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Old 02-07-2018, 08:47 AM   #1
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Faceb00k killing... well, everything, really

Splitsider: How Facebook is Killing Comedy

It opens by pointing out that Funny or Die officially quit producing short-form comedy for the Internet last month. (I did not know that) And it just gets worse from there...


...this is kind of a disaster
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:48 AM   #2
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I a nutshell...
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:41 AM   #3
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The disruption isn't limited to Facebook.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/n...imes&smtyp=cur

Link to a livery driver's suicide story.

Creative destruction has been hyped for most of my work life. Sometimes it just looks like destructive destruction.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:34 PM   #4
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Yeah, but Facebook's already on the downswing. It'll be like when Wal-Mart comes to a small town, forces all the mom-and-pops out of business, then closes its doors a few years later leaving the town economy in ruins: the need (you could say "desire," in the case of comedy, but I actually think need) remains, and people will find a way to fill it. Sure, rebuilding from the ashes sucks, but it always happens.

My personal prediction: people are finally going to start accepting that they must pay individually for content. The supported-by-advertising model is going to go away because 1.) we've all had the chance, through one venue or another, to realize how awesome life is without ads, 2.) ad blockers are only going to get better, and 3.) even the people who do see them never fucking click or pay attention to them anyway. The effectiveness of advertising campaigns has been going steadily downward, and nowadays they're almost as likely to do PR damage than generate sales.

10, even 5 years ago, I would have laughed at the idea of paying to access shows on Comedy Central's website. Now? I would do it in a heartbeat. (Still can't, mind you, because the cable companies force exclusivity deals, but that content model is on the way out, too.) Our new "big three" networks will be Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, and it will be a long time before any of those three can risk a "reduce your monthly bill in exchange for voluntarily watching ads" promotion.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:46 PM   #5
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Facebook really blows!
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:32 AM   #6
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When I read a Clodfobble post, I usually think, "Will you marry me?"
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:55 PM   #7
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Well, you'd have to convince Texas to make polygamy legal--but let's be honest, it probably wouldn't be that hard.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:20 PM   #8
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:27 PM   #9
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:45 PM   #10
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Well, you'd have to convince Texas to make polygamy legal--but let's be honest, it probably wouldn't be that hard.
It is only illegal if you get courts involved
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:48 PM   #11
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Damn straight, keep a low profile and live happily ever after. Heh, good luck with that.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:18 AM   #12
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Well, you'd have to convince Texas to make polygamy legal--but let's be honest, it probably wouldn't be that hard.
It would most certainly be hard.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:10 AM   #13
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:25 AM   #14
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Cambridge Analytica

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...tory-quicktake

During the summer of 2014, the U.K. affiliate of U.S. political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica hired a Soviet-born American researcher, Aleksandr Kogan, to gather basic profile information of Facefook users along with what they chose to “Like.” About 270,000 Facebork users, most or all of whom were paid a small amount, downloaded Kogan’s app, thisisyourdigitallife, which took the form of a personality survey. Kogan collected data not just on those users but on their Faceduck friends as well, if their privacy settings allowed it -- a universe of people that reached 50 million. The app, in its terms of service, disclosed that it would collect data on users and their friends.

And now everyone is fleeing.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:18 PM   #15
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I'm curious . . . how many of you are facebook people?

If you are, are you worried? Ready to quit? About to run screaming into the dark abyss?

I have a facebook account, but only started it to see pics that my sis-in-law posted. My account is completely private, contains zero info about me (not even my name), and I don't post anything there. I feel like I'm personally safe from the Analytica insanity (but I'm not certain).

What I can say is, the unpeeling of this reeking onion is deeply disturbing and, at least in my mind, providing ever-mounting evidence that Trump is indeed a Fake President, on even more levels than I previously thought.

Putin. Wikileaks. Porn stars. Secret meetings with Russians. Cambridge Analytica. Pussy grabbing. Praising dictators. Biological nerve poisons. Money laundering. Lies by the hour. The pile of shit tied to Trump just gets bigger and bigger.

We are so fucked.
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