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Like Twitter But Hate the Trolls? Try Mastodon | #SocialMedia #ICT | BUT #Awareness about #CyberSecurity

Like Twitter But Hate the Trolls? Try Mastodon | #SocialMedia #ICT | BUT #Awareness about #CyberSecurity | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter’s been combatting harassment for years. The latest effort: quelling its horde of anonymous, hostile egg accounts. But for many users, Twitter’s abuse problem has long since undermined its value as a platform for creative communication. That’s what makes Mastodon—a free, open-source, and increasingly popular six-month-old Twitter alternative—so intriguing.

Mastodon has created a diverse yet welcoming online environment by doing exactly what Twitter won’t: letting its community make the rules. The platform consists of various user-created networks, called instances, each of which determines its own laws. One instance could ban sexist jokes and Nazi logos, while another might practice radically free speech. (In this way, Mastodon is not unlike a network of discretely moderated message boards crossed with a Tweetdeck-like interface.) Users choose for themselves which instance they want to join and select from a host of privacy and anti-harassment settings.

 

Oh, and the character limit is 500, not 140. In essence, Mastodon is an experiment in whether individually moderated communities can make a social network like Twitter more civil.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

New social media site Mastodon potential cyber-security tar pit | #Awareness

 

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?&tag=Mastodon

 

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Twitter’s been combatting harassment for years. The latest effort: quelling its horde of anonymous, hostile egg accounts. But for many users, Twitter’s abuse problem has long since undermined its value as a platform for creative communication. That’s what makes Mastodon—a free, open-source, and increasingly popular six-month-old Twitter alternative—so intriguing.

Mastodon has created a diverse yet welcoming online environment by doing exactly what Twitter won’t: letting its community make the rules. The platform consists of various user-created networks, called instances, each of which determines its own laws. One instance could ban sexist jokes and Nazi logos, while another might practice radically free speech. (In this way, Mastodon is not unlike a network of discretely moderated message boards crossed with a Tweetdeck-like interface.) Users choose for themselves which instance they want to join and select from a host of privacy and anti-harassment settings.

 

Oh, and the character limit is 500, not 140. In essence, Mastodon is an experiment in whether individually moderated communities can make a social network like Twitter more civil.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

New social media site Mastodon potential cyber-security tar pit | #Awareness 

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?&tag=Mastodon

 

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Twitter Is Adding New Filtering Tools in an Effort to Curb Abuse | #SocialMedia

Twitter Is Adding New Filtering Tools in an Effort to Curb Abuse | #SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Twitter hopes to curb harassment once and for all by giving users the ability to filter keywords and hashtags...

 

OVER THE NEXT few days, Twitter will add new features intended to help curb abuse on the platform. Users will be able filter out certain keywords, phrases, user names, and hashtags in their mentions, Twitter says. You’ll also have the option to mute threads. The company is also revamping its abuse reporting system so that bystanders can report harassment and hate speech directly rather than leaving that option solely to the person on the receiving end.

And it’s about time.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=Twitter

 

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Twitter hopes to curb harassment once and for all by giving users the ability to filter keywords and hashtags...

 

OVER THE NEXT few days, Twitter will add new features intended to help curb abuse on the platform. Users will be able filter out certain keywords, phrases, user names, and hashtags in their mentions, Twitter says. You’ll also have the option to mute threads. The company is also revamping its abuse reporting system so that bystanders can report harassment and hate speech directly rather than leaving that option solely to the person on the receiving end.

And it’s about time.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=Twitter

 

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 15, 2016 6:18 PM
OVER THE NEXT few days, Twitter will add new features intended to help curb abuse on the platform. Users will be able filter out certain keywords, phrases, user names, and hashtags in their mentions, Twitter says. You’ll also have the option to mute threads. The company is also revamping its abuse reporting system so that bystanders can report harassment and hate speech directly rather than leaving that option solely to the person on the receiving end.
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Twitter zählt Links und Fotos nicht mehr als Zeichen | #SocialMedia 

Twitter zählt Links und Fotos nicht mehr als Zeichen | #SocialMedia  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter will in Zukunft Links und Fotos nicht mehr in das 140-Zeichen-Limit seiner Tweets einrechnen. Die Änderungen sollen bereits in den kommenden zwei Wochen eingeführt werden.


