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  1. Apr 2024
    1. Distrust of existing tech institutions and separatist urges will always be part and parcel of decentralized social media
    2. We can, and should, always strive to build better, more accessible, and more inclusive technology. But decentralizing the web into walled-off silos seems unlikely to accomplish this goal.
  2. Dec 2023
    1. While social media emphasizes the show-off stuff — the vacation in Puerto Vallarta, the full kitchen remodel, the night out on the town — on blogs it still seems that people are sharing more than signalling.

      Social media as performance, blogs as voice. Especially over longer periods of time, blogs become a qualitatively different thing, where the social media timelines remain the same. Vgl [[Blogs als avatar 20030731084659]] https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/08/your-blog-is-your-avatar/ Personal relationships are the stuff of our lives.

  3. Oct 2023
    1. The results showed that the group asked to reduce their social media use had an average 15% improvement in immune function, including fewer colds, flu, warts, and verrucae, a 50% improvement in sleep quality, and 30% fewer depressive symptoms.
    1. Adolescents who spend more than 3 hours per day on social media may be at heightened risk for mental health problems, particularly internalizing problems.
  4. Apr 2023
    1. In that time, public opinion shifted. People began to feel that tech companies were not just neutral hosts; they bore some responsibility for what their algorithms circulated.

      This is a big worry for me as well. In another assignment we were tasked with finding out who is behind communication and journalist companies. For most businesses it comes down to the bottom line. If social media leans towards one political party, it has the power to sway public opinion in government.

  5. Mar 2023
    1. Instagram was founded in 2010. The iPhone 4 was released then too—the first smartphone with a front-facing camera. In 2012 Facebook bought Instagram, and that’s the year that its user base exploded. By 2015, it was becoming normal for 12-year-old girls to spend hours each day taking selfies

      Main cause of global depression

  6. Dec 2022
    1. Best times to post on social media overall: Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. Best days to post on social media: Tuesdays through Thursdays Worst days to post on social media: Sundays
  7. Apr 2022
    1. What social media platforms have done, though, thanks to their increasing market dominance and their emphasis on speed, is accelerate the decline of newspapers and other traditional news sources.

      So this is a different way social media has intervened in the constellation of issues here then right? So to combat this issue, we might take different steps.

    2. the veil of anonymity that platforms provide their users

      Uh oh. Is this a trial balloon for ending online anonymity?

    3. very specific choices made by the companies that have come to dominate the internet generally and social media platforms in particular

      The move to blame specific corporate social media algorithms.

    4. There are some bugs in the software.

      A solution that suggests some fixes to the existing structures will suffice.

    5. Russians could study and manipulate patterns in the engagement ranking system on a Facebook or YouTube.

      This suggests there is enough transparency in social media algorithms to game them.

    6. sophisticated actors from political consultants to commercial interests, to intelligence arms of foreign powers can game platform algorithms

      Are there interventions that can be made with these actors rather than at the level of the algorithms?

  8. Nov 2021
    1. Quando è consigliato postare su linkedin?

      • Il consiglio è di postare in questi giorni:
        • Martedì;
        • Giovedì;
        • Sabato; Gli orari in cui è consigliato pubblicare sono compresi tra le 8 e le 10 Una volta pubblicato il contenuto, linkedin lo mostrerà ad un gruppo di utenti in test A seconda dell'engagement di questo gruppo di test nel corso delle 2 ore successive alla pubblicazione allora la copertura del post aumenterà o diminuirà.

      In termini di metriche è più importante portare le persone a cliccare sul tasto "Visualizza altro" invece che sul "consiglia" o qualche altra reazione. Per questo è necessario scrivere post della lunghezza di 1200-2000 caratteri. La metrica più importante è quindi quella del "dwell time", quella che indica quanto tempo le persone passano sul proprio post e che deve essere il più alto possibile (per questo è necessario aumentare questa metrica utilizzando formati adatti come il carosello, i video, i post lunghi ecc)

      Altra metrica molto più importante della reazione è il commento. Il commento è 4 volte più forte di una delle reazioni più semplici ed è 7 volte più potente se tale commento è dato nelle prime due ore.

      L'impatto di lasciare un commento di più di 5 parole risulterà in un +8% per chi ha creato il post e del +6% per la persona che ha commentato. Se la prima persona che lascia il primo commento è quella che ha scritto il post allora la copertura decresce di un ammontare tra il -45% ed il -20%.

