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Pew: Activism in the Social Media Age

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): Activism in the Social Media Age. “This month marks the fifth anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which was first coined following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. 51 more words

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The Next Web: The $24 billion chatbot industry sucks because it needs better AI

The Next Web: The $24 billion chatbot industry sucks because it needs better AI. “In 2014, WIRED would profile a ‘boring’ company called Slack beginning a media and venture-based obsession with bringing chat to every corner of our work lives. 84 more words

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CNET: Seven questions Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer about InfoWars

CNET: Seven questions Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer about InfoWars. “Hey Zuck, can we talk? There’s a massive debate going on in this country about fake news, what it is, who gets to say it and how it should be challenged. 13 more words

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TechCrunch: Researchers find that filters don’t prevent porn

TechCrunch: Researchers find that filters don’t prevent porn . “In a paper entitled Internet Filtering and Adolescent Exposure to Online Sexual Material, Oxford Internet Institute researchers Victoria Nash and Andrew Przybylski found that Internet filters rarely work to keep adolescents away from online porn.”

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New York Times: Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments

New York Times: Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments. “After studying 23,005 comments left on videos about science and related topics, a researcher says, ‘I could see why people would not want to be on YouTube.'”

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University of Maine: Sporer uses Twitter to research criminological behavior online

University of Maine: Sporer uses Twitter to research criminological behavior online. “In the modern era of social media, more than 300 million people use Twitter to share news and engage in online conversations. 65 more words

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MIT Research: How to Get More Twitter Follower (Search Engine Journal)

Search Engine Journal: MIT Research: How to Get More Twitter Followers. “MIT researchers recently published a paper demonstrating how to gain more followers for free on Twitter. 23 more words

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