Mehr Platz zum Tweeten: Links und Fotos sollen künftig nicht zum 140-Zeichen-Limit des Dienstes gezählt werden.
(Quelle: Twitter )


Die 140-Zeichen-Begrenzung von Twitter ist für deutsche Nutzer schon immer schwierig gewesen: Bei langen Wörtern und viel Mitteilungsbedürfnis frustrierte die erzwungene Kürze - und das erst recht, wenn auch noch Links oder Fotos im geplanten Text dabei waren. Denn diese wurden ebenfalls in die Berechnung der Tweet-Länge einbezogen. Doch nun soll den Nutzern mehr Freiheit bei der Tweet-Erstellung gegönnt werden.


Auch für die von Twitter automatisch gekürzten Links fallen derzeit noch immer mit 23 Zeichen an - doch schon innerhalb der nächsten zwei Wochen will das Unternehmen Links und Fotos nicht mehr als Teil der 140 Zeichen eines Tweets zählen, so Bloomberg. Stattdessen wolle man den Nutzern mehr Flexibilität bieten. Das dürfte auch kommerziellen Nutzern gefallen, die so mehr Botschaft im Tweet unterbringen können.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=Twitter

 

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Twitter will in Zukunft Links und Fotos nicht mehr in das 140-Zeichen-Limit seiner Tweets einrechnen. Die Änderungen sollen bereits in den kommenden zwei Wochen eingeführt werden.


Mehr Platz zum Tweeten: Links und Fotos sollen künftig nicht zum 140-Zeichen-Limit des Dienstes gezählt werden.
(Quelle: Twitter )


Die 140-Zeichen-Begrenzung von Twitter ist für deutsche Nutzer schon immer schwierig gewesen: Bei langen Wörtern und viel Mitteilungsbedürfnis frustrierte die erzwungene Kürze - und das erst recht, wenn auch noch Links oder Fotos im geplanten Text dabei waren. Denn diese wurden ebenfalls in die Berechnung der Tweet-Länge einbezogen. Doch nun soll den Nutzern mehr Freiheit bei der Tweet-Erstellung gegönnt werden.


Auch für die von Twitter automatisch gekürzten Links fallen derzeit noch immer mit 23 Zeichen an - doch schon innerhalb der nächsten zwei Wochen will das Unternehmen Links und Fotos nicht mehr als Teil der 140 Zeichen eines Tweets zählen, so Bloomberg. Stattdessen wolle man den Nutzern mehr Flexibilität bieten. Das dürfte auch kommerziellen Nutzern gefallen, die so mehr Botschaft im Tweet unterbringen können.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=Twitter

 

 

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Introducing Twitter Polls | Twitter Blogs

Introducing Twitter Polls | Twitter Blogs | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Now it’s possible for everyone to create polls on Twitter.
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Now it’s possible for everyone to create polls on Twitter.


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Wie Facebook das Weltbild seiner Nutzer beeinflusst | Social Media | Critical Thinking | Privacy | eSkills

Wie Facebook das Weltbild seiner Nutzer beeinflusst | Social Media | Critical Thinking | Privacy | eSkills | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Wer online Artikel zu seinem Lieblingsthema liest, bekommt von Facebook noch mehr Artikel zum selben Thema angezeigt. Wie der Facebook-Algorithmus funktioniert, ist selbst für die hartnäckigsten Hacker nach wie vor ein Rätsel.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


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Wer online Artikel zu seinem Lieblingsthema liest, bekommt von Facebook noch mehr Artikel zum selben Thema angezeigt. Wie der Facebook-Algorithmus funktioniert, ist selbst für die hartnäckigsten Hacker nach wie vor ein Rätsel.


Mehr erfahren / Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:15 AM

Wer online Artikel zu seinem Lieblingsthema liest, bekommt von Facebook noch mehr Artikel zum selben Thema angezeigt. Wie der Facebook-Algorithmus funktioniert, ist selbst für die hartnäckigsten Hacker nach wie vor ein Rätsel.


