mcbakewl + social_media   19

Jack Dorsey's Dangerous Defense of Alex Jones - The Atlantic
8/8/18 - ... I do not envy publishers like Dorsey and Zuckerberg. The scale of the problem they face—and that we all face as a result—is mind-boggling. In journalism, reporters who lie are fired. But no newsroom has a structure like Facebook, with 2 billion individuals publishing stories and no real editors. On a platform where users can publish freely, and provocations and misinformation are incentivized by the very architecture of the platform, what’s a publisher to do? Perhaps a better question is: What is the publisher’s moral or ethical responsibility?
Twitter  Free_speech  Fake_News  Social_Media 
6 weeks ago by mcbakewl
Sarah Jeong’s tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people? - The Washington Post
8/3/18 - ... It is likely true, as many have pointed out, that if any minority group were substituted in the place of white people into Jeong’s statements, she would not have kept her job. Some edited Jeong’s tweets to hammer home that idea, replacing the words “white people” in her tweets with “black people” and “Jewish people.”

Makes me think of this:

SNL: Word Association - Richard Pryor with Chevy Chase - NBC.com
https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/word-association/n8615

which led to this:

The untold story behind SNL, Chevy Chase, and Richard Pryor | Salon.com
http://bit.ly/2LOKurq
Racism  White_Supremacy  Asians  Humor  Social_Media 
7 weeks ago by mcbakewl
I have over one million followers on Twitter. But I’m ready to quit.
By Larry Madowo
March 9

Larry Madowo is a Kenyan broadcast journalist and writer.

What’s happening? Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey seems to have finally accepted that his platform has become a raging dumpster fire. But if Twitter looks like a corrosive, hate-filled deluge of filth in the West, it’s even worse in my part of the world.
Trolls  Social_Media  Twitter  Bots 
8 weeks ago by mcbakewl
Fitting Your Photos on Instagram - The New York Times
9/26/17 - Instagram supports photos in the rectangular landscape and portrait orientations — as long as you switch it from the default square shape before you upload the file. To do that, tap the round gray arrow icon in the bottom corner of the image preview.
Photos  Technology  Tips  Social_Media 
september 2017 by mcbakewl
Communicating in the fast lane - Why more and more ambassadors (to Thailand) are turning to the social media
11/15/15 - WITH THAIS among the most prolific and savvy social media users in Southeast Asia, the best, indeed perhaps the only way for foreign expatriates to engage with them is to go online.

Statistics show that 24 million people in Thailand were on Facebook each day as of June 2015 and that last year, a daily total of 6.6 million tweets were posted by users in Thailand.

Little wonder then that foreign envoys to Thailand have jumped on the social network bandwagon and are now active on Twitter and Facebook as well as other apps.
Thailand  Social_Media 
november 2016 by mcbakewl
How One Journalist Uses Social Media to Get Inside the Minds of ISIS | WIRED
8/3/16 - RUKMINI CALLIMACHI IS arguably the best reporter on the most impor­tant beat in the world. As a New York Times correspondent covering terrorism, her work explores not just what jihadists do but how they do it.
Journalism  Terrorism  Social_Media  ISIS  Politics 
august 2016 by mcbakewl
If social networks were countries, which would they be? | World Economic Forum
4/28/16 - If Facebook were a country, it would be substantially bigger than China. The size of Facebook's user base translates to around one in seven of the global population using it each month - around 1.65 billion people.

