Hello fellow elite hackers!
(Or as we say in the underground, l33t hax0rz)
As DEF CON wraps up and the weekend comes to a close, we return to our homes to rest, smoke some meats, and prepare for the week to come. All while basking in the memories we created together with dreams of the future we will create.
The greatest aspect about DEF CON is that each of us has a vastly unique experience, due to the massiveness of the conference itself and the opportunities for adventure that the surrounding area has to offer. Some may never leave the casino floors except to attend a few notable talks, other are there only to prove their skills to be crowned champion of the greatest CTF competition in world, while a few like myself will spend their time in the desert hunting the most dangerous game.
By far, one my favorite parts of DEF CON this year was the Biohacking Village, though I maybe slightly bias since we were there testing out and showing off our awesome new tech, Nano Drops. For those of you that haven’t heard, Nano Drops is a test product from Facebook that uses ground breaking nanotechnology to bridge the gap between water molecules and social media. Amazing stuff!
We were able to produce some outstanding test data at this years DEF CON, by deploying Nano Drops in the water supplies of Vegas. I must say, the feedback from all of you was impressive! It showed us that with a large enough Nano Drop deployment, we no longer need to rely on likes, status updates, and text input for data points. Even more amazing, when we compared the data gathered from the Nano Drops to conversations and status updates, it showed us that what citizen users truly feel and think often greatly differs from what they are willingly share and how they present themselves on social media. No more holding back, guys!
I know some of you may have concerns about us sharing your data with third-parties, but trust us. Our track records should be more than enough to show that your secrets are safe with us. Also, as a special thanks to everyone one that took part in this test deployment, you will be credited Libra for your participation. Minus materials and labor costs.
Another small thing to note, if you’re feeling headaches, tension in your arms, and brief loss of vision, don’t worry! It should go away in 6 to 8 weeks.
See you at next years DEF CON, l33t hax0rz! And remember, HACK THE PLANET! And 71% of the planet is water!
Hey fellow revolutionaries!
Have you heard the great news about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency program? We’re sure you have and you’re probably just as excited as we are. To celebrate, we’re here with a special offer to help you to earn your first Facebook bucks!
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Facebook’s Chemical and Medical Division is looking for participants for it’s beta testing programs, plasma drives, and kidney round-ups. And don’t worry if an event occurs that leaves you unable to collect your Facebook bucks! After clean-up and disposal fees, the remainder of your payout will go to your next of kin! Cool stuff!
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Hi, everyone! I’m here with an exciting announcement about the future of Facebook as a citizen of the Fediverse.
Facebook has always stood for bringing people together and building a global community. When we began, this idea was not controversial. Every year, the world became more connected and this was seen as a positive trend. Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection. There are questions about whether we can make a global community that works for everyone. We believe we can, and we believe ActivityPub and the Fediverse can help make it happen.
Today we are taking our next step. Instead of re-inventing the wheel and creating our own platforms, we’ve decided to take a synergistic approach. Over the past year we have been tapping in to existing technologies and communities of the current Fediverse. Facebook has contributed countless developers hours and lines of code to several ActivityPub based projects to help their growth. Furthermore, this has helped us prepare our switch to this emerging platform. I’d like to take this time to showcase a few of the projects we’ve been working on to ground Facebook in this new frontier.
PeerTube. We’re most excited about this project, as it places a majority of the bandwidth costs on the consumer, where it should be. This peer-to-peer technology will allow us to compete with other video services at a reduced cost. To support the adoption of this platform and encourage creators to make the switch, we have our next project to aid the transition.
Influencer Partnership Program. The first thing we noticed about the Fediverse was the lack of advertising. This program will make it easier than ever for companies and Fediverse influencers to partner for brand deals. This is a win for all involved. Influencers can bring more funding to their content, brands have a streamlined platform to showcase their products, and users will learn more about great products directly from their favorite Fediverse stars.
Pixelfed. When we first came across this Instagram-clone, we were tempted to flood the project with baseless lawsuits to halt development, but we decided to wait until the “federation soon” messages stopped. We’re happy to announce that after reaching settlement that Daniel "dansup" Sup is Facebook’s newest employee, and Pixelfed is our newest Facebook branded project. With growing incentives from the Influencer Partnership Program, expect to see your favorite stars in your timeline such as Kevin Hart, Snooki, and Wil Wheaton.
Hackers Town acquisition. While this is a small acquisition, it’s important as it gives Facebook a launchpad into the Fediverse. Additionally, Facebook has a long history of working closely with federal agencies, so this move shouldn’t surprise anyone.
With these great coming changes, we as a community will help shape the Fediverse from a place where self-proclaimed revolutionaries complain about unimportant issues such as privacy, human rights, and corporate surveillance, to a community where creators, influencers, brands, and governments can shape the internet of tomorrow, today!
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.