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Fla. Students Use Social Media to Call for Safer Schools, Then Face Backlash From Internet Trolls

Fla. Students Use Social Media to Call for Safer Schools, Then Face Backlash From Internet Trolls | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Teenagers turned to Twitter, Snapchat, and other online tools to document the horror of a school shooting and advocate for change, but then faced a disinformation campaign.
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Is It Time To Require Identity Verification For Everyone Using Social Media?

Is It Time To Require Identity Verification For Everyone Using Social Media? | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media has become weaponized. And the short term threat is to social media itself, a medium upon which we marketers have grown dependent. Russia has poisoned the well, we know that now. Is it time for robust identity verification in social media?
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Facebook Says People Are Spending Less Time on Its Site | Digital - AdAge

Facebook Says People Are Spending Less Time on Its Site | Digital - AdAge | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook says people spend 50 million fewer minutes a day on the social network since it started changing its News Feed, but quarterly revenue is still rising.
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The Persistence and Peril of Misinformation

The Persistence and Peril of Misinformation | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Defining what truth means and deciphering how human brains verify information are some of the challenges to battling widespread falsehoods.
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Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 71 Links to Help

Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 71 Links to Help | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
It's all around us. It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxe
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Tech “Leaders” Are Letting Meanness Win – Nilofer Merchant – Medium

Tech “Leaders” Are Letting Meanness Win – Nilofer Merchant – Medium | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook questions their role as “censors”. Google claims it is struggling to deal with sexism and the aftermath of firing James Damore. And Twitter’s former CEO wonders if it’s possible that Twitter…
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“We have a way to prevent gangs of humans from acting like savage packs of animals. But the online world is just ignoring most of the lessons we’ve gathered over the last thousand or so years from disciplines like urban planning, zoning regulations and crowd control.” And so, he argued, “If you could apply these sets of principles, you could prevent the overwhelming majority of the worst behaviors on the Internet.”
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Why CEOs Must Not Steer Clear of Social Media

Why CEOs Must Not Steer Clear of Social Media | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Instead of steering clear, embrace social media. Here's why
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How these 2 young women started a conversation about mental health on social media

How these 2 young women started a conversation about mental health on social media | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Two young women are using social media to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
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When science outreach means tweeting carcass photos

When science outreach means tweeting carcass photos | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
For Anne Hilborn, the drive to tweet about cheetah poop and hyena sex began in 2014. That’s when she went on a research trip to Tanzania for her PhD at Virginia Tech, where looked at the impac
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Flynn's resignation buries Valentine's Day on social media

Flynn's resignation buries Valentine's Day on social media | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Social Cues: The day of romance got lost somewhere among the breaking news trends.
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EPA media blackout, contract freeze ordered by Trump administration

EPA media blackout, contract freeze ordered by Trump administration | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
The Trump administration​ has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants
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"The executive director for the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Jeff Ruch, said the orders go beyond what has occurred in prior presidential transitions. 

 “We’re watching the dark cloud of Mordor extend over federal service,” Ruch said Tuesday, referring to the evil kingdom in the epic fantasy, The Lord of the Rings." 
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Fighting online trolls with bots

Fighting online trolls with bots | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
The wonder of internet connectivity can turn into a horror show if the people who use online platforms decide that instead of connecting and communicating, they want to mock, insult, abuse, harass and even threaten each other
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What The Russian Indictments Say About The Power Of Social Media

What The Russian Indictments Say About The Power Of Social Media | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Has social media become so powerful that a small team and a few million dollars can now determine the head of state of the most powerful nation on earth or are the tens of billions of dollars spent on social advertising a waste? Just how powerful and unaccountable have social platforms become?
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Social Media Metrics Prove Critical For Winter Olympians And Sponsors

Social Media Metrics Prove Critical For Winter Olympians And Sponsors | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Until recently, there was little data available to evaluate the efficacy of an athlete or campaign other than sales figures. This decision making has become much more sophisticated and scientific based on social media metrics. Take these Winter Olympics.
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How to Disconnect From Social Media but Stay Connected to the World

How to Disconnect From Social Media but Stay Connected to the World | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media is terrible, and social media is amazing. It inundates us with panic-inducing news and rage-inducing hot takes; it also keeps us connected to our friends, professional circles, and news from around the world. But if you try to drink straight from the fire hose, you’re going to drown—or get your head blasted pretty hard. The key is figuring out what social media is good for—for you—and then getting other things that you need from somewhere else.
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How Facebook, fake news and friends are warping your memory

How Facebook, fake news and friends are warping your memory | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Research on collective recall takes on new importance in a post-fact world.
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From the article and some advice for communicating in a crisis: "Having observed that retrieval-induced forgetting is enhanced in high-anxiety situations, he has come up with some advice for officials: draw up a short but comprehensive list of key points, make sure that all officials have the same list, repeat those points often and keep tabs on bad information that enters circulation."
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The Internet Doesn't Need—or Want—Longer Tweets

The Internet Doesn't Need—or Want—Longer Tweets | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
It's like Twitter is trying to screw up the one thing it's done right.
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Infographic Of The Day: A Visual Map Of The Social Media Universe

Infographic Of The Day: A Visual Map Of The Social Media Universe | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
It's hard to believe that social media has emerged as such an expansive ecosystem in just the last 10 years.
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How To Avoid Unwanted Communications On Social Media

How To Avoid Unwanted Communications On Social Media | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
That recent tech innovation known as the internet has made keeping in touch with family and friends easier than ever -- but it might also have brough
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10 Niche Social Networks Perfect For Sharing Visual Content

10 Niche Social Networks Perfect For Sharing Visual Content | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
A list of more than 10 social networks perfect for sharing content, including Vine, Peach, Imgur, Visual.ly, Snapchat, among others.
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The merging of humans and machines is happening now

The director of DARPA writes exclusively for WIRED on the merging of humans and machines
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The combination of insights from the researchers and their computer creates a model that does not simply document correlations - "When you see more of this, you'll likely see more of that" - but rather starts to unveil the all-important middle steps and linkages of cause and effect, the how and why of molecular interactions, instead of just the what. In doing so, they make a jump from big data to deep understanding.
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How Social Media Will Change By 2020: An Informed Hypothesis on the Future of Social - Social Media Explorer

How Social Media Will Change By 2020: An Informed Hypothesis on the Future of Social - Social Media Explorer | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
When social media platforms first started to emerge in the mid-2000s, they served a very specific purpose; they were opportunities for individuals to claim some sort of personal presence online and connect virtually with others attempting...read more
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Facebook Is Developing Animated Selfie Masks for Brands

Facebook Is Developing Animated Selfie Masks for Brands | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook has been working with Hollywood studios to be the first brands to create masks on the social network, as it challenges Snapchat in augmented reality.
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From the article: Thanks to the lenses and augmented reality, Snapchat is viewed as the younger, more free-spirited platform to Facebook's more mature, even formal atmosphere. It's a dynamic that Facebook is eager to shake up.
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All climate change references deleted from WhiteHouse.gov as new chapter begins

All climate change references deleted from WhiteHouse.gov as new chapter begins | Go Social Media | Scoop.it
A dramatic shift in language foreshadows a dramatic shift in policy
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