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Facebook’s Categorial Imperative | TechCrunch

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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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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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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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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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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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Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World

Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
And they’re using a brand new A.I. technique and a whole lot of computing power to do it.
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How Ideas Spread (Coursera - National University of Singapore)

How Ideas Spread (Coursera - National University of Singapore) | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Video created by National University of Singapore for the course "Social Media in Public Relations". In this third module, we will talk about content creation and management. Here we look at the different forms of content and what makes content go viral. We will also explore the changing nature of media relations as well as how to harness the power of crowdsourcing and the sharing economy. Take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses in dozens of topics, from computer science to teaching and beyond. Whether you are pursuing a passion or looking to advance your career, Coursera provides open, free education for everyone.
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To Know Thyself, Measure Thyself? Why Personal Data Collection Could Be a Big Mistake. | Big Think

To Know Thyself, Measure Thyself? Why Personal Data Collection Could Be a Big Mistake. | Big Think | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Our behaviors are measured, assessed, and evaluated in increments, all the little things we do. The future isn’t solely about big data; it's about little data and its risky union with big data.
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What are you revealing online? Much more than you think

What are you revealing online? Much more than you think | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti and computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck discuss the hidden implications of what you reveal online.
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Facebook's 'Motherhood Challenge' is designed for sad exhibitionists | Coffee House

Facebook's 'Motherhood Challenge' is designed for sad exhibitionists | Coffee House | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Further proof that social media is fundamentally evil comes by way of Facebook’s Motherhood Challenge. It has been doing the…
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Facebook is changing which posts you'll see first in the News Feed — again

Facebook is changing which posts you'll see first in the News Feed — again | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Facebook revealed Monday that its updating News Feed based on feedback from user surveys about what types of content they like to see in their feeds.
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Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Who believes in conspiracy theories—and why
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The resources people have a their exposal to support their (existing) social identities can aid them in interpreting this ample information in a way that suits their need for some kind of control

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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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" It would help if we could experiment more freely - if our online identities belonged to us and not giant multinationals " 

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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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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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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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The Id of the Internet: Identities in Online Networks | Networks

With the emergence and burgeoning growth of the Internet over the last several decades, the way in which societies and humans interact has changed dramatically.

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Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in Facebook Messenger or checking in...
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What Facebook Knows

The company’s social scientists are hunting for insights about human behavior. What they find could give Facebook new ways to cash in on our data—and remake our view of society.
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"Since last fall, Facebook has also been able to collect data on users’ online lives beyond its borders automatically:

in certain apps or websites, when users listen to a song or read a news article, the information is passed along to Facebook, even if no one clicks “Like.”" "...exploring this resource will revolutionize the scientific understanding of why people behave as they do"

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8 Tips to Make Networking Less Nerve-Wracking for Introverts

8 Tips to Make Networking Less Nerve-Wracking for Introverts | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Networking is a skill that's critical for career advancement. While talking to strangers and approaching new people are challenging for most people, those tasks can be especiall...
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Facebook and the New Colonialism

Today’s empires are born on the web, and exert tremendous power in the material world.
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Facebook declares 'Friends Day', the internet hates it (Wired UK)

Facebook declares 'Friends Day', the internet hates it (Wired UK) | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it

Facebook is celebrating its 12th birthday -- but the internet isn't on board

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How Facebook changed our friendships

How Facebook changed our friendships | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
Facebook has built its business around our relationships – but as the site turns 12, are we just too busy for the emotional labor of ‘real’ friends?
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Rihanna’s self-indulgent video is not clever. It’s pure misogyny | Barbara Ellen

Rihanna’s self-indulgent video is not clever. It’s pure misogyny | Barbara Ellen | Social media and identity issues | Scoop.it
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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