December 20th, 2013
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The Internet is just like any other public space. Women face the same discrimination and harassment that they end up facing on the street.
Reblogged from Global Voices Online
December 9th, 2013
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 Tool for journalists: Muck Rack social sharing bookmarklet

What is it? A bookmarklet which allows you to see how many times a URL has been shared on social media – and by which journalists – in a single click. How is it of use to journalists? Ever wondered how many other journalists are sharing your content? Social media aggregator Muck Rack has launched a new tool which allows you to find out in a single click. The bookmarklet also shows how many times a link has been shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and Google , and you can use it as a quick and easy way to add content to your Muck Rack portfolio or to a media list.

 Tool for journalists: Muck Rack social sharing bookmarklet

What is it? A bookmarklet which allows you to see how many times a URL has been shared on social media – and by which journalists – in a single click. How is it of use to journalists? Ever wondered how many other journalists are sharing your content? Social media aggregator Muck Rack has launched a new tool which allows you to find out in a single click. The bookmarklet also shows how many times a link has been shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and Google , and you can use it as a quick and easy way to add content to your Muck Rack portfolio or to a media list.

November 18th, 2013
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November 6th, 2013
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What if you could predict the number of future visits to your news article by looking at recent past reactions on social media?

Turns out researchers are getting pretty good at this. A forthcoming study led by Carlos Castillo in collaboration with Al Jazeera looked at a set of articles generating over 3.6 million visits and 235,000 social media reactions to find predictive patterns. They considered everything from the rate of shares on Twitter and Facebook, to the uniqueness of tweets, and to characteristics of the people sharing the tweets like followers and friends. After looking at just the first 90 minutes of social media activity after a story was published, the researchers could explain 80% of the variance in the total number of article visits for that story.

Read more:  How to Predict News Article Traffic | Tow Center for Digital Journalism

August 27th, 2013
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Facebook complies with 79 percent of data requests from governments worldwide

shortformblog:

  • 38k the number of data requests on users that Facebook has fielded from governments around the world—74 in total—in the first half of 2013. The company said that the U.S. made the most requests, and that they offered data in 79 percent of cases. source

Reblogged from ShortFormBlog
August 23rd, 2013
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verificationjunkie:

Tool: Retwact

Source: Stonly Baptiste

Description:  Retwact is a tool that automates the process of notifying anyone who retweeted an inaccurate tweet from your account. The goal is to help slow the spread of misinformation by making it easier to correct tweets. After being released to a lot of acclaim the tools was shut down for violating Twitter Terms of Service related to mass produced tweets. The developer has revised the tool so that it deletes the bad tweet and posts a correction and link to simply RTing the correction.

Relevent Links:

Home Page: http://go.rtrt.co/

Atlantic Article: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/04/retwact-a-tool-for-fixing-twitters-misinformation-problem/275418/

Reblogged from Verification Junkie
August 23rd, 2013
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The recipe for attracting visitors to stories online is changing. Bloggers have traditionally turned to sarcasm and snark to draw attention. But the success of sites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy, whose philosophies embrace the viral nature of upbeat stories, hints that the Web craves positivity.
August 19th, 2013
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fastcompany:

"Dear Mark Zuckerberg, I’m sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall." 

Hacker posts on Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook wall to point out security flaw

Reblogged from Fast Company
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