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(Gizmodo)   Zuckerberg: guys, we need new ideas to make money, but they have to be grotesque and harm society. Some guy: has anyone done Megan's Law, but in reverse? Zuck: brilliant, also, let's refer to kids as "untapped"   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2021-09-29 5:52:32 AM  
Hook 'em while they're young. Like tobacco companies and ...

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2021-09-29 6:02:01 AM  

bostonguy: Hook 'em while they're young. Like tobacco companies and ...

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Also, do you know how much pedos would pay for a firehose of whatever age content does it for them?
 
2021-09-29 6:15:06 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: bostonguy: Hook 'em while they're young. Like tobacco companies and ...

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Also, do you know how much pedos would pay for a firehose of whatever age content does it for them?


But I'm sure that age verification would work -- just like how it successfully keeps everyone under 18 from visiting porn sites today.
 
2021-09-29 6:27:03 AM  

bostonguy: Cubansaltyballs: bostonguy: Hook 'em while they're young. Like tobacco companies and ...

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Also, do you know how much pedos would pay for a firehose of whatever age content does it for them?

But I'm sure that age verification would work -- just like how it successfully keeps everyone under 18 from visiting porn sites today.


Senator, we made a mistake those 45m children should not have been raped and molested and those millions of pesos should not have had access to our wonderful community, which they name Groomtopia because they were explicitly told not to in our terms of service. We have learned a lot from this and will do our best to make sure it doesn't happen again.
 
2021-09-29 6:49:24 AM  
Another document cited by the paper, dated March 2021, notes that Facebook is struggling with "global teen penetration," and seriously, are we not doing "Phrasing!" anymore?
 
2021-09-29 7:21:37 AM  
StateBook needs to farking die.
 
2021-09-29 7:24:26 AM  
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WHAT THE ACTUAL INNSMOUTH fark WHY ARE YOU farkING LOSERS GIVING THIS farkING FISH MUTANT SOCIOPATH MONEY?

WHY ARE YOU GIVING THIS THING MONEY OR ATTENTION???
 
2021-09-29 7:24:50 AM  
This is the kind of evil you don't typically see from supervillains, I mean world domination, stealing billions, etc. are pretty run of the mill for your average CEO, enabling the predators of the world to take advantage of tweens is a bold new step.
 
2021-09-29 7:25:48 AM  

EvilEgg: This is the kind of evil you don't typically see from supervillains, I mean world domination, stealing billions, etc. are pretty run of the mill for your average CEO, enabling the predators of the world to take advantage of tweens is a bold new step.


Worked for the Third Reich. Just sayin'.
 
2021-09-29 7:26:06 AM  
Someone better tell the Winklevi.
 
2021-09-29 7:26:28 AM  

bostonguy: Hook 'em while they're young. Like tobacco companies and ...

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The truly disgusting part is that his quote about kids being an untapped Revenue stream is almost verbatim What The Tobacco companies send in their own marketing research.
 
2021-09-29 7:26:45 AM  
One of the limitations of US capitalism: It seemingly cannot coexist with morality, only the law of the jungle.
 
2021-09-29 7:28:43 AM  
Are we all pretending this isn't something every other company has done since forever?

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2021-09-29 7:30:29 AM  

bostonguy: But I'm sure that age verification would work -- just like how it successfully keeps everyone under 18 from visiting porn sites today.


"hey, they said they were 18"
 
2021-09-29 7:30:33 AM  
All the other stuff aside:

""acquisition" of teen users "appears to be slowing down."

No shiat. You're running a website for their grandparents to share conspiracy theory memes.
 
2021-09-29 7:30:44 AM  

omg bbq: [Fark user image image 425x237]

WHAT THE ACTUAL INNSMOUTH fark WHY ARE YOU farkING LOSERS GIVING THIS farkING FISH MUTANT SOCIOPATH MONEY?

WHY ARE YOU GIVING THIS THING MONEY OR ATTENTION???


Because Facebook users have been trained using pavlovian methods to respond to the incoming message ding just like rats hitting a feeder bar in a laboratory.

The internet has failed Us in all of its promises, and social media is the worst of those failures.
 
2021-09-29 7:31:06 AM  
'untapped'?!  I thought we settled on, 'human capital stock'.  Did that not include children?
 
2021-09-29 7:31:15 AM  
Another document cited by the paper, dated March 2021, notes that Facebook is struggling with "global teen penetration" and warns that "acquisition" of teen users "appears to be slowing down."

