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Race and Russian interference: Senate reports detail age-old tactic | World news | The Guardian
“Equally important was putting black activist language out on social media in order to scare white citizens into thinking their nation was changing, and mobilize white voters in support of Trump,” he said, pointing to posts that falsely showed Black Lives Matter activists with guns and claimed they planned to exercise their second-amendment rights.

“Black folks were not the target for that,” Johnson said, adding in reference to pro-law enforcement conservative reactionaries: “I’m convinced the ‘Blue Lives Matter’ crowd was the target there.”
facebook  twitter  race  uselections  activism  2016  protest  russia  power  black  white  social  socialmedia 
23 days ago by allaboutgeorge
NYTimes: Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests
Their reams of data converged on a breathtaking statistic: Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent.

Nationwide, the researchers estimated in an interview, this effect drove one-tenth of all anti-refugee violence.

The uptick in violence did not correlate with general web use or other related factors; this was not about the internet as an open platform for mobilization or communication. It was particular to Facebook.
socialnetworking  socialmedia  facebook  immigration  news  journalism  web  community  communication  identity  research 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
‘Pleading Into the Void’: The Men Who Continue to Message Women Who Aren’t Replying
“I keep coming up with societal theories and explanations about not understanding social cues, but it really was as simple as not hearing what I didn’t want to hear, even if I didn’t realize it at the time. Just a priority of my need for validation and attention over the personhood of this other individual.”
facebook  twitter  men  women  communication  mobile  messaging  behavior  attention 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The Weird Thing About Facebook: Status Updates Are The Most Memorable Writing You Do | Co.Create: Creativity Culture Commerce
Facebook posts, as well as Twitter posts, are so memorable because they are what Mickes calls “mind ready": unedited and unfiltered. They’re off-the-cuff remarks and thoughts. These words, which flow quickly and easily from your friend’s mind onto his Facebook page, are then absorbed by you with similar ease. But is it really true that to make people remember what you write, you should simply spew?
facebook  research  socialmedia  twitter  writing  memory  language  blogging 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
An inside look at Google's news-ranking algorithm
Google itself has offered minimal insight about the algorithms it uses to discover and rank news stories. All the company will say publicly is that articles are selected and ranked based on metrics such as how often and on what sites a story appears; freshness of content; location; relevance; and diversity. The company has claimed that it constantly fine-tunes its news ranking to ensure high quality content is shown.
twitter  facebook  google  news  journalism  media  search  data 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr Is Back, Letting Us Go Home Again | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
It wasn’t just that we wanted yet another app update. It’s that we didn’t want to give up on what we already had. In short, we wanted to go home again.
flickr  photography  twitter  facebook  social  mobile  memory 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Snapchat and the Erasable Future of Social Media - Businessweek
“Unarchived communication is our most primal form of communication,” she says. “It’s natural for us to go back to it for things like communicating with our friends and family, and not having to think about the fact that the Internet is forever. Ephemeral data is the future.”
twitter  facebook  privacy  photography  mobile  memory  law  presence  reputation  attention 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
CBC Books - Breaking up in a digital age
"I thought I would get wonderful stories about infidelity, about people who were arguing until six in the morning or would not return their lover's or ex-lover's possessions," Gershon revealed to Spark host Nora Young. "Nothing of the sort. Everybody answered 'It was on Facebook. It was text.'"
love  relationships  marriage  internet  technology  social  facebook 
august 2011 by allaboutgeorge
I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?
Your personal email address, especially if you've had it for a long time, could have all kinds of things tied to it that you'd rather an employer not see. Spend the nothing it costs to set up a dedicated job search email account, and list that one on your c.v.
business  jobs  work  web  online  social  socialnetworking  facebook  twitter  search  google 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web - Ben Elowitz - Voices - AllThingsD
When you exclude just Facebook from the rest of the Web, consumption in terms of minutes of use shrank by nearly nine percent between March 2010 and March 2011, according to data from comScore. And, even when you include Facebook usage, total non-mobile Internet consumption still dropped three percent over the same period.

