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Will Facebook’s new algorithm combat fake news?

Facebook is adding a ranking algorithm that identifies sensationalised, fake, misleading posts The platform has a new way of categorising Pages that considers whether that page is posting spam or trying to game feed by doing things like asking for likes, comments or shares to determine whether a post is authentic. It also considers if Facebook users…

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Building 8 and the Future of Social

I think about the future of social media often. I wonder where it’s all going. The pace of technological change is beginning to outstrip our capacity to make sense of the world around us and it’s only going to accelerate further. Tech begets tech. The devices we create help us to create better devices faster…

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Facebook Gets Eventful

Planning events? Opening a pub? Going for a charity run?  Then Facebook might have made your life easier with its new release: a standalone app for Facebook Events! And you are not alone. Facebook claims that over 100 million people use Facebook events every day, which is a number that completely justifies the creation of…

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Who scores highest on the Twitter buy-o-meter?

A goldrush of sorts is happening in the tech world amidst rumours that Twitter could be up for sale and the list of potential suitors for the channel is growing by the day. It’s hard to tell at this point who the serious contenders are. However, this hasn’t stopped the rumour-mill from churning out a…

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