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What We Learned from Staring at Social Media Data for a Year - Features - Source: An OpenNews project
We are the product, hence our data is not ours: Our data is what makes Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms valuable. Every click and like, even our searches and posts, contribute to a massive corpus of data that is more valuable than any marketing research could ever be. It’s longitudinal data about our behavior and, more importantly, indicators of how we feel about issues, people, and—dare I say it—products. By using social platforms, we opt into giving them power over our data, and they decide how much access we get to it. In many cases that’s very little.
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october 2017 by laurakalbag
Ireland to become privacy regulator for 300m Twitter users
“The move means that any non-US Twitter user who wants to make a privacy or data protection complaint must first complain to authorities in Ireland, which has recently come under European scrutiny for a perceived lax regime.”

Summary: Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is already the EU privacy regulator for Facebook and Google. Now it’s also going to be regulator for Twitter, with new EU-based Twitter users having to agree to terms under Irish privacy and data protection law, which is notoriously lax. It means any user who wants to make a complaint about their privacy or data protection has to complain to authorities in Ireland first. However, the European Union does have plans to create a cross-continental super-quango, the European Data Protection Board. The Data Protection board would help users who are unhappy with rulings given by Irish, or other European, boards.
regulation  law  privacy  data  indie  indieroundup  24apr15  ireland  facebook  twitter  google 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Twitter Ends its Partnership with DataSift – Firehose Access Expires on August 13, 2015 | Datasift Blog
Our first and foremost concern upon receiving the news from Twitter about suspending our months-long negotiations and no further interest in being involved in PYLON, our new privacy-first technology, was to inform our customers and explain the situation. However, based on your feedback and what we’ve been reading in the press, I believe that more explanation is needed.

Thank you for all the words of support, but in case it hasn’t come across clearly enough – we’re fine. Our business model has never relied on access to Twitter data. We’ve built a robust big data processing platform, which is data source-agnostic, capable of dealing with billions of interactions a day from 20 other social and news networks we’re working with. And if you’ve heard any rumors about us extending our reach into business-owned data, well, they’re true.

This is also the very reason, we are now working with Facebook, the undisputed largest source of social data on earth, on providing the ecosystem with Facebook topic data. You will hear about topic data more in coming months. This data has never been available before and use cases for its application are practically limitless. It’s also a stepping stone for us in providing unprecedented access to social data, only possible now, because it’s delivered in a privacy-first model with aggregated and anonymized results.
twitter  datasift  bigdata  firehose  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  facebook  privacy  data  corporatesurveillance 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Social media trolls and why Periscope is bad news for women everywhere
The most depressing thing about Periscope, the new live video streaming app?
Twitter owns it. That's bad news for women everywhere.
Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour in San Francisco. Photo: New York Times
And Periscope's cofounder has the usual response when asked what the start-up will do about trolling. Let's paraphrase that. We will let users sort their own problems out.
trolls  women  feminism  diversity  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  periscope  twitter 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
The most concerning element of Facebook’s potential new power - Columbia Journalism Review
What this discussion has missed is perhaps the most crucial element of Facebook’s new power: the right to chose between the free expression of ideas or to instead impose censorship when it deems content unworthy. That should worry the public, because when given that power in the past, Facebook has ruled with an iron fist.
transparency  censorship  content  media  indie  indieroundup  17apr15  facebook  twitter  timm 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business | TechCrunch
In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics.
twitter  datasift  corporatesurveillance  tracking  bigdata  indie  indieroundup  17apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Twitter finds a way to quash offensive tweets
“[T]he feature known as "quality filtering" is intended to "remove all Tweets from your notifications timeline that contain threats, offensive or abusive language, duplicate content, or are sent from suspicious accounts." The feature appears as an option in Twitter's iOS app on its notifications screen, where you can turn it on or off.” by Lance Whitney on CNET
twitter  censorship  trolls  qualityfilter  filter  indie  indieroundup  27mar2015 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Facebook and Twitter small print is too hard to understand, say MPs
“The Commons Science and Technology Committee warns in a report today that you would need a law degree to understand the terms and conditions used by most companies.”

