Tag Archives: social media

Bots may be a bigger problem than we think

This thread raises serious questions: Wendig goes on to show that the “Ben Carling” account is most likely a bot-account, designed to respond to certain tweets. The account was recently created, never tweets but replies, only followed by one account … Continue reading

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The influencer “scam”

Part of the scam is that the pyramid scheme of attention will somehow pay off for a lot of people. It won’t. It can’t. The math doesn’t hold up. Someone is going to win a lottery, but it probably won’t … Continue reading

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Advice for online sharing

From Benjamin Wittes: Here are six easy steps you can take to help control the problem of political disinformation: (1) Pause a moment–just a moment–before you share something on social media to ask whether you are being someone’s dupe and … Continue reading

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The original social network

How about if, instead of ditching Twitter for Mastodon, we all start blogging and subscribing to each other's Atom feeds again instead? The original distributed social network could still work pretty well if we actually start using it — Simon … Continue reading

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Being run off social media

Wil Wheaton is a good actor, a good writer and seems like a decent person. I actually once met him and I like him. He is, unfortunately, also an easy target for trolls*. Recently he left Twitter, for good reasons, … Continue reading

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Traffic

I don’t get a lot of traffic to my blog, but I do get some (and thank you for that!) I don’t obsess about it either, but logging into the WordPress back-end, the most recent statistics are shown to me … Continue reading

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