DP Review: Photo business - the rise and impending fall of social media ‘influencers’.
“The unnamed executive predicts influencers will start to disappear as brands recognize that the value isn’t there. ‘Just because photos look good and have 200,000 followers means nothing.’ While it lasts, it sure seems like a pretty sweet gig.”
Mashable: LinkedIn resetting passwords after 117 million user credentials stolen.
Reset your passwords. Again. Remind me, what do I need LinkedIn for? Hasn’t done a damned bit of good except suck a little time here and there.
Metafilter: I Read the News Today, Oh Boy.
If anyone’s basing their issue-priorities on Facebook Trends, I truly pity them. I’ve complained about its irrelevance many a time previous.
Medium: Being A Developer After 40.
TechCrunch: Hundreds of Spotify credentials appear - users report accounts hacked.
FYI. I went ahead and changed my password, nonetheless.
ScottKelby: Another Little Instagram Tip - Better-Looking Text In Your Posts.
Cheat to add line-breaks.
Dazed: M.I.A criticises political conversation in America.
“Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar going to say Muslim Lives Matter? Or Syrian Lives Matter? Or this kid in Pakistan matters? That’s a more interesting question. [snip] You cannot ask it on a song that’s on Apple, you cannot ask it on an American TV programme, you cannot create a tag on Twitter, Michelle Obama isn’t going to hump you back.”
RawStory: Meet the Black writer who called out the media for erasing people of color.
#BernieMadeMeWhite. One of the most astonishing things about this election is how hashtags are being used to correct media spin. Wish we didn’t need it, but ... any port in a storm.
DP Review: Instagram is changing its feed to use algorithm.
“... chronological sorting will be scrapped in favor of a new algorithm that sorts images based on ‘the likelihood that you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.’”
That point when you want to comment on Twitter ...
... and won’t because it takes too much effort to communicate in 140 character snips.
Brad Frost on Twitter: Trump.css.
Independent.UK: Using Facebook and Snapchat makes you ‘cognitively and morally shallow’.
“In other words, the more participants texted, the less likely they were to place importance on moral life goals and more likely to view hedonistic and image-based goals as important. The study also found that people who used more social media were less likely to be reflective than people who used it less.” As with all things study-related, grain of salt.
There’s an entertaining meme on Tumblr ...
... taking Donald’s “Apprentice” doll and putting it in various dangerous situations with plastic dinos. Or just putting pins in it.
vowe dot net: Import content from Evernote to OneNote.
If you’ve considered it before, but quailed at the procedure, MS now has a tool for you. PC-only, for the moment.
Medium: Catch you on the flipside, Twitter.
I don’t have this problem ... yet. But I get daily new followers who are just total crap. Waste of my bloody time to erase ‘em. I employ the lazy formerly-earthshakingly-popular-blogger’s strategy of follower-management: I figure I’ll offend them mortally at some point, and they’ll leave of their own accord. Like posting about no-kill animal sanctuaries as an ethical solution to the problem of starving homeless people. Guaranteed loss of at least a quarter of my present faux Twitter popularity. Do I give a monkey’s? Never have, never will.
Dazed: Congratulations millennials, we’re totally fucked.
NiemanLab: Facebook announces a WordPress plugin that lets publishers easily create Instant Articles
Digital Trends: Netflix wants to pay you $4,000 to shoot Instagram photos.
“The deal means you could also be asked to give PR interviews and make media appearances, so only apply if you’re cool with being in front of the lens as well as behind it.” I expect ageism will be prevalent in the choice.
Medium: Slack, I’m Breaking Up with You.
Later: A response.
It is embarrassing to relate ...
I received an email from Flipboard saying “Facts about Turbulence” ... but, since “Flipboard” was formatted right above “Turbulence”, my mind registered “Facts about Flatulence” ...
Ryan Reynolds has been fully enjoying his 15 seconds of fame in the teasers for “Deadpool.” No beefs - he’s tried to find relevance for years now. But he needs to take a chill pill now that the movie is out - bordering on overexposure. I’m actively avoiding all the links now. Too much patently silly stuff. Teenyboppers, sure. Adults? We’ve moved on.
New Republic: The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens.
“I picked joining Tumblr and staying active on here because: 1. I’m not attractive enough to be a Youtuber 2. Not popular enough for twitter 3. Facebook is dumb.” I find Tumblr better and more vital than Instagram or Youtube. Their recommendation engine spanks every other one I’ve ever experienced. You don’t get the interaction of Facebook, but that’s not the point. Reposting stuff you like is the point. Your beliefs, couched in photographs and graphics. Text is available, but not as common as pix.
American Yoga School: The Colossal Failure of Modern Yoga.
“... head on over to social media, where the world spends a whole lot of time. See there that yoga rock stars like to teach how to “get” fancy poses with a few words that are not based on reality, and are always accompanied by a flattering photo. Or scroll down a bit further and find teachers who share videos of people they’ve deemed to be bad getting killed, posted along with their clucking comment that this is karma, revealing that they are profoundly misguided about what karma is and what a yoga teacher’s job is.” I’d wondered how bad it was getting. The use of stock photography seems rampant on yoga school pages, in yoga social channels. Thanks, Craig Jensen on FB.
vowe dot net: How to clean up your Twitter timeline.
Ugh. Thanks, Volker.