Oh, social media bots! A 21st century sitcom.
Actually, I’m not so sure this was a bot. There are a lot of underemployed hipsters with post-ironic sensibilities in social media.
Partnerships Manager, News & Politics (Canada)
Full-Time — Toronto
Twitter is transforming how users around the world are interacting with their elected officials and connecting to real-time news and information. This is your opportunity to help drive this change, working with government officials, ministries and candidates, as well as journalists and news organizations, to identify and champion best practices for using Twitter in civic discourse.
Provide front-line technical support to news, government, political users of Twitter, solving problems and escalating to internal support and policy teams as needed.
Manage, track and expand Twitter’s numerous relationships with journalists/editors and government officials or politicians; increase the active usage of Twitter significantly among them.
Prepare training and presentation materials, including presentations, case studies, training handouts, and/or best practice guides.
Develop best practices and new story formats, and drive adoption by news, government, political users and share those with Global team.
Lead strategies that scale up Twitter’s reach and impact with news, government, political users of Twitter.
Success measured by overall response and resolution time and user satisfaction.
Conduct research into government, political and news use of Twitter, working with other Twitter team members to identify key metrics and narrative-boosting examples of successful use.
Execute routine management tasks for the Government and News team, including coordinating internal and external meetings, reviewing and approving requests for account verification, managing outreach for new feature deployments, maintaining contact lists for key users and assisting in management of interns.
Other duties as assigned.
10 years experience in journalism and government or in politics with deep familiarity across all three disciplines
Exceptional understanding of Twitter and social media’s impact on journalism and government or politics.
Demonstrated communication and relationship skills
Experience conducting data-driven analyses to drive your decision-making.
Will closely work as a member of global team.
ild animals living in unexplored forests are being captured on hidden cameras for a unique experimental iPhone app and website.
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The Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Instant WILD app and website hopes to revolutionise the way conservationists monitor remote wildlife hotspots around the world.
Images triggered by wild animals walking past are sent straight to you in real-time – meaning users can get a rare glimpse into the lives of lions, elephants or wild dogs on their commute home.
Motion sensitive cameras have already been set up by forest clearings, watering holes and plains in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Mongolia.
Teletext Art - An Overview
Interesting article from Goto80 on the creative exploration of an early accessible electronic information medium :
If you describe teletext as obsolete, you couldn’t be more wrong. It is one of the most popular media in Scandinavia. Here in Sweden for example, teletext is still the #1 public service medium, and commercial channels still sell plenty of advertising for it. Despite public service serving people with decent content on tv and www, most of us can not stay away from teletext. It remains the #1 public service medium in Sweden, and in 2011 it was also the most popular app for the iPad, and the third most popular iPhone-app. Stick it to the hi-res man!
And you’re thinking: omg wtf lol why? I’m not sure. But it’s not due to a lack of fast internet. The access to high speed broadband internet is high around here, which indicates that “internet” is not a competitor to teletext. Teletext was not replaced by www, because the hi-res spam freedom of the web is no match for the editorial no-bullshit-no-advertising tranquility of teletext. Atleast not for the time being.
The new iPhone looks TERRIBLE
Mark Zuckerberg runs a giant spy machine in Palo Alto, California. He wasn’t the first to build one, but his was the best, and every day hundreds of thousands of peopl eupload the most intimate details of their lives to the Internet. The real coup wasn’t hoodwinking the public into revealing their thoughts, closest associates, and exact geographic coordinates at any given time. Rather, it was getting the public to volunteer that information. Then he turned off the privacy settings.
If the state had organized such an informationd rive, protestors would have burned down the White House. But the state is the natural beneficary of this new “social norm.” Today, that information is regularly used in court proceedings and law enforcement. There is no need for warrants or subpoenas. Judges need not be consulted. Th Forth Amendment does not come into play. Intelligence agencies don’t have to worry about violating laws protecting the citizenry from wiretapping and information gathering. Sharing information “more openly” and with “more people” is a step backward in civil liberties. And spies, whether foreign and domestic, are “more people,” too.
Google ads to be blocked from sites offering pirated content US initiative will stop websites that offer pirated content from offering adverts from search giant and other advertisers Beta Share 42 inShare14 Email Charles Arthur and Stuart Dredge guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 16 July 2013 14.00 BST Jump to comments (65) Pirate Flag Copyright holders will be able to alert the big ad networks if their ads are appearing on sites offering links to pirated content. Photograph: Feng Yu/Alamy Websites offering pirated content will be blocked from offering adverts from Google and other big web advertisers, in a US scheme intended to strangle illicit revenues.
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Huffington Post Religion is proud to announce that our 2012 Person Of The Year is Balpreet Kaur.
Ms. Kaur became an internet sensation when a photo of her standing in a line was taken by an editor at Reddit (a ‘Redditor) who posted it online under the subject heading ‘funny,’ apparently based on her unique appearance.
Balpreet Kaur responded to the intentional denigration by explaining who she was, why she looked the way she does, and the tenets of her Sikh faith with a remarkable generosity of spirit:
"Yes, I’m a baptized Sikh woman with facial hair. Yes, I realize that my gender is often confused and I look different than most women. However, baptized Sikhs believe in the sacredness of this body - it is a gift that has been given to us by the Divine Being [which is genderless, actually] and, must keep it intact as a submission to the divine will… When I die, no one is going to remember what I looked like, heck, my kids will forget my voice, and slowly, all physical memory will fade away," Kaur wrote. “However, my impact and legacy will remain: and, by not focusing on the physical beauty, I have time to cultivate those inner virtues and hopefully, focus my life on creating change and progress for this world in any way I can."
This woman is composed of Awesome.
Source: The Huffington Post
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