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Saturday, April 29, 2017

This is Real News. Honest.

I messaged a friend who was working out at the gym. It was in Facebook Messenger. I've deleted all other messaging and chat programs. FB was so smart to spin off a separate app for phones, and a completely different site for those on a computer and inside a browser.

They have already moved the space way forward by instantly connecting the vast number of humans on the FB platform as well as those who sign up solely for the powerful communications tool. Being able to call, or video conference seems a little old hat by now. Stickers are even more so.

But I'm cheering on the development of chatbots. I still cannot message the Uberbot in Vancovuer because, although we maintain we're a world-class city, Uber is not yet allowed to operate here. There are some bots to play with already though.

Screenshot 2017-04-29 15.53.52
Click the image to load the NewsBot's page on Facebook.

I think their NewsBot just might be the future underpinnings for how Facebook will deal with determining articles within the scourge of fake news. (Of course a better way to ensure that questionable news didn't spread would be to have people act a little cleverer and better schooled. Alas, that isn't much of a real possibility, is it?)


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