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3 Teenagers on How to Quit Social Media
Given the magnitude of this status quo, it takes a particular kind of courage to chart a different path. What’s it like to be young and offline? I asked three teenagers who don’t use social media about why they made that decision, how they stuck to it and what impact it’s had on their lives.
social  instagram  facebook  snapchat  howto  teenagers  parenting 
april 2018 by spaceninja
Startups be warned: Something weird happens to companies when they hit 150 people
“There is no question that the dynamics of organizations change once they exceed about 150 or so,” says Dunbar. “The Hutterites deliberately split their communities at this size in order to avoid having to have both hierarchies and a police force. Keeping things below 150 means you can manage the system by peer pressure, whereas above 150 you need some kind of top down, discipline-based management system.”

At a startup, once the staff exceeds 150 people, employees are no longer the single, cohesive, culture-reinforcing unit they were during the company’s earliest days. Staffers become more specialized and entrenched with their teams, which are probably sprawled across an office, perhaps on multiple floors or in several locations.
dunbar  groups  communication  community  social  management  leadership 
march 2018 by spaceninja
The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes
The chasm that starts somewhere between 9 to 12 people can be especially daunting for a small business. As you grow past 12 or so employees, you must start specializing and having departments and direct reports; however, you are not quite large enough for this to be efficient, and thus much employee time that you put toward management tasks is wasted. Only as you approach and pass 25 people does having simple departments and managers begin to work again, as it starts to really make sense for department heads to spend significant time just communicating and coordinating (and as individual departments become large enough to once again allow for the dynamic exchange of ideas that had previously occurred in the original 5-9 member seed group).
dunbar  groups  communication  community  social  management  leadership 
march 2018 by spaceninja
Towards a Bra-free Instagram Experience
I’m being gaslit, here, Instagram. Is this really what you think my life is supposed to look like? What is even going on in this picture?
instagram  social  gender  bras  feminism  advertising  culture 
march 2018 by spaceninja
An unfollow helper for people who actually read their tweets, written in JavaScript.
twitter  scripts  github  followers  social 
february 2018 by spaceninja
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met
Behind the Facebook profile you’ve built for yourself is another one, a shadow profile, built from the inboxes and smartphones of other Facebook users. Contact information you’ve never given the network gets associated with your account, making it easier for Facebook to more completely map your social connections.
facebook  surveillance  privacy  security  social 
february 2018 by spaceninja
Rules for Social Media, Created by Kids
While parents sometimes impose guidelines, the most important ones are those that children make. They are often unspoken and can be dizzying.
parenting  social  instagram  culture 
february 2018 by spaceninja
Social Media Sharing Buttons. No JavaScript. No tracking. Super fast and easy.
This generator outputs social media sharing buttons that do not use JavaScript, which means they load incredibly fast (they only use a single HTTP request), don't block your website from rendering, are accessible and don't track the user. (Also, they look nice and follow the brand guidelines where applicable!)
social  sharing  icons  buttons  twitter  facebook 
february 2018 by spaceninja
HEAD - A free guide to <head> elements
A list of everything that *could* go in the <head> of your document
html  reference  head  meta  social  facebook  twitter  og 
february 2018 by spaceninja
When we can be happy of the joys other beings feel, it is called mudita; the opposite word is schadenfreude.
joy  social  schadenfreude  mudita  buddhism 
january 2018 by spaceninja
The Knot of Anxiety and the Circle of Influence
It’s all about *access*. I was giving everyone access to me, all of time. It was like having someone jumping up and down in front of me screaming “I’m here! I’m here! I’m here! Answer me! Answer me! Answer me!”.
social  notifications  anxiety  access 
january 2018 by spaceninja
Does Anyone Use Social Sharing Buttons on Mobile?
TL;DR: No. Only 0.2% of users ever click on a mobile sharing button. Users click the social sharing buttons on mobile 35% less often than they do on the desktop.
sharing  social  ux  mobile  design 
january 2018 by spaceninja
Responsible Social Share Links
Social share scripts are convenient and easy to copy &amp; paste but rely on JavaScript and add additional overhead to your site, which means more HTTP requests and slower load times. Instead, use share links that don’t require you to load scripts for each social site.
sharing  social  javascript  performance 
december 2017 by spaceninja
How We Can Help Young Girls Stay Assertive
When she’s four, she’s audacious. When she’s 14, she has trouble speaking up for herself. Here’s how to help young women keep their voice.
feminism  culture  gender  sexism  social 
december 2017 by spaceninja
Social Networking as Peer Surveillance by Ashe Dryden
But we shouldn’t discount what participating in social networks means for our identities. Can we celebrate and share our identities – all the little pieces that make us who we are – without sacrificing our privacy and safety? Are our identities forever altered by defiantly living within the Panopticon?