Funnily enough, Matt Gaetz ran into the same problem recently as well.
 
2021-09-29 7:32:31 AM  

rummonkey: bostonguy: Hook 'em while they're young. Like tobacco companies and ...

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The truly disgusting part is that his quote about kids being an untapped Revenue stream is almost verbatim What The Tobacco companies send in their own marketing research.


And essentially what Apple is doing by trying to put an iPad in the hands of every grade schooler.
 
2021-09-29 7:34:47 AM  
Kiddie insurrection, and other great ideas!
 
2021-09-29 7:35:41 AM  
Not how to make the product better, but how to make the product more profitable. Capitalism in a nutshell.
 
2021-09-29 7:40:47 AM  
Why the fark is he so strange looking?
 
2021-09-29 7:41:18 AM  

rummonkey: The internet has failed Us in all of its promises, and social media is the worst of those failures.


I can't agree with you on the first part but I understand the feeling.
 
2021-09-29 7:42:34 AM  
We are well on our way to a Bladerunner future but it's going to include bizarre elements that will make it more like Brazil.
 
2021-09-29 7:44:27 AM  

big pig peaches: Are we all pretending this isn't something every other company has done since forever?

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This.  Was the person that proposed marketing video games to girls a creep?  Is a company that enters a new market that targets old people exploiting them?

Come on.  There are lots of REAL reasons to hate on Facebook.  Basic business practices of targeting different demographics is not one of them.
 
2021-09-29 7:44:48 AM  

Salmon: Why the fark is he so strange looking?


Because David Icke's lizard theory was wrong at the time but since then people put lizard jizz into a human egg.
 
2021-09-29 7:45:20 AM  
There's wrong and there's wrong and then there's this.
 
2021-09-29 7:45:25 AM  
I've seen estimates he owns 5-7% of the entire wealth of the millennial generation. Tap that money you clowns.
 
2021-09-29 7:49:12 AM  
I thought you had to be 13 to have a Facebook account? Is that going to get lowered?  Kiddy-book?
 
2021-09-29 7:51:04 AM  
Kids between 10 and 12 are a 'valuable but untapped audience,' company research says.

And may they stay "untapped" (shudder). Every kid I know around that age range -- nephews, friends' kids -- has less than zero interest in Facebook. Smart.
 
2021-09-29 7:51:54 AM  

big pig peaches: Are we all pretending this isn't something every other company has done since forever?

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Why are his hands on the wrong sides of his body.
 
2021-09-29 7:52:02 AM  
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2021-09-29 7:52:56 AM  
Also, I want to see FB report its financial reports separated into "Facebook" and "Instagram."

I'd bet that Facebook is rapidly going down, and Instagram is saving the company.
 
2021-09-29 8:01:34 AM  
Every child in my kid's K-5 school is awarded Star of the Month.  The mosaic of picking 1/9th of the school to be a star until all child selection is exhausted is lost on most kids, even some parents.  Most kids do the little happy dance and collect their bumper sticker and coupons at the monthly award ceremony.  Some parents, and it's obvious, aren't doing the fake character building.  They think their kid has won a Major Award.  Frag-ee-lay.  And some parents go the other way, they don't even show up at the ceremony.

But regardless, it's a participation trophy.  Everyone wins.  And with this Major Award comes a coupon to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.  And that coupon gives my child a free meal.  But not my other child.

And we are forced to go to Red Robin, because coupon.  And my other child eats his basket of french fries.  But they are bitter.  And they are less salted.  And they are more limp.  They are colder.  For he has no coupon and can only look with envy unto his brother's coupon.  And surely therapy will address this one day.

TL;DR:  If you want an un-brain damaged kid, move to a less-capitalistic country.  Just beware, the new set o' problems may be real, much worse.

TL;DR even briefer:  mass self-actualization only raises the bar.

TL;DR for the total ADHD: Utopia doesn't exist.

Ultimate TL;DR: Wah.
 
2021-09-29 8:06:34 AM  
big pig peaches -Are we all pretending this isn't something every other company has done since forever?

Sure. Just like we pretend the rest of the world is not destabilizing because of our two-faced dealings while we make bank from all sides. Just like when we pretend that the recent spate of terrorists attack just came out of the blue while we were just siting here minding our own business.

