Monthly Archives: April 2016

Voices from the sky

Another Voice of America, except that no one knows what kind of message you’ll get… Facebook has been going to extremes to solve the connectivity problem; the company’s solar-powered airplane, the Aquila, he said, can “beam down Internet” for months before it has to land. Facebook’s Plan to Connect the World is Not Just Social; […]

Facebook and elections

No one knows what happens on your Republican friends’s Facebook newsfeed… If Facebook’s effects on voter turnout are as large as this research suggests, then Facebook could easily skew the 2016 election. By selectively presenting the “I Voted!” button to some voters, for instance, it could juice turnout among reliably Democratic demographics without increasing it […]