On This Day, Facebook decided to play, with both our pictures and memories. This new feature is supposed to be our own time portal. You will be able to check all of your favorite and momentous life changing moments in a blink of an eye, or a little bit more. What is going to happen with the bad ones?
Well, we have to give Facebook development team a credit for the following brilliant solution. On This Day feature is going to mirror our brain’s function. Which one, exactly? For what is worth, we tend to forget the moments we do not like, and which used to cripple us emotionally in the past.
What is that supposed to mean? We will get the improved, filtered, pink memories, which are supposed to make us feel good and positive about our lives, and not the other way around. This does not have to be a bad thing, necessarily. We already have the Facebook reality. You know the rules.
On this day, we wrote a post about the new Facebook’s feature called on-this-day. We were right or wrong about it? What is your best wild guess? This one is going to be a loser or a winner for Facebook? Some day, we will remind ourselves what happened on this day. Until then, enjoy this lovely day.
All the cyber major league players are fighting for a golden place under our sun. Literally. Facebook just finished the first series of successful testings with its solar drone. As you might have expected Facebook used an inspirational name – the project “Aquila”, which is a well-known Latin word for an eagle.
Well, for what is worth, this cyber-eagle has had quite a few successful flights during the test period. So, what does it mean? It seems that the project Internet.org just got its wings. Or, maybe it is better to say that the Facebook’s idea of introducing the Internet to the most remote areas is fully operational.
There is just one tiny little dark cloud that makes you say there is a catch in this story. Some people in Asia were painfully and honestly naive when admitting that they do not have a clue what is the Internet, but sure thing they know everything there is to know about the Facebook itself. How could this be?
It turns out that when Facebook says you will get the Internet for the very first time, what you actually get is only Facebook and its closely related apps. Or, in other words, we will get you the Internet, but you can use it only for Facebook. What happened with the gloriously proclaimed philanthropic goals?
Do you feel rich already? There are so many mobile money transfer options that we have a feeling the money is going to start raining, any moment now? Let us see, who we have here already. There is an Apple Pay option. On the other side, we should not forget the newbie Android Pay, as well.
Facebook has promised us that we will be able to send money to our friends through the existing messaging system. Now, Google can do us a huge favor by transferring money through the Gmail. To make the things even more interesting, you do not have to have a Google Wallet account, at all.
You can assign your credit card to your Gmail account, and rain the money all over your friends and loved ones. Yet, we do not want to spoil the mood, but is not this something that the hackers all over the world have dreamed about? We are giving them more and more opportunities to rob us in a cozy way.
Do not worry about the banks. They can manage somehow. They are survivors and they have always been. What is going to happen with our wallets? We have already overexposed our privacy, and now our financial bloodstream waits in a line to be compromised. We sure hope that these guys know what they are doing.
In the original story we had the forty thieves. But, you know how it goes, don’t you? Nowadays, we have the investors. And, Alibaba runs a cyber, rather than a criminal empire. On the other side, Snapchat app just got itself the invaluable financial back wind. Now, you have all puzzle pieces.
For what is worth, Alibaba is one of the biggest and most important Snapchat’s contributors with more than a $200 million investment. This has skyrocketed the estimated commercial value of this extremely popular app to up to $15 billion. Or, in other words, this is a price of Snapchat’s freedom.
Not so long ago, Facebok knocked two times with the generous takeover offers at Snapchat’s door. We thought that the app’s creators were crazy for turning down a three billion dollars worth offer. Obviously, they knew something we did not. The investors are treating it as the promotion golden goose.
How far is Snapchat willing to go? Maybe, the time has come for the Snapchat to eat the small app fishes. It comes without saying that the world of apps can be quite a dynamic and very unpredictable one. For the time being, this is a true win-win for Snapchat and Alibaba. For how long? Time will tell.
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.