The Need for Data

The Need for Data

acebook has over 2 billion active users over the world. That’s a lot of single unified data input. Netflix analyzes the data from the 120 million users subscribed to their platform. Everything from what shows you watch, to how long you watch them, and what episode it takes to get you to finish a season. This data is used to make money. Facebook uses its data to sell to advertisers. Netflix uses the data to create programming that users will enjoy watching. Anti-trafficking uses data to fight trafficking.

What We're Currently Reading: April 2018

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt

Using Facebook to support victims of human trafficking

Using Facebook to support victims of human trafficking

Over 2 billion people from across the world have signed up for Facebook. Today, it is a social media empire and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is worth $56 billion. In its early years, Facebook sought to connect people and improve communication between friends virtually and almost instantly, now Facebook has greater visions like bringing the world closer together and giving people the power to build communities.