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Nuclear War Would Be ‘Devastating’ So C.D.C. Wants to Get People Prepared

NYT – “President Trump’s recent tweets about his big nuclear button may have been intended to deter a nuclear weapons exchange with North Korea, but the nation’s top public health agency is taking the prospect of a nuclear attack seriously. On Jan. 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present a workshop titled… Continue Reading

Crossing the Line: What Counts as Online Harassment?

Americans agree that certain behaviors constitute online harassment, but they are more divided on others – “Pew Research Center surveys have found that online harassment is a common phenomenon in the digital lives of many Americans, and that a majority of Americans feel harassment online is a major problem. Even so, there is considerable debate… Continue Reading

Adweek – Tracking Metrics in Social 3.0

Opinion: Marketers are unsure if they can trust data from Facebook – “From impacting the most recent U.S. presidential election to internal workforce issues, Facebook received attention for reasons other than its network and ad platform in 2017. The topic weighing heaviest on marketers’ minds? The platform’s long list of measurement mistakes. Facebook is the… Continue Reading

Adweek guide – Instagram: Here’s How to Follow a Hashtag

Adweek: “Instagram recently gave users the ability to follow hashtags the same way they follow accounts. When you follow a hashtag, related content will begin appearing in your feed and Stories bar. Our guide will show you to follow a hashtag, either by tapping the hashtag on another user’s post or by searching for the… Continue Reading

Robert Ambrogi – 2017: The Year of Women in Legal Tech

This is a must read article – it is a positive, illuminating, thought provoking and informative shout-out to women in legal tech – some of whom you may know, and many to whom you will be introduced – who have redefined this male dominated sector with their innovative and multifaceted work in multiple arenas of… Continue Reading

Key trends shaping technology in 2017

“In the past year, Pew Research Center has explored a range of tech-related topics in the news – from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality. Here are some key findings from our research on these and other technology issues.” Continue Reading

Germany – Facebook’s collection and use of data from third-party sources is abusive

Preliminary assessment in Facebook proceeding: Facebook’s collection and use of data from third-party sources is abusive. Date of issue: 19.12.2017 “The Bundeskartellamt has informed the company Facebook in writing of its preliminary legal assessment in the abuse of dominance proceeding which the authority is conducting against Facebook. Based on the current stage of the proceedings,… Continue Reading

Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress

“In 2010, the Library of Congress announced an exciting and groundbreaking acquisition—a gift from Twitter of the entire archive of public tweet text beginning with the first tweets of 2006 through 2010, and continuing with all public tweet text going forward. The Library took this step for the same reason it collects other materials –… Continue Reading

Paper – Scholars on Twitter: who and how many are they?

Scholars on Twitter: who and how many are they? Rodrigo Costas, Jeroen van Honk, Thomas Franssen. (Submitted on 15 Dec 2017) “In this paper we present a novel methodology for identifying scholars with a Twitter account. By combining bibliometric data from Web of Science and Twitter users identified by Altmetric.com we have obtained the largest… Continue Reading

Bloomberg – How Facebook’s Political Unit Enables Dark Art of Digital Propaganda

Some of unit’s clients stifle opposition, stoke extremism. By Lauren Etter, Vernon Silver, and Sarah Frier, December 21, 2017. Bloomberg Technology. “Under fire for Facebook Inc.’s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above partisanship. “We hope to give all people a voice and create… Continue Reading

Bloomberg and Twitter Launch TicToc 24/7 Global Social News Network

PR Newswire: “Bloomberg Media and Twitter today launched TicToc by Bloomberg, the first-ever 24/7 global news network built for a social media platform that targets the next generation of on-the-go, mobile-first news consumers. TicToc by Bloomberg combines the global news gathering capabilities of Bloomberg’s 2,700 journalists and analysts across 120 countries, with the digital power… Continue Reading

Facebook Announces New Tools to Prevent Harassment

FB news release: “Today we are announcing new tools to prevent harassment on Facebook and in Messenger – part of our ongoing efforts to build a safe community.Based on feedback from people who use Facebook, as well as organizations representing groups who disproportionately experience harassment like women and journalists, we are introducing new features that:… Continue Reading