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Every once in a while, it's a good idea to do some digital cleaning. It might be wise to set aside some time to clean up your social media profiles, especially Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Your future employer will look at your social media profiles and what they find could sway their decision. Job
we spend time on social media, in a way, like online hotels, but with the #deletefacebook movement running amuck, many prominent influencers are checking out. most-recently, elon musk and playboy ended their long stays at the facebook-inn. meanwhile, instagram nears its peak, twitter picks up ...

PHOENIX (AP) -- The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands ...
Going viral on social media is what every business wants to do. All the attention and all the respect can take your business to the next level. The problem is doing it. I'm a regular follower of social media and I've experimented with different strategies to garner more interactions. But I've boiled it down to ...
A whopping 69% of millennials take a picture of their food before they eat it. Businesses are cashing in and competing for social media fame by offering insta-worthy menu items that are sometimes just plain wacky. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports.
In the past year, research has revealed the negative health effects of social media and its negative impact on our society. Facebook has been heavily criticized for its laissez-fair handling of personal data, which has led to questionable privacy and data collection practices by social media networks and ... Marketing

A Canadian woman who tried to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia has been convicted and sentenced to eight years behind bars. Melina Roberge, 24, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to smuggling 95 kilos (209 pounds) of the drug into the Sydney Harbour in ...
When news broke last weekend that 'senior US officials' had travelled to North Korea for discussions about a potential meeting of the two countries' leaders, White House officials denied rumours that the US envoy had been CIA director Mike Pompeo. Then Trump tweeted. On Wednesday, among his ...
The unfettered internet is too often used for malicious purposes and is frequently woefully inaccurate. Social media -- especially Facebook -- has failed miserably at protecting user privacy and blocking miscreants from sowing discord. That's why CEO Mark Zuckerberg was just forced to testify about ... science
All the attention being given to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica regarding their breach of public trust and exploitation of personal data is richly deserved. It has raised some fundamental questions about Internet privacy and the duties and obligations of all the service providers who collect, consume, and ...
The research my colleagues and I conduct at Georgia State University tracks how terrorist organizations expose people – mostly young men – to radical messages and extreme violence on social media. The goal: changing their worldview and eventually guiding them to act. The Boston Marathon bombing ...
From her commitment to speaking out against the war on drugs to advocating for prison abolition, Erica Garner understood that none of us are free until all of us are free, and she used social media to make that clear every single day. She understood social media's power and potential, and used it as one ...
Social media video shows arrests of black men at Philadelphia Starbucks – video ... Play Video. 0:47. Video posted to social media shows police officers arresting two black men as they sat in a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia. The arrests prompted some to accuse the company of racial discrimination ...
BEIJING — Bowing to intense pressure from millions of internet users, a Chinese social media site said on Monday that it would scrap plans to censor cartoons and video games with gay themes. The site, Sina Weibo, had announced on Friday that it would target gay content as part of a campaign to remove ...
When the President changes our country so drastically, will we have a new concept of what's normal? If our social media feeds consist of people who think just like us, how can we expect social change? And why do we always assume the future will be better than the past? In the latest episode of the ...
JD Wetherspoon is closing down all its social media accounts in a move that has been met with widespread scepticism. The pub chain's decision was reportedly in response to the trolling of some MPs, but many commentators suspected it was a publicity stunt by the chairman, Tim Martin. The company said ...

