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Donald Sterling banned: Current, former NBA players react on Twitter - The Star-Ledger

Donald Sterling banned: Current, former NBA players react on Twitter - The Star-Ledger | New Develpments in Social Media | Scoop.it
FanSided Donald Sterling banned: Current, former NBA players react on Twitter The Star-Ledger If there's one certainty that came out of NBA commissioner Adam Silver's press conference on Tuesday, it was just how much support he received from...
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The decision heard all around the sports world Tuesday is one for the history books. Newly appointed commissioner Adam Silver made his first big decision public Tuesday as he announced the lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The news came with a ton of reactions that poured in from all over the country.


This article does a good job of displaying the power social media has over current events and how much value people think their social media posts have. Current and former NBA players weighed into the decision with multiple tweets. Politicians and even the President of the United States gave his opinion on the subject over Twitter proving the power the network gives to people's voices.


The tape containing Sterling's voice and his very controversial views on people of different cultures and ethnicities was released Saturday morning. Since that day until today, the day the speedy investigation of the allegations was concluded, Silver had a tremendous amounts of support and opinions thanks to the power of twitter and the news networks' propensity to televise the popular figure's tweets.

I conclude that without all the opinions and the help from televised outraged tweets, this decision would have taken much longer for the commissioner, who was appointed to the position less than three months ago. 


It goes to show the power and the legitimacy social media is given now a days when it comes to topics that are of such importance. This will shape the Clippers organization forever and now also the life of the Sterling family.

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Facebook Messenger Adds Video And Quicker Selfies For Snapchat-Style ... - TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger Adds Video And Quicker Selfies For Snapchat-Style ... - TechCrunch | New Develpments in Social Media | Scoop.it
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Facebook Messenger Adds Video And Quicker Selfies For Snapchat-Style ...
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People love the intimacy of communicating through photos and videos. Snapchat proved that.
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This interesting article shows how facebook is trying to revamp their messaging system. In short, the article showcases the new features added to the facebook messenger app which includes a new instant "selfie" (which has now, thanks to instagram and the help of other social media sites, become an actual word) aspect to it which sends pictures a lot faster and with much less configuration than snapchat.

Apparently facebook is trying to convince more people utilize their messaging app by including these features which increases the intimacy in messages, which people seem to love as proven by the success of snapchat, and by also including a new video tab which allows users to send videos in conversations much faster as well.


I find it very interesting to learn of how Facebook is keeping up with the changes in social media. I find it even more intriguing the fact that facebook is now becoming more of a social media do it all. I wonder if facebook users are finding conflict in the new, always-changing identity of facebook. It is interesting to see that Facebook is virtually trying to implement small components of a lot of other successful social media platforms. I wonder if they'll continue to change as the undiscovered corners of social media are discovered and prove to be successful. I wonder if the users of facebook are getting tired of all the changes that come right as they're getting familiar with the last set of changes forced upon them by the algorithm masterminds. In general, i guess the question for Facebook is --- whats next?

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