A study found that Ellen DeGeneres and Kim Kardashian rank among the highest for fake followers on social media, nearly 50%.
Facebook conducted a study where they intentionally manipulated almost 700,000 users’ emotions without their knowledge or permission.
Scarlett Johansson is currently the world’s highest-paid actress since 2018. She also has no active social media accounts as she stated “she does not see the need to continuously share details of her everyday life” during an interview with Interview magazine in 2011.
In 2005 graffiti artist David Choe was offered $60K to paint multiple murals at Facebook headquarters. He chose to take his compensation in stock which was eventually worth more than $200 million.
Instagram can sub-license your content. This means that it could licence a user’s photograph or video to any third party, for free, without seeking permission, giving any notice or offering any payment to the user.
In 2018, a social media influencer asked a Dublin hotel for a five-night free stay in exchange for publicity, and broke down in tears in a video when she was bluntly refused. The hotel responded by banning all influencers from its premises
A team of economists at NYU found that getting off Facebook appears to improve people’s lives. Users who deactivated their accounts for a month seemed to enjoy themselves more as a result, showing decreases in depression and anxiety and improvements in happiness and life satisfaction.
Facebook made about $90 per user in the US and Canada last year.
When it rains, people publish more negative posts on Facebook. Each negative post negatively affects one to two other people. The negative post spreads like contagion, negatively affecting people’s moods in cities without rainfall. Social networks magnify the synchronisation of global moods.
Facebook’s facial recognition system was found to outperform similar systems used by the FBI. Where Facebook has a 98% accuracy rating in identifying faces, the FBI had a success rate of 85%.