We’ve known that social is growing lightning fast — notably, Facebook consumption, which grew by 69 percent — but now it’s clear that Facebook is not growing in addition to the Web. Rather, it’s actually taking consumption away from the publishers who compete on the rest of the Web.

And just what is the rest of the Web?

I have been calling it the “document Web,” based on how Google and other Web architectures view its pages as documents, linked together. But increasingly, it might as well be called the “searchable Web” since it’s accessed predominantly as a reference, and navigated primarily via search.
data  information  search  web  technology  facebook  social  business  attention  blogging  twitter 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Anatomy of a Fake Quotation - Megan McArdle - National - The Atlantic
We become invested in these quotes because they say something important about us--and they let us feel that those emotions were shared by great figures in history.  We naturally search for reasons that they could have said it--that they could have felt like us--rather than looking for reasons to disbelieve. If we'd put the same moving words in Hitler's mouth, everyone would have been a lot more skeptical.  But while this might be a lesson about the need to be skeptical, I don't think there's anything stupid about wanting to be more like Dr. King.
quotes  speech  online  journalism  media  twitter  facebook  social  reputation 
may 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Bank of Facebook: Currency, Identity, Reputation « emergent by design
Money is a tool we use for arms-length transactions, where there isn’t an assumption of any kind of relationship or trust between parties. But as data is being mapped at an accelerating rate – from self-quantifiation, to the contextual and relational data about our location and interactions, to our preferences and opinions, to our exchanges and transactions – we are being granted access to a much richer base of information in our decision-making toolkit.

What this means is that money isn’t the only kind of currency that can facilitate a transaction anymore. Trust networks are able to be tapped for recommendations and referrals, while predictive analysis algorhithms can suggest the kinds of people, products, services, or events that would resonate with our personalities or value set. A new set of filtering tools are emerging that are shaping where we direct our attention and resources, namely intentions and actions.
facebook  social  data  information  money  business  attention  reputation  behavior 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Caterina.net» Blog Archive » FOMO and Social Media
FOMO —Fear of Missing Out— is a great motivator of human behavior, and I think a crucial key to understanding social software, and why it works the way it does. Many people have studied the game mechanics that keep people collecting things (points, trophies, check-ins, mayorships, kudos). Others have studied how the neurochemistry that keeps us checking Facebook every five minutes is similar to the neurochemistry fueling addiction. Social media has made us even more aware of the things we are missing out on. You’re home alone, but watching your friends status updates tell of a great party happening somewhere. You are aware of more parties than ever before. And, like gym memberships, adding Bergman movies to your Netflix queue and piling up unread copies of the New Yorker, watching these feeds gives you a sense that you’re participating, not missing out, even when you are.
attention  social  media  conferences  behavior  games  sxsw  facebook 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Guest Post: Robert Lane Greene on Language Sticklers - NYTimes.com
Illiteracy has fallen from one in five people to almost nonexistent over a century and a bit.  But “illiteracy” clearly isn’t a single on-or-off switch. It’s not just “you can read and write or you can’t.” Literacy is a continuum of skills. Basic education now reaches virtually all Americans.  But many among the poorest have the weakest skills in formal English.

