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Why do we use social media? | New Humanist
online, people who don’t know you seem to be much quicker to decide that your gender, race, sexual orientation, etc., disqualifies the validity of what you can contribute, than to recognise any gesture of solidarity across those aspects of our identities
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yesterday by libbymiller
Why Social Media Can Never Fill the Void in Our Depressing Lives - VICE
In the book he described teaching at a college in east London and said that, whereas normally depression is characterised by anhedonia – the inability to feel pleasure – his students seemed unable to do anything except pursue pleasure as a function of their depressive state. They were locked in further education that, he claimed, wasn't going to make a difference to their lives.

So there are lots of consumables you can put into that category – he talks about junk food and sugar and YouTube – but I recognised something of depressive hedonia in my own use of social media: going on the timeline, scrolling and not knowing what I was looking for. It fits well within the idea of a capitalist realism in which there's this dull ache: knowing our future has disappeared and feeling what Oliver James calls "emotional distress", and needing to be distracted.
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yesterday by libbymiller
Facebook is done with quality journalism. Deal with it.
Let’s admit that publishers have been screwed by Facebook. Not because Mark Zuckerberg is evil, but because he’s a pragmatist. His latest move should not come as a surprise. On Thursday, for the second time in six months, Facebook stated publicly that news (i.e., journalism) will appear further down in everyone’s newsfeed, in order to favor posts from friends, family and “groups.”
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yesterday by paulbradshaw
'We're pivoting to words': Slate says podcasts are now 25 percent of revenue - Digiday
Slate has been doing podcasts for a dozen years and now has 24 under its belt, which it said account for 25 percent of its business. This year, Slate is doubling its dedicated podcasting staff from five to 10 with plans to launch a few more shows, including a second season of “Slow Burn,” its hit show about the history of Watergate; and a new one with star author Michael Lewis called “Against the Rules.” In 2015, it used its podcasting know-how to create Panoply, a podcast network for media brands, authors and personalities. This year, it will separate its Slate-branded podcasts from the rest of Panoply so it can fully control ad sales of its premium shows. Video, in contrast, makes up less than 10 percent of Slate’s content.

Slate is also increasing its text-based staff by 20 percent, contrary to a lot of publishers that laid off writers to staff up for video. These priorities will be evident in a new site design launching Jan. 16, which will feature new ways to promote podcasts (and eventually a player so visitors can sample shows without leaving the site) and stronger navigation to make it easier for visitors to see all the journalism Slate offers.
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yesterday by paulbradshaw
Is an Hour of Your Time on Facebook Worth $1.80
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3 days ago by profitseo
RT : Considering an App for Your Biz? Here's Mobile App Development in a Nutshell - Rocks Digital (blog) - Rocks Dig…
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4 days ago by ormg
Debugger - Facebook for Developers
Sharing Debugger lets you preview how your content will look when it's shared to Facebook and debug any issues with your Open Graph tags.
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5 days ago by paulbradshaw
Is an Hour of Your Time on Facebook Worth $1.80
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