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Is Twitter Making Us Meaner? Uncivil Discourse In The Age Of Social Media

Is Twitter Making Us Meaner? Uncivil Discourse In The Age Of Social Media | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Almost one-half of all online users consider social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to be uncivil forms of communication.

Via Ally Greer
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Ally Greer's curator insight, December 3, 2012 3:19 PM

This is a very interesting read on the evolution of public discourse and incivility.


The notion that social media gives way to "trolls" and makes us meaner is increasingly demonstrated by public arguments on Twitter, comment boards, and even Facebook posts.


The article points out that "...while Twitter incivility may be a relatively new phenomenon, irrational behavior by rational individuals is not." While it's hard to disagree with this point, Twitter and other social channels have certainly made it much easier to personally attack others via anonymous - or not so anonymous - Internet accounts while hiding behind a computer screen.


Unfortunately, though, incivility works. The author gives an example here of an author who gained over 20,000 followers after engaging in a "Twitter fight" with Chris Brown. When will social media reach the point where it stops rewarding incivility?

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Make Your Next Event Hashtag Friendly - introNetworks

Make Your Next Event Hashtag Friendly - introNetworks | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Great events spur great conversations, but are you doing everything you can as an event organizer to help ensure that those conversations are easily discoverable online?  Liveblogging via Twitter and other social media channels is commonplace, and serves to increase awareness around your brand and your event online.  You want to be sure that you …
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Great advice here!

Best to make your hashtag a SMALL AS POSSIBLE

and to "test drive" your hashtag to see if it's taken already or connected to inappropriate content.

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Twitter Vs Paid Professional Development | Mr Kemp

Twitter Vs Paid Professional Development | Mr Kemp | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
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Excellent post!

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Infographic: The Optimal Length for Every Social Media Update

Infographic: The Optimal Length for Every Social Media Update | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
The optimal length for social media posts and all other forms of online content. Get best practices for tweets, posts, blogs, and more.
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Handy INFOGRAPHIC!

& yes, it's always shorter than ya think!

My blog posts are too long. I need to work on that!


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Ella Taylor's curator insight, May 15, 12:53 AM

Looks like my blog post headings are too long...

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These are the world's most popular children's authors, according to Twitter

These are the world's most popular children's authors, according to Twitter | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it

In celebration of World Book Day, Twitter has released data about which children’s authors have the most followers on the social media site.


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Smart Authors!

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How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life - NYTimes.com

How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life - NYTimes.com | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
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I was one of those who avidly watched the unfolding of the #SaccoAffair & #HasJustineLandedYet in real time on Twitter. Transfixed. Horrified!


Thinking, this would be a great teachable moment at the same

time shaking my head at both the idiocy & the following HATE


2 years later, did we learn anything about transparency, kindness, tolerance, & NOT feeding trolls? Does this scare you or make you look at what you share online differently? Did I delete any snarky Tweets after reading this? Yes, darn Bachelor!


Live Tweeting reality shows does NOT bring out the best in me! LOL

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Digging into Twitter Analytics - Mike Cernovich Presents Danger & Play

Digging into Twitter Analytics - Mike Cernovich Presents Danger & Play | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
If you have a Twitter account, you also have access to an insane amount of data. Twitter has granted access to its Twitter Analytics dashboard to all Twitter accounts. For someone who uses Twitter for my blog, the analytics offer valuable insights. How to Access your Twitter Analytics. Go to analytics.twitter.com If you are logged into your account, …
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Read this to go with my new INFOGRAPHIC

Don't have time to blog about it right now

 

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Is Snapchat Really Confusing, or Am I Just Old?

Is Snapchat Really Confusing, or Am I Just Old? | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
There is no excuse, at this point, for a professional technology writer to be confused by Snapchat. It has something like 200 million active users. It is, by some metrics, the fastest-growing social app in the world. It has been the subject of Wall Street Journal think pieces, Forbes profiles,...

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This is great! I don't have the APP - don't judge me, I just started a professional Instagram! But this is awesome!

