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

New Media Deal May Bring More Propaganda to Facebook

Posted by on June 11, 2015 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
New Media Deal May Bring More Propaganda to Facebook

What happens when Facebook begins deciding what news stories we get to see? Once the algorithms Facebook uses to create targeted ads are applied to the stories it feeds us, how will that affect our perceptions? Do we really want Facebook spoon-feeding us the news it sees “fit to print”?

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5 Reasons Kylie Jenner May Be Helpful in the Fight Against Chemtrails

5 Reasons Kylie Jenner May Be Helpful in the Fight Against Chemtrails

Firstly, Miss Jenner no doubt has seen her parents and siblings without make up and before getting plastic surgery done. She knows that there is a reality behind the image put out there for public consumption. Voices in the chemtrail movement are generally suggesting that there is something going on behind the white curtain of strange looking streaks that expand into odd-looking and oddly-colored cloud formations in our beautiful blue skies. What these chemtrail activists fear may be behind them is not an average looking face or blemishes on skin, but something far uglier, sinister and harmful to our health…

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Social Media Startup Tsu Pays You to Socialize Online

Social Media Startup Tsu Pays You to Socialize Online

…the SoHo-based social media site Tsu has signed up 3.5 million users in six months and hopes to close a Series B funding round within weeks. What explains this counter-market progress and investor attention? The answer is commerce and investing, not social media. Tsu pays users a cut of the site’s ad revenue based on how many people view its posts. The pitch to newcomers is compelling enough: Facebook is making billions selling ads against your own content and your own network of friends, but they’re not sharing it with you. We do.

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Monica Lewinsky: Why We Must Stop Online Shaming Now

Posted by on March 22, 2015 in Internet, Social Media with 3 Comments
Monica Lewinsky: Why We Must Stop Online Shaming Now

As someone who had suicidal thoughts and struggled through nearly half a lifetime online infamy, Monica understands the depth and magnitude of this problem. Cyberbullying has caused people to kill themselves, most notably teens or young adults who are still struggling to form their own personal identity.

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Groopspeak Launches New Social Media Tool for Activism

Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Groopspeak Launches New Social Media Tool for Activism

Groopspeak takes action alerts public. It is more in-depth than an online petition, easier to use than a phone number on a website, and more social than an email list. When an activist creates an issue, people can weigh in as “for” or “against,” making it more credible to public officials than a standard petition site. Groopspeak is action alerts, revamped, and will help you in your lobbying efforts.

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Facebook Censorship: What They’re Not Telling You

Posted by on January 23, 2015 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Facebook Censorship: What They’re Not Telling You

It’s not just about ‘fake news stories’. Facebook’s new ‘flagging’ feature will allow agenda-driven political agitators, governments and corporations to control the narrative and all but silence dissent. Note how this new system will allow Facebook to totally escape the backlash it would have otherwise received for censoring free speech by deleting posts. The posts are not deleted, they are merely relegated so that hardly anyone sees them. This negates the ‘Barbara Streisand effect’ – where the act of removing or censoring content only makes it more likely to receive attention elsewhere. Now you won’t even know if your post has been targeted for censorship, so you won’t be able to do anything about it.

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Facebook Promises Less Hoax Stories and Spam Posts In Users’ News Feeds

Posted by on January 21, 2015 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Facebook Promises Less Hoax Stories and Spam Posts In Users’ News Feeds

Facebook is cracking down with changes to its news feed that will ensure its users see fewer hoax and spam posts, while providing a warning of their potential falsity when they are seen. The new feature is based on another recent addition to Facebook: the ability to report any post as being a “false news story”. Those reports will now be taken into account by Facebook’s news feed algorithm as it determines which posts are displayed on users’ news feeds.

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Training Elderly In Social Media Improves Well-Being And Combats Isolation

Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 2 Comments
Training Elderly In Social Media Improves Well-Being And Combats Isolation

Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK.

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Don’t Replace Facebook, Disrupt It

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts, Social Media with 3 Comments
Don’t Replace Facebook, Disrupt It

Facebook is a problem. It is undoubtedly being used by special interests to manipulate and monitor entire populations both within the United States and well beyond. It represents a tool that in no way serves the people actually using it, and instead allows special interests to use the users. It is a dream global panopticon for the abusive dictators that run Western society and presume dominion over what they call an “international order.”

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Facebook Boosts News Feeds of Top 100 Media Outlets in Secret Political Experiment

Facebook Boosts News Feeds of Top 100 Media Outlets in Secret Political Experiment

Facebook has been conducting stealthy political experiments on users, including tweaking the news feeds of almost 2 million users to boost articles shared from the top 100 media outfits. The purpose was to test voter turnout in the 2012 election.

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Foster Gamble: Debunking Debunkers

Foster Gamble: Debunking Debunkers

We are living in an unprecedented era where one person or a small team can use independent and alternative media to communicate key perspectives to millions of people worldwide. The flip side is that someone with very little real expertise can undermine valuable inquiry and healthy skepticism.

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Net Neutrality, Filtering and Ferguson, MO

Net Neutrality, Filtering and Ferguson, MO

The Mike Brown shooting deserved to be national news as multiple significant, ongoing crises intersect at Ferguson: the loss of jobs which hit these communities worst; the militarization of US police departments; race; chronic multi-generational poverty.

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How to Stop Facebook from Using Your Browsing History

Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 1 Comment
How to Stop Facebook from Using Your Browsing History

It used to be only your declared interests (Liked pages, profile information) that directed Facebook’s advertising missiles. Now, FB is even using passive data, data, meaning where you go on your computer and mobile devices, to make its own ads smarter.

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Facebook Apologizes For Manipulating Your Emotions

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 4 Comments
Facebook Apologizes For Manipulating Your Emotions

The authors of a controversial Facebook study apologized after thier experiment to see if emotional states are contagious caused quite a stir over the weekend. READ MORE: Facebook apologizes after secret psychological experiments caused outrage among users Facebook conducted a massive psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users, manipulating their news feeds to assess the effects on their emotions. The details of the experiment were published in an article entitled “Experimental Evidence Of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks” published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The short version of the study results is this: Facebook has the ability to make you feel good or bad by tweaking what shows up in your news feed.

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Why There’s No Such Thing As A Private Facebook Chat

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 5 Comments
Why There’s No Such Thing As A Private Facebook Chat

If you think your messages to your Facebook friends are private, think again. The social network announced that it has plans to look at your personal conversations as a way to make more profits from targeted advertising. Facebook has been a leader in data-mining, taking information from people’s profiles and studying their behavior to make money and improve the website. But its decision to delve into private content marks the next frontier for Big Data. Silicon Valley and big businesses alike have become increasingly reliant on data mining, which can predict election outcomes based on social media posts, or make a connection between what words people use and the weather

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