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A collection of articles on social media and identity
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Facebook’s Categorial Imperative | TechCrunch

Facebook’s Categorial Imperative | TechCrunch | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it

Facebook's newest search feature.. . the Social Graph...

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The way Facebook lets you now search 'people' reveals how superficial its understanding of people is. People as categories. Nested categories. Demographics...

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Is Facebook the enemy of truth and civic unity?

Is Facebook the enemy of truth and civic unity? | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
The defining political achievements of the past decade have favored tolerance and empathy – and online discussion has fuelled them all, argues Steven Johnson
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The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women

The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Under the banner of free speech, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been host to rape videos and revenge porn—which makes female users feel anything but free.
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Who Gets to Use Facebook's Rainbow 'Pride' Reaction?

Who Gets to Use Facebook's Rainbow 'Pride' Reaction? | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
An analysis to see if the algorithms behind the new emoji contribute to political bubbles in America
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Three steps to identify and develop your digital identity

Three steps to identify and develop your digital identity | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut  Web literate individuals have a multitude of opportunities to utilize digital spaces and tools to c…

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Millennials Prefer E-mail for Romance to More Authentic Phone Calls

Millennials Prefer E-mail for Romance to More Authentic Phone Calls | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Recent trends in the habits of romantic millennials appear to buck conventional wisdom and well-regarded theories of communication.
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Can you get to know a person through data alone?

Can you get to know a person through data alone? | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
That’s the challenge two designers set themselves with a year-long exchange of hand-drawn infographics
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Who Is Hillary Clinton, Really? Ask Google

Who Is Hillary Clinton, Really? Ask Google | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
More than a decade’s worth of data ranks the roles with which people most associate her.
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What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Personality

What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Personality | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
The World Well-Being Project uses Facebook updates to correlate language with personality traits.
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This Russian app lets you take photos of strangers and identify them online

This Russian app lets you take photos of strangers and identify them online | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Enjoy your anonymity while it lasts.
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What Algorithmic Injustice Looks Like in Real Life

A computer program rated defendants’ risk of committing a future crime. These are the results.
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Here's How Google Controls Whether That Sex Tape or Drunken Escapade Ruins Your Career

Here's How Google Controls Whether That Sex Tape or Drunken Escapade Ruins Your Career | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Ever want to get rid of the link to that pic of you doing a keg stand? Google can help. And it's pretty creepy.
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Rihanna’s self-indulgent video is not clever. It’s pure misogyny | Barbara Ellen

Bitch Better Have My Money is crude, unwieldy, misogynistic – and don’t start me on artistic licence
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Is a video so important? Of course. "Pop culture is one of the most powerful mediums we possess for talking to each other; part of the ongoing conversation in explaining ourselves to each other"


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98 personal data points that Facebook uses to target ads to you

98 personal data points that Facebook uses to target ads to you | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Facebook built the world's best ad platform by tracking your behavior online and off it.
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Facebook wants you to snitch on friends that aren’t using real names

Facebook wants you to snitch on friends that aren’t using real names | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Specifically for data collection to analyze usage patterns, Facebook friends are being used against each other to identify fake names.
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What Your Facebook Status Updates Say About Your Personality

Researchers delve into Facebook, looking into what our status updates say about our personalities.

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Is Big Data the Self-Help Mentor You Never Had?

Is Big Data the Self-Help Mentor You Never Had? | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Here's one use for all that harvested personal data that you might not object to. Algorithms and big data are no longer just for profit; they can bring us self-awareness and growth.
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What Your Facebook Status Updates Say About Your Personality

What Your Facebook Status Updates Say About Your Personality | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Researchers delve into Facebook, looking into what our status updates say about our personalities.
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How Our Media Bubble Protects Our Ideologies - Sociological Images

How Our Media Bubble Protects Our Ideologies - Sociological Images | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota
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These viral selfie apps with 1 billion downloads are shaping China’s start-up culture

These viral selfie apps with 1 billion downloads are shaping China’s start-up culture | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
You may not have heard of it — yet — but apps from Meitu say a lot about today’s China.
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Facebook is chipping away at privacy – and my profile has been exposed

Facebook is chipping away at privacy – and my profile has been exposed | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
My secret account is now not so private after Facebook updated its search engine without warning, and there’s nothing I can do about it
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The Real Bias Built In at Facebook

The Real Bias Built In at Facebook | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
What you see on the social media giant is based on an algorithm. It’s anything but neutral.
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Race, politics, travel plans: things Facebook's algorithm can't get right

Race, politics, travel plans: things Facebook's algorithm can't get right | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
There’s a whole class of information that Facebook thinks it knows about me and is willing to sell – the problem is their data isn’t entirely accurate
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What we really see when Facebook Trending picks stories for us

What we really see when Facebook Trending picks stories for us | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
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Insightful human portraits made from data

Insightful human portraits made from data | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Artist R. Luke DuBois makes unique portraits of presidents, cities, himself and even Britney Spears using data and personality. In this talk, he shares nine projects -- from maps of the country built using information taken from millions of dating profiles to a gun that fires a blank every time a shooting is reported in New Orleans. His point: the way we use technology reflects on us and our culture, and we reduce others to data points at our own peril.
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