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Revenge, recognition and the disturbing trend of live-streamed suicides

Revenge, recognition and the disturbing trend of live-streamed suicides | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Why would someone choose to die that way — and what effect would it have on those watching it?

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How a U.S. team uses Facebook, guerrilla marketing to peel off potential ISIS recruits

How a U.S. team uses Facebook, guerrilla marketing to peel off potential ISIS recruits | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
With advertising dollars and big data, a tiny U.S. agency seeks to chip away at the militant groups’ online appeal.
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Inside the quirky world of Snapchat

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The world inside Snapchat is even quirkier than you'd expect, with Snap executives making casual mentions of poop while also exerting total control of the secretive firm.
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Reality Check: This App Measures How Much Time You Spend On Social Media

Reality Check: This App Measures How Much Time You Spend On Social Media | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
And how many times you check your phone each day.
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Getting Started on Academic Twitter v2.0 – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Getting Started on Academic Twitter v2.0 – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
At this year’s MLA Convention, I was invited to give a workshop on getting started on social media, namely, Twitter. It was an interesting full-circle moment for me, as is writing this piece; my first ProfHacker appearance was because of my virtual participation at MLA11.

I’ve written recently for ProfHacker about why I still find Twitter valuable. And apparently, many academics are, if not seeing the value, then at least interested enough to attend a session by me at the MLA Convention in 2017. I realized, while preparing for the workshop (who am I kidding, it was on the fly while I was giving the workshop), that the landscape of Twitter has changed tremendously since us “early adopters” fumbled around on the platform back in the late Aughts.

So an introduction to Twitter for Academics necessarily has to be different in 2017 than even a few short years ago (I’ve been doing this for a while). What I provide here is an expanded version of what I said in the workshop.

The first thing to do is to set up your handle, which (say it with me) doesn’t have to be your name. Nor does your real name have to be present. Nor does where you work or live be included in your biography. Nor do you have to turn on your location. Nor does it have to be your picture in the avatar box. It does not guarantee full anonymity, but it does give you a layer of protection.

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The Alt-Majority: How Social Networks Empowered Mass Protests Against Trump

The Alt-Majority: How Social Networks Empowered Mass Protests Against Trump | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
We’re witnessing the stirrings of a national popular movement aimed at defeating the policies of the president.
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Are Trump's Tweets Presidential?

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How his social media feed compares to political communication in past administrations
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Thanks to Angela Merkel, social media is taking action on anti-Semitism

Thanks to Angela Merkel, social media is taking action on anti-Semitism | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Social media has made its way into almost every area of our lives, but much of it still operates outside limits that are set in the real world. Sadly our laws are insufficient to deal with online crime – and that includes hate speech.
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The growth in social media worldwide has not been met with equivalent efforts to prevent online crime, including hate speech. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has responded to this insufficient response to online crime, with public pressure on social media platforms to remove malicious posts within 24 hours of notification. Justifying her position by pointing out that the key benefactors of unregulated hate speech and incitements to violence are extremist ideologues, Merkel's party aim's to put forward a new legal framework for handling such matters.

Social media networks, in a recent EU funded survey have shown to review only 40% of reported alleged hate-speech within 24 hours. Merkel's new law would see these networks open to a litany of fines should they fail to respond to complaints in time.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on the record accepting his company's responsibilities in this matter, and has a staff of 200 in Germany working to review instances of hate-speech. Opinions are not all in line though, with some arguing that legislating speech restricts the public's' freedom of expression. 

There is certainly no dearth of falsehoods or hate-speech circulating online, and any efforts to combat this will require a steady, measured response. Such a law finds echoes of America's Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the enforcement of which has seen a tumultuous reception.

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Art Market Mines Gold on Instagram

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The quirkily personal Instagram accounts of taste-making specialists have become the “soft power” of today’s traders.
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Millennials Explain Why They Deleted Their Social Media Accounts

Millennials Explain Why They Deleted Their Social Media Accounts | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
'If someone needs me, they can just call me.'
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What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You on Twitter

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A new study suggests cancer doctors on Twitter often receive payments from pharmaceutical companies.
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Facebook Germany announces tools to tackle fake news

Facebook Germany announces tools to tackle fake news | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Facebook announces it will update its social media platforms in Germany to reduce the dissemination of fake news after concerns were raised that false information could influence September's election.
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What do we owe social media after a breakup?

What do we owe social media after a breakup? | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
We can't avoid the fact that social media has become a big part of the breakup.
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Dear Twitter, don't let Trump's tweets start a war

Dear Twitter, don't let Trump's tweets start a war | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
John MacIntosh says Twitter needs to set up a mechanism that would review President Trump's tweets before they're posted
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Using social media as a tool for learning

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Melbourne's independent schools are embracing social media as a tool for learning, connecting with educators and students overseas.

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A Former Google Employee on How Your Phone Is Designed to Control Your Life

A Former Google Employee on How Your Phone Is Designed to Control Your Life | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Tristan Harris speaks to PBS Newshour about the importance of digital detox.
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North businesses need to up game online

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Northland businesses are underperforming in social media and lagging behind other regions in online activity, according to a report on the region's digital maturity. - New Zealand Herald
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Studies Show A Sharp Increase in Narcissism Among Teens Who Use Social Media -- Campus Technology

Recent studies have indicated a sharp increase in narcissism, self-promotional and anti-social behavior among teens who use social media frequently, especially Facebook and Instagram.

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'Hope you die slowly': Tennis stars trolled

'Hope you die slowly': Tennis stars trolled | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Tennis stars Nicole Gibbs, Madison Keys and Eugenie Bouchard talk to CNN about receiving abuse and even death threats on social media as online betting surges.
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What your emojis say about you

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The ability of emojis to improve communication in our increasingly digital lives is highlighted in a new study, including what your use of them reveals about your personality.
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Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?

Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death? | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
How to decide what happens to your Facebook, Google, Twitter accounts and more when you die.
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Make Online Courses Meaningful and #Accessible (EdSurge News)

Make Online Courses Meaningful and #Accessible (EdSurge News) | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
Developing critical listening and speaking skills is an essential element of a student's higher-education experience. However, verbally presenting one's ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes
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Donald Trump, attack me on Twitter, please

Donald Trump, attack me on Twitter, please | Social Media in Society, Sport and Education. | Scoop.it
John Lewis' books sold out after the President-elect criticized him on Twitter; Dean Obeidallah wants to be Trump's next target.
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