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Gen Z’s relationship with tech: They don’t want to be always reachable - Vox
Males and females of Generation Z do tend to differ from one another in one important way: optimism about tech. Gen Z women are markedly less likely than other generations and less likely than their male peers to be optimistic about technology’s impact on society.

They’re also more worried than other groups about online safety and security and their personal information “getting into the wrong hands.”
culture  socialmedia  privacy  communication  genz 
october 2019 by dirtystylus
Frank Chimero · A Like Can’t Go Anywhere, But a Compliment Can Go a Long Way
Suppose a person comes across something quite nice on Instagram or Twitter. They could write a pleasant comment, but they are probably going to Like the post instead (or heart, thumbs up, whatever term the platform uses). This creates a slight hitch in the brain of any reader: positivity gets compressed into a little block of Likes meta data that is about 100 pixels wide, no matter if it is one like or one thousand. Visually diminished positivity creates a challenge for the intellect to really understand the response. One must detach size from scale on social media, similar to how we detach size from value with a nickel and dime. A thousand likes doesn’t look much bigger than one, and this becomes important when considering the form of negativity on social media.
by:frankchimero  socialmedia  techculture 
september 2019 by dirtystylus
Always Own Your Platform
You know, it wasn't that long ago.

There was RSS.

There were blogs.

There were sub-groups and communities. The weirdos found each other. The non-weirdos found each other. It wasn't perfect. But it was distributed. It was ours.

It was yours.

Now? The original dream of the web is dying. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Medium, and YouTube entice us to give them our creative work.

They control what gets amplified and what gets monetized. A few conference rooms in Silicon Valley dictate our online culture.

It's time to take it back.

Stop giving away your work to people who don't care about it. Host it yourself. Distribute it via methods you control. Build your audience deliberately and on your own terms.

Be in charge of the relationship with your audience.

Deliver value and then ask for money. Avoid unnecessary middlemen.

Always. Own. Your platform.

Do you see someone in the wild, not owning their platform? Let them know:
rss  techculture  list  service  socialmedia 
may 2019 by dirtystylus
For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope : All Tech Considered : NPR
One of the reasons some indigenous languages are endangered is that increased connectivity through the Internet and social media have strengthened dominant languages such as English, Russian and Chinese, says Anna Luisa Daigneault of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.
language  history  preservation  translation  facebook  socialmedia  twitter 
october 2017 by dirtystylus
No Share Buttons on Mobile Sites (Except This One Weird Case) | Big Medium
Don’t include social share buttons in small-screen websites, unless the user just tapped through from a social network.
mobile  ux  sharinglinks  socialmedia  socialsoftware  via:danielmall  by:bigmediumjosh 
march 2017 by dirtystylus
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