The new year has brought with it some prominent tech leaders declaring they will no longer be using Facebook. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of the world’s leading social media platform, including issues of privacy and election interference and whether it may be headed the way of MySpace.
Judith Rosenbaum, assistant professor of communication and journalism, University of Maine
Rich Brooks, founder and president, Flyte New Media, a digital agency in Portland; founder, The Agents of Change, a conference and podcast focusing on search, social and mobile marketing; author, “The Lead Machine: The Small Business Guide to Digital Marketing”
Amanda O’Brien, business owner and digital marketing expert, organizer of Social Media Breakfast Maine
- A brief history of Facebook
- The 21 (and Counting) Biggest Facebook Scandals of 2018
- Facebook Under Pressure to Show That Users Are Sticking Around Despite Scandals
- Perfect timing: Facebook hires top privacy law activists
- Are You Really the Product?
- Facebook was manipulated by Russians, who used the same targeting tools that advertisers love
- We Could Easily Stop Location Data Scandals, But We Cower to Lobbyists Instead