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Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts

A recent attack on the accounts of Defense Department employees suggests how easily people can be duped into clicking on dangerous links.

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Dear Instagram, We Hate The Stupid Algorithm -- Sincerely, Every User | HuffPost

It’s dumb, it’s wrong, it’s counterproductive, it’s rude, it’s frustrating, it’s confusing, it’s downright evil. All these things and a lot more can be s...

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Travel blogger comes clean about tactics used on Instagram | Daily Mail Online

Sara Melotti, a photographer based in Indonesia, recently shed light on the competitive environment and revealed the eye-opening tactics being used by some in the community.

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Instagram Deleted My Account with 135K Followers. Zero Warning.

Instagram is the most common platform photographers, clients and models use to meet and follow each other. Recently though, accounts are getting shut down

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This trick lets you upload to Instagram from a computer

Instagram's new mobile web app also works on a desktop with this trick.

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‘10 Concerts’ Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes

Privacy experts said the specific answers posted in response to the meme could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach secure accounts.

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Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook’s Next Facebook

Instagram, now with 700 million users, resembles Facebook in 2009 to 2012, when it went from being something people used occasionally to something they use every day.

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Google Brings Fake News Fact-Checking to Search Results

Search giant is letting partners and publishers decide what's true, what's false and what's in between.

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    Inside Twitter’s Obsessive Quest To Ditch The Egg | Co.Design

    An icon that came to represent Twitter’s dark side is giving way to one designed not to turn anyone off, without looking like something you’d want to stick with.

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    I studied how journalists used Twitter for two years. Here’s what I learned

    Twitter reflects the good, the bad and just plain ugly reality of social media these days. For academics, journalists and voters, there’s never been a more crucial time to talk about the impact the…

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Why Instagram Is Going To Start Blurring Some Of Your Images

    Instagram has gotten a lot of well-earned praise for it’s in-app safety tools, and an upcoming update is taking these to the next level.

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Reddit plans a profile page redesign reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter (updated)

    Reddit has been trying to make its site more accessible to a wider pool of users, and today the company is planning to show off one of the ways it plans to do..

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens

    In a new book, the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that our devotion to digital devices has morphed into something very much like addiction.

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    Why I’m leaving Snapchat and so are all your friends – Charged Tech

    Snapchat is the darling of technology: for years, we’ve fawned over the company for being innovative, using daring interfaces and out of…

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    20th Century Fox Gives Real Apology for a Fake News Campaign

    A promotion tactic for “A Cure for Wellness,” which set up false news sites that put out articles that were widely shared, fell flat, as did the film’s projected ticket sales.

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    20th Century Fox Used Fake News to Publicize ‘A Cure for Wellness’

    Many users thought articles on sites resembling city newspapers’ or HealthCare.gov were real exposés or scoops, like “Trump and Putin Spotted at Swiss Resort.”

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    In a first, Wikipedia has deemed the Daily Mail too “unreliable” to be used as a citation

    "The Mail should be on the citation blacklist. There's no area of news where it is actually reliable."

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Instamom

    The enviable, highly profitable life of Amber Fillerup Clark, perfect mother and social-media influencer

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Instagram's next feature might be photo albums - Social Media Week

    The feature would allow you to select up to 10 photos and videos to combine into a single post.

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Facebook Tweaks Its News Feed To Show More ‘Authentic’ Stories

    Facebook has been having a fake news problem for a while now, but it was only last year that it was discovered how much trouble it could be, so much...

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials, Report Finds

    Adults from the ages of 35 to 49 were found to spend an average of six hours and 58 minutes on social media per week, compared with six hours and 19 minutes for their younger counterparts.

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    Blue Feed, Red Feed

    See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side

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    The One Big Flaw in Instagram's New Private-Messaging App

    At a shmancy event in New York this morning, chief Instagrammer Kevin Systrom unveiled to the press the company’s big new feature—a way to share photos ...

