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Facebook Bets on Libra, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Facebook Bets on Libra, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Facebook Inc. unveiled plans to launch Libra, a payment system it describes as “global currency” that’s based on blockchain, the same technology powering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It’s backed by real assets and attached to stable government securities. I’ve heard that more than two dozen corporate partners are on board, including financial behemoths MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Coinbase. With partners contributing membership fees of $10 million each, Facebook’s goal is to line up a total of 100 corporate partners and…

Brian Solis Shares His Views On Facebook’s Libra System and The Banking Industry On the Breaking Banks Podcast

Brian Solis Shares His Views On Facebook’s Libra System and The Banking Industry On the Breaking Banks Podcast

  Solis offered his opinions on Facebook’s recently announced Libray payment system and other matters related to banking as a guest on Breaking Banks – the #1 Global Fintech podcast, hosted by Brett King and Chloe James. The episode was titled “Facebook Bets on Libra.” Highlights from the discussion: “I applaud Facebook for this move. It’s something the company has been teasing about for years and which it has to do to help its growth. However, it’s the platform that…

Bullying, Hate, Conspiracies, Fake News, Negatively Impacts User Experiences and Advertising Value

Bullying, Hate, Conspiracies, Fake News, Negatively Impacts User Experiences and Advertising Value

“Social media has made too many of us comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the mouth for it.” – Ice T In real life… Free speech is not free from consequence. Spreading misinformation whether you aim to sow discord or because you actually believe it, is not free from consequence. Exchanging conflict for views, popularity and financial gain is not free from consequence. Inflicting emotional, psychological or emotional pain and aguish on another human being for any…

Brian Solis Quoted In A Mycustomer.com Article On Pros and Cons of Companies Abandoning Social Network Marketing

Brian Solis Quoted In A Mycustomer.com Article On Pros and Cons of Companies Abandoning Social Network Marketing

Solis’ insight into digital marketing trends provides an invaluable perspective to an article on Mycustomer.com by Managing Editor Neil Davey about the cosmetics firm Lush closing its social media accounts – and the arguments that event has triggered, pro and con, about companies abandoning social networks. The article later mentions that UK High Street chain JD Wetherspoon announced last year that they would be closing their accounts. Statements from both companies express their displeasure at social media’s influence on society….

If you had one hour with Mark Zuckerberg, what would you ask? Here’s what I learned about the state and future of Facebook, data, politics and bad actors

If you had one hour with Mark Zuckerberg, what would you ask? Here’s what I learned about the state and future of Facebook, data, politics and bad actors

onstine In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark Zuckerberg also hosted a last-minute, rare town hall with media and analysts to explain these efforts and also take tough questions for the better part of an hour. Let’s…

Facebook is Becoming a Social Operating System for Human Beings and Robots

Facebook is Becoming a Social Operating System for Human Beings and Robots

At f8 2017, Facebook aims to become your social network for reality, augmented reality and virtual reality…really. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Facebook once again hosted its highly-anticipated developer conference, which, for the record, appeals to anyone who follows, designs for, or uses the world’s largest social network. Drawing an estimated 4,000 attendees from all around the world, Facebook’s news blurred the line between reality and virtual reality and human and robot engagement for users in their personal and…

CNET: Facebook Live — Where a YouTube star can earn like an Olympic icon

CNET: Facebook Live — Where a YouTube star can earn like an Olympic icon

It’s exactly at a place like VidCon that you realize even though “internet famous” might still smack of a lower worth than “Hollywood famous,” the line is blurring.

“[Younger millennials and Generation Z] are not watching television, they’re not reading magazines the way that younger generations did before them,” Solis said. “Their idols are these online creators because their mobile phone is their television screen.”

Facebook Borrows Key Feature from Snapchat to Help Brands and Customers Connect

Facebook Borrows Key Feature from Snapchat to Help Brands and Customers Connect

Conversations about the eventual demise of Facebook are greatly exaggerated. Each week it seems, Facebook finds interesting ways to improve engagement on its platforms by either innovating, acquiring or borrowing new features. Did you know that 900 million people use Facebook Messenger every month? Beyond everyday conversation, Facebook sees a promising opportunity for businesses. In fact, over one billion messages are sent between people and businesses on Messenger each month. The team at Facebook aims to help businesses benefit from further promoting…

The Twitter Diaries: Wall St. vs. Main St. and Why an Algorithm isn’t the Problem

The Twitter Diaries: Wall St. vs. Main St. and Why an Algorithm isn’t the Problem

Twitter is automating (part of) its timeline via an algorithm. Cue the panic! Signal the backlash.  Twitter’s new timeline is making investor buy and sell, inciting a media storm and ironically thousands of Tweets questioning the future of social media’s loveable yet difficult-to-categorize social/broadcast network. This has culminated into a ominous theme #RIPTwitter with many citing that the “end is near.” What Twitter is Introducing Twitter introduced an upgrade to its beloved (and oft misunderstood) timeline that is rolling out to all users…

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