That combines with another fact: more people are writing than ever before. Even most of the poor today have cell phones and and internet. When they text or scribble on Facebook, they’re writing. We easily forget that this is something that farmhands and the urban poor almost never did in centuries past. They lacked the time and means even if they had the education.
language  english  technology  social  usa  mobile  internet  facebook  grammar 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
TED 2011: Junk Food Algorithms and the World They Feed Us | Epicenter | Wired.com
“It’s your own personal, unique universe of information that you live in online,” Pariser said. “What’s in it depends on who you are and what you do. But the thing is, you don’t decide what gets in, and you don’t see what gets edited out.”
attention  politics  social  facebook  twitter  technology  reputation  aggregation  curation 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Facebook Setting You Should Change as Quickly as Possible
By default, Facebook sends your access credentials in the clear, with no encryption whatsoever. Switching to HTTPS is important because a browser extension called Firesheep has made it especially easy for anyone sharing your open wireless network—at cafe or conference, for example—to sniff your credentials and freely access your account. One blogger sitting in a random New York Starbucks was able to steal 20-40 Facebook identities in half an hour. HTTPS solves this longstanding problem by encrypting your login cookies and other data; in fact the inventor of Firesheep made the software to encourage companies like Facebook to finally lock down their systems.
facebook  privacy  online  social  technology  mobile  browser  starbucks 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: Poptimist: Poptimist #35
The provisional quality of choices is a hot topic in a world where design and services are highly iterative. Facebook has become something close to a global constant by continually changing and tweaking its service based on the real-time user data it receives-- a giant ongoing experiment in the kind of cybernetics which so fascinated Eno in the 70s. The simultaneous rise of the app as a software delivery system pushes this idea further out into consumer culture. People get used to the software they buy as iterative-- subject to continuous tinkering, upgrades, and improvements. And as that becomes the norm in one area of culture, it changes expectations everywhere else. Again, it's not unfinished-- you expect Facebook, or an app-- to work. But it's unfixed-- you don't expect it to stay the same for long.
technology  music  attention  facebook  social  business  software  design 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
No Opting Out Of Facebook Turning Your Check-Ins, Likes Into Ads | Epicenter | Wired.com
If you click the Facebook Like button on any given site, that data is transmitted to your own Facebook profile and can be promoted by marketers in ads to your friends.
facebook  privacy  marketing  business  technology  social 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Stewart Buttefield built Flickr into a mass market tool. Can he be a success in online games? | VentureBeat
The usage numbers for all the social games are very high. We are in the middle of a very big disruption. It’s almost like the last two years have been like a compressed version of the shift that took place for the web from 1995 through 2002. People experimented with brand new companies. Google was tiny. Facebook hadn’t been conceived. Now the game usage is moving from the 5 percent or 10 percent of the population to 50 percent or more. Just look at Angry Birds. These games are passing the time. They’re not competing with $60 games.
games  technology  mobile  social  facebook 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Jonathan Stray » What’s the point of social news?
[...] For me, the core idea of social news-gathering is that the audience is, or could be, an extension of the news organization’s source network.

Hopefully, a newsroom knows about interesting developments before anyone else, and then verifies and publicizes them, but that’s getting near impossible when anyone can publish, and when virality can amplify primary sources without the involvement of a media organization. We don’t know yet very much about collective news-gathering, but there are promising directions. It seems like maybe there are two broad categories of breaking news: public events that anyone could have witnessed, and private events initially known only to privileged observers. [...]
news  twitter  facebook  social  media  newspapers  journalism  authority  reputation  communication  technology 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Cleve Jones on youth activism and his early years with Harvey Milk » North by Northwestern
Now, I think that there are certain fundamentals to organizing that have remained constant throughout all of the changes: the importance of building committees, the importance of crossing boundaries and barriers between people.

If you’re organizing workers, you have to tell their stories. If you’re working on repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, it’s so important to hear the stories of military personnel and military families gay and straight alike. Whatever the issue, if you can focus as much as possible on daily lives of ordinary people, that’s what has remained unchanged.

But there’s a whole lot that’s different now: the communications technology, the growing gap between rich and poor, the financial free fall that we’re enduring right now. And I do want to say to your readers, who I assume are all on Facebook: if you think you’re going to change the world by clicking a mouse, I’m sorry, but you’re mistaken.
facebook  activism  gay  history  unions  power  technology  attention  story 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
How Facebook is Pulling an Android… and Why | Android Phone Fans
The interesting thing is that mobile is inherently social; afterall, before all these apps it was used to talk to people with your voice. And social is inherently mobile too: you don’t only want to be connected to people while you’re at your desk at work, you want to talk to them when you’re out in the world, doing the things you love, and have something to say or something to share.

