Other than getting rid of the human editors and saving money, who would ever think that AI was a good choice for this? Maybe for the initial weeding out process but certainly not for the "published" items.
Then again.. FB and profit....
On Friday, Facebook announced changes to its method of picking trending news stories to put on the front page of people's feeds. It's taking humans out of the equation and using algorithms instead – and the results were not pretty. Facebook's Trending news section is part of Mark Zuckerberg's plan to make the social network …
'The hashtag was trending because an unnamed individual (who is in need of serious psychiatric help) filmed himself taking McDonald's slogan of "I'm lovin' it" a bit too seriously and apparently enjoyed an intimate and vigorous relationship with a fast-food sandwich (NSFW video here).'
Thank you very much I'd have never come across this without your help and although found it very strange and amusing to a degree don't really need your help in finding things on the net that require any more mind bleach than I already need after a bit of surfing, but ta anyway just what I needed at 12.20, goodnight fellow sicko's!
Covers true or false. This one appears to be true. So you don't -need- Register for weirdness.
But I'm not sure why everyone is getting excited about this, um, event.
Still, if it's what people want, then should I prepare to film "Bucket for One"? Which is NOT something that I am going to do anyway.
"The hashtag was trending because an unnamed individual (who is in need of serious psychiatric help)"
Just because the guy likes a bit of jerk chicken (and thats a play on what he's doing, not because of his skin colour before anyone pipes up with the race card) it doesn't mean he's in need of "serious psychiatric help". Lets face it, people do much, much worse to get their rocks off and, as long as its not pre-sale, he's not harming anyone.
Seems the Left-Pondians got themselves another Puritan some 400-odd years after all the others!
I avoid it like the plague, but in all honesty it is rather useful in keeping all that stupidity in its own little pen.
There was a time when it would be my mailbox getting spammed with chain letters, so-called inspiring nonsense, bullshit warnings, stupid permutations on urban myths and all that moronic shite, and I would have to wade through it all and delete, delete, delete. Now it's all on Facebook, which I can just never go to.
So thanks for that, I guess.
Can we trust Facebook at all ever?
Isn't it the mental and privacy equivalent of a WMD?
Weapon of Mass Distraction.
Note to World Media and other Websites: Facebook is NOT a News Source. Stop doing articles based on so called Twitter & Facebook Content!
At least this article is real news about Facebook!
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