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Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:54 am
by CactusHugger
10 Curious Facts About Twitter
This video could have also been called A BRIEF HISTORY OF TWITTER. Some of it is pretty funny and some of it is pretty interesting and it's only two and a half minutes long.
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Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:36 am
by panamint_patty
How to be popular on Twitter :pac:
Some guy named Greg Gallant talks about Twitter and the secret to getting more followers, favorites and retweets. I'm not convinced that Twitter is worth the bother, but what he says is somewhat interesting and provides some insight into what people do on Twitter.
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Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:53 am
by shadylady
You Can Finally Post GIFs On Twitter :pac:
I suppose the only real question here is why did it take so long?

Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:38 am
by CoolChick
Emojis or Emoticons? :shrug:
They call them emojis, but I've always called them emoticons. I guess I need to catch up with the hipster lingo and put on some skinny jeans!
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Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:34 am
by dzrtdwg
Yelp Reviews Have Become Make-or-Break For Businesses
I'll have to check the Yelp! reviews for the Taco Bell in Ridgecrest just in case there's been any employees licking the taco shells lately.
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Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:30 pm
by pcslim
Area Facebook User Incredibly Stupid
First of all, the Onion article: http://www.theonion.com/articles/area-facebook-user-incredibly-stupid,36712/
And now for a little explanation:
Facebook To Ruin Our Good Time With 'Satire' Disclaimer; The Onion Responds With Satire
Believe it or not, some Facebook users are confused by satire/parody "news" articles. I'm pretty sure these are the same people who believe everything that the likes of Fox and CNN tell them too!
LINK: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140818/11570528243/facebook-to-ruin-our-good-time-with-satire-disclaimer-onion-responds-with-satire.shtml

Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:11 pm
by CactusHugger
5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now
Positive and negative outcomes. I wouldn't have guessed that relationships started online are actually stronger than ones started face-to-face. Strange, but they say it's true.

Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:42 am
by mrfish
Facebook’s new idiotic “privacy” fiction
From Microsoft's helpful Clippy cartoon character, to Facebook's retarded privacy dinosaur, it looks like tech companies really enjoy annoying customers!
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Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:31 pm
by CoolChick
Teens Obsess Over '100 Club' for 'Likes' on Social Media :?
It's called "The 100 Club" and it turns Facebook and Instagram into a popularity contest for young teens and others who fall into the social media trap.

Re: Social Media Trends

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:47 am
by pcslim
Why Requiring Social Networks To Monitor Posts To Spot Terrorists Will Make It Even Harder To Catch Them
The problem here is twofold:
1) First of all it's just ridiculous for social networks to be responsible for this sort of thing. It's just not their proper roll. Citizens should not be forced to be law enforcement agents. That's what totalitarian regimes do. That sort of thing should never be allowed to happen in a country which cherishes freedom.
2) False Positives: For every actual criminal identified, dozens of non-criminals will also be falsely identified as being likely suspects. Although one could argue that this would force individuals to choose their words more carefully, the reality is that it would have a chilling effect on free speech with individuals not participating in the free exchange of ideas out of fear that they might word something in a way that might be misinterpreted by the idiots in charge or the algorithm they use to find suspicious communications.
Data strategist Duncan Ross set out what would happen if someone could create an algorithm that correctly identified a terrorist from their communications 99.9% of the time -- far, far more accurate than any real algorithm - with the assumption that there were 100 terrorists in the UK. The algorithm would correctly identify the 100 terrorists. But it would also misidentify 0.01% of the UK's non-terrorists as terrorists: that’s a further 60,000 people, leaving the authorities with a still-huge problem on their hands.

LINK:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141203/09501829313/why-requiring-social-networks-to-monitor-posts-to-spot-terrorists-will-make-it-even-harder-to-catch-them.shtml