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Facebook is using your Instagram photos to train its image recognition AI

Facebook is using your Instagram photos to train its image recognition AI | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

In the race to continue building more sophisticated AI deep learning models, Facebook has a secret weapon: billions of images on Instagram.

 

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In the race to continue building more sophisticated AI deep learning models, Facebook has a secret weapon: billions of images on Instagram.

 

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I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. | #SocialMedia #BigData #Privacy 

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. | #SocialMedia #BigData #Privacy  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Using a tool that Facebook offers its users, our columnist found out more than he wanted to know about the social network, the ad industry and himself.

 

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Using a tool that Facebook offers its users, our columnist found out more than he wanted to know about the social network, the ad industry and himself.

 

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8 Tweet Ideas for Twitter's 280 Character Limit | #SocialMedia

8 Tweet Ideas for Twitter's 280 Character Limit | #SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter’s 280 character limit has now been rolled out to everyone. In this post I’ll give you a few tweet ideas on how you can use the new update for your brand or business.

Personally, I really liked the 140 character limit, and after being in this industry for some time, I'd gotten good at chopping down long-form text to fit the platform's restrictions. I loved the challenge, and I also think it's been a big part of the appeal of Twitter - you know you're logging on to short thoughts and not long rants.

 

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Twitter’s 280 character limit has now been rolled out to everyone. In this post I’ll give you a few tweet ideas on how you can use the new update for your brand or business.

Personally, I really liked the 140 character limit, and after being in this industry for some time, I'd gotten good at chopping down long-form text to fit the platform's restrictions. I loved the challenge, and I also think it's been a big part of the appeal of Twitter - you know you're logging on to short thoughts and not long rants.

 

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Twitter gives neo-Nazis, racists Dec. 18 deadline—and could then kick them out entirely | #SocialMedia #NOHateSpeech 

Twitter gives neo-Nazis, racists Dec. 18 deadline—and could then kick them out entirely | #SocialMedia #NOHateSpeech  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Twitter is cracking down on hate speech and not just by looking at its own site. 

In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user's behavior "on and off the platform" and will suspend a user's account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter's Help Center on Friday. 

"You also may not affiliate with organizations that — whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform — use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes," the update reads.

Twitter isn't taking action immediately. Rather, it's given users until December 18, 2017 when it will then begin enforcing the rule. The month-long wait is due to regulations in the European Union that require companies to inform users of a new policy change 30 days prior to enforcement.

The Dec. 18 deadline also applies to using "hateful images or symbols" in profile images or profile headers. Twitter will also monitor for hate speech in usernames, display names, and profile bios.

 

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Twitter is cracking down on hate speech and not just by looking at its own site. 

In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user's behavior "on and off the platform" and will suspend a user's account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter's Help Center on Friday. 

"You also may not affiliate with organizations that — whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform — use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes," the update reads.

Twitter isn't taking action immediately. Rather, it's given users until December 18, 2017 when it will then begin enforcing the rule. The month-long wait is due to regulations in the European Union that require companies to inform users of a new policy change 30 days prior to enforcement.

The Dec. 18 deadline also applies to using "hateful images or symbols" in profile images or profile headers. Twitter will also monitor for hate speech in usernames, display names, and profile bios.

 

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Twitter bans ‘Hateful Display Names’ and shares Safety roadmap | #SocialMedia 

Twitter bans ‘Hateful Display Names’ and shares Safety roadmap | #SocialMedia  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features and announced new policies including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand “witness reporting” of abuse.

By January Twitter plans to have implemented all the abuse changes outlined in the internal email published by Wired earlier this week, as well as the new ones shared today. The company even apologized for frequently promising improvements but then failing to take action, writing “Far too often in the past we’ve said we’d do better and promised transparency but have fallen short in our efforts.”

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new, beyond the enhancements to existing safety features:

 

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Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features and announced new policies including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand “witness reporting” of abuse.

By January Twitter plans to have implemented all the abuse changes outlined in the internal email published by Wired earlier this week, as well as the new ones shared today. The company even apologized for frequently promising improvements but then failing to take action, writing “Far too often in the past we’ve said we’d do better and promised transparency but have fallen short in our efforts.”

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new, beyond the enhancements to existing safety features:

 

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Soon, you'll be able to bookmark tweets to read later | #SocialMedia #Twitter

Soon, you'll be able to bookmark tweets to read later | #SocialMedia #Twitter | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter, the social network that redefined the term "information overload," is working on a feature that'll make it easier to bookmark those cool tweets that deserve a second look. 

