Social Media: How they fuel “engagement”?

Sophie Zhang writes: During my time at Facebook, I saw compromised accounts functioning in droves in Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere. Most of these accounts were commandeered through autolikers: online programs which promise users automatic likes and other engagement for their posts. Signing up for the autoliker, however, requires the user to hand over account … Continue reading Social Media: How they fuel “engagement”?

Precis- 15.10.2021

Simply a refresh - Precis offers a short take of the day's most compelling stories/ narratives (as they happen). Photo by Tim Gouw on Louis Pouzin discusses the early days of the internet One of my colleagues introduced me to [Professor Fernando J.] Corbató, who was an American working at MIT and who was heading … Continue reading Precis- 15.10.2021