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Pacific Standard: The Most Popular Ways to Share Personal News.

Despite all of the technology, face-to-face communication still came out on top as the most popular method of sharing.” Which emphasizes the fact that a social media persona is a fictional construct (not that all personas aren’t constructs; just more fictional than the historical mean).

07/29/14 • 11:40 AM • Home & LivingPsychologySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Cory Arcangel’s Working on My Novel.

Cory Arcangel’s new book, Working on My Novel — based on the Twitter feed of the same name—is a compilation of tweets from people who are putatively at work on novels. No more, no less.”  That’s it - never, ever say you’re working on your novel.

07/29/14 • 11:32 AM • ArtsBooksSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: ManServants Startup Is Not a Joke and It’s Not a Gigolo Service.

Everyone who watches it thinks it’s a parody. [snip] Even the name of the company sounds like a joke. But it’s not.” You go, girls.

07/29/14 • 10:54 AM • GeneralSmall BusinessSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Why Killing the Check-In Was the Wrong Move for Foursquare

Yay! I can kill an app on my phone. Not that I ever used it much. I felt it was an invitation for house burglars.

07/24/14 • 11:47 AM • MobileSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

FirstLook: NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children.

We live in an age where personal branding may limit your ability to report.

07/17/14 • 11:22 AM • Human RightsNewsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Weird Al, ‘Foil’.

Weird Al’s having a heck of a week.  Perfect social fodder. I haven’t seen Al in ages, now he’s flippin’ *everywhere*.

07/16/14 • 10:36 AM • ArtsMotion GraphicsMusicSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Google+: End of the nymwars?

Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. ”  Background, here.

07/15/14 • 03:54 PM • GoogleHuman RightsSocial MediaSoftware • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: This Weekend, Behold The Giant Buck Moon.

No! No! No! Another arbitrary Moon event! Please folks, find something else to blog about. Navel lint. Rearranging the sock drawer. ANYTHING BUT MORE MOON EVENTS.

07/11/14 • 06:12 PM • NatureScienceSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: The Potato Salad Guy Should Keep Every Penny.

… to pretend that a reward is always (or even ever) commensurate with the amount of work one does is to misconstrue how the world works. If potato salad leads people to reflect on the injustices of modern American capitalism, then we really may be on to something.

07/09/14 • 02:46 PM • HistoryInternetPsychologySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Seattle Times: Why in the world I hand-wrote my emails – and what it taught me about how we wr

More loafs, less crumbs.

07/07/14 • 09:17 AM • InternetPsychologySocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ReadWrite: An Early Fourth - Welcome To ReadWrite 4.0.

Another redesign. I swear, Evan W. should charge for Medium copycats. It has had such a huge impact on design.

07/02/14 • 01:34 PM • DesignInternetMobileSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Rumpus: Face-Off - Facebook Vs. Reality.

Someone who’s not on Facebook is sketchy. It’s like people who don’t drink. You can’t trust them.”  Bwah-hah-hah-hah. Like NYC in the 80’s - if you weren’t seeing a shrink like everyone else, you had to be an axe-murderer. And the author, Bibi Deitz, sounds like she lives in Santa Fe. Go for it, kiddo.

07/02/14 • 10:04 AM • InternetMobilePsychologySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers say.

As a researcher, you don’t get an ethical free pass because a user checked a box next to a link to a website’s terms of use. The researcher is responsible for making sure all participants are properly consented. In many cases, study staff will verbally go through lengthy consent forms with potential participants, point by point. Researchers will even quiz participants after presenting the informed consent information to make sure they really understand.

06/30/14 • 02:58 PM • Human RightsLawScholarlyScienceSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The AV Club: Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology experiment.

Told you. Involuntary psychoanalysis. Mind control. Dogs and cats, living together … Via LakeFxDan on FB.

06/27/14 • 04:49 PM • Human RightsInternetMobilePsychologySecuritySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: Should Auschwitz Be a Site for Selfies?.

The Instagram era has now brought us the selfie in a concentration camp.Speechless.

06/26/14 • 04:39 PM • HistoryHuman RightsInternetMobilePhotographySocial MediaTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Poynter: ‘Almost half’ of the NYT’s blogs will close or merge.

Some blogs are quite popular, but others ‘“got very, very little traffic, and they required an enormous amount of resources, because a blog is an animal that is always famished.’” Information point, fellow bloggerati.

06/25/14 • 02:38 PM • InternetNewsSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SERoundtable: CNBC Highlights 17 Year Old Web Site Devastated By Google’s Panda 4.0 Update.

We need to rout around Google indexing.

06/24/14 • 08:27 AM • GoogleInternetSmall BusinessSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Circular - an open source Buffer app.

Of note.

06/23/14 • 12:55 PM • InternetMobileProgrammingSocial MediaSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TNW: Technorati Quietly Killed its Blog Index in May.

End of an era. Klout should start counting down the days. Take note, all ye who overvalue ‘blog rankings’ services.

06/23/14 • 11:01 AM • HistorySocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Contently: New Report Reveals Just How Drastically Brand Engagement is Plummeting on Facebook.

Hitching your wagon to any service, whether Google, Facebook or other(s), seems the height of unwisdom these days.

06/15/14 • 09:29 PM • EconomicsInternetSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Top fashion bloggers now earn six-figure salaries.

Popular bloggers can demand $50,000 for an appearance at a high-profile brand event like a store opening. One top blogger charged $5,000 for posting a single Instagram photo of the brand’s product.” Good grief - I picked the wrong niche.

06/13/14 • 10:57 AM • ConsumptionInternetSmall BusinessSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

GigaOm: A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share.

Clever and timely.  Their site. Personally, I think it’s time to dump Facebook and embrace Path instead.

06/11/14 • 06:28 PM • Human RightsInternetSecuritySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Wikipedia Dicey As Medical Info Source.

Researchers who compared peer-reviewed articles to the Wikipedia pages for the 10 most costly medical conditions in the U.S. — including heart disease, back pain and osteoarthritis — discovered incorrect information on 9 out of 10 pages.

06/10/14 • 08:46 PM • HealthInternetScienceSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Medium: Update on Medium’s Paid Collection Experiments.

We picked editors we trusted, and we found, for the most part, they respected the site and reliably delivered high quality writing. We also learned (surprise) that high quality posts do not automatically garner attention and audience commensurate with the effort of producing them. As a result, our payment model failed to support some really terrific contributors.” Two Medium posts in a row is purely coincidence, I assure you.

06/02/14 • 06:23 PM • ConsumptionInternetSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Caught. Was wondering when sites were going to start spoofing Facebook likes.

Just took a peek at a friend’s “liked” post, to see if it was legit. It was not. But there was a large modal dialog in the middle, saying nothing of importance, which I dismissed. The ‘x’ close box triggered a personal ‘like’ on my own FB timeline. Luckily, I had remained in FB and saw it before it sat there for any amount of time.

Beware what you click on, when you click through articles and stories linked on FB. At least double-check your timeline afterwards.

05/30/14 • 11:15 AM • PersonalSecuritySocial Media • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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