GRAPH
• Facebook
• WhatsApp
• Instagram
• Twitter
• Google+
• LinkedIn
• Snapchat
Internet  Social_Media  Demographics 
july 2016 by mcbakewl
TrollBusters
TrollBusters provides just-in-time rescue services to support women journalists, bloggers and publishers who are targets of cyberharassment. We use our virtual S.O.S. team to send positive memes, endorsements and testimonials into online feeds at the point of attack. We dilute the stings of cyberbullies, trolls and other online pests to support you, your voice, your website, your business and your reputation.
Social_Media  Tools 
june 2016 by mcbakewl
Cyber-shaming: How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life - NYTimes.com
2/12/15 - ... Eventually I started to wonder about the recipients of our shamings, the real humans who were the virtual targets of these campaigns. So for the past two years, I’ve been interviewing individuals like Justine Sacco: everyday people pilloried brutally, most often for posting some poorly considered joke on social media. Whenever possible, I have met them in person, to truly grasp the emotional toll at the other end of our screens. The people I met were mostly unemployed, fired for their transgressions, and they seemed broken somehow — deeply confused and traumatized.
Social_Media  Sociology  from iphone
february 2015 by mcbakewl
Angie's List - The Boss Responds
7/19/14 - ... Here’s how the Angie’s List business model works. Subscriber fees make up approximately 27 percent of the company’s gross revenue. Providers who are rated on Angie’s pay almost 73 percent of company’s revenue, approximately $129 million in 2013, in the form of advertising on the website.

The same plumbers and nail salons that are rated at Angie’s, supposedly based solely on consumer reviews, are encouraged to buy advertising on Angie’s List. And those that do appear to profit by having their ads move them to the top of the ratings lists.
Internet  Social_Media  Shopping 
july 2014 by mcbakewl
Swear Off Social Media, for Good or Just for Now - NYTimes.com
7/2/14 - Edit Your Facebook and Twitter History
Molly Wood explains how to download and delete activity on Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook  Twitter  Privacy  Social_Media 
july 2014 by mcbakewl
What’s He Really Like? Check the Lulu App - NYTimes.com
20 NOV 2013 - … a new, free, female-friendly social networking app that lets women anonymously review men who are their Facebook friends.

On Lulu, women can rate men in categories — ex-boyfriend, crush, together, hooked-up, friend or relative — with a multiple-choice quiz. Women, their gender verified by their Facebook logins, add pink hashtags to a man’s profile ranging from the good (#KinkyInTheRightWays) to the bad (#NeverSleepsOver) to the ugly (#PornEducated). The hashtags are used to calculate a score generated by Lulu, ranging from 1 to 10, that appears under the man’s profile picture. (The company’s spokeswoman declined to explain the ratings algorithm.) Men can add hashtags, which appear in blue, but these are not factored into their overall score.
Social_Media  Sociology  Dating 
november 2013 by mcbakewl
Addicted to Apps - NYTimes.com
24 Aug 2013 - ... The first day I used Google Now, my phone buzzed to tell me I needed to leave in 15 minutes for my restaurant reservation, because there was traffic on the way.

The thing is, I had never told my phone I had a reservation. Or where I was, or the route I planned to take. Google had spotted the OpenTable reservation in my Gmail in-box, knew my phone’s location and checked Google Maps for traffic conditions. I was creeped out.
Google  Social_Media  Surveillance  Internet  from iphone
august 2013 by mcbakewl
Meet Bribespot Thailand: the non-profit helping users to map corruption | ventureburn
Have you ever bribed a police officer? Have you ever been requested to pay a bribe in order to get something done? Or have you ever encountered a bribing incident happening to others around you? Well, if you live in Thailand, I’d assume you were lying if you answered no. According to Corruption Perceptions Index 2012, Thailand ranks number 88 out of 174 on the most corrupt countries list. If you’re sick and tired of the bribing “norm,” join Bribespot Thailand’s effort.
Thailand  Corruption  Social_Media  from iphone
august 2013 by mcbakewl
Social and online media for social change: examples from Thailand | East Asia & Pacific on the rise
Thailand has 25 million online users and 18 million social media users. Here are some of the successful home-grown initiatives we discussed that evening:
Thailand  Activism  Politics  Internet  Sociology  Social_Media  from iphone
july 2013 by mcbakewl
There’s a Fly in My Tweets - NYTimes.com
The millions of people posting to sites like Twitter and Facebook can be viewed as a vast organic sensor network, providing a real-time stream of data about the social, biological and physical worlds. While people use social media to build and maintain their social ties, the “data exhaust” of their postings can be analyzed to provide an enormous range of information at a population scale.
Social_Media  Twitter  Metadata  Science  Health  Sociology  from iphone
june 2013 by mcbakewl

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