Graph: Facebook's Attempt to Be More Than Just a Big Time Suck

  • metta

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    Jan 24, 2013 6:05 PM GMT
    Graph: Facebook's Attempt to Be More Than Just a Big Time Suck

    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/graph-facebooks-attempt-to-be-more-than-just-a-big-time-suck/267236/


    Actual Facebook Graph Searches

    http://actualfacebookgraphsearches.tumblr.com/
  • metta

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    Jan 24, 2013 6:11 PM GMT

    Off-Topic but FB related
    When Facebook Resurrected the Dead
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    Jan 24, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    metta8 said
    Off-Topic but FB related
    When Facebook Resurrected the Dead

    This is the more interesting segment, imo.

    With so many companies trying to create intelligent systems and expert systems, at some point they're going to get pretty accurate. For example, FB already says it can tell when a couple is going to break up, months before they actually do, just by mapping changes in their communication habits. The idea is that they will then --ahead of time--market appropriate services to these people: divorce lawyers, dating apps, moving companies, etc.

    As this technology develops, the people (companies) owning it will have a window into the future that will allow them to make very accurate predictions about where the economy is going, what new technologies will take off, what to divest themselves of, etc. And they'll have this info long before anyone else.

    My concern is that this is going to become an unfair advantage giving the "haves" insight that will further their wealth acquisition at the expense of everyone else who does not have access to the same calibre of predictive models. And by the time it happens, it will be far too late to stop it.



    Oo lala beauty and brains... It's interesting what you said, I have never thought about it that way.
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    Jan 24, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
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