Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media


Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. A recent report published by Pew Research Center found that such optimism amounts to wishful thinking. The report explains that studies have found that people are typically not willing to voice their opinion in public places if they perceive that their point of view is not widely shared. By Shannon Perry.

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'The Mandalorian' has reportedly dropped Gina Carano after her 'abhorrent' social media posts

Mashable VR

Actor Gina Carano has reportedly been released from her role on The Mandalorian as former Rebel shock trooper Cara Dune following significant criticism regarding her social media posts. It looks as though The Mandalorian is cleaning house.

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An AI reporter’s favorite books of 2020

Venture Beast

A look back at nine books I read in 2020 to inform my work as a reporter covering artificial intelligence. Read More.

YellowHead: Advertisers get 3 seconds to grab attention in a social casino game

Venture Beast

Social casino game ads should capture a user's attention in three seconds according to a report by marketing firm YellowHead. Business Games Mobile Alison category-/Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Merav Katz social casino games Yellowhead

Why social networks need better blocking tools

The Verge

million to launch Block Party , an anti-harassment startup that helps people filter abuse out of their social media experiences. On Monday, Block the New York Times , a tool to block 800 Times reporters on Twitter at once, materialized via a satirical website.

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Health sector and social media top cyber targets

Computer Weekly

The healthcare sector and social media users are popular targets for cyber attackers, a report has revealed

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Twitter Reportedly Looking to Turn TweetDeck Into TweetDeck+

GizModo VR

Under increased pressure from investors to break out of its sluggish growth, Twitter is reportedly getting serious about offering a subscription product in order to create a new revenue stream.

Facebook's next product frontier is reportedly newsletters

Mashable VR

The social media company is reportedly developing a set of newsletter tools "for journalists and writers," according to a story from the New York Times. More about Facebook , Newsletter , Newsletters , Tech , and Social Media Companies.

Microsoft’s Acquisition Of LinkedIn Will Not Translate Into A Revolution Of Enterprise Social Networking

Forrester IT

In a report , Forrester discussed arguments made by Microsoft regarding the potential benefits of the tie-up. There are some additional aspects that I also consider important when discussing the implications of the tie-up: Read more Categories: Enterprise Social Networking. CIO Enterprise Social Networking Innovation LinkedIn Microsoft management innovation

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Social Media and Public Employees - Part 3 - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 3. Thalacker & O’Mara (2012) report an increase in public employee’s claims of the first amendment protection in defense actions for firings or discipline for social media use: An Alabama paramedic fired in March 2012 by the Mayor for his use of Facebook to protest the elimination of his department and to organize attendance at a council meeting to discuss the issue. CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO.

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Father-daughters team launches Chances to attract Gen Z to new type of ‘social relationships app’


is co-founder of The Chances App , a new social relationships app he’s spent a year creating with daughters Vanessa Lipschutz, 23, a Seattle University grad, and Noelle Lipschutz, 19, a student at UCLA. Chances is a social relationships app created for and by Gen Z.

Report: Quality, not quantity, is the hallmark of the latest waves of phishing attacks

Tech Republic Security

Cybercriminals have changed tactics since COVID-19, with surgically precise social engineering attacks targeting business apps replacing batch-and-blast phishing

Instagram and Facebook users report messaging issues

Mashable VR

Users reported issues using Facebook and Instagram on Thursday morning, particularly regarding the messaging services of each platform. Reports began around 9:30 a.m. More about Facebook , Instagram , Facebook Messenger , Tech , and Social Media Companies.

Consumers Are On Social Media, But That Doesn’t Mean They Want To Hear From You

Forrester's Customer Insights

Social media is ubiquitous, from social networks to forums to brand-created communities to messaging apps. Brand marketers shouldn’t be asking if their consumers are on social media, but rather, “Do they want to hear from my brand?” It’s 2021.

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Microsoft tried to acquire Pinterest, FT reports

The Verge

Microsoft has reportedly held talks with Pinterest in an attempt to acquire the social network. The Financial Times reports that the software giant approached Pinterest in recent months about a deal, but that the talks are “currently not active.”

