is a solar-car, which can solve our oil addiction problem, for good. Who knows.

Facebook = Internet?

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If you find some “cyber natives” in Asia and Africa and ask them, do they use the Internet, you will not get a positive answer. However, you will be surprised and even stunned to find out that the same people are already the veterans, when it comes to the Facebook itself. How could that be?

Well, the project internet.org is the answer itself. All major IT players, such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, and others, are eager to introduce the Internet torch to the most remote and inaccessible parts of our planet. Unfortunately, they after the new users. What is that supposed to mean?

It seems that Facebook is more about the profit itself, than the philanthropy. For the people and potential users in South America, Africa and Asia, there is a good and a bad news. First, the good news. Thanks to Facebook and its project internet.org you can use the Internet for the very first time.

Now, the bad news. You can only use the Internet for Facebook and its associated services. We will give you the incomplete taste of the World Wide Web, but at the same time we are not crazy to support our competitors, such as Google or Twitter. Limitless was supposed to be a synonym for the Internet.

Take Me Down To The Facebook City

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“…Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty…”

Mark Zuckerberg is building a Facebook city. However, this is not going to be a city for Facebook users, but rather for its employees. Some 10,000 of them, including their families will be this town’s residents. We are not sure about the rents. Maybe, you are not going to pay them, in the first place.

Maybe, this is supposed only one, but very important part of your future Facebook salary. Is this a good or a bad news for Facebook employees? Well, it depends how much you appreciate your individuality and privacy. Taking your work at home, in this way gets a completely new meaning. Right?

On the other hand, this can be an invaluable relief for an entire army of Facebook employees, who has to deal with troubles finding an appropriate apartment next to their Facebook office. You do not have to worry about Mark himself, because he is already there. His house is already there.

The future city will be built around his $10 million worth super luxurious house. Maybe, he will even have his own street or a boulevard. Or, what you think about a possibility to live in a Like street? We sure hope Mark knows what he is doing with this one. The next thing you know, there will be a Facebook state.

“…Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty…”