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Teens Who Say No to Social Media
Some teenagers are opting out of the relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ on Facebook and Instagram—and they don’t feel like they’re missing out.
socialmedia  teenagers  culture  society  rejection  instagram  facebook  snapchat  2016 
september 2016 by Frontrunner
Reasons Not to Use Facebook
Why you should not "use" (i.e., be used by) Facebook.
facebook  spying  privacy  socialmedia  richardstallman 
june 2016 by Frontrunner
6 in 10 of You Will Share This Link without Reading it, a New, Depressing Study Says
On June 4, the satirical news site the Science Post published a block of "lorem ipsum" text under a frightening headline: "Study: 70% of Facebook users only read the headline of science stories before commenting."

Nearly 46,000 people shared the post, some of them quite earnestly — an inadvertent example, perhaps, of life imitating comedy.
socialmedia  internet  culture  sharing  reading  science  dummytext  idiocracy  2016 
june 2016 by Frontrunner
China Fakes 488 Million Social Media Posts a Year
China’s government fabricates about 488 million social media comments a year -- nearly the same as one day of Twitter’s total global volume -- in a massive effort to distract its citizens from bad news and sensitive political debates, according to a study.

Three scholars led by Gary King, a political scientist at Harvard University who specializes in using quantitative data to analyze public policy, ran the first systematic study of China’s online propaganda workers, known as the Fifty Cent Party because they are popularly believed to be paid by the government 50 Chinese cents for every social media post.
china  fiftycentparty  wumaodang  socialmedia  propaganda  society  opinions  manipulation  deception  communistparty  censorship  2016 
may 2016 by Frontrunner
Why I Deleted My Social Media Accounts
I just deleted several more of my social media accounts, as a birthday present to myself, something I really didn’t think much about, but seeing as yesterday was my birthday the resulting “panic” of me NOT being on Facebook led to a few rather strange conversations filled with both light shock and bewilderment. “Oh my God, I searched for you on Facebook and you were GONE, something must have happened, what happened?” “Did they delete your account?” “Was it accidental?” “How are you going to start over again?”
socialmedia  facebook  instagram  googleplus  youtube  tumblr  pinterest  timesuck  addiction  2016 
may 2016 by Frontrunner
The CIA is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos
Soft robots that can grasp delicate objects, computer algorithms designed to spot an “insider threat,” and artificial intelligence that will sift through large data sets — these are just a few of the technologies being pursued by companies with investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, according to a document obtained by The Intercept.

Yet among the 38 previously undisclosed companies receiving In-Q-Tel funding, the research focus that stands out is social media mining and surveillance; the portfolio document lists several tech companies pursuing work in this area, including Dataminr, Geofeedia, PATHAR, and TransVoyant.
cia  inqtel  socialmedia  monitoring  intelligence  company  aquifi  beartooth  cliqr  cloudpassage  databricks  dataminr  docker  echodyne  epiqsolutions  geofeedia  gotenna  headspin  interset  keyssa  kymeta  lookout  mapbox  mesosphere  nervana  orbitalinsight  orionlabs  parallelwireless  pathar  pneubotics  psikick  pubnub  rocketlab  skincentialsciences  softrobotics  sonatype  spaceflightindustries  threatstream  transientelectronics  transvoyant  trxsystems  voltaiq  zoomdata  2016 
april 2016 by Frontrunner

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