Facebook’s commitment to mobile is what will solidify their social dominance.
facebook  mobile  social  android  technology  software  identity  business  development 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
GigaOm: Keeping the Powder Dry: What Will Apple Buy?: Apple «
We’ll see buys that provide RFID expertise, ways around the battery crunch that’s fast becoming the major barrier in mobile tech, and speedy and dependable methods of streaming content to and from smartphones and tablets. This is where the fight on the horizon is in the mobile sector, and this is where Apple’s many guns will be pointed when the battle comes.
mobile  business  apple  facebook  sony  games  tablet  rfid  ipad  iphone 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Stampede: Razorfish Reveals Latin America's Untapped Digital Consumer | Fast Company
Crump took his eager, former-journalist eyes into the favellas of Brazil to conduct consumer and digital ethnographies and found that a core part of reaching the vastly neglected consumer segment is via social media. Twitter, for example, is growing five times faster in Brazil than in the developed world, says Crump.
twitter  social  brazil  business  research  marketing  latinamerica  southamerica  mobile  facebook 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Identity and The Independent Web - John Battelle's Searchblog
In other words, perhaps it's time for a Revealed Identity, as opposed to a Public or Dependent Identity. [...]

I think it's worth defining a portion of the web as a place where one can visit and be part of a conversation without the data created by that conversation being presumptively sucked into a sophisticated response platform - whether that platform is Google, Blue Kai, Doubleclick, Twitter, or any other scaled web service. Now, I'm all for engaging with that platform, to be sure, but I'm also interested in the parts of society where one can wander about free of identity presumption, a place where one can chose to engage knowing that you are in control of how your identity is presented, and when it is revealed.

One thing I’m certain of: Who I am according to Google, or Facebook, or any number of other scaled Dependent Web services, is not necessarily who I want to be as I wander this new digital world. I want more instrumentation, more nauance, and more rights.
identity  internet  privacy  reputation  marketing  business  power  social  relationships  technology  google  facebook  anonymity 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Email Still Tops Facebook for Keeping in Touch - eMarketer
Email is a more targeted form of sending content; while content-sharers may shoot off mass emails to large distribution lists, most email shares are likely sent to a person or small group selected based on the specific content being shared.

Sharing via social networks like Facebook, by contrast, typically involves feeding items to an entire friends list. The youngest users, who care the least about whether the recipients of their content actually want to see it, are also most likely to disseminate the information to the widest group. And the seniors and older boomers who find the recipients' needs more important dramatically favor email for sharing, suggesting they are sending relevant items to only those who will want them.
email  facebook  social  news  media  journalism  marketing  research  socialmedia  demographics 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: 'creepy' Facebook is biggest rival - USATODAY.com
Q: You are starting a local news operation for San Francisco. Tell us about your plans to offer local information.

A: We all live in a place. You live in small communities, and you are very interested in what happens in those communities from police blotters to what happened in the city council or the neighborhood watch. It is interesting to the consumer.

And it is interesting to the advertiser because it is the ultimate target. Statistics are 95% of our purchases are (made) within 2 miles of our house, 5 miles of our house.
media  local  journalism  yahoo  technology  mobile  marketing  information  news  sanfrancisco  bayarea  community  facebook  social 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Did we pronounce privacy dead this week? | The Social - CNET News
"That's where things get extremely messy," Boyd said. "These are Gutenberg-like changes here," Jarvis said, "so we don't know where it's headed."
class  facebook  privacy  social  public  technology  socialnetworking  power  authority  attention  research 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Zendesk Offers New Tools to Help Companies Help Twitter Complainers
Ovsyannikov says Zendesk has chosen to focus on Twitter first, even though Facebook has more users, because Twitter has more business relevance. Twitter is also one of Zendesk's biggest clients, so the two companies were able to work together closely in creating the integration.

