Social Media

Social media is the interaction among people in which they create, share or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks

Here’s the Kind of Information Google and Facebook Have on You

Posted by on April 19, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Here’s the Kind of Information Google and Facebook Have on You

Google and Facebook are two of the largest and clearest monopolies in the world, and between them, the harvesting of your personal information goes far beyond what most people realize was even possible.

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Google’s File on You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook’s — Here’s How to View It

Posted by on April 10, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Google’s File on You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook’s — Here’s How to View It

Curious about just how much of his data Google had, web developer Dylan Curran says he downloaded his Google data file, which is offered by the company in a hub called “My Account.” This hub was created in 2015, along with a tool called “My Activity.” The report issued is similar to the one Facebook delivers to its users upon request. Curran says his report totalled 5.5 GB, which is almost ten times larger than the one Facebook offered him. The amount and type of data in his file, Mr. Curran says, suggests Google is not only constantly tracking our online movements but may also be monitoring our physical locations.

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The (Almost) Complete History of ‘Fake News’

Posted by on April 7, 2018 in Entertainment, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
The (Almost) Complete History of ‘Fake News’

How a phrase that originally referred to moneymaking Macedonian teens came to mean a whole lot more.

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Not 50 Million, Not 87 Million… Facebook Admits Data From ‘Most’ of Its 2 Billion Users Compromised by ‘Malicious Actors’

Posted by on April 5, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Not 50 Million, Not 87 Million… Facebook Admits Data From ‘Most’ of Its 2 Billion Users Compromised by ‘Malicious Actors’

Buried in Facebook’s announcement that Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered data from up to 87 million users was the stunning admission that “malicious actors” exploited the site’s search features to collection information from “most” of its 2 billion users.

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This 4 Minute Video Will Really Make You Rethink Your Use of Social Media

Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
This 4 Minute Video Will Really Make You Rethink Your Use of Social Media

“This Panda Is Dancing – Time Well Spent” is a poetic short film by Max Stossel & Sander van Dijk. In the Attention Economy, technology and media are designed to maximize our screen-time. But what if they were designed to help us live by our values? What if news & media companies were creating content that enriched our lives, vs. catering to our most base instincts for clicks? What if social platforms were designed to help us create our ideal social lives, instead of to maximize time-on site and “likes”?

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As Feds Launch Probe, Users Discover ‘Horrifying’ Reach of Facebook’s Data Mining

Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
As Feds Launch Probe, Users Discover ‘Horrifying’ Reach of Facebook’s Data Mining

After a New Zealand man named Dylan McKay called attention in a viral tweet last week to the alarming fact that Facebook had collected his “entire call history” with his partner’s mother and “metadata about every text message [he’s] ever received or sent,” other Facebook users began downloading their archive of personal data the social media giant had stored and discovered that McKay’s experience was hardly anomalous.

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10 Social Media Networks to Use Instead of Facebook

Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
10 Social Media Networks to Use Instead of Facebook

There are six primary reasons why we need our social media run through the blockchain technology: distributed consensus mechanisms ensure better security and privacy; blockchain eliminates censorship and safeguards freedom of speech by anonymizing user meta-data; in a blockchain, you aren’t the product (your meta-data is not harvested for commercial gain); by eliminating a central server, users have more control over their own content; blockchain’s tokens, coins, and smart contacts make transactions, payments, and peer-to-peer commerce smoother; decentralized networks sans external payment methods mean crowdfunding for startups is much easier.

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Lawsuits Pile Up As #DeleteFacebook Movement Spreads

Posted by on March 22, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Lawsuits Pile Up As #DeleteFacebook Movement Spreads

#DeleteFacebook started trending on Twitter late Tuesday as users complained about “trust issues” regarding how the company shares their personal data. It gained a notable booster when WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton tweeted that the time has come for Facebook users to delete their accounts. “Delete and forget. It’s time to care about privacy,” he tweeted.

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Is There an Internet Purge Of Conservative or Dissenting Voices Online? – Ben Swann

Posted by on March 9, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Is There an Internet Purge Of Conservative or Dissenting Voices Online? – Ben Swann

We’ve heard about censorship before… but is what is happening now on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter an all-out purge of dissenting voices? Ben Swann addresses this question and more on Reality Check.

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The Weaponization of Social Media

Posted by on March 4, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
The Weaponization of Social Media

Governments around the world employ armies of keyboard warriors to spread propaganda and disrupt their online opposition. Their goal? To shape public discourse around global events in a way favorable to their standing military and geopolitical objectives. Their method? The Weaponization of Social Media. James Corbett discusses in detail.

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New Social Network That Pays People to Use It Could Be a Replacement for Facebook

Posted by on February 28, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
New Social Network That Pays People to Use It Could Be a Replacement for Facebook

Bloomberg Technology reported Tuesday on Steemit, an increasingly popular blockchain-based social media and blogging platform that allows participants to earn cryptocurrency for posting, commenting, and voting on content.

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An Orwellian George Soros Calls Facebook And Google A ‘Menace’ For Hacking Our Minds

Posted by on January 28, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
An Orwellian George Soros Calls Facebook And Google A ‘Menace’ For Hacking Our Minds

Soros also said that giants like Facebook and Google should be looked at as public utilities, calling for government regulation of the platforms, a move which would completely solidify political control over the a vast majority of content on the internet. As it is, the censorship we see emerging today is motivated by corporate elites, however regulating these companies would introduce federal control over content as well. An Orwellian nightmare.

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Another Facebook Executive Issues Warning About Its Disastrous Effect On Psychology And Society

Posted by on December 13, 2017 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Another Facebook Executive Issues Warning About Its Disastrous Effect On Psychology And Society

“I feel tremendous guilt… I think in the back deep, deep recesses of our minds, we kind of knew something bad could happen… It literally is a point now where I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works… The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works” ~ Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth for Facebook.

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Why Didn’t Anyone Listen to Corey Feldman’s Warnings About Pedophilia in Hollywood?

Why Didn’t Anyone Listen to Corey Feldman’s Warnings About Pedophilia in Hollywood?

Former child star Corey Feldman is crowdsourcing $10 million for a film that promises to out a network of Hollywood pedophiles, a sick ring that the 46-year-old insists “thousands” of industry insiders are well aware of. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, there’s been a push to bring what The Daily Beast’s Ira Madison called “Hollywood’s other ‘open secret’” to light, and Feldman is leading the charge.

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How To Avoid The Social Media Energy Vampire Trap

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 2 Comments
How To Avoid The Social Media Energy Vampire Trap

Have you ever fallen into the social media energy vampire trap? You may have been preyed upon by an energy vampire and have not been aware as it was happening as others are feeding off of your energy. This can and does often occur as a direct result from your emotional reactions.

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