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Microsoft reports $35.7 billion in Q1 2021 revenue: Azure up 48%, Surface up 37%, and LinkedIn up 16%

Venture Beast

Microsoft reported fiscal Q1 2020 earnings, including revenue of $37.2 billion, net income of $13.9 billion, and earnings per share of $1.82. Read More.

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A Social Take On Social Selling

Forrester's Customer Insights

Social selling is one of my B2B Marketing and Sales team’s top inquiry topics. We’ve also helped numerous clients plan and execute effective social selling programs. Given this and the recent report that Mary Shea just published, New Tech: B2B Social Selling Tools, Q1 2018, I thought now would be a great time to touch […]. sales social commerce social intelligence social marketing social media Caroline Robertson Mary Shea social selling

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Tracking Down a Hackivist Through Social Media

SecureWorld News

Many of the messages left on the defaced websites implied that the attacks were motivated by anti-government sentiment, and were carried out to combat social injustices that the hacker believed were a direct result of government corruption. According to Check Point Research, VandaTheGod's long history on social media left plenty of breadcrumbs for researchers to follow. Check Point reported these findings to the relevant law enforcement. Hacking Original Content Social Medi

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Scammers Posing as Board of Elections to Obtain Social Security Numbers

Doctor Chaos

Hang up and report the call. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has been notified that some voters have been called and asked to verify their Social Security Numbers in order to process their ballots.

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Facebook is reportedly working on a Clubhouse copy

The Verge

Facebook, a company known for ripping its ideas from competitors , has reportedly set its sights on social audio. The New York Times reports today that the company is working on a copycat of Clubhouse, the buzzy invite-only social audio startup.

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A Network of Twitter Bots Reportedly Launched a Smear Campaign on Belgium's Huawei 5G Ban

GizModo VR

A small cluster of pro-Huawei Twitter bots reportedly launched a smear campaign attacking the Belgian government’s plan to box out “high-risk” suppliers like Huawei from building the country’s 5G network, according to the latest report from social media research firm Graphika.

Minneapolis Cops Reportedly Used Google Location Data to Track Down George Floyd Protestors

GizModo VR

Minneapolis law enforcement used Google location data to help track down suspects accused of inciting violence during protests of the police killing of George Floyd last May, according to a weekend TechCrunch report.

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Avaaz: Facebook continues to fail at flagging false and misleading posts about U.S. elections

Venture Beast

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Please Don’t Tell Me Social Media Doesn’t Work

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Social media. Not surprisingly, I’m not the only one who started going to my barber because of his social media presence. In fact, Bleacher Report recently highlighted this story. He said a variety of sessions revolved around the importance of social media. My friend isn’t active on social media, although he’s finally beginning to see the value through the stories he hears. Talk about maximizing social media.

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Social Media and Public Employees - Part 2 - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

Social Media and Public Employees - Part 2. The International Telecommunication Union (2010) reports that 71% of the population in developed countries are online. The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (2011) reported that there are 95 million digital handsets (aka “smartphones”) with wireless broadband access in the United States and that 98% of the United States population is covered by wireless broadband. Adoption of Social Media.

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Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

GizModo VR

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Facebook’s improved AI isn’t preventing harmful content from spreading

Venture Beast

Facebook released the results of its latest 2020 Community Standards Enforcement Report, which shows the results of increased reliance on AI. Read More.

Darknet Social Media Credentials

Doctor Chaos

News sites recently reported the possibility of compromised Twitter accounts. Twitter denied the claim that they had been compromised or breached. If you do a search on the topic, things read a little differently than the official company stance. Let me simply say it is not really rare or uncommon for malware to spread throughout […]. Cyber Data Breach DarkNet Deep Web Invisible Web TOR

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Cybersecurity firm says social media bots hyped GameStop during trading frenzy

The Verge

A cybersecurity firm found that bots were promoting GameStop stock on social media before and after the stock’s frenzied rise last month, Reuters reported. Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge.

