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Is Facebook good or bad?

NYT: Is Facebook weaker than we knew?


But thereís another way to read the series, and itís the interpretation that has reverberated louder inside my brain as each new installment has landed.

Which is: Facebook is in trouble.

Not financial trouble, or legal trouble, or even senators-yelling-at-Mark-Zuckerberg trouble. What Iím talking about is a kind of slow, steady decline that anyone who has ever seen a dying company up close can recognize. Itís a cloud of existential dread that hangs over an organization whose best days are behind it, influencing every managerial priority and product decision and leading to increasingly desperate attempts to find a way out. This kind of decline is not necessarily visible from the outside, but insiders see a hundred small, disquieting signs of it every day ó user-hostile growth hacks, frenetic pivots, executive paranoia, the gradual attrition of talented colleagues.

It has become fashionable among Facebook critics to emphasize the companyís size and dominance while bashing its missteps. In a Senate hearing on Thursday, lawmakers grilled Antigone Davis, Facebookís global head of safety, with questions about the companyís addictive product design and the influence it has over its billions of users. Many of the questions to Ms. Davis were hostile, but as with most Big Tech hearings, there was an odd sort of deference in the air, as if the lawmakers were asking: Hey, Godzilla, would you please stop stomping on Tokyo?

Facebook being down will be a net positive for society

Most people will have to rely on actual news as opposed to regurgitated conspiracy theories and manufactured disinformation. They will be forced to call their loved ones and have actually conversations, and maybe even go outside. We are getting a glimpse of a facebook-less world, and it is amazing.

2020 GA: Biden won by approximately 11,000 votes

COVID deaths: 24,632

If there is one thing that should keep the GOP from playing into this death cult, it's the midterm elections. At this point, even from a purely strategic viewpoint: wtf are they thinking???

Trudeau wins (at least a minority government) -just announced by the CBC

Congrats Canada!

All airlines should announce a vaccine mandate two days before the next crazy person rally

Then see how good their turnout is.

If these results stick, Newsom will have a pretty huge mandate to push

Even more boldly on his agenda.

Just realized: While Newsom can get a plurality of the vote and still lose

Elder can get a majority for question 2 and also still lose...

Is natural immunity better than being vaccinated?


A. COVID-19 vaccines induce higher levels and a broader range of neutralizing antibodies to the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein than does natural infection. Vaccine-induced antibodies are less likely to be affected by changes in the RBD seen in the current SARS-CoV-2 variants, and are therefore more likely to be more effective against variants.
➡️ TL;DR. The receptor binding domain (RBD) of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein binds to ACE2 receptors on human cells, allowing the virus to enter. A robust neutralizing antibody response against the RBD is critical for protection against infection. While both natural infection and COVID-19 vaccines induce neutralizing antibodies to RBD, COVID-19 vaccines induce a much LARGER VARIETY of neutralizing antibodies to RBD than does natural infection. What does this mean for immunity to SARS-CoV-2 infection? Vaccine-induced antibodies can bind to MANY more places on the RBD than natural infection-induced antibodies can and may therefore be more effective in blocking the virus (and its variants) from entering human cells.

Great article worth reading!

On edit: This Facebook post by the same people addresses the recent Israel study using multiple other studies that back their claims: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=397795295182457&id=105606064401383&m_entstream_source=timeline

Thank you Mr President for turning this car around.

And likely saving countless lives in the process...

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