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How (and Why) to Disable Algorithmic Feeds on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Social networks offer a stream of updates from your family and friends or people you follow. But the feed you see isn’t chronological. Instead, the social networks try to figure out what you’d like to see first, and show that instead. However, algorithmic feeds mean you’ll miss some updates you might want to see. Which is why you should disable algorithmic feeds and enable chronological feeds instead. In this article we show you how to do that on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. With algorithmic feeds, the social networks are deciding what you should be reading. Rather than showing you all of the posts in chronological order, you’ll see what the social network wants you to see. The Pros of Algorithmic Feeds To be fair to the social networks, there are good intentions behind these algorithmic timelines.

Instagram estimates that users miss around 70 percent of their feed. Plus, it’s not like you miss out on any content. The Cons of Algorithmic Feeds How to Disable Twitter’s Algorithmic Feed. Twitter at Conferences (Got a Handle?) The introvert’s megaphone – Cataloguing the Universe. I can’t remember exactly why I joined Twitter. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. I’ve been on that website in one form or another since 2009, mostly to lurk behind locked accounts, but in October 2015 I decided to start tweeting for real. I was partway through my library degree, I had recently begun my first job in a library (albeit in an admin role) and I think I was feeling somewhat isolated. I’m sure my lecturers mentioned Twitter was where all the library conversations were happening. Hello Twitter! Still #onbrand after all these years.

(For those wondering where my handle came from: I think I spotted someone else’s typo somewhere and ran with it. Three-and-a-half years and over 14,000 tweets later, I’d like to think it was worth it. Twitter has long been touted as the social network of choice for library and information workers, but different people use it in different ways. I am acutely aware that at this point I basically owe my career to this platform. Related. The 10 Best Memes Ever. It seems that new memes come and go every week on the internet. What’s everywhere today will be old news next month.

With so many memes, how can you decide which are the best? We’ve set out to do just that. Let’s look at 10 of the best memes to ever grace the internet. We chose these based on their longevity, cultural impact, or widespread appeal. In case you’re not familiar with memes, let’s first quickly summarize them. Often these are image macros, which are simply images paired with some text. What Is a Meme? Of course, there are many more than 10 amazing memes, but the following are some of our favorites (in no particular order). 1.

Originated in: 2007 Everyone who uses the internet has probably been Rickrolled at some point. The song was widely popular before the meme and has become a household name since. 2. Originated in: 2014 Early in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s campaign, your player attends the funeral of his best friend. 3. Originated in: 2017 4. Originated in: 2016 5. 6. 7. My top tips for using social media for professional networking and more. Yesterday, I participated in a bit of a panel discussion at a planning day for the USQ Library leadership team about using social media to build personal learning networks, develop a professional identity and reputation, and amplify the good things we and our colleagues are doing. I mostly spoke about Twitter, seeing that’s my most used professional networking tool.

I’ve been using social media for professional networking and professional learning for more than a decade. During that time, I’ve conducted research about librarians’ use of social media, I’ve supervised research about librarians’ use of social media, and I’ve taught students about using social media for their own professional networking and learning. Over the years, I’ve developed strategies for engaging and maintaining my presence. My social media use is what you might call seasonal: it has definitely changed over time. I thought I’d whip together a quick blog post (update: didn’t actually turn out to be quick, or short! Google hid major Google+ security flaw that exposed users’ personal information. Google exposed the personal information of hundreds of thousands of users of its Google+ social network, the company announced in a blog post this morning. The news, originally reported by The Wall Street Journal ahead of Google’s announcement, means that Google+ profile information like name, email address, occupation, gender, and age were exposed, even when that data was listed as private and not public.

However, Google says that it has no evidence to suggest any third-party developers were aware of the bug or abused it. The bug, affecting an API that was accessed by hundreds of developers, appears to have been active between 2015 and 2018. The company says it closed the bug in March 2018 shortly after learning of its existence. The WSJ reports that the company chose not to report it because of fear of “immediate regulatory interest” that would lump Google in with Facebook, according to one source’s description of the incident.

9 Social Media Trends to Pay Attention to in 2018 – Marketing and Entrepreneurship. From new features, consumer preferences to different brand opportunities, there are a lot to look forward this year that will help every marketer develop a unicorn (solid) strategy to refine their marketing plans. Let’s take a deep-dive into these social media trends for 2018, according to Filmora, to see how you can get a leg up and use them to your business’ advantage. 1. Videos According to the latest statistics, 80% of the total global internet traffic will soon be attributed by videos this coming 2020, 90% of SNS users share videos, 87% of marketers utilize videos into their campaigns and viewers believe that 95% of messages from videos are retained on their minds. 73% of B2B organizations using videos in their marketing campaigns are reporting positive results to their ROI.