social  twitter  surveillance  harassment  identity 
december 2017 by spaceninja
Ditching Twitter
tl;dr: Don't feel obligated to use Twitter in a way that makes you unhappy
twitter  culture  mute  lists  social 
december 2017 by spaceninja
No Share Buttons on Mobile Sites (Except This One Weird Case)
Only 2 out of every 1000 mobile web users ever tap a custom share button. Don't even bother including them in mobile sites except when users are coming from a social network."
social  sharing  ux  bestpractices  research 
april 2017 by spaceninja
Getting Social with Numenera GM Intrusions
A GM Intrusion is there to make things more interesting. How do you make a social interaction more interesting? You mess it up and let the players figure a way to get it back on track.
numenera  rpgs  intrusions  social 
august 2016 by spaceninja
Social Web Icons
A set of resolution-independent web icons for social networks.
icons  social  svg  responsive 
august 2014 by spaceninja
Share Button
this little plugin: It doesn't load any iframes or extra javascript; It can be customized in any and every way; All you have to do to use it is include the script and call new Share on an empty div. That's two lines of code total, the script link and the share call.
javascript  jquery  social  sharing  buttons  icons 
august 2014 by spaceninja
GOV.UK social sharing buttons: the first 10 weeks
From the figures, it’s fair to say that the introduction of sharing buttons didn’t exactly set the world alight. Overall sharing rates using the buttons are pretty low, way less than 1 percent. However, there is evidence that social sharing buttons can be substantially more useful for people using mobile phones than on desktops;
social  sharing  buttons  metrics 
july 2014 by spaceninja
Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule the great content you find. Fill up your Buffer at one time in the day and Buffer automagically posts them for you through the day. Simply keep that Buffer topped up to have a consistent social media presence all day round, all week long.
social  twitter  facebook  schedules  tools 
february 2014 by spaceninja
Social Network Icon Pack
ntroducing 100+ ridiculously rad social networking icons, skillfully hand-hewn and lovingly crafted for you. I’ve developed over 100 refined, amazing social networking icons for the top networks around. They’re all the rage with you crazy newsk00l intarweb kids. Use them on your blogs. Put them on t-shirts, coffee mugs, your face-space or whatevs.
free  icons  16px  social 
november 2010 by spaceninja
Are you an Asker or a Guesser?
"When an Asker meets a Guesser, unpleasantness results. An Asker won't think it's rude to request two weeks in your spare room, but a Guess culture person will hear it as presumptuous and resent the agony involved in saying no."
askers  guessers  culture  social  psychology 
june 2010 by spaceninja
Social Media Icons
Beautiful free social media icons.
social  icons  free  16px 
march 2010 by spaceninja
A Toxic Paradox
"I’m not going to walk you through strategies for dealing with toxic people because you’re past that. This person is infecting the team with their toxicity and you’re vastly underestimating the daily damage this person is doing to the group. This article is here to convince you it’s time to make a change."
toxic  culture  management  social  business  teams  advice 
june 2009 by spaceninja
If It’s Too Social, You’re Too Old
Khoi hits the nail on the head: "I recently came to this conclusion: as an interaction designer, if I’m not actively using social networks, then I’m just not doing my job."
khoivinh  facebook  flickr  twitter  social  responsibilities  culture  business 
october 2008 by spaceninja

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