Mehr erfahren / Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence



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Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
The goal to invest in presence and achieve community are also the two hallmarks of effective online teaching. If you teach online you need be present.

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Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching 
Inside Higher Ed (blog) 
The goal to invest in presence and achieve community are also the two hallmarks of effective online teaching. If you teach online you need be present.


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Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again…

Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again… | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
This time, the problem was one of confidentiality, not availability.

Simply put, he found that, if you had Facebook's Photo Sync feature turned on, then any app with permission to access photos on your phone could access your synced photos, too.

Photo Sync means that whenever you take photos with your phone (and that includes screenshots, by the way), Facebook's app automatically uploads them to Facebook's cloud in case you want to publish them online later.

We can't think why that's a good idea, but many people seem to find the feature useful because:

You get an automatic backup of every photo.
Uploaded photos are private by default, so they aren't visible to other people until you want them to be.
It makes it convenient to share photos later on.
Laxman's bug was the fact that apps other than Facebook's own could read those synced photos back from the cloud.

Obviously, if you've authorised an app to access the photos on your device, you have already accepted the risk of allowing that app to do unsavoury things with private snapshots you might take.

So this is not an earth-moving bug, but it's definitely a security hole.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/


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This time, the problem was one of confidentiality, not availability.

Simply put, he found that, if you had Facebook's Photo Sync feature turned on, then any app with permission to access photos on your phone could access your synced photos, too.

Photo Sync means that whenever you take photos with your phone (and that includes screenshots, by the way), Facebook's app automatically uploads them to Facebook's cloud in case you want to publish them online later.

We can't think why that's a good idea, but many people seem to find the feature useful because:

You get an automatic backup of every photo.
Uploaded photos are private by default, so they aren't visible to other people until you want them to be.
It makes it convenient to share photos later on.
Laxman's bug was the fact that apps other than Facebook's own could read those synced photos back from the cloud.

Obviously, if you've authorised an app to access the photos on your device, you have already accepted the risk of allowing that app to do unsavoury things with private snapshots you might take.

So this is not an earth-moving bug, but it's definitely a security hole.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/



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2015 Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet #infographic

2015 Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet #infographic | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Shortcuts are specific key combinations for specific commands that are otherwise available through an interface or menu only. This translates to lots of mouse-clicking and requires time.


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Shortcuts are specific key combinations for specific commands that are otherwise available through an interface or menu only. This translates to lots of mouse-clicking and requires time.

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Facebook-AGB verstößt gegen EU-Recht | Privacy | Social Media | Europe

Facebook-AGB verstößt gegen EU-Recht | Privacy | Social Media | Europe | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Die neuen Datenschutzrichtlinien von Facebook verstoßen offenbar gegen belgisches und europäisches Recht. Das ergab eine Untersuchung der belgischen Datenschutzbehörde.


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Die neuen Datenschutzrichtlinien von Facebook verstoßen offenbar gegen belgisches und europäisches Recht. Das ergab eine Untersuchung der belgischen Datenschutzbehörde.


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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Lucidchart is an easy tool to use to create flowcharts, mindmaps, and graphic organizers. Lucidchart offers a simple drag and drop interface for creating flow charts, organizational charts, mind maps, and other types of diagrams. To create with Lucidchart just select elements from the menus and drag them to the canvas. You can re-size any element and type text within elements on your chart. Arrows and connecting lines can be re-sized, repositioned, and labeled to bring clarity to your diagrams.


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Lucidchart is an easy tool to use to create flowcharts, mindmaps, and graphic organizers. Lucidchart offers a simple drag and drop interface for creating flow charts, organizational charts, mind maps, and other types of diagrams. To create with Lucidchart just select elements from the menus and drag them to the canvas. You can re-size any element and type text within elements on your chart. Arrows and connecting lines can be re-sized, repositioned, and labeled to bring clarity to your diagrams.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:11 AM

Apps for Google doc integration and creation of charts.

Locke Chastaine's curator insight, February 13, 2015 3:08 PM

I always struggle with graphics. 