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Report: Elon Musk Is Kind of a Dick

GizModo VR

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Don’t Succumb To Social Media Stockholm Syndrome

Forrester's Customer Insights

We are excited to launch the new vision report for our social marketing playbook. It might be controversial, but we are here to give companies permission to break up with social media. Social media is a quagmire, and marketers contributed to the mess. Companies are the party crashers that social […]. Age of the Customer social marketing social media b2c marketing social media marketing

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Facebook claims it proactively detected 95% of hate speech removed in Q2 2020

Venture Beast

In its Community Standards Enforcement Report for Q2 2020, Facebook revealed that its AI systems removed a high percentage of hate speech proactively.

TikTok Is Reportedly Poaching Facebook's Moderators

GizModo VR

tiktok content moderation moderation facebook social media apps technology censorshipMany members of Facebook’s legion of moderators—contractors hired through companies like Accenture, CPL, Hays, and Voxpro—are leaving to work for competitor TikTok, according to an analysis by CNBC. Read more.

Mozilla highlights AI bias and ‘addiction by design’ tech in internet health report


Mozilla today released the 2019 Internet Health Report, an analysis that brings together insights from 200 experts to examine issues central to the future of the internet. This year’s report chose to focus primarily on injustice perpetuated by artificial intelligence; what NYU’s Natasha Dow Schu?ll ll calls “addiction by design” tech, like social media apps and […].

Yearly Report on 'Industrialized Disinformation' Finds It's Getting Way Worse, In Case You Haven't Noticed

GizModo VR

Professional disinformation campaigns are a boom market , according to a new report from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII); researchers found “evidence of 81 countries using social media to spread computational propaganda and disinformation about politics,” up from 70 in 2019.

Half of U.S. adults don't know that Facebook does not do original news reporting

Mashable VR

No, Facebook does not do its own original news reporting. Social media is increasingly a primary source of news for U.S. adults don't realize that Facebook is merely disseminating news — not reporting it. Facebook Social Media Tech Social Media Companies

Pew Reports on American Digital Habits Post-Snowden


A recent report from the Pew Research Center provides an interesting look into Americans’ online habits following Edward Snowden’s revelations about surveillance practices in the United States. Cyber Security DoD and IC Government News Trends Edward Snowden Pew Research Center social media surveillance By Shannon Perry.

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Facebook beats Q2 estimates with $18.69 billion in revenue and 2.7 billion monthly active users

Venture Beast

Business Cloud Enterprise Social category-/Online Communities/Social Networks earnings report Facebook Facebook earnings Q2 2020 quarterly earnings Reuters Social Media syndicatedFacebook beat analysts' estimates in Q2 2020, raking in $18.69

Google+ Will Shut Down After Security Hole Exposed User Data to Outside Developers, Report Says


The Google+ security bug gave outside developers access to the private data of hundreds of thousands of the social network’s users between 2015 and March 2018, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Google neglected to report the issue to the […]. Google is shutting down Google Plus permanently after a major flaw was made public.

Here’s How SMEs Can Improve their Social Presence


Information Technology Blog - - Here’s How SMEs Can Improve their Social Presence - Information Technology Blog. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from around the world know that social media is here to stay. But upon starting to optimize your social media presence, they would realize that the benefits will be well worth the effort. Although the content is vital on social media, it’s not enough to post your content and walk away. Marketing Social Media

Social CRM Strategies for Small Businesses

IT Toolbox

Customer relationship management (CRM) vendors continue to add social media functionality to their products. These features bring excellent value to your CRM, with Nucleus Research reporting a 26.4 percent sales productivity improvement when a business uses tools with mobile and social functionality. Before you deploy your social CRM, prepare the right strategies for maximizing your sales technology

Parler has reportedly terminated CEO John Matze

Mashable VR

In a memo to staff sighted by Fox Business , Matze reportedly revealed that he has been unilaterally removed from the position and will be leaving the company. "On Parler CEO John Matze is apparently CEO no more.

If we only had Social Media - CIO Musings

CIO Musings

If we only had Social Media. Five ways my locality, Chesterfield County VA, could have used social media during this snow storm: 1) Take snowfall total reports from citizens, plot them on a web page map. 3) Publish school and government closing reports. Luckily, we are very close to approving a social media strategy in Chesterfield! CIO Musings - Life as a Public Sector CIO.

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