Millions of people sign away control of their private information and pictures because they do not understand how their data might be used, the committee says.
facebook  twitter  termsandconditions  readability  accessibility  indie  corporatesurveillance 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life
The effects of the 15 minutes of fame, and social media shaming. By Jon Ronson on The New York Times Magazine
social  shaming  twitter  indie  indieroundup  20feb2015 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
What does everyone think of my dress? I really hope the peopl... on Twitpic
@cribble: What does everyone think of my dress? I really hope the people viewing my flat like it. http://t.co/zhuNlSJ5
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@rossymagic: @laurakalbag Last time I had rainbow chard I had too much. Wilted some with garlic & basil an made a really good pesto with it! Craving now
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@LeaVerou: Smartphones should be able to autoupdate on their own once connected to a wifi. Otherwise, their browsers will soon become the new IE6.
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
A List Apart: Articles: The Web Aesthetic
@Cennydd: ‘The Web Aesthetic’ by @paulrobertlloyd – http://t.co/f85dwcXJ. Worth your time if you design for / use / have heard of the web.
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
Adactio: Journal—Rounding up dConstruct 2012
@adactio: Rounding up blog posts and pictures from this year’s @dConstruct: http://t.co/f9Qoi5M0
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@anna_debenham: "Anna hates writing bios." Done.
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
'This Is Responsive': Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Responsive Design | Webmonkey | Wired.com
@webmonkey: 'This is Responsive': Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Responsive Design: http://t.co/V1M2aoCS (Awesome work by @brad_frost)
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@StuRobson: @stopsatgreen @aral uses Stylus, but I think he's flying (not literally).
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@alexbilbie: Thunderbolt and lightening very very frightening m̶e̶ Samsung
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@flogehring: @laurakalbag I wanted to fav that twice but couldn't. ADN feature request! ^^
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@drewm: @laurakalbag @nicepaul Yeah, me too. Oh, water?
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
.htaccess made easy
@chriscoyier: .htaccess wizard @perishable now has a *whole book* on the subject! http://t.co/aGqPIjQK
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
2012 — dConstruct Audio Archive
@adactio: Thanks to @drewm, all the audio from @dConstruct 2012 is now online! http://t.co/TuIKYLv9 Subscribe to the podcast: http://t.co/EUEKKr79
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
Twitter / jessicakalbag: Such a nice photo of a few ...
@jessicakalbag: Such a nice photo of a few kalbags @kalbaga @laurakalbag @anins http://t.co/m65F68Ka
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@anna_debenham: "What time is it?" "Adventure time!" "No I mean what is the actual time."
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
Learn HTML & CSS - a book that teaches you in a nicer way
@brucel: Reading "HTML & CSS" by Jon Duckett, which is new gold standard for books to teach complete beginners http://t.co/w8tUr2rh
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@adactio: OH: “So apparently @barnabywalters brought his ...what’s the instrument he plays? The hurkle-durkle?” — @t
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@colly: Mind expanded by James Burke at #dConstruct. Missed it? All his classic Connections TV shows are on the YouTubes. Essential viewing.
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@friedcell: @dconstruct is anybody doing pre-pre-party burgers this year?
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@karlphillips63: I’m giving up taking notes…just going to follow @laurakalbag instead. She’a like a court stenographer. #r2bCreative
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september 2012 by laurakalbag
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@hellogeri: Customs Officer: “What do you do?” Me: “I'm a web designer.” Officer: “What's the difference between relative and absolute?” *stamp*
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august 2012 by laurakalbag
IFTTT / App.net Channel
@IFTTT: We're excited to introduce the @AppDotNet Channel! Create posts, monitor new followers or mentions, and much more with http://t.co/Vxj0cEVG
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august 2012 by laurakalbag
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@lgladdy: @laurakalbag So, cloudflare is a pretty awesome free CDN/cache service, that can continue to serve static content even if you're down.
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august 2012 by laurakalbag

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