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21 Ideas to Promote Events With Social Media – Marie Ennis-O'Connor – Medium
Planning to host an event this year? Whether it’s a seminar, a small meeting, or a large conference, social media are powerful tools to help you promote any event. According to Eventbrite nearly 25%…
social_media  events 
5 hours ago by tqsenkungu
Outwitting the junk news nation | Research | University of Oxford
What is junk news? How does it spread deep and fast, and why does it thrive on polarisation? Oxford is one of the few centres in the world right now working hard to understand the fine mechanics, algorithms and players who are gaming social media networks to promote emotionally potent, divisive political propaganda.
fakenews  social_media  netpolicynotes  ruth_abrahams  vidya_narayanan  lisa-maria_neudert  propoganda 
13 hours ago by mreinbold
A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military - The New York Times
With fake pages and sham accounts, the military targeted the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, said former military officials, researchers and civilian officials.
newswire  social_media 
2 days ago by kejadlen
Why OPSEC Is for Everyone, Not Just for People with Something to Hide
Originally posted by CyberSecStu on tripwire.com, reposted here with permission from him
OPSEC (Operational Security) is a term derived from the U.S. military and is an analytical process used to deny an adversary information that could compromise the secrecy and/or the operational security of a mission. The very process of performing OPSEC or protecting yourself from an adversary not only plays a very important role in both offensive and defensive security strategies but also in everyday life.
Examples of OPSEC that pertain to this article include protecting the real identity of someone who has chosen to create a pseudonym that black hat and white hat hackers most commonly will undertake online. The process of ensuring that critical information, such as IP addresses, language used, writing styles, email accounts, personal traits etc. cannot be used to unmask their real identity is a constant process.
privacy  security  anonymity  data  sharing  social_media 
4 days ago by rgl7194
The End of Snap & Tesla | The Daily | Gartner L2
Wow.

"When Elon Musk committed blatant market manipulation (“funding secured”) for the sole purpose of scratching his id, he waved his middle finger in the face of our system. The excuses we make for “innovators” are unhealthy and un-American. Many are drafting off the perversion of having a criminal gang in the White House. But the US, more than a nation of innovators, is a nation of laws. We benefit, every day, from the notion that justice is blind. The Edison of our generation (and he is a genius) stuck his chin out and dared us to hit him. The SEC found its voice and complied."
snap  tesla  snapchat  facebook  social_media  economics  business  startups  tech  technology  finance 
4 days ago by alexpriest
Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America | WIRED 100718
BY Molly McKew: The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh. Read the full story
KTP  Trump  social_media  terrorism  cyber_security 
4 days ago by fulab
Most disappointing places in the world: Photos, List - Business Insider 101318
Harrison Jacobs: There's a big difference between the glossy photos and the reality. In March I left New York to travel around the world as Business Insider's international correspondent. Over the course of more than six months, I have so far visited 12 countries. While I've had some epic adventures, not everything lived up to the hype. Some bucket-list attractions were overpriced, uninspiring, overcrowded, or just plain boring. Among the offending attractions: the "most dangerous hike in the world" in China, Read the full story
bf  flaneur  travel  social_media 
4 days ago by fulab
FLIPBOARD
Now have a magazine for Wellness Web - soon to add in link to the page which should be up and running shortly :)
This is a great place to find articles and article ideas for projects
Bookmarks_Bar  2018_SOCIAL_MEDIA_WORKFLOW_RESOURCES  social_media 
5 days ago by paulct
Truly, madly, tweetly: Tanya Gold’s other life online | Global | The Guardian
Journalist Tanya Gold has had a serious Facebook and Twitter habit for years. As she scrolls down through thousands of old posts, what does she discover about herself?
social_media  social_networks  twitter  facebook 
5 days ago by cataspanglish
A military expert explains why social media is the new battlefield - The Verge
"LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media is a look at the role social media plays in modern conflict."
social_media  interview  book  facebook  twitter  war  russia  dopost 
6 days ago by niksilver
Why every social media site is a dumpster fire - Vox
Tribalism makes these platforms easy targets for con artists.
The past few months have brought a hurricane of horror stories about social media sites gone haywire. Facebook and Instagram hijacked by Russian trolls. YouTube struggling to fight an army of conspiracy theorists. Twitter coming to terms with its own fake news problem. Even Pinterest isn’t safe from misuse by bad actors.
And nearly every story has ended the same way — with the owners of the platforms apologizing and pledging to do better.
But the problem with these social media sites isn’t that a few bad apples are ruining the fun. It’s that they’re designed to reward bad apples.
social_media 
6 days ago by rgl7194
The Old Reader: behind the scenes - Can We Just Ignore the Flaming Dumpster?
Vox’s Carlos Maza had a great piece called “Why every social media site is a dumpster fire.” He hit all the usual notes- Russian trolls, misogynists, and conspiracy theorists.
But he also hit on something bigger- the social media dumpster fire is not an accident or something that got out of control. What we have now is an intentional, man-made disaster. The fire was set on purpose and investors poured on the gasoline. As Maza says,
The problem with these social media sites isn’t that a few bad apples are ruining the fun. It’s that they’re designed to reward bad apples.
Even Sean Parker, the first president of Facebook says, “It’s a social-validation feedback loop … exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you’re exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.”
Parker is probably giving himself too much credit as an evil genius, but it’s obvious that when Facebook exploded, he and his colleagues were more than happy to fuel the conflagration. 
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6 days ago by rgl7194

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