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The sorrow of Biz Stone

 A friend of mine wakes up every morning and reports every single instance of crass, homophobic, and racist behavior she sees on Twitter. She sees it as her duty, an ordering of things in an unordered stream. Her efforts are quixotic at best because when she wakes up and rubs the sleep out of her eyes the firehose still rages. Why does she have to do this? Because of Twitter’s success… Read More

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Search and social media was filled with clickbait and propaganda in the wake of Vegas shooting

 Letting an algorithm cull links from the sewer of internet commentary, and then distributing that to millions of people, is a losing game. It’s another sign of how Facebook and the rest continue to abdicate responsibility. Read More

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Germany’s social media hate speech law is now in effect

 A new law has come into force in Germany aimed at regulating social media platforms to ensure they remove hate speech within set periods of receiving complaints — within 24 hours in straightforward cases or within seven days where evaluation of content is more difficult. Read More

One particular type of trolling that has recently rose to prominence is where a Twitter user intentionally posts a picture of someone during a crisis, erroneously claiming it's a missing relative or friend. All in the name of getting extra followers or retweets.  

Trolls spreading fake 'missing friends' photos were quite active in the aftermath of the Manchester attack that killed 22 people in May.  Read more...

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A troll explains why he tweeted a fake ‘missing dad’ picture from the Las Vegas shooting

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It’s a sad state of affairs when it has become routine to see hoaxes and fake news doing the rounds during big breaking news stories. And the latest shooting in Las Vegas is no exception. 

One particular type of trolling that has recently rose to prominence is where a Twitter user intentionally posts a picture of someone during a crisis, erroneously claiming it’s a missing relative or friend. All in the name of getting extra followers or retweets.  

Trolls spreading fake ‘missing friends’ photos were quite active in the aftermath of the Manchester attack that killed 22 people in May.  Read more…

More about Social Media, Trolls, Las Vegas Shooting, Fake Missing Photos, and Online Trolls

One particular type of trolling that has recently rose to prominence is where a Twitter user intentionally posts a picture of someone during a crisis, erroneously claiming it's a missing relative or friend. All in the name of getting extra followers or retweets.  

Trolls spreading fake 'missing friends' photos were quite active in the aftermath of the Manchester attack that killed 22 people in May.  Read more...

More about Social Media, Trolls, Las Vegas Shooting, Fake Missing Photos, and Online Trolls'>

A troll explains why he tweeted a fake ‘missing dad’ picture from the Las Vegas shooting

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It’s a sad state of affairs when it has become routine to see hoaxes and fake news doing the rounds during big breaking news stories. And the latest shooting in Las Vegas is no exception. 

One particular type of trolling that has recently rose to prominence is where a Twitter user intentionally posts a picture of someone during a crisis, erroneously claiming it’s a missing relative or friend. All in the name of getting extra followers or retweets.  

Trolls spreading fake ‘missing friends’ photos were quite active in the aftermath of the Manchester attack that killed 22 people in May.  Read more…

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Thinking about the social cost of technology

 All too often the fact that human lives are increasingly enmeshed with and dependent on ever more complex, and ever more inscrutable, technologies is considered a good thing. Negatives don’t generally get dwelled on. And for the most part people are expected to move along, or be moved along by the tech. Read More

Take it from Natalie Steinbrink. She was recently Tindstagrammed — when someone from Tinder finds you on Instagram and slides into your DMs. But the "random tinder guy" who reached out to her also included a drawing he made that was inspired by one of her Instagram photos. 

Umm. Very not cool, random tinder guy. 

I've had a lot of weird tinder interactions but I think this dude Instagram DMing me a drawing he made of me takes the cake pic.twitter.com/wnIflvWqZp

— Natalie (@natsteinbrink) September 27, 2017 Read more...

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Don’t send a girl you’ve never met a drawing you’ve made of her face

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If there’s one thing women can all agree on, it’s that we don’t like being internet stalked. And yet certain men never seem to get the message.

Take it from Natalie Steinbrink. She was recently Tindstagrammed — when someone from Tinder finds you on Instagram and slides into your DMs. But the “random tinder guy” who reached out to her also included a drawing he made that was inspired by one of her Instagram photos. 

Umm. Very not cool, random tinder guy. 

I’ve had a lot of weird tinder interactions but I think this dude Instagram DMing me a drawing he made of me takes the cake pic.twitter.com/wnIflvWqZp

— Natalie (@natsteinbrink) September 27, 2017 Read more…

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Make a giant career change into digital marketing for just $20

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The good news: social media and digital marketing can unlock massive conversion and revenue, taking your business to the next level of success. The not-so-good news: managing your own personal website and social media account won’t exactly prepare you for a marketing job at a big company, no matter how many followers you have.

If you want to become a marketing master, you’ll need to immerse yourself in the nuances of the industry—and there’s no better way to accomplish that than live classroom learning with a real instructor. Luckily, you don’t need to enroll in expensive college courses to do that. Purchase the Digital Marketing & Social Media Bootcamp for a fast, affordable crash course that will earn you two certifications and get your foot in the door at your first marketing job.  Read more…

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Tech giants pressured to auto-flag “illegal” content in Europe

 Social media giants have again been put on notice that they need to do more to speed up removals of hate speech and other illegal content from their platforms in the European Union. The bloc’s executive body, the European Commission today announced a set of “guidelines and principles” aimed at pushing tech platforms to be more pro-active about takedowns of content deemed… Read More

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Tech giants pressured to auto-flag “illegal” content in Europe

 Social media giants have again been put on notice that they need to do more to speed up removals of hate speech and other illegal content from their platforms in the European Union. The bloc’s executive body, the European Commission today announced a set of “guidelines and principles” aimed at pushing tech platforms to be more pro-active about takedowns of content deemed… Read More