/Don't worry... Americans will always believe anything as long as it sounds pro-American and anti-whatever the 'hate du jour' is this week. It is one of the main reasons that last guy got elected. Just life as usual around here.
 
2021-09-29 8:07:41 AM  
Facebook needs to be shut down, and Zuckerberg jailed. Unfortunately we value money more than people, so nothing will happen.
 
2021-09-29 8:08:22 AM  
Let'$ $ee if anyone doe$ anything.
 
2021-09-29 8:09:30 AM  

big pig peaches: Are we all pretending this isn't something every other company has done since forever?

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Shut down Disney too.
 
2021-09-29 8:10:51 AM  

rummonkey: omg bbq: [Fark user image image 425x237]

WHAT THE ACTUAL INNSMOUTH fark WHY ARE YOU farkING LOSERS GIVING THIS farkING FISH MUTANT SOCIOPATH MONEY?

WHY ARE YOU GIVING THIS THING MONEY OR ATTENTION???

Because Facebook users have been trained using pavlovian methods to respond to the incoming message ding just like rats hitting a feeder bar in a laboratory.

The internet has failed Us in all of its promises, and social media is the worst of those failures.


Not all its promises. Porn and cat videos are abundant.
 
2021-09-29 8:13:36 AM  

freakay: We are well on our way to a Bladerunner future but it's going to include bizarre elements that will make it more like Brazil.


Zuckerberg is obviously a replicant prototype. Unfortunately they haven't implemented the 4 year lifespan yet.
 
2021-09-29 8:14:15 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: rummonkey: omg bbq: [Fark user image image 425x237]

WHAT THE ACTUAL INNSMOUTH fark WHY ARE YOU farkING LOSERS GIVING THIS farkING FISH MUTANT SOCIOPATH MONEY?

WHY ARE YOU GIVING THIS THING MONEY OR ATTENTION???

Because Facebook users have been trained using pavlovian methods to respond to the incoming message ding just like rats hitting a feeder bar in a laboratory.

The internet has failed Us in all of its promises, and social media is the worst of those failures.

Not all its promises. Porn and cat videos are abundant.


This is why I could not agree.
 
2021-09-29 8:15:18 AM  

mrparks: bostonguy: But I'm sure that age verification would work -- just like how it successfully keeps everyone under 18 from visiting porn sites today.

"hey, they said they were 18"


so say Matt Gaetz
 
2021-09-29 8:23:48 AM  
"Internal documents obtained by the Journal now reveal that Facebook formed a special team to study children and ponder ways in which they could be monetized."
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2021-09-29 8:27:42 AM  
The worst thing Facebook did was let in Boomers.
 
2021-09-29 8:31:07 AM  
But it's so convenient!!!!
 
2021-09-29 8:39:56 AM  
Delete Facebook
 
2021-09-29 8:42:26 AM  

omg bbq: [Fark user image image 425x237]

WHAT THE ACTUAL INNSMOUTH fark WHY ARE YOU farkING LOSERS GIVING THIS farkING FISH MUTANT SOCIOPATH MONEY?

WHY ARE YOU GIVING THIS THING MONEY OR ATTENTION???


Because despite what everybody in this thread claims it's how they can creep on that unrequited crush from high school or that unavailable coworker while rubbing one out.
 
2021-09-29 8:44:03 AM  

thealgorerhythm: omg bbq: [Fark user image image 425x237]

WHAT THE ACTUAL INNSMOUTH fark WHY ARE YOU farkING LOSERS GIVING THIS farkING FISH MUTANT SOCIOPATH MONEY?

WHY ARE YOU GIVING THIS THING MONEY OR ATTENTION???

Because despite what everybody in this thread claims it's how they can creep on that unrequited crush from high school or that unavailable coworker while rubbing one out.


I guess I've been doing things wrong.
 
2021-09-29 8:45:22 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: big pig peaches: Are we all pretending this isn't something every other company has done since forever?

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Shut down Disney too.


All these companies can be shut down over night. People just need to stop doing business with them.
 
2021-09-29 8:45:46 AM  
True story, and not cool...

The event that started Megan's Law...  That event happened in my town.

At the moment that it was happening, I was moving from one house to a new house.  There were signs on every telephone pole for miles around, looking for that little girl.

It was about as horrible a situation as any parent could ever expect to see.  It was heartbreaking, the way the story ended.

They razed the house that dude lived in.
 
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