Mashable: TV’s ridiculously fake websites and apps are things of beauty

Mashable: TV’s ridiculously fake websites and apps are things of beauty. “One of the most special things in television universes are the ridiculously fake apps and websites that characters use. Generally, there are two types of these fake internet-ings. The first are the type that are just stand-ins for real-world sites and apps that would’ve cost the production company licensing fees otherwise. The second are the type that exist solely within the fictional universe and serve their unique storyline purposes.” Here for April Fools Day.

Ubergizmo: Facebook Claims To Have Over 200 Million Fake/Duplicate Accounts

Ubergizmo: Facebook Claims To Have Over 200 Million Fake/Duplicate Accounts. “Creating a new Facebook account is relatively easy, which is why more often than not you might find accounts that are spammy or trying to scam you into clicking links or wanting to be your friend. However exactly how big of a problem is this? According to Facebook, apparently fake and/or duplicate accounts make up about 10% of the social network’s monthly active users.”

University of Maryland: How to Detect Fake Facebook Friends

University of Maryland: How to Detect Fake Facebook Friends. “Company pages on social media sites like Facebook contain real-time information for brand managers hoping to gauge customer sentiment, but only if they know how to make sense of the raw data. New research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows how to filter for bias, starting with a three-pronged test to identify and remove fake users.”