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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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

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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.

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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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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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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Report: Elon Musk Is Kind of a Dick

GizModo VR

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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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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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TikTok is reportedly testing longer videos

Mashable Tech

The company is reportedly letting some users create videos up to three minutes long. On Wednesday, social media consultant Matt Navarra shared a screenshot of an update he received in the TikTok app. Longer videos are coming to some users on TikTok.

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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.

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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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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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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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 […].

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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Report shows over 100k women virtually disrobed through AI deepfake


A recent report has uncovered over 100,000 faked nude photos of women based on social media images, which were then shared online

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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

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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Microsoft reports $38 billion in Q4 2020 revenue: Azure up 47%, Surface up 28%, and LinkedIn up 10%

Venture Beast

Microsoft today reported fiscal Q4 2020 earnings, including revenue of $38.0 billion, net income of $11.2 billion, and earnings per share of $1.46. Read More.

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Social app Parler apparently receives funding from the conservative Mercer family

The Verge

Social media app Parler receives financial backing from conservative hedge-fund investor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, The Wall Street Journal reported. Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images.

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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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.

Twitter Workers Also Abused Access to User Accounts, Including Beyoncé's: Report

GizModo VR

Twitter contractors with high-level administrative access to accounts regularly abused their privileges to spy on celebrities including Beyoncé, including approximating their movements via internet protocol addresses, according to a report by Bloomberg.

David Lynch's daily YouTube weather reports and are highly soothing and very David Lynch

Mashable Tech

It's basically the weather report if it was being recorded by Special Agent Dale Cooper for Diane. More about Weather Report , David Lynch , Work From Home , Social Distancing , and Culture. Weather Report David Lynch Work From Home Social Distancing CultureAnd now, wielding a steaming cup of presumably damn good coffee, here's David Lynch with the weather.

Pew Report: Increasing Technology Use among Seniors


But the Pew Research Center published a report on April 3rd finding that seniors (adults aged 65 or older) are increasingly incorporating social networking, cell phones, tablets, and e-books into their lives. Registering as a CTOvision Pro member provides unique insights, exclusive content and special reporting that can help you achieve more in your professional life.

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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

Facebook beats analyst estimates for Q3 2020 revenue despite ad boycotts

Venture Beast

Despite a July ad boycott over Facebook's handling of hate speech on its platform, the social media giant beat analyst expectations. Read More.

Disney has reportedly joined the Facebook ad boycott

Mashable VR

The Walt Disney Company has reportedly joined the long list of companies that are pushing Facebook to get its platform under control. A Sunday report in the Wall Street Journal reveals that Disney has "dramatically slashed" its ad spending on Facebook Inc.

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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Governments still struggling to contend with weaponized social media platforms

Tech Republic Security

A report from a former NSA operative says countries across the world are still adjusting to the new reality of sophisticated cyberwarfare

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Using Social Media Effectively: Gaining Visibility In a Crowded Marketplace


Social media is a big part of most people's lives, and has steadily increased in importance to businesses as well. There are two main uses for professional social media use: to inform others through engaging with them, and to learn from others. This will be the first of a two-part series on effectively using social media, and will focus on informing through engagement. The second post will focus on learning from social media.

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Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Trends in the Living Networks

On February 13 I will speak at Air New Zealand’s Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, together with Teddy Goff, Obama’s Digital Director , with an expected audience of close to 1,000. Air New Zealand ran its first Social Media Breakfast in July last year with Randi Zuckerberg as key speaker , with the exceptional success of the event leading the airline to continue the series with the second breakfast next week.

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Social Media and Public Employees - Conclusion

CIO Musings

The rapid growth of social media and internet access are two such trends. The use of popular social media sites by public employees is creating an environment where first amendment rights may be restricted. Discipline of employees in response to use of social media almost always occurs for one of two reasons. What''s Your Personal Social Media Strategy. State Of The Media: The Social Media Report Q3 2011.

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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

And now Triller is trying to buy U.S. TikTok, report claims

Mashable VR

based "social streaming" app, which according to Bloomberg teamed up with an asset management firm in an attempt to buy TikTok for $20 billion. More about Social Media , Tiktok , Triller , Tech , and Social Media Companies. Social Media Tiktok Triller Tech Social Media Companie

Facebook Reportedly Faces Ban in Vietnam Over Refusal to Censor More Local Political Content

GizModo VR

The government of Vietnam is threatening to shut down Facebook within the entire country over the social media company’s refusal to censor more local political content, according to a new report from Reuters.

Social Media Checkup: Healthcare Industry Growing Stronger

CIO Dashboard

Its understandable why the healthcare industry has lagged behind in social media adoption. But, times are changing for three reasons: Regulators are issuing social media guidance. Customers are pushing healthcare organizations to communicate via social media. The power of peer-to-peer information sharing to improve patient care is a strong incentive for healthcare organizations to catch up with the social media trend. Mitigating Risk in the Social Media Arena.

Disney has reportedly paused its spending on Facebook ads

The Verge

Disney has significantly reduced its spending on Facebook and Instagram ads amid concerns about the social media platform’s enforcement of its content policies, The Wall Street Journal reported. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

How to report a Subreddit


When it comes to social media, a good number of people do not like the sound of the word ‘report’. You will learn how to report a subreddit. See also: How to report a user on Reddit. Reasons for reporting a subreddit.

IBM social engineer easily hacked two journalists' information

Tech Republic Security

A member of IBM's X-Force Red team hacked two CBS reporters for three weeks. Find out what information she gathered, as well as what phishing entails

Google parent Alphabet returns to sales growth in Q3 2020 as advertising recovers from the pandemic

Venture Beast

Big Data Business Cloud Commerce Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Marketing Media Social Alphabet Alphabet earnings category-/News earnings report Google Q3 2020Google says its strong quarter was largely due to recovering online ad spending that previously dipped because of the pandemic.