Announced by several key Twitter employees, including product VP Keith Coleman, the new feature could be called "save for later."

SEE ALSO: Here's a pretty compelling argument against Twitter's new character limit

According to Coleman, this has been a "top request," and Twitter wants user feedback before they push out a final version of the feature. 

 

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Twitter, the social network that redefined the term "information overload," is working on a feature that'll make it easier to bookmark those cool tweets that deserve a second look. 

Announced by several key Twitter employees, including product VP Keith Coleman, the new feature could be called "save for later."

SEE ALSO: Here's a pretty compelling argument against Twitter's new character limit

According to Coleman, this has been a "top request," and Twitter wants user feedback before they push out a final version of the feature. 

 

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Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters for some people | #ICT #SocialMedia 

Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters for some people | #ICT #SocialMedia  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
For the first time in its 11-year history, Twitter will lift the 140-character limit for tweets — at least for some people.

The company announced Tuesday that it would begin testing a new limit of 280 characters for all languages except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. The change will only be seen by a small percentage of Twitter users at first before it's potentially made available broadly.

The move will give Twitter users more freedom to express themselves, easing one of the most difficult aspects of using a service that has struggled to grow its audience in recent years.

 

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For the first time in its 11-year history, Twitter will lift the 140-character limit for tweets — at least for some people.

The company announced Tuesday that it would begin testing a new limit of 280 characters for all languages except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. The change will only be seen by a small percentage of Twitter users at first before it's potentially made available broadly.

The move will give Twitter users more freedom to express themselves, easing one of the most difficult aspects of using a service that has struggled to grow its audience in recent years.

 

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Monday: Facebook to reject ads from pages touting 'fake news' | #SocialMedia

Monday: Facebook to reject ads from pages touting 'fake news' | #SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Facebook on Monday said that pages that make a habit of linking to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise at the world's leading online social network.

 

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Facebook on Monday said that pages that make a habit of linking to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise at the world's leading online social network.

 

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Pinterest lève 150 millions de dollars | #SocialMedia 

Pinterest lève 150 millions de dollars | #SocialMedia  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Le réseau social Pinterest vient de boucler une nouvelle levée de fonds de 150 millions de dollars auprès de ses investisseurs existant.

 

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Twitter, for once, is soaring and says it's seeing less abuse on site | #SocialMedia #ICT

Twitter, for once, is soaring and says it's seeing less abuse on site | #SocialMedia #ICT | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter reported $548 million in revenue over the last three months compared to the $511.9 million that was expected by Wall Street. They beat expectations by more than $36 million.

Even more impressively, for Twitter, the company added 9 million monthly active users over the quarter. That's 7 million more than expected. The site broke out its growth in the United States, emphasizing that it added 3 million users in its home country.

Beyond financials and user growth, Twitter reported that it's solving one of its major problems: abuse on the platform. 

 

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Twitter reported $548 million in revenue over the last three months compared to the $511.9 million that was expected by Wall Street. They beat expectations by more than $36 million.

Even more impressively, for Twitter, the company added 9 million monthly active users over the quarter. That's 7 million more than expected. The site broke out its growth in the United States, emphasizing that it added 3 million users in its home country.

Beyond financials and user growth, Twitter reported that it's solving one of its major problems: abuse on the platform. 

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

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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.

 

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

 

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Now on Twitter: 140 characters for your replies | Twitter Blogs | #SocialMedia

Now on Twitter: 140 characters for your replies | Twitter Blogs | #SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Since then, we’ve introduced twoupdates, and today we’re rolling out another. Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters.

With this change, we’ve simplified conversations in a few ways:

  • Who you are replying to will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have conversations.
  • You can tap on “Replying to…” to easily see and control who’s part of your conversation.
  • When reading a conversation, you’ll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet.

It’s now easier to follow a conversation, so you can focus on what a discussion is about, and who is having it. Also, with all 140 characters for your replies, you have more room to participate in group conversations.

 

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

 

https://blog.twitter.com/2017/now-on-twitter-140-characters-for-your-replies

 

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Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Since then, we’ve introduced twoupdates, and today we’re rolling out another. Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters.

With this change, we’ve simplified conversations in a few ways:

  • Who you are replying to will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have conversations.
  • You can tap on “Replying to…” to easily see and control who’s part of your conversation.
  • When reading a conversation, you’ll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a Tweet.

It’s now easier to follow a conversation, so you can focus on what a discussion is about, and who is having it. Also, with all 140 characters for your replies, you have more room to participate in group conversations.