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Should you repeat your tweets? Facts and figures from 1M tweets

Should you repeat your tweets? Facts and figures from 1M tweets | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
It is mainstream that to share a news on Twitter one should repeat it a few times, for the simple reason that your followers aren't up online on twitter all day and that they are likely to miss your great news.
At Wisemetrics we like to look a statistics from lots of data points, and since we have our hand on around 1B tweets, we thought we could get some concrete numbers about if one should repeat tweets.

Via Debra Askanase
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Interesting! I try not to repeat my Tweets (about a latest blog post or article) more than 3X maybe I need to rethink that!


Then I try and share about other people's tweets and blogs 2X more than I do any shameless self-promotion. You know, trying to pay it forward! LOL

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Debra Askanase's curator insight, January 16, 8:45 AM

Data shows t that the ICYMI tweets perform only 86% as well as the initial tweet.

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Visualized: The world of verified users | Twitter Blogs

Visualized: The world of verified users | Twitter Blogs | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
How do some of the world’s most famous people follow each other on Twitter?
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The world of verified Twitter users & the conversations & communities created -Visualized


Fascinating visualization of the interconnectedness of verified Twitter users - the interplay, the connections, and the globe!

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5 Ways to Find Trending Topics (Other than Twitter)

5 Ways to Find Trending Topics (Other than Twitter) | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Trending Topics are pretty handy when it comes to inspiring content, but it’s also the same place every other brand is looking. Here are 5 other places to look
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Cool List! by @Hootsuite <3 @Buzzfeed

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Essential texting acronyms every parent should know | Komando.com

Essential texting acronyms every parent should know | Komando.com | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Can't make heads or tails of your kid's texts with their friends? Here are some essential acronyms you need to know....

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We've come a LONG way from my first Internet Integration webpage w/ acronym list from the year 2000! & web alarmist website Internet Safety for Parents & Teens last updated 2006


(No laughing!...well, a chuckle and an eye roll is OK!)

Ok, I admit it, I cringe when I read it!

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TweetBeam

TweetBeam | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
A unique visualization of live Twitter updates. Capture the feeling of an event with a TweetBeam Twitter Wall.
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This looks cool! Have any of ya'll tried this?

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Friendship Disconnect Brought To You By Facebook

Friendship Disconnect Brought To You By Facebook | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
"Are you coming to the lake on the Fourth?" "I wasn't planning on it.  Why?" "Oh." An uncomfortable pause followed by the next idiotic statement.  "We're having a get together.  Didn't you see it o...
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Oh this is so good! I left a comment:


"Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk"  

Was the title of a blog post I wrote back in 2011 when I was having a bumpy relationship with FB and finally decided to dump him....err I mean it! (you can Google it or maybe the link will work below - let's try!)

But Twitter....ahh Twitter has become my number one Social Media outlet & source for rich professional development....but my friends? They have to email, call, or text me cause yeah...I don't DO Facebook. And I'm better off for it!  

Great post Griffyn! Love that you rock the Y like I do! ;-)

Cheers!
~Gwyneth Jones
The Daring Librarian
http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/08/dear-facebook-we-have-to-talk.html

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 25, 2014 7:06 PM

I am increasingly of the opinion that, whilst it is great to keep up with people I know and love on Facebook, I am losing something too. My very best friend is NOT on Facebook and I have to make the effort to touch base with her via email, SMS and actual phone calls. It IS much more personal that way.  I tend not to look at Facebook as often through the day as I used to (used to always be open in the background). Some days I don't even look at it at all. However, Twitter IS open all the time - keeping me up to date with conferences, media announcements and the latest articles and developments in my profession. I LOVE it. I can actually see a day coming where I leave Faccebook behind and concentrate communicating on a more personal level with friends and use Twitter even more as an information professional.

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6 Ways I Use Pinterest

6 Ways I Use Pinterest | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Pinterest has the reputation of being the social network platform of women. There are hundreds of boards that fit the typical cliché of teenie girls with movie star crushes, women in their twenties...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I really don't use Pinterest. But this is interesting!