Ovsyannikov says businesses monitoring and engaging Twitter currently e-mail tweets into existing ticketing systems. "But e-mail isn't a workflow tool," he says "So we're bringing Twitter directly into businesses' workflow."
twitter  email  facebook  social  communication  business  attention  public 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
CULTURAL STUDIES | Reflections in the Facebook Mirror
“Online there’s a whole different set of clues for evaluating people you come across. If you meet someone in person, you can see if he’s a slob or if he woke up this morning and spent seven hours on himself. But people online are remarkably similar to what they are in real life. If you’re a jerk online, you’re probably a jerk in real life, too.”
facebook  nytimes  social  socialnetworking  biography  identity  community 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Inquisitr: The hashtag jungle of real time search
Rather than having to deal with old news and the built up reaction to past events companies now have a chance to see these negative events, or even positive ones, as they are happening. By being able to deal with consumer reactions as they develop in real time companies are able in the short run to save money that they would have otherwise had to spend on things like lawyers, public relations, and crisis management.

In the long run it puts a human face to the companies who step in early due to their monitoring of social media and in turn presents the company to consumers as one who cares and is worth spending our money on.

This kind of use of real time search might only return savings or make millions for those involved which might not be as sexy as making billions but sometimes reputation is more important than short term dollars in the bank.
search  google  twitter  facebook  media  reputation  attention  information  data  business 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
A Day in the Life of a Twintern: Meet the recent college grad who tweets for Pizza Hut. | The Big Money
According to the Center for Work-Life Policy, 64 percent of Gen Y regularly uses social networking sites, compared with 20 percent of baby boomers. The problem though, Dietrich says, is that "they've been using social media in a personal not a business application." Understanding what Facebook and Twitter are is different from understanding what they should be for your specific brand, she explains. "By letting an intern determine this, you're putting your brand and reputation in the hands of someone who has no experience."
reputation  business  social  twitter  facebook  work  jobs  youth  attention  media 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Tiger Woods on Twitter, Facebook, and the Marketing of Pro Athletes | A Dash of Salt | Fast Company
"Everyone looks at Michael Jordan, because he broke the mold. He was able to get into Fortune 500 brands and represent them with the excellence he had on and off the court," Woods said. "Now the difference is, there are different ways for an athletes to get out there and create a brand. There are so many more outlets. That's definitely changed, even in the last few years with the advent of Facebook and now Twitter. You have to figure out what you feel comfortable doing without going beyond your core values. That's the most important thing. You have to understand where you come from and who you are. There are so many things to do now and it's only going to get worse."
social  sports  marketing  facebook  twitter  ethics  golf 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Health Data Proves Contagious On Social Media - WSJ.com
Public interest in swine flu also spurred the CDC to start its first Facebook page May 1. By May 21, it had nearly 6,500 fans, adding to an increasing number of health-care organizations already on Facebook including the American Red Cross, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Mayo Clinic.

Yet not everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Of more than 5,000 hospitals in the nation, only 128 have YouTube channels, 87 have Facebook pages, 140 have Twitter accounts and 23 have blogs.
health  social  socialnetworking  twitter  facebook  youtube  video  web  online  medicine  data  information  government 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate.com: TV, radio, Web ad revenue taking big hit
"People are increasingly wanting a strong connection with the person delivering them the news. We are talking about the Oprah-ization or the Ellen-ization of the news," Copeland said.

"There is incredible brand loyalty on these sites," Copeland said. "Facebook is great. But people don't have a loyalty to Facebook. They have a loyalty to their friends who are on Facebook."
social  facebook  tv  cable  twitter  marketing  friendship  socialnetworking  news  media  journalism  newspapers  radio  celebrity  communication  business 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Editor and Publisher: New 'WSJ' Conduct Rules Target Twitter, Facebook
The use of social and business networking sites by reporters and editors of the Journal, Newswires and MarketWatch is becoming more commonplace. These ground rules should guide all news employees' actions online, whether on Dow Jones sites or in social-networking, e-mail, personal blogs, or other sites outside Dow Jones.
media  journalism  social  ethics  twitter  facebook  newspapers  blogging  news 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Nokia halts investment in media-sharing site by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech
Nokia has not unveiled usage numbers, but analysts say these have remained low due to draw of already established sharing sites such as Facebook or Yahoo Inc's Flickr.

