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Power Line Fiber Optic Robot

Power Line Fiber Optic Robot

To help deploy high-speed Internet access to rural areas, Facebook Engineering has been developing a robot which can ride along on existing power lines to install fiber optic cables, saving time and money compared to conventional methods such as digging. The system uses with special cables which resist weather damage.

Facebook Marketing Masterclass

Over a billion people use Facebook every day. If you want to reach your audience online, you can’t ignore those kind of numbers. This series of online courses will teach you how to build a Facebook following, create engaging content, and market with Facebook Ads. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

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How Facebook Gets Manipulated

How Facebook Gets Manipulated

“Anytime you combine 2 billion people in one location, people are gonna exploit that for money, power and influence.” After looking into how YouTube and Twitter are abused, SmarterEveryDay looks at the worst spot of manipulation online: Facebook.

Epic Rap Battle: Musk vs. Zuckerberg

Epic Rap Battle: Musk vs. Zuckerberg

(PG-13: Language) “When I’m conquering MySpace… It’s actual SPACE, man. Two giants of technology face off in a battle for the modern age, as the innovative, yet controversial duo brag about their achievements, in this satirical rap about their two very different styles.

Facebook Portal & Portal+

Facebook Portal & Portal+

Facebook’s Portal and Portal+ are tablets specialized for video chat. They use AI to determine when to zoom, and in the case of the Portal+, to pan as well. They also feature music sharing via iHeart Radio, Pandora and Spotify, and have Amazon Alexa built-in.

Zuckerberg: A Bad Lip Reading

Zuckerberg: A Bad Lip Reading

“So when I have The Facebook, do I also have the Internet?” Bad Lip Reading pokes fun at the congressional hearings of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, replacing the often uncomfortable and uninformed interrogation with an similarly awkward series of questions and answers.

I Can’t Get Google

I Can’t Get Google

YouTuber Hot Dad pokes fun at some of the oblivious folks out there who for some reason think that posting on the Google Search App Facebook page is how you search the web, and decided to turn some of their absurd queries into a little song.

Every Facebook Video Ever

Every Facebook Video Ever

(PG-13 Language) Materialisimo demolishes the endless stream low-quality, freebooted, text-embellished videos which fill our Facebook feeds these days. Regardless of what you think of them, we blame Facebook for encouraging this crap with their algorithm.

The Social Network Honest Trailer

The Social Network Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies smacks down Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher’s film about the world’s largest social network, which apparently was started by some of the most antisocial people on the planet. Er wait, is this entire movie Fake News? Time to rework the algorithm.

A Video with Text on Top and Bottom

A Video with Text on Top and Bottom

(PG-13: Language) CollegeHumor roasts the trend of Facebook pages who freeboot videos, then wrap them in text which attempts to explain what’s going on. We understand that Facebook gives bonus points to anything that nabs video views, but damn, it’s annoying.

The Cost of “Free” Websites

The Cost of “Free” Websites

Adam Ruins Everything digs a little deeper into the obvious – that free online services sell our data to advertisers. On one hand, targeted ads sustain the free stuff we enjoy (like this website). On the other hand, we don’t know just how much of our data is kept and by whom.

Tyler’s Friends Day Video

Tyler’s Friends Day Video

To celebrate its 12th year, Facebook rolled out Friends Day Video, which automatically puts up to 16 photos of you and your friends into one video. The site warns that you may not get one if you “don’t have enough content.” Tell that to Redditor Hey_Mike’s friend Tyler.

Facebook Freebooting 2

Facebook Freebooting 2

The folks behind the fantastic YouTube channel Kurzgesagt present yet another argument about how Facebook encourages a culture of content theft against original creators, where pirates duplicate videos, and get huge traffic from Facebook’s skewed video sharing algorithm.

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Happy Birthday, Facebook Style

Happy Birthday, Facebook Style

(PG-13 Language) It happens to all of us who use Facebook. We see that it’s a friend’s birthday and try to post something that someone else hasn’t already said. CollegeHumor envisions how this would work in the real world.

Pawel Kuczynski: Facebook Series

Pawel Kuczynski: Facebook Series

More satirical art from Pawel Kuczynski. These illustrations symbolize the different aspects of Facebook, such as its power to spread and gather information and how it’s become an alternative to real life interaction.

Facebook Fraud

Facebook Fraud

Does the number of Likes on a Facebook page mean anything anymore? Veritasium presents damning evidence that Facebook’s “targeted” advertising service can be as illegitimate, useless and harmful as illegal like-boosting farms.

Honest Facebook Movie

Honest Facebook Movie

For its 10th anniversary, Facebook is giving its users a chance to look back on the highlights of their activities on the social network. Tripp and Tyler imagine what an honest retrospective of their account would be like.

Facebook Paper

Facebook Paper

Paper offers an alternative way to interact with your Facebook feed. Taking cues from the popular news-reading app Flipboard, Paper features a clean interface dominated by gestures instead of buttons. Available for iOS on 3/2/14.

Keep Yo Business off of Facebook!

Keep Yo Business off of Facebook!

A gospel choir passionately teaches its church members important lessons about the dangers of sharing too much on social media – through song. Next Sunday’s lesson: “Keep yo smartphone horizontal when shooting videos!”

A Facebook Update IRL

A Facebook Update IRL

Extremely Decent Films takes us on a tour of the latest update to Facebook – if Facebook was the bank that held the mortgage on your home. In all seriousness, can’t these guys stop messing with things for a while?

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Social Shower Curtain

Social Shower Curtain

All of the elements are amusing, but we like that clear face panel the most on the Social Shower Curtain; it’s an amusing gift idea for social media hounds or anyone who lives their life online.

Facebook Sharing Visualized

Facebook Sharing Visualized

At first glance, you might think you were looking at some sort of organic lifeform in a petri dish, but these videos are data visualizations of content being shared virally from George Takei’s Facebook page.

Zuckerberg Facebook Portrait

Zuckerberg Facebook Portrait

Artist OhiseeRED returns with another of her unusual portraits, this time, she cuts the edges of books to create a detailed image of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Face. Book. Get it?

Website Propaganda Posters

Website Propaganda Posters

There’s a war on the Web, and netizens are divided into three camps – Facebook, Google and Twitter. We think 4chan will disagree, but we’d rather not imagine what their posters would look like.

Like Hanger

Like Hanger

Google+ may be on the rise, but big ol’ blue still has its charms. By that we mean we’re too lazy to move and restart our virtual life all over again. Show your Facebook loyalty with this icon hanger.

The Offline Social Network

The Offline Social Network

(NSFW: Language) Two guys personify the concept of Facebook. You probably already have a good idea of how people reacted. Unfortunately the lesson seems to be lost on them. Oh well.

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