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Inside Instagram’s reinvention

    How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.

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    Mobile is driving the transformation of visual journalism – Global Editors Network

    Social media ushered in a new era in visual journalism. Audiences were turning to new platforms to find news so formats had to adapt.

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    From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

    Cameron Harris, a recent college graduate, pulled six million people into his bogus story about the discovery of fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.

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    Introducing: The Facebook Journalism Project | Facebook Media

    By Fidji Simo, Director of Product Facebook is a new kind of platform and we want to do our part to enable people to have meaningful conversations, to be informed and to be connected to each other. We know that...

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Did Media Literacy Backfire?

    Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are…

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    Why We Can't Fix Twitter

    Social media is broken. When will we realize that we're the problem?

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    How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News

    Many companies don’t know that their ads are appearing next to abhorrent content. Tell them.

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    How an Alien Doodle Became Reddit's Simple, Versatile Logo

    This is the story of how a bored college kid let his mind wander in class and wound up changing the world. Wait—haven't we heard this one before? You bet we have. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg—all were bored college kids who

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    I’ve left Twitter. It is unusable for anyone but trolls, robots and dictators | Lindy West

    For half a decade on the platform, I have been micromanaged by strangers and neo-Nazis have mined my personal life for vulnerabilities to exploit

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    The state of influencer marketing in 5 charts - Digiday

    Despite the hype, influencer marketing is “an unstructured mess” right now.

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    3 Uncommon Reasons Why Millennials Start a Blog

    Blogging has truly made a large impact on the culture. Many millennials have seized the opportunity to start a blog and have been able to achieve success.

    Miscellaneous | Social Media

    Facebook’s Safety Check, Now Automated, Turns a Firecracker Into an Explosion

    The social network automatically linked to a bogus article about an “explosion” in Thailand and appeared to conflate it with a 2015 bombing.

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    How Instagram Swelled To 500 Million Users While Others Struggled To Grow

    Instagram now has half a billion users. How did the photo-sharing app outpace Twitter and keep us so addicted?

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      How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans

      With the explicit aim of getting Donald J. Trump elected, a website run by a far-right activist pumped out anti-Hillary Clinton hoaxes and drew tens of thousands of views.

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      How Facebook’s Fact-Checking Partnership Will Work

      A team of about six people will draw on the resources of ABC News to get to the bottom of questionable articles, said James Goldston, the president of ABC News.

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      Ten things I learned from going unexpectedly viral (number seven will take your breath away)

      Ten things I learned from going unexpectedly viral (number seven will take your breath away) “Have you put the kids’ shoes on? We’re going to the playground.” “Hang on, I’m just talking to the Daily...

      Miscellaneous | Social Media

      Instagram Introduces New Tools Meant to Curb Abuse and Expand Privacy

      Instagram users will soon be able to remove comments and filter out certain followers.

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        DoubleVerify Launches New Solution to Safeguard Advertisers from ‘Fake News’ Online

        Enhanced DV technology eliminates ads from sites that promote inflammatory & politically-charged contentNEW YORK, November 30, 2016 --...

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            Uber’s New Terms of Use Gives it Unlimited Rights to Sell Customer Data

            Uber recently updated its Terms of Use, and it is outright unethical and grossly violates user’s right to their own data. This is what it says: Any User Content provided by you remains your property. However, by providing User Content to Uber, you g

              Miscellaneous | Social Media

              How to Outsmart Fake News

              Massachusetts professor, Melissa Zimbdar's list of false and misleading news sites has gone viral.

                Miscellaneous | Social Media

                How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study

                How a misinformed Twitter post the night after the presidential election fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory and became a talking point — even as it was being proved false.

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                  Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power

                  The election of Donald J. Trump is perhaps the starkest illustration yet that social networks are helping to rewire human society.

                      Miscellaneous | Social Media

                      Facebook, in Cross Hairs After Election, Is Said to Question Its Influence

                      The social media giant is embroiled in accusations that it spread misinformation and fake news stories that influenced how the American electorate voted.