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, February 15, 2015 10:10 AM

#tecnicas

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Twitter and Google Team Up for Better Tweet Search | Social Media

Twitter and Google Team Up for Better Tweet Search | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Twitter is constantly moving. That’s part of the allure of the social network. But sometimes you want to dig up a tweet you saw and of course you go to the place where you search for everything: Google.

Today, Twitter announced that it was giving Google access to its firehose of data in order to make finding all those tweets. First reported by Bloomberg yesterday, tweets will start showing up in Google search results as soon as they are posted to the social network.

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Twitter is constantly moving. That’s part of the allure of the social network. But sometimes you want to dig up a tweet you saw and of course you go to the place where you search for everything: Google.

Today, Twitter announced that it was giving Google access to its firehose of data in order to make finding all those tweets. First reported by Bloomberg yesterday, tweets will start showing up in Google search results as soon as they are posted to the social network.


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Facebook Malware infects 110k Users with Pornographic Bait | Threatpost | CyberSecurity | Social Media

Facebook Malware infects 110k Users with Pornographic Bait | Threatpost | CyberSecurity | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
A new piece of malware is making the rounds on Facebook, infecting users after luring them in with a link to a salacious video.
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A new piece of malware is making the rounds on Facebook, infecting users after luring them in with a link to a salacious video.


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YouTube Now Defaults to HTML5 Player Over Flash | Social Media

YouTube Now Defaults to HTML5 Player Over Flash | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Today, YouTube announced that its Web video player will now default to HTML5 over Adobe Flash to add more flexibility for developers, bloggers and consumers. The team wrote that it…
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Today, YouTube announced that its Web video player will now default to HTML5 over Adobe Flash to add more flexibility for developers, bloggers and consumers. The team wrote that it…


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Facebook Parents Portal | #SocialMedia #DigitalCitiZenship #digcit

Facebook Parents Portal | #SocialMedia #DigitalCitiZenship #digcit | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Parents Portal
Being a parent can be a difficult job. We know that parents can have a lot of questions about Facebook. Whether you have a personal account or your teen has one, we've come up with some handy links, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your experience and help your child navigate their experience. We hope that you find the following resources useful.

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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=Facebook

 

 

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Parents Portal
Being a parent can be a difficult job. We know that parents can have a lot of questions about Facebook. Whether you have a personal account or your teen has one, we've come up with some handy links, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your experience and help your child navigate their experience. We hope that you find the following resources useful.

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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?tag=Facebook

 

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Creating a Moment | #LEARNing2LEARN with SocialMedia #Twitter

Creating a Moment | #LEARNing2LEARN with SocialMedia #Twitter | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Creating a Moment

Twitter Moments are curated stories about what’s happening around the world—powered by Tweets. It’s easy to create your own story with Twitter Moments.

How to create a Moment

There are three ways to begin creating your own Moment. You can access Moments through the Moments tab, your profile page, or through a Tweet detail. To get started all you need is a title, description, Tweets, and a selected cover image.

 

[Gust MEES] Please check my "Moments" to GET an overview of WHAT is possible:

 

https://twitter.com/i/moments/787769598515023872

 

 

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Creating a Moment

Twitter Moments are curated stories about what’s happening around the world—powered by Tweets. It’s easy to create your own story with Twitter Moments.

How to create a Moment

There are three ways to begin creating your own Moment. You can access Moments through the Moments tab, your profile page, or through a Tweet detail. To get started all you need is a title, description, Tweets, and a selected cover image.

 

[Gust MEES] Please check my "Moments" to GET an overview of WHAT is possible:

 

https://twitter.com/i/moments/787769598515023872

 

 

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2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet | Infographic

2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet | Infographic | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Great infoSocial media is an ever-changing beast. You almost can’t have a business in this day and age without a presence in the online world and specifically, at least, one of the big eight social media sites. Gone are the days where only teens frequented MySpace to chat with friends. Social media is here to stay, and people are looking online for your business so you’d better present your best.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 2016 1:39 PM

Simply useful!

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 12, 2016 11:12 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 2016 4:35 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10