The perils of Facebook requests to “Please copy/paste and share widely”, especially when the request is political; includes case study of request to call Congress.
Thursday night’s San Jose Mercury News racist tweet has capped a week of sexist and cultural tone-deaf commentary from the Rio Olympics. #mediaFail
UPDATED The big news in today’s announcement from Twitter: media attachments (images, video, links, polls) will no longer “count” against the 140-character limit that is the platform’s defining characteristic. When will it happen? Sometime “over the coming months.” Other changes: The user-name(s) that leads a “reply” (an @ tweet that is a REPLY not a brand-new […]
Parody accounts are okay on Twitter. But how can you tell if an account is for real? Twitter provides two tips: The bio should indicate that the user is not affiliated with the account subject by stating a word such as “parody,” “fake,” “fan,” or “commentary,” and be done so in a way that would be […]
In celebration of Twitter’s ninth birthday today, Jack Dorsey thanked journalists for being the second group to adopt the platform. And he opined about the importance of journalism to a functioning democracy. 4/After the tech early-adopters, journalists were next to take to Twitter. They used it as a source, to break news, and to link […]
We’ve all encountered it: the Facebook post that spews hate. Next time, report it. And tell your friends you have reported it. Some of them will do so, too, and some of their friends, and — despite its initial refusal to act — Facebook just might take action. Some friends and I just succeeded in […]