Tilting at windmills: cite your sources!
Nov16

Tilting at windmills: cite your sources!

An argument for providing sources for content you create and share across social media.

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It’s in your hand: smartphone cameras and sexual harassment
Oct17

It’s in your hand: smartphone cameras and sexual harassment

In the shadow of #gamergate*, here’s a refreshing story of empowerment and focused anger. And another way your smartphone is your friend. Nude photos, rape threats, mass shooting scares: Welcome to the disturbing chaos of #Gamergate http://t.co/4Hd5ZgLz5r pic.twitter.com/5SfMKCD0M6 — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) October 16, 2014 Imagine you’re walking down a city street, minding your own business. You notice a guy following...

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TrueTwit for spam control?
Aug27

TrueTwit for spam control?

I was setting up a new Twitter account for a client and got my first ever TrueTwit validation email. Here’s what the site says about its service: By signing up now for TrueTwit Basic, all of your new followers are sent a validation request via direct message. If your follower successfully completes the CAPTCHA (or is already a TrueTwit user), you are sent an email indicating they are a TrueTwit-validated human! I’m not a...

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Seattle museum crowdsources upcoming exhibition
Aug20

Seattle museum crowdsources upcoming exhibition

In the spirit of the “citizen curator” celebrated at the Frye in recent exhibitions includingThe Seattle Project (2010), Beloved (2012), Mw [Moment Magnitude] (2012), and 36 Chambers (2013), we’re disrupting museum practice and turning the Frye over to you. There are 232 paintings in the Frye’s Founding Collection. Their crowdsourced curation is taking place now on Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest and Tumblr as well as at the Frye...

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Graphic designer launches social media campaign around global warming
Aug08

Graphic designer launches social media campaign around global warming

  According to Dezeen magazine, graphic designer Milton Glaser has launched an awareness campaign centered on global warming. Glaser created the iconic “I love NY” logo as well as a Smithsonian-featured ’60s image of Bob Dylan. “There is no more significant issue on earth than its survival,” Glaser told Dezeen. “The questions is, ‘how can anyone not be involved?'” In case you missed it:...

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