 

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

 

https://blog.twitter.com/2017/now-on-twitter-140-characters-for-your-replies

 

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Twitter is punishing abusive users by putting them in time-out | #SocialMedia

Twitter is punishing abusive users by putting them in time-out | #SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Twitter has a new tactic for curbing abuse and harassment: a time-out.


The company has started temporarily restricting the access of accounts it determines to be abusive, a Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider. Affected accounts will only have their tweets seen by their followers until the ban is lifted.

The spokesperson said that Twitter started temporarily limiting accounts last week, and Heat Street was the first to notice the activity on Wednesday.

Several users who are temporarily restricted by Twitter have tweeted screenshots of messages they've received saying that they had violated the company's content rules. The messages said their accounts were restricted for 12 hours, but a Twitter spokesperson said the restriction's duration could be longer or shorter depending on the offender's behavior.

 

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Twitter has a new tactic for curbing abuse and harassment: a time-out.


The company has started temporarily restricting the access of accounts it determines to be abusive, a Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider. Affected accounts will only have their tweets seen by their followers until the ban is lifted.

The spokesperson said that Twitter started temporarily limiting accounts last week, and Heat Street was the first to notice the activity on Wednesday.

Several users who are temporarily restricted by Twitter have tweeted screenshots of messages they've received saying that they had violated the company's content rules. The messages said their accounts were restricted for 12 hours, but a Twitter spokesperson said the restriction's duration could be longer or shorter depending on the offender's behavior.

 

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All the Changes Coming to Your Instagram | #SocialMedia

All the Changes Coming to Your Instagram | #SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

At Facebook’s F8 conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg discussed how Instagram will be changing in the coming weeks. The upgrades include video chat, an Explore redesign, AR camera effects, and a bullying filter.


The new video chat feature will allow users to talk with one or more people. “You’re going to be able to just tap on a new camera icon in the top of any direct thread that you have and you’re going to be able to video chat one-on-one or with groups,” Zuckerberg explained. The chat screen can be minimized so users can use the feature while also scrolling through Instagram.

Instagram is also rolling out a new Explore design that features categories so users can choose different topic channels—like “animals,” “nail art,” and “slime”—rather than just seeing content that Instagram thinks you’ll like.

 

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At Facebook’s F8 conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg discussed how Instagram will be changing in the coming weeks. The upgrades include video chat, an Explore redesign, AR camera effects, and a bullying filter.


The new video chat feature will allow users to talk with one or more people. “You’re going to be able to just tap on a new camera icon in the top of any direct thread that you have and you’re going to be able to video chat one-on-one or with groups,” Zuckerberg explained. The chat screen can be minimized so users can use the feature while also scrolling through Instagram.

Instagram is also rolling out a new Explore design that features categories so users can choose different topic channels—like “animals,” “nail art,” and “slime”—rather than just seeing content that Instagram thinks you’ll like.

 

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Facebook acquires ID verification startup Confirm.io | #Acquisitions #SocialMedia

Facebook acquires ID verification startup Confirm.io | #Acquisitions #SocialMedia | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
(Reuters) — Facebook Inc is buying a software firm that specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, the two companies said on Tuesday, a step that may help the social media company learn more about the people who buy ads on its network.

U.S. lawmakers have expressed alarm at Facebook’s limited ability to know who is buying advertisements, including election-related ads, on the world’s largest social network.

Boston-based Confirm Inc, which is privately held, said on its website that the acquisition was the culmination of three years of work to build technology to keep people safe online.

Facebook said in a statement Confirm’s “technology and expertise will support our ongoing efforts to keep our community safe.”

Terms of the deal and how Facebook would apply Confirm’s software were not revealed.

 

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(Reuters) — Facebook Inc is buying a software firm that specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, the two companies said on Tuesday, a step that may help the social media company learn more about the people who buy ads on its network.

U.S. lawmakers have expressed alarm at Facebook’s limited ability to know who is buying advertisements, including election-related ads, on the world’s largest social network.

Boston-based Confirm Inc, which is privately held, said on its website that the acquisition was the culmination of three years of work to build technology to keep people safe online.

Facebook said in a statement Confirm’s “technology and expertise will support our ongoing efforts to keep our community safe.”

Terms of the deal and how Facebook would apply Confirm’s software were not revealed.

 

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Twitter-Nice Threads | #SocialMedia 

Twitter-Nice Threads | #SocialMedia  | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Nice Threads

 

We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your threaded Tweets all at the same time. You can continue adding more Tweets to your published thread at any time with the new “Add another Tweet” button. Additionally, it’s now simpler to spot a thread – we’ve added an obvious “Show this thread” label.

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