Social Media

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

How Facebook ‘Likes’ Predict Race, Religion And Sexual Orientation

Written by on June 9, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
How Facebook ‘Likes’ Predict Race, Religion And Sexual Orientation

It’s true: Actions really do speak louder than words, even when you don’t want them to.

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Facebook Vice President Tells Us “Technology Is Dumb Until A Human Touches It”

Written by on June 2, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Facebook Vice President Tells Us “Technology Is Dumb Until A Human Touches It”

Facebook has lost a bit of trust with the public surrounding the Cambridge Analytica debate. See this interview with VP Ime Archibong who talks about the value of groups and communities on Facebook and the need for leadership circles.

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As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits

Written by on May 28, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits

Accusing Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram of “intentionally” violating Europe’s strict new privacy rules that officially went into effect on Friday, Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems filed four lawsuits against the tech companies arguing they are still “coercing users into sharing personal data” despite rolling out new policies ostensibly aimed at complying with the new regulations.

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50 Years Later, America Is Still Divided

Written by on May 19, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
50 Years Later, America Is Still Divided

The Kerner Report from 1968 created under instructions from President Lyndon Johnson spoke about recommendations for a better America. The only remaining member of that Commission, Fred Harris, and Alan Curtis from the Eisenhower Foundation speak on how 50 years later America is still divided.

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New Social Network Challenges Facebook by Paying You for Posts

Written by on May 18, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
New Social Network Challenges Facebook by Paying You for Posts

The TopTopic platform provides a new way to financially benefit from what you do online. Anybody can earn. TopTopic members can financially reward others for their activity online, and unlike Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and other social media sites that solely profit from your content and personal information by running ads, we shift the traditional monetary dynamics from companies to those investing their time to share and engage with content. We are advertisement-free and create an opportunity for writers, artists, commenters, curators, and others to create and share content that can be financially rewarded.

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Social Media Is Programming Us – Says the Creators of Social Media

Written by on May 7, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Social Media Is Programming Us – Says the Creators of Social Media

It’s one thing to think that something subversive is happening with social media, surveillance, and mind control. It’s quite another thing when it’s admitted to by the very people who created it.

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Progressive Media Outlets—Including This One—Decry Facebook’s Plan to Act as Gatekeeper of “Trustworthy” News

Written by on May 4, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Progressive Media Outlets—Including This One—Decry Facebook’s Plan to Act as Gatekeeper of “Trustworthy” News

Critics noted that while corporate outlets like MSNBC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times will likely be proclaimed “broadly trusted” in Zuckerberg’s data-collection endeavor, these “established” news sources have a rich and dubious history of misleading and damaging reporting.

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Facebook Teams Up With Shady DARPA Exec To Scan Your Brain And Augment Your Reality

Written by on April 26, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Facebook Teams Up With Shady DARPA Exec To Scan Your Brain And Augment Your Reality

Facebook’s Building 8 project was created with four sub-projects in mind, all centering around augmented reality and brain-scanning technology. Mark Zuckerberg believes that within the next ten years we will begin to see a stronger link between Facebook and the mind.

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

Written 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

Written 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’

Written 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’

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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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