Based on artificial intelligence (AI), a bot has been running on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram - creating more than 100,000 "deepfake" images using photographs of real women, without their consent.
Fundamentally, social media dispenses with the nuance of dealing with a person in the flesh and all the signaling complexities of body language, vocal tone, and speed of utterance. The immediacy and anonymity of social media also remove the (healthy) challenges of paying attention, properly processing information, and responding with civility.
A forum in MacRumors showed a 90% rejection rate of Facebook users to the new FB app. "No way, FB is trying is intrude all aspects of my life. I will resist this just very another aspect," a user commented on the forum.
In our increasingly more narcissistic selfie culture, sometimes the right selfie can deliver a powerful message in an unparalleled way. One woman with skin cancer is trying to use social media to change this part of our American tanning habit by sharing a selfie of her face, blistered and scabbed from skin cancer treatments.
TOMS Shoes is best known for their uniquely charitable "one for one" sales model; based on this model the company donates one pair of shoes to a needy child for each pair of shoes it sells. Now TOMS is making an even greater impact by leveraging the Instagram platform.