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Tweeting from the Nascar Track: Driver Gains More Than 100,000 Twitter Followers During Daytona 500

Tweeting from the Nascar Track: Driver Gains More Than 100,000 Twitter Followers During Daytona 500 | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Brad Keselowski’s posts during a crash in the Daytona 500 helped him triple his Twitter followers. Talk about the potential perils of tweeting or texting while behind the wheel!

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Communications Major
Shifts and nuances in the way we communicate.
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Communications Major

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Communications Major is curated by KazzaDrask Media.

 

I've been documenting changes in the way we communicate through online and mobile sources for nearly a decade. Communications Major curates some of the shifts and nuances taking place every day as we rapidly find newer and occasionally better ways to share and stay connected.

 

Follow KazzaDrask Media on Twitter @kazzadraskmedia. Visit our website at: www.kazzadraskmedia.com.

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All of 2016’s Top Mobile Apps Are Owned by Either Google or Facebook

All of 2016’s Top Mobile Apps Are Owned by Either Google or Facebook | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Nielsen has released their report about the most widely used mobile apps in 2016. The top 8 apps were all owned by just two corporations: Google and Facebook. And even though 88% of Americans now…

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Donald Trump's Complicated Relationship with Technology

Donald Trump's Complicated Relationship with Technology | Communications Major | Scoop.it

“...computers have complicated lives very greatly” and “nobody knows exactly what is going on” — sounded wildly out of sync with the tech-obsessed culture that Trump has so expertly tapped into through Twitter.

 

But the comments confirmed what everybody close to him already knew: [Trump's] sort of a Luddite.

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Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America

Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Here is the "scorched-earth" op-ed from Tenn Vogue by Lauren Duca. Pay attention girls (and boys... and everyone else) to Trump's systematic attempts to destabilize the truth and weaken the foundation of American freedom.

 

Insist on fact-checking every Trump statement you read, every headline you share or even relay to a friend over coffee. If you find factual inaccuracies in an article, send an email to the editor, and explain how things should have been clearer.

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The Top Political Tweets and Hashtags of 2016

The Top Political Tweets and Hashtags of 2016 | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Twitter announced the year’s biggest topics and tweets in news and politics, but matters of identity and safety were also prominent.

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Here's How to Outsmart Fake News in Your Facebook Feed

Here's How to Outsmart Fake News in Your Facebook Feed | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Fake news is actually really easy to spot -- if you know how. Consider this your New Media Literacy Guide.

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While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks | Communications Major | Scoop.it

If you secretly harbor the idea that Snapchat is frivolous or somehow a fad, it’s time to re-examine your certainties. In fact, in various large and small ways, Snap has quietly become one of the world’s most innovative and influential consumer technology companies.

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Catholic Church to Release App That Might Save Your Soul

Catholic Church to Release App That Might Save Your Soul | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Dubbed "Sindr", the app will help Catholics find mass and confession times and locations.

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Here Are All the Fake 'News' Sites to Watch Out for on Facebook

Here Are All the Fake 'News' Sites to Watch Out for on Facebook | Communications Major | Scoop.it

If "fake news" sites tipped the 2016 U.S. presidential election in the wrong direction, we need to be vigilant to make sure that the next four years (and beyond) are not further manipulated.

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The Mission to Save Vanishing Internet Art

The Mission to Save Vanishing Internet Art | Communications Major | Scoop.it

A group sets out to preserve early digital works that are in danger of fading away.

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Get Your Photos Looking Better on Facebook

Get Your Photos Looking Better on Facebook | Communications Major | Scoop.it

The social network includes an option in the settings for displaying nicer-looking versions of the pictures you upload from your phone.

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Swiping a Screen Rather Than Flip a Page in Baseball

Swiping a Screen Rather Than Flip a Page in Baseball | Communications Major | Scoop.it

If a major league coach or player is scrolling through an iPad in the dugout, he is probably not perusing Facebook but rather accessing his scouting reports. A partnership with Apple has made eight iPads available to every major league club that can be used in dugouts during games to consult scouting reports and other information.

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Google Says Searches for 'Who Is My Representative' Spiked as House GOP Tried to Gut Ethics Office

Google Says Searches for 'Who Is My Representative' Spiked as House GOP Tried to Gut Ethics Office | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Calls to Congress, Not President-Elect's Tweet, Responsible for Win Against GOP on Ethics Office

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Donald Trump Won't Quit Twitter After Inauguration

Donald Trump Won't Quit Twitter After Inauguration | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Making news and issuing statements on social media sites that also include Facebook and Instagram will "absolutely" continue, despite earlier promise.

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Facebook Mounts Effort to Limit Tide of Fake News

Facebook Mounts Effort to Limit Tide of Fake News | Communications Major | Scoop.it

In Facebook’s new experiment, users will have a choice to flag the post as fake news and have the option to message the friend who originally shared the piece to tell him or her the article is false.

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Stanford Researchers Find Students Have Trouble Judging the Credibility of Information Online

Stanford Researchers Find Students Have Trouble Judging the Credibility of Information Online | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages.

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‘Post-truth’ Named 2016 Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

‘Post-truth’ Named 2016 Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries | Communications Major | Scoop.it

The Brexit referendum and a surreal U.S. presidential election caused usage of “post-truth” to skyrocket, according to the Oxford University Press.

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The Far Right Has a New Digital Safe Space

The Far Right Has a New Digital Safe Space | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Gab, a social media network built like a hybrid of Twitter and Reddit, bans very little and has become a conservative bunker of sorts.

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AP Issues Guidelines for Using the Term 'Alt-Right'

AP Issues Guidelines for Using the Term 'Alt-Right' | Communications Major | Scoop.it

President-elect Donald Trump has faced mounting pressure to repudiate the alt-right. Now, the leading style guide for U.S. journalists says,

 

""Avoid using the term generically and without definition...because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience... . In the past we have called such beliefs racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist."

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How Google Knows When Your Bills Are Due

How Google Knows When Your Bills Are Due | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Gmail attempts to make life easier by scanning your messages and reminding you of pending events, but you can pick what you want to be nagged about.

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5 Vine Stars Share Why They Loved, and Outgrew, Platform

5 Vine Stars Share Why They Loved, and Outgrew, Platform | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Vine was a place for people with talents across different disciplines — it allowed artists-slash-comedians-slash-musicians to flourish.

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Snap It Promises to Calculate Calories Based on Photos of Food... Eventually

Snap It Promises to Calculate Calories Based on Photos of Food... Eventually | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Snap It proposes a simple solution to those who struggle to keep track of their caloric intake: Take a photo of your food, and immediately see its calorie count.

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Gawker’s Gone. Long Live Gawker.

Gawker’s Gone. Long Live Gawker. | Communications Major | Scoop.it

Even if you avoided Gawker.com, you can’t escape its influence. Elements of its tone, style, sensibility, business model and work flow have colonized just about every other media company.

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Twitter to Change the Way You Follow the Olympics

Twitter to Change the Way You Follow the Olympics | Communications Major | Scoop.it

During the Olympics, Twitter will let users temporarily receive tweets about events they care about.

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