                        Miscellaneous | Social Media

                        This Is How Facebook Defines “Journalism”

                        The social network is the world’s newspaper, but its e-learning courses remind us that it doesn’t really care about journalism

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                            Wikipedia is fixing one of the Internet’s biggest flaws

                            The Internet has so many cesspools, it's surprising to see what happens behind the scenes at Wikipedia.

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                              How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth

                              A wider variety of news sources was supposed to be the bulwark of a rational age. Instead, we are roiled by biases, gorging on what confirms our ideas and shunning what does not.

                                Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                As Facebook turns fickle, publishers focus again on search - Digiday

                                Publishers are responding to Facebook's fickleness and the new demands of Google AMP, the fast-loading mobile pages initiative.

                                  Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                  Keeping the Political Wool From Being Pulled Over Your Eyes

                                  These apps help you check facts, understand statistics and spot false arguments in this contentious election season.

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                                    Thoughts on Twitter's growth problems and suggestions for fixing them - Mobile Dev Memo

                                    Twitter's upcoming Q3 earnings call, which was recently rescheduled for before the market opens this Thursday, October 27th, will almost certainly be dire, the latest in a string of almost entirely unfortunate quarterly updates from the company tha

                                      Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                      Vine Is Closing Down, and the Internet Can’t Stand It

                                      One theory about the six-second video app’s demise says it was dead weight for its owner, Twitter, which is struggling to become profitable.

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                                        The great danger of a social echo chamber

                                        The world we live in is more divided than ever before. I am not just making a cutesy blanket statement here to entice you to be interested in my point. Wherever

                                            Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                            I’m Angry At Facebook

                                            It didn’t have to be this way

                                              Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                              Why Snapchat, Facebook and Other Platforms Are Trying to Shed the 'Social' Label

                                              There was a point four years ago when marketing agencies—that sprouted up thanks to the explosion of social media—didn't want to be identified any longer as purely "social" practitioners. They contended: We have grown to be so much more.

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                                                'The end of Trump': how Facebook deepens millennials' confirmation bias

                                                Facebook users are more likely to get news that fits political beliefs – but younger voters don’t necessarily realize how much the echo chamber affects them

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                                                  Why The New York Times isn't afraid of a tech takeover - The Signal

                                                  “The reality is that media businesses have lived off the incredible inefficiency of the advertising market for their entire lives. Now it’s becoming efficient, and that makes life harder.” In fewer than 50 words, Nick Rockwell has just described

                                                    Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                                    How to Be Mindful With Facebook

                                                    Take a moment before you log on to your phone or computer to evaluate your intentions.

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                                                      Why Millions of Tweens Are Using Musical.ly… And Why It Matters

                                                      I’ve been talking about the musical.ly app for quite some time now and how I have been watching its progression. If you don’t know, musical…

                                                        Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                                        This Generation Will Be Fine: Why Social Media Won’t Ruin Us

                                                        When people express concern about how smartphones are damaging our young people, I laugh. This anxiety that the internet is going to ruin…

                                                          Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                                          Mark Cuban: The Big Mistake You Don't Know You're Making on Social Media

                                                          Serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban explains a very common social-media error--and what his company is doing about it.

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                                                            Twitter Is A Newspaper, They Just Don’t Know It Yet

                                                            TWTR has a perception problem. Here’s how they fix it.

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                                                                Is getting a lot of Facebook comments as satisfying as marriage, having a baby?

                                                                A new study says that for some people, getting at least 60 comments on a Facebook post increases a person’s satisfaction as much as major life events like getting married or having a baby.

                                                                  Miscellaneous | Social Media

                                                                  Facebook puts friends above publishers in “News Feed Values” and ranking change

                                                                  Those core values are that friends and family come first, that the feed should inform and entertain, that Facebook is a platform for all ideas, that authentic..

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