GamerGate, the 2014 social media activist movement, is an example of how dark patterns and supraplatforms work in tandem to terrorize certain users. Liza Potts, MSU associate professor of digital humanities, led the study that was published in Present Tense Journal. She used the GamerGate controversy ...
It's all about social media right? Think again. The number of people using messaging apps overtook social networks two years ago. Globally, more than two billion log on to one of the top five messaging apps every month. In China, Tencent just announced that its WeChat platform hit a milestone – an ...
President Yoweri Museveni's proposed taxation of use of social is purposely to curtail consumption of foreign content and use of foreign mobile applications according to minister of Information Communication and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze. In a March 12 letter to the minister of Finance Matia ...
Our modern forms of social media have only been around since the turn of the millennium, but ways of documenting social relationships have existed since at least the Renaissance. We have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but long ago, traveling scholars would collect entries in literal “friendship books” ...
Despite recent criticism among business and political commentators, social media networks remain some of the most important and unifying internet platforms. More than 2.5 billion people use social media networks, and that number is expected to grow in the coming years. Marketers must rely on more ...
The Trump administration hasn't gotten rid of the “optional” part, though current Trump chief of staff John F. Kelly told Congress last year that he wanted DHS (he was DHS secretary at the time) to demand social media logins and passwords from potential immigrants coming from seven Muslim-majority ...
Survivors of sexual abuse by Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar are upset with the university after news of social media monitoring, the editor of school newspaper State News told CBSN on Friday. A report in the Lansing State Journal claims the university spent over $500,000 to a New ...
(CNN) An official with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco apologized for posting an image on social media that drew criticism from a Muslim civil rights group. David Jennings, field office director for ICE in San Francisco, in a statement Friday said he was poking fun at ...
The UK's top police officer has blamed social media for normalising violence and leading more children to commit stabbings and murders. Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick told the Times social media sites "rev people up" and make street violence "more likely". Fatal stabbings in England and Wales ...
Teenage survivors of the war in Syria are using Facebook, Twitter and other social media to appeal for help from anyone willing to listen. The Syrian government's recent bombardment of Eastern Ghouta killed more than a thousand civilians, including 350 children. Fifteen-year-old Mohammed Najem ...
It goes without saying that each generation rely heavily on social media as a primary means of communication. The social media platforms are increasing every year with more brands joining the trend of social network to win over the masses. For entrepreneurs, social media can become a weapon of ...
This isn't entirely new: the Obama administration started collecting social media information from select visitors towards the end of 2016. The Trump administration introduced tougher visa vetting last year, allowing officials to request information such as social media handles only when “such information is ...
Instead of facing fines, those who disobey traffic laws in the southern city of Guangzhou can opt to make a public apology on social media, local media reported Wednesday. The offender's post must earn 20 likes or be posted in 10 chat groups. Since the beginning of March, traffic police have been ...
Kobe said it was his favorite moment with Shaq, and quickly added that he's thankful camera phones and social media didn't exist back then. That was a simpler time and today's NBA players don't have that luxury. Everyone has a camera phone and social media has made it easier than ever to interact with ...
Social media echo chambers take a lot of grief. There's a popular perception that people get stuck inside their own biased worlds and become oblivious to the 'reality' the opposing side understands. But perhaps they're actually doing us a service in keeping us from becoming even more radical defending ...
Nearly all applicants for a visa to enter the United States — an estimated 14.7 million people a year — will be asked to submit their social-media user names for the past five years, under proposed rules that the State Department issued on Friday. Last September, the Trump administration announced that ...
Trivial disputes between children are escalating to murder "within minutes" due to the influence of social media, Britain's top police officer has said. Cressida Dick told The Times that the internet normalised violence, which is sped up by rivals goading each other on message boards. It comes amid a recent ...
Social media is not bad in itself, just like the telephone or television or email isn't in itself bad. But the way it has come to be used by some people presents immediate challenges for some of our most important public institutions and processes. This is an enormous challenge for legislators, but it is one that they cannot duck.
A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed lawsuit filed by families of three patrons killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre against Facebook, Google and Twitter. U.S. District Judge David Lawson dismissed the case Friday filed by the families of Tevin Crosby, from Saginaw, Juan Ramon Guerrero Jr. and ...
In September, the Trump administration announced that applicants for immigrant visas would be asked for social-media data, a plan that would affect 710,000 people or so a year. The new proposal would vastly expand that order to cover some 14 million people each year who apply for nonimmigrant visas.
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data exploitation crisis seems to be waking up a new wave of Americans to the fundamental downsides of our purposeful addiction to social media providers. Russia's information war, designed to foment domestic unrest, exposed more of us to the reality of online ...
“Like social media accounts, these are shared and circulated and commented on. They are not just about the self but they are about other people and their lives,” said Humphreys, who studies the social uses and perceived effects of communication technology. “What people are doing with social media ...
You've probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it's the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world weary — or your unease when you see a child watching YouTube videos, knowing she's just a few algorithmic nudges away from a rabbit hole filled with lunatic ...
Today's teens have a reputation for being accomplished, fluent, and effective social media users. But they learn these skills the way we learn most life lessons: through trial and error, by making mistakes and learning from the outcomes. While these trial-and-error experiences can be educational in many ...
In a paper that is set to appear at the 2018 IEEE Workshop on Consumer Protection in May, we conducted a study to better understand how content creators on social media disclose their relationships with advertisers to end-users. Specifically, we examined affiliate marketing disclosures—ones that need to ...
That stress exists because of conflict between the core responsibility of media platforms as truth tellers and the business model of social media platforms like Facebook and Google. Resolving that conflict to ease the existential danger it poses to the high quality democracies requires that social media ...
“It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and probably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude that I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct. I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that ...
Dr. Sara Siavoshi spoke with KUSI's Lisa Remillard on Good Morning San Diego to discuss social media's effects on the human brain and why people are on the platforms so often. Facebook's founding president, and former vice-president of user growth, Sean Parker and Chamath Palihapitiya, respectively ...
As it turns out, those personal details are precisely why recruiters and hiring managers keep tabs on applicants' social media accounts, says career coach Hallie Crawford. “It can help them get a more accurate idea about who you are outside of your resume–a more personal view into your life,” she ...
Pharma companies are maturing on social media, if Ogilvy Healthworld's latest Social Check-up report is any indication. Its research with Pulsar looked at the top 20 global pharma companies and found that, overall, pharma is becoming more sophisticated in strategy, content and targeting on social media.
The number of young girls using social media for more than three hours on an average school day has doubled in just four years, research finds. According to data collected from a survey of 4,410 children in 2011/12 and 3,616 in 2015/16, both boys and girls are visiting social networking sites more ...
The recent scandal, adds to a growing number of critics who see Facebook as more of a “social-engineering tool” than a social media platform. In addition to backlash from investors this week, many users have opted to take part in a “delete Facebook” campaign which could accelerate Facebook's already ...
The Harlem-born rapper views social media as the perfect platform to support the movement and Winston House as a perfect vehicle to drum up support. “Social Media needs to be used for good, not just fun. It's just like my music, I make fun party songs but sometimes I sprinkle in a social message. I loved ...


 

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