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RT @WolfieChristl@twitter.com: Facebook adds 5 divs, 9 spans and 30 css classes to every single post in the timeline to make it more difficult to identify and block 'Sponsored' posts, oh my. twitter.com/aaronkbr/status/10

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WolfieChristl/stat

RT @fermatslibrary@twitter.com: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is probably larger than you think. It's about the size of a car and weighs close to 2000 pounds

🐦🔗: twitter.com/fermatslibrary/sta

@61 I'll keep it in mind.

I think this is more an issue with crossposting though. On Twitter it's quite clear the tweets are part of a a thread and when you check the thread you find the supporting docs.

@art I remember Mandrake, used it back in the day as well.

@61 You're looking at a retweet of someone else's tweet, not something I wrote myself.

RT @ashk4n@twitter.com: 5) Interesting contrast regarding "never selling users' data"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ashk4n/status/1070

RT @ashk4n@twitter.com: 2) Facebook engineered ways to access user's call history w/o alerting users:

Team considered access to call history considered 'high PR risk' but 'growth team will charge ahead'. @Facebook@twitter.com created upgrade path to access data w/o subjecting users to Android permissions dialogue.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ashk4n/status/1070

> growing sense of paranoia among current employees. “Now, people now have burner phones to talk shit about the company — not even to reporters, just to other employees”

Facebook employees trying to escape the panopticon they're helping to build.


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He's something funny I heard.
I have a friend who interned at Facebook (he now has a job offer), so the knows a bit about the company internal communication.

Practically all internal communication is done with Facebook, because why not? It's the lowest common denominator. Messaging is done through Facebook messenger, teams are private groups, etc.
Except one group has resisted this: the sysadmins.
Sysadmins need to be able to communicate at all times, /especially/ if things aren't working. And it turns out that there's no way to make sure things like Facebook messenger always work—especially during outages. They're just too damn complicated.
So, they came to a compromise. The rest of the company will move to Facebook, and the sysadmins will stay on IRC, the communication platform they know they can rely on.

When Facebook's on fire and the company is panicking because they can't communicate, you can be sure of one thing: the sysadmins are chatting away on IRC about how to get it working again.

@Wolf480pl @natecull @yogthos

Part of the problem is also the crazy idea (embedded in Economics and the debt-based monetary system) that you can have infinite growth on a finite planet.

@Wolf480pl @natecull @yogthos

The question is whether we can find a way out of this somehow.

The rate of population growth is slowing everywhere and is below replacement rates in certain countries already.

The population should peak at around 9 billion at around 2050 AFAIK, if we don't run into hard limits before then or if we don't kill the entire planet in a nuclear war.

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