"They definitely need to collaborate with Facebook instead of trying to replace it. Same thing with Twitter and Flickr," Kuittinen said.
nokia  mobile  media  social  facebook  flickr  yahoo 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Technology Review: Unmasking Social-Network Users
"The structure of the network around you is so rich, and there are so many different possibilities, that even though you have millions of people participating in the network, we all end up with different networks around us," says Shmatikov. "Once you deal with sufficiently sophisticated human behavior, whether you're talking about purchases people make or movies they view or--in this case--friends they make and how they behave socially, people tend to be fairly unique. Every person does a few quirky, individual things which end up being strongly identifying."
identity  social  socialnetworking  facebook  privacy  anonymity  media  network 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
You're Fired—but Stay in Touch - BusinessWeek
Alumni networks follow a tenet of the knowledge economy: Personal connections transcend corporate boundaries. Already, office workers routinely Twitter and share Facebook status updates with long lists of "friends" that often include business rivals and former colleagues. With their alumni networks, corporations attempt to dissolve those boundaries themselves, establishing for each company a broad network of people who can keep in touch throughout their careers to benefit from each other's knowledge and contacts. Some companies mix alumni with current employees; others keep them apart.
jobs  work  business  corporations  twitter  facebook  friendship  economy  social 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Nerve.com Hires New CEO, And New Plans To Downplay Nudity - BusinessWeek
Nerve is an unusual Web content business in that it has four revenue streams. They are: personal ads, premium subscriptions, licensing (mostly books) and advertising. The personals, which Griscom says remains a growing business even after new ways to connect online with MySpace and Facebook arose, literally saved the business during the online ad drought earlier this decade.

The new Nerve will have no subscriber- and member-only areas—though the untitled new site for nerve’s photo archives will charge a subscription fee--which means it will tack somewhat against some current sentiment. Many newspapers, facing severe revenue droughts, are openly discussing a willingness to try new subscription models for online content.
business  sex  online  web  media  video  writing  essay  marketing  myspace  facebook  social  photography 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Can the Statusphere Save Journalism?
If you are a journalist, it’s now your responsibility to create a dedicated tribe that supports, shares, and responds to your work and personal interaction in both the Statusphere and also at the point of origin. It’s the only way to build a valuable and portable community around you and what you represent.
media  journalism  newspapers  business  news  internet  social  socialnetworking  communication  twitter  facebook  future  newspaper 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Midlife Apocalypse: Oprah's Plugging Facebook | BlogHer
Here's the joke: Even Barbie's had a Facebook midlife crisis. What do you mean who's Barbie? I mean Mattel's Barbie of course! Has Oprah joined her?
facebook  social  socialnetworking  television  aging 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Pew Internet: Twitter and status updating
As of December 2008, 11% of online American adults said they used a service like Twitter or another service that allowed them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others.

