Leaders in the technology community have every right to talk about how immigration reform will benefit their businesses. But instead, FWD.us has chosen a strategy that’s condescending to voters and counterproductive to the cause of reform.Former Sen. Russ Feingold • In a statement given to Politico, offering an explanation for why Progressives United, MoveOn.org, and other left-leaning organizations have decided to stop advertising on Facebook for at least two weeks. The advertising boycott is in response to several televised ads from FWD.us, the Mark Zuckerberg-founded advocacy organization which is supposedly focused on immigration reform, that support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and attack “Obamacare.” source
A forward-thinking futurist Silicon Valley-type ought to be a progressive, right? Well, it’s not quite that simple.“Is Mark Zuckerberg a Liberal or a Conservative?,” Mashable. New analysis from me. (via alexjamesfitz)
isthisfacetiousenough asks: Regarding the Facebook thing... This seems wrong? I am not one of his followers, and after I saw that news article I had to see for myself. I composed a message, but I did not have a message screen that looked like that. I did not hit send, as I did not want to chance spamming Mark Zuckerberg with my test message. Also, I haven't been charged $1.00 to send messages to people I'm not friends with. Could this just be for certain types of accounts to stop businesses from spamming strangers?
» SFB says: This is a testing-phase thing that they’ve been rolling out for weeks. (Quote from FB’s staff: “We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam.”) The Mashable story just shows an example of the situation seen in the wild. With billions of people on Facebook, it’s likely that, if you’re not seeing it, it hasn’t rolled out to you yet. And regarding your last question: That’s exactly what it is. Basically, this allows strangers to contact people and not have the messages fall into the “other” inbox where spammy stuff goes. If they pay a dollar, it shows up next to messages from close friends. — Ernie @ SFB
Ceglia’s alleged conduct not only constitutes a massive fraud attempt, but also an attempted corruption of our legal system through the manufacture of false evidence. That is always intolerable. Dressing up a fraud as a lawsuit does not immunize you from prosecution.U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara • Discussing the arrest of Paul Ceglia, the wood chip salesperson who found an attention-grabbing side gig as the bro who sued Facebook claiming Mark Zuckerberg gave him half of it. Ceglia is alleged to have forged the legal documents giving him part-ownership of the company, leading to his arrest.
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