Facebook Case Studies

Executive's Guide to Facebook: Case StudiesThese are the best case studies I can find of useful and interesting applications of Facebook to business. To make this list, a “case study” has to be more in-depth than the majority of the social media examples that often lack detail and business focus.

Get the most out of them by not taking them literally: think a bit more abstractly, and you’ll find it easier to apply the ideas to your business. Of course, the challenge is what it has always been: aggregate the audience and deliver value to maintain attention, engagement and results.

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Case Studies: Notable Business Uses of Facebook
The global “@facebook”: cities, police, smartphones, cameras track your every move, without your consent
Superb: Why “tech #humanism” could help #SilconValley maintain its #monopoly on our attention—and how to democratize #tech
Employees of SiliconValley platforms air regrets & give insights into how toxic #socialmedia & #internet #advertising happened + links to in-depth posts
Must-read: Crystallizes the difference b/t user data, which they own, and metadata about user behavior, which #facebook owns
Anticipating Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress. Selling members’ personal data to advertisers is the key money engine of @facebook. Moreover, the data enables prediction of highly private things about you
How #Facebook is becoming a global #surveillance, #censor & control platform, goaded by governments trying to combat terrorism
#GoogleNow @Amazon #Alexa patent applications reveal surveillance-quality hardware & software capabilities; They already record more than they say
Connecting people can enable terror, but more good than bad, so we have to accept it— (paraphrased) says @Facebook executive
How to #resist @facebook @google #social #network use of your private data: Growing backlash vs data harvesting, profiling, manipulation
Why I don’t use Facebook apps (too much information) #deletefacebook movement
Yet another investigation w a Russia connection, this time in the UK, involving Trump campaign
New model of #venture #capital invests in #social #impact, automates VC evaluation to remove bias
How Facebook advertising and #SocialMedia tools were made to order for russia influencing 2016 usa president election
Another reason why I do not #trust #Facebook: Most of its "child experts" have financial ties with it, and it kept obvious #child #development experts
Revealing if unsurprising: #facebook #defaults violate #German #privacy law (& my personal preferences ;^) - #Messenger a culprit
US firms putting foot in mouth in #China incurring official and #SocialMedia wrath
[commented] Useful analysis of successful #volunteer #outreach for elementary school event #kudos @jaynecravens
Critique of #facebook, how its #newsfeed personalizes extremism & makes people unhealthy

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