Twitter and similar services have been most avidly embraced by young adults. Nearly one in five (19%) online adults ages 18 and 24 have ever used Twitter and its ilk, as have 20% of online adults 25 to 34. Use of these services drops off steadily after age 35 with 10% of 35 to 44 year olds and 5% of 45 to 54 year olds using Twitter. The decline is even more stark among older internet users; 4% of 55-64 year olds and 2% of those 65 and older use Twitter.
media  blogging  social  research  socialnetworking  twitter  statistics  facebook  demographics  internet  status 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AFP: Change.gov coming to the White House
"Using these tools is going to become a critical way that Barack is going to evaluate the performance of his own team," Rosenberg said.
"My joke is that at the Monday cabinet meeting the (agency) directors will be comparing notes on how many YouTube views they got and how many comments on their blog post." Congress is going to have to keep up or risk being taken apart by the New Media tool-kit of the Obama White House as it pushes its legislative agenda, Rosenberg said. "The expectations of your constituents are going to change," he said. "You'll have no choice but to try to follow now that Obama's changing expectations of what government looks and feels like."
politics  elections  technology  obama  web  activism  socialnetworking  government  facebook  barackobama  transparency  whitehouse  social 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Narcissists Can Be Identified By Their Facebook Accounts - Psychologists | Scientific Blogging
"Observers used three characteristics – quantity of social interaction, attractiveness of the individual and the degree of self promotion in the main photo – to form an impression of the individual's personality."
psychology  facebook  social  yasns  blogging  education  identity  photography  beauty  health 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Open doesn't Equal Indiscriminate | BlogHer
“Yeah, some guys think open relationship equals slutty,” said A, a polyamorous friend. “Oh yeah, they hope you’re indiscriminate,” said another, citing the “puppy dog eyes” she gets from some of the men she knows.
polyamory  love  relationships  marriage  women  feminism  facebook 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com / Comment & analysis / Comment - In an online world, the party is over
"[...] Politicians must have audiences: democratic practice demands it. As those audiences mobilised by parties age and dwindle, new ones appear on the internet. The termites of indifference and contempt, corruption and manipulation, special interests and private cynicism, eat away at parties: the able and ambitious can scarcely be expected to decay with them. [...]"
politics  parties  organization  labor  unions  facebook  yasns  social  campaigns  elections  activism  uk 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Facebooker Who Friended Obama - NYTimes.com
"You can have the best technology in the world, but if you don’t have a community who wants to use it and who are excited about it, then it has no purpose."
facebook  social  socialnetworking  yasns  community  technology  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  mccain 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
PR 2.0: In Blogger and Media Relations, You Earn the Relationships You Deserve
"Reporters and bloggers are asking you to work with them. So why wouldn’t you? I’m pretty sure the only reason you wouldn’t is because you’ve either been instructed otherwise, or just didn’t know. However, neither are defensible any longer."
blogging  facebook  marketing  rss  twitter  socialnetworking  social  news  media  publicrelations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Facebook Used by Officials to Spy on Welfare Clients :: News :: thetyee.ca
"One of the policies is to make sure income assistance is going to people who are eligible. We take allegations of fraud seriously. In fact we are mandated to investigate every allegation of fraud we get from any source."
socialnetworking  facebook  government  canada 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Putting Your Best Cyberface Forward - New York Times
“They may be indicating that their future is so secure that no social network site indiscretion would jeopardize it, or they may be showing their alienation from the sort of future where discretion is needed."
culture  facebook  media  aesthetics  identity  social  socialnetworking  relationships  presence  reputation  psychology 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Ben Brown, Internet Rockstar: if all your friends jumped off of a bridge...
"If we’re going to be spending a significant slice of our days, every day, using this software, we should be choosing software because we enjoy it and because it adds real value to our lives."
facebook  business  blogging  software  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What's Needed in 2008: Serious Newsroom Cultural Change
"Reporters and editors would take seriously their roles as community conversation leaders, concentrating on getting it right on the web first -- web-first publishing, blogs, video, participation -- and using the print edition as a greatest hits [...]"
blogs  community  culture  journalism  facebook  newspapers  media  blogging 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Eric Lee: Bandwagons and Buzzwords: Facebook and the Unions
"[T]he best way for unions to campaign online is not to jump on the latest bandwagon, but to spend the time, effort and money to create powerful online campaigning systems ourselves."
unions  work  jobs  online  facebook  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
MyDD :: Unions using Facebook
"I'd love to see a some kind of widget which allows coworkers to gripe about work online, perhaps with some anonymization to prevent recriminations at work."
unions  work  jobs  corporations  business  social  yasns  facebook  anonymity  socialnetworking 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge

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