      Riguardo la modalità creatore, questa aiuta e non aiuta a fare cose: non aumenta la copertura dei tuoi post; sposta la copertura dai tuoi collegamenti ai tuoi follower; aumenta la copertura dei tuoi contenuti se i tuoi contenuti contengono gli hashtag che hai definito nel tuo profilo. riduce il numero di richieste di collegamento verso di te del triplo

      Se contribuisci in maniera coinvolta coi contenuti dei tuoi collegamenti allora anche i tuoi post avranno più engagement.

      Il numero ideale di hashtag da utilizzare nei tuoi post è tra i 3 ed i 5 Inoltre è consigliato utilizzare un personal hashtag

  9. Feb 2021
    1. Twitter

      I would also say that social media platforms described here can also be combined with the previous bullet point. Students can use this platform to engage with the lay community and educate especially in the age of misinformation.

  10. Nov 2019
    1. talk radio and cable news

      To what degree are talk radio and cable news themselves connected to conversations on social media?

    2. Twitter also surfaced a recent study from academics in France, Canada and the United States

      I am not able to find whether this study has yet been published formally with peer review. You can find the first author, Shelley Boulianne, on Twitter, and the last, Bruce Bimber, but I don't see a Twitter account for the middle author, Karolina Koc-Michalska.

  11. Jun 2019
    1. Share responsibly. Much as it might depress you to think in such terms, you are an influencer within your own social network

      Since people are surrounded by social media, the right and freedom to share your thoughts and also video or picture is on their hands. Likewise, the protection of their privacy depends on their judgement as well. You have a responsibility to protect your own privacy from the social media. Elle Hunt says, "Share responsibility. Much as it might depress you to think in such terms, you are an influencer within your own social network" It will be a challenging to all of social media users, but it is only one way to avoid to get in trouble and stop the increase of distrust on social media.

  12. Mar 2019
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  14. Dec 2017
    1. A second issue is that people who participate in a system of this time, since everything is free since it’s all being monetized, what reward can you get? Ultimately, this system creates assholes, because if being an asshole gets you attention, that’s exactly what you’re going to do. Because there’s a bias for negative emotions to work better in engagement, because the attention economy brings out the asshole in a lot of other people, the people who want to disrupt and destroy get a lot more efficiency for their spend than the people who might be trying to build up and preserve and improve.
    2. The behaviorists got pretty far in understanding the kinds of algorithms that can change people. They found that noisy feedback works better than consistent feedback. That means that if you’re pressing the button to get your treat, and once in a while it doesn’t work, it actually engages your mind even more —  it makes you more obsessive, whether you’re a rat, or a dog, or a person.
    3. So if you zoom ahead to the 1950s or so, Norbert Wiener, one of the founders of computer science after Alan Turing and Jon van Neumann, wrote a book called 'The Human Use of Human Beings,' and in that book he points out that a computer (which at that time was a very new and exotic device that only existed in a few laboratories) could take the role of the human researcher in one of these experiments. So, if you had a computer that was reading information about what a person did and then providing stimulus, you could condition that person and change their behavior in a predictable way. He was saying that computers could turn out to have incredible social consequences. There’s an astonishing passage at the end of 'The Human Use of Human Beings' in which he says, “The thing about this book is that this hypothetical might seem scary, but in order for it to happen, there’d have to be some sort of global computing capacity with wireless links to every single person on earth who keeps some kind of device on their person all the time and obviously this is impossible.”
  15. Feb 2017
    1. we’re both so focused on what the other is saying or doing that’s wrong that we barely hear anything else. There may have been a time when we might listen to what the other has to say politely, but those days are long gone.

      I believe this statement can sum up many if not almost all of the arguments we have with friends. We just focus on what they are doing wrong or saying wrong at the moment that we forget how much we actually have in common thus making us FRIENDS. I believe the author puts it greatly that the time to be polite is long gone. Could this because of the growing trend of social media?

  16. Sep 2016
    1. gossip, which some attribute to the need to stay abreast of news among friends and family as our social networks expanded.

      This blurring of gossip/information on social media is important.

    2. Distractions arrive in your brain connected to people you know (or think you know), which is the genius of social, peer-to-peer media.