Dylan Marron presented How I Turn Negative Online Comments into Positive Offline Conversations as a TED Talk.
This is fantastic. Lifefaker.com.
Brian Krebs published Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself. Social media sites are littered with seemingly innocuous little quizzes, games and surveys urging people to reminisce about specific topics, such as “What was your first job,” or “What was your first car?” The problem with participating in these informal surveys is that in doing… Continue reading Brian Krebs: Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself
Jessi Hempel of Wired published The Problem With #MeToo and Viral Outrage. On its surface, #MeToo has the makings of an earnest and effective social movement. It’s galvanizing women and trans people everywhere to speak out about harassment and abuse. It talks about how these types of movements, although well intentioned, drive sharing, benefiting the… Continue reading The Problem With #MeToo and Viral Outrage
For roughly the past week the topic of standing or not standing during the national anthem has been a hot topic. Unfortunately the fact that some are protesting during the national anthem is a hotter part of the topic than the reasons they are protesting. Personally I’m not a fan of the protests, but understand… Continue reading United We Stand, United We Kneel
Jon Ronson presented What Happens When Online Shaming Spirals Out of Control as a TED Talk.
Zeynep Tufekci presented How the Internet has Made Social Change Easy to Organize, Hard to Win as a TED Talk.
Vanity Fair published Friends Without Benefits talking about teenagers, social media, and sex. Read it.