MetaFilter is a news and discussion site dating back to the early years of the web. Founded in 1999, it’s attracting attention this week after coming forward about how a Google penalty has severely harmed its business, to the degree of having to let staff go. It serves as a poster child of problems with […]
$1 Million in "New Digital Age Grants" Awarded by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to Organizations Fighting Global Challenges Announcement of the Grants Coincides With the Paperback Release of His New York Times Bestselling Book The New Digital Age, Co-Authored by Jared Cohen NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has donated $1 million to establish the New
In a case that has drawn comparisons to the RoweCom/Faxon Library Services bankruptcy almost 12 years ago, the court of Amsterdam on Friday, September 19 granted Netherlands-based Swets & Zeitlinger Group permission to suspend payments to its creditors, and on Tuesday, September 23 accepted a bankruptcy filing from the group’s subsidiary—global subscription management provider Swets Information Services
in considering the role of mobility and place you may want to explore some of the issues raised in this workshop description. How do you understand the difference between sojourners and citizens? What difference does social media make to either? How does social media impact on your engagement with place?
Contagious effect of sad and happy messages in real life also observable in virtual networks, survey of Facebook data reveals
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...the effect of affect... what does this kind of research say about the nexus between social science and social media? Is it credible? Is it more 'noisy' data dressed up as a press release? Take this quote from the story for example:
To test if emotions might spread from one person to another, the scientists looked at how updates changed when it rained. Rain has a reliable impact on the tone of Facebook posts, with negative ones rising by 1.16% and positive ones falling by 1.19%.
The Australian government is facing pressure from tech giants Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, as well as telecommunications companies and libertarian groups to drop plans for a cybersafety tsar with the power to remove 'harmful' content from social media.
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