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Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues - The New York Times
Kayla Delzer, a teacher in Mapleton, N.D., has created a flexible classroom where her third graders sit where they please and learn to post on Instagram. Tech companies are courting teachers like Ms. Delzer to help improve and promote their education tools.
education  ethics  teaching  teachers  social  siliconvalley  tech  nytimes  technology  socialmedia 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
When Your Skin Condition Becomes Viral Content - Jezebel
Thanks to the power of the internet, minor dermatological procedures no longer simply unfold in the privacy of the exam room. Dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, perhaps better known as Dr. Pimple Popper and the founder of SLMD Skincare, has turned pimple popping into her digital stock and trade, broadcasting hundreds of videos in all their oozy glory on YouTube and Instagram. Lee’s videos are ostensibly educational, but her millions of followers don’t turn out in droves for how-tos on washing your face or applying sunscreen. They come for the pops. Lee has mastered pimple popping’s particular viral alchemy, and the internet shudders with collective disgust and delight when she goes to work on an extra-bulbous pimple—or cyst, or lipoma—and sets it free.
drpimplepopper  youtubevideos  youtube  viralvideos  dermatology  jezel  drsandralee  socialmedia  videos 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Spurned by ESPN, Barstool Sports Is Staying on Offense - The New York Times
The insurgent media company has built a devoted following of what it sees as “average” sports fans: unruly, occasionally toxic and aggressively male.
sports  internet  socialmedia  barstoolsports  jaycaspiankang  nytimes  sportsmedia  media 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Does Facebook Even Know How to Control Facebook? - The Atlantic
Under intense congressional scrutiny, the social giant will have to answer questions about whether it can rein in its own product.
facebook  alexismadrigal  socialmedia  technology 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end
This was my first look at Twitter, or twttr, as it was annoyingly called then. I was right about the logo and wrong about the service. It wasn’t stupid, it was just hard to explain.
technology  medium  twitter  socialmedia  culture 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down - The New York Times
At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime brought a media maelstrom toTwin Falls — one the Idaho city still hasn’t recovered from.
politics  russia  twinfalls  idaho  news  fakenews  socialmedia  conservativemedia  nytimes  nytimesmag 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
World (or at Least Brooklyn) Stops for Lost Dog - The New York Times
Every week, dozens of dogs and cats go missing in New York City. Their distraught owners put up signs. Some turn up alive. Some do not. Over the next few days, Bailey somehow became a phenomenon, a cause, and in her rarefied corner of Brooklyn and beyond, a social media star.
dogs  pets  missingpet  newyork  brooklyn  carrollgardens  nytimes  socialmedia  technology 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Seeing is Consuming: Feminism and the Perils of Visibility - Frontpage - e-flux conversations
Among the goods for sale at the women’s social club The Wing are T-shirts, keychains, baseball caps, and tote bags, each of which bears a cheeky phrase in a range of energetic fonts: “Boys Beware”; “Girls Doing Whatever the Fuck They Want in 2017.”
essays  abbescchriber  feminism  socialmedia  economics  commodification  branding  selfbranding 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Yayoi Kusama’s Art for the Instagram Age - The Atlantic
Is Yayoi Kusama’s new participatory-art exhibit about seeking profound experiences—or posting selfies?
yayoikusama  art  instagram  socialmedia  selfies  theatlantic 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Instagram Food Is a Sad, Sparkly Lie - Eater
How influencers transformed eating from an activity into an aesthetic
instagram  food  socialmedia  culture  eater 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Social Media is Changing Mini Kabob, an Old-School Kabob Restaurant | KCET
It’s hard not to notice Glendale’s growing transformation as buzzed-about restaurants like Shake Shack, Eggslut and Tsujita Ramen have been moving into the neighborhood. But just around the corner from the bustling Americana and Glendale Galleria is a longstanding, mom-and-pop kabob restaurant that’s finally starting to get the attention it deserves — with some help from social media.
kcet  food  minikabob  restuarants  losangeles  glendale  socialmedia 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It - The New York Times
Evan Williams is the guy who opened up Pandora’s box. Until he came along, people had few places to go with their overflowing emotions and wild opinions, other than writing a letter to the newspaper or haranguing the neighbors.
twitter  internet  medium  evanwilliams  technology  socialmedia  nytimes 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Rise and Fall of Yik Yak, the Anonymous Messaging App - The New York Times
This month, two feminist groups and several former students filed a federal complaint accusing the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and its former president, Richard Hurley, of failing to protect the female plaintiffs from cyber harassment and threats of physical and sexual violence during their time at the university.

The platform where all of this took place? Yik Yak, the now-defunct, localized, anonymous messaging app that Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, two students at Furman University in South Carolina, founded in 2013 and that soon became associated with bullying, discriminatory speech and threats of bomb and gun violence.
yikyak  nytimes  apps  technology  socialmedia  harassment  bullying 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
'Am I Being Catfished?' An Author Confronts Her Number One Online Critic
When a bad review of her first novel appeared online, Kathleen Hale was warned not to respond. But she soon found herself wading in
author  authors  essay  psychology  writers  writing  criticism  internet  socialmedia  technology  blogs  theguardian  kathleenhale 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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