@Pinterest is my redheaded SM stepchild

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Jamie Dela Torre's curator insight, June 1, 7:20 PM

This is very helpful! Thanks for sharing. I also found this very nice Pinterest boards that has valuable contents! http://bit.ly/1JoaApm

Ella Taylor's curator insight, June 10, 6:43 AM

For such a simple sight, Pinterest has a lot of uses!

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Subtweeting: what is it, and how to do it well

Subtweeting: what is it, and how to do it well | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Talking about someone behind their back on Twitter is complex. What does it take to master the subtle art of the subtweet? By Hannah Jane Parkinson
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Our kiddos know about this, do you?

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Yik Yak app is wreaking havoc in schools: 11 things parents need to know

Yik Yak app is wreaking havoc in schools: 11 things parents need to know | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Problematic apps that are popular with kids and full of inappropriate content keep popping up. It’s like a game of whack-a-mole: just when you get a handle on one and smack it down, another one pops up. The latest offender: the app Yik Yak. Parents could be fooled by the friendly-looking yak logo, but hiding... Read more »

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Is Snap Chat out? Hello Yik Yak!


Playing whack a mole is right when it comes to new Social Media Platforms! Best to at least know the name!

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11 Rules of Twitter Etiquette You Need to Know - Heyo Blog

11 Rules of Twitter Etiquette You Need to Know - Heyo Blog | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
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This is a GREAT list!

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How Cyber Mobs and Trolls Have Ruined the Internet—and Destroyed Lives

How Cyber Mobs and Trolls Have Ruined the Internet—and Destroyed Lives | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Being stalked and bullied on the internet is a growing menace and it wrecks lives and careers.
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Scary stuff.

A good read for high school?

College?

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Cool Visual On How Teachers and Students See Social Media ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Cool Visual On How Teachers and Students See Social Media ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
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Great infographic!  but they got the hashtags all wrong!
You can't use a character $%&# in a hashtag or it will break it!
Ex: #HashTagsWithDon'tDon'tWork
-- it will break down at the first '

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A guide to blocking obnoxious 'friends' on Facebook

A guide to blocking obnoxious 'friends' on Facebook | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
Block, quiet, unfriend, unfollow, and more. It's all here.

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Thank goodness I broke up w/ Facebook years ago!

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How I survived my social media break

How I survived my social media break | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
I took a pledge to stay off social media for almost two weeks -- and I made it. This is how.
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#10 tip on my latest blog post - Take a Digital Detox

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ManageFlitter - Work faster & smarter with Twitter

ManageFlitter - Work faster & smarter with Twitter | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
ManageFlitter is a critically acclaimed set of Twitter Tools loved by over 2 million people. Unfollow, Follow, Bio Search & Analytics.
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Really impressed w/ @ManageFlitter

work faster & smarter FREE w/ Twitter

Clean up your digital life

Unfollow those who don't follow you back

Unfollow those who havent' Tweeted in 3 or 6 months!


SO cool! - just note, FREE version allows you to unfollow only a 100 a day, so take a week or weekend for this task.


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Why isn't @Apple on Twitter?

Why isn't @Apple on Twitter? | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
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This is really interesting. Apple - Think Different.

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How (and why) to take part in Twitter hashtag chats - Daily Genius

How (and why) to take part in Twitter hashtag chats - Daily Genius | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
ShareTweet Twitter is one of those amazing free tools that you can’t imagine a world where it didn’t exist. That is, of course, if you currently use Twitter. Most people don’t. In fact, just 26% of US adults use the service . If you don’t, then it might feel overwhelming. That’s why we made this …

Via Bookmarking Librarian
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This is just brilliant! Will be using some of these in a preso I'm working on!


Twitter is the Best FREE Educational PD Available!

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3 Social Network Alternatives for Schools -- THE Journal

3 Social Network Alternatives for Schools -- THE Journal | Social Media: Don't Hate the Hashtag | Scoop.it
For educators looking to avoid the complications of having students work on consumer social media platforms, Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of resources that can facilitate social learning.
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Great article  - only missing Edmodo!


@THE_Journal - interesting thing though - they don't follow many people on Twitter - wonder why that is!?

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