Tips: 2. Different social media platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope,, and Tumblr are promoting the use of live streaming. 3. Experiment. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Twitter at-a-glance part deux. The art of the follow. By the Daring Librarian. I discovered the next big social media platform! Rather Than Asking If Social Media Is The Problem, Let’s Ask What The Screen Reflects. Nobody’s Version of Dumb | edifiedlistener. I spend a lot of time on Twitter. I follow more people than I can actually keep up with and miraculously a bunch more follow me and I apologize that I can’t just follow right back.

I’m overwhelmed. I lose threads and also get lost in reading. I miss a lot and what I catch can probably be attributed to Twitter’s algorithmic sorting which keeps the folks I most interact with close to the top of the tweets I will see. It’s an imperfect system. My interests and responses are being guided, steered, nudged to achieve the golden data outcome of ‘maximum engagement.’ As long as I keep clicking around on the platform and rewarding the algorithm that delivers those precious “In case you missed it” messages, I am holding up my end of the user-platform bargain. Then along comes a short thread like this: There’s more but that’s the core. I know this lamentation. Speak for yourself, I say. Look. I, for one, came because I was looking for others who could help me grow. Like this: Like Loading... The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database | Shake Up Learning. Pinterest The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database is Here!

Over the last few months, I’ve been collecting information about educational hashtags and related Twitter chats to create a searchable and filterable database. (See my original post and call for submissions here.) Anyone else overwhelmed by all of the hashtags out there? I love the lists! The lists are very useful, especially Cybraryman’s Educational Hashtag page and Twitter Chat calendar. Version 1.0 of the Educational Hashtag Database is embedded below. 90+ Educational hashtags and chats that you can sort through and search! I have made some changes to my form to make this process more seamless. Don’t See Your Hashtag or Chat? Please search the database to make sure someone else hasn’t already submitted before you submit a new hashtag or chat.

Submit NEW hashtag entries here. (Note: This form is connected directly to the table.) See an Error or Something to Add/Correct? Submit changes to hashtag entries here. Summary Author. Death in the age of Facebook - CNET. If you're reading this, three things are true. You were born. You will die. And now, thanks to the internet, you'll be publicly mourned. Loved ones will change their profile pictures to photos of you. As familiar as we've become with the digital world, we're still in the midst of adapting to our emotion-filled existences lived online.

Even mourning. "Over millennia, different communications media have affected and influenced how people relate to the dead," says Tony Walter, professor of death studies at the University of Bath. Walter has tracked the evolution of grief back to the Stone Age. Some academics see a strong parallel between grief on the internet and the advent of photography in the 19th century.

"That was revolutionary, this idea that you could have an image of the deceased," says John Troyer, director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. In the modern world, however, our lives allow only so much time to mourn. The portable tombstone I Was Here. Lowering the tone: doing social media at Bodleian Libraries. For me, that is the lesson learnt after spending a year and a bit doing social media at Bodleian Libraries, the University of Oxford’s research libraries.

It is a conclusion every person who does social media in the heritage sector needs to be prepared to use when they are inevitably asked ‘What is the point of us being on social media?’ When I have been asked that question, it is usually to solicit a justification for spending time and money on it. The onus is on those who do social media to prove that the worth of doing something online is as valid as doing something in real life. The point of museums, galleries and libraries is to spread knowledge and understanding.

If you are doing social media right, you are working to this aim on social media too. You are talking directly to people, you are exploring your collections and you are making connections. We also, however, have to communicate on the internet’s terms. To do so meant curating the best of the Bodleian for social media. The State of Social Media Demographics: 2017 Benchmarks [Infographic] There's quite a bit of information out there to support the claims that people are moving farther away from broadcast television, and closer to the digital realm. And within that landscape, people are straying from their desktops and laptops, and opting to get online via mobile with more frequency.

At least, that's what the folks at Nielsen and Google have found in their research. As the latter puts it, mobile devices are no longer "secondary," and people aren't just using them to get online -- they're using them to get social. That is, for social media, at least. Manage and plan your social media content with the help of this free calendar template. When marketers develop their social and mobile strategies -- which we strongly encourage you to do, if you haven't already -- these are important questions to ask. With this information, figuring out how to best reach your personas on social media doesn't have to be such a daunting task. 52Save. Nine things we’ve learnt in one month on Facebook Messenger.

Terrific Tales of Teachers and Twitter in the Classroom. Let’s have an honest discussion about Twitter and teachers. What makes Twitter a tool that teachers would want to use? How have teachers already used Twitter? What’s the honest feedback? There’s no better place to look than at examples of success with Twitter’s practical applications in the modern classroom. Let us pay tribute to those who have bravely blazed the trail before us.

First, why would teachers use Twitter? We found Laura Wheeler chiming in about why she uses Twitter. “It took a couple of years before I really understood how to use Twitter to get what I wanted out of it.” Wheeler uses the social networking site mostly outside the classroom, not involving her students. To get ideas for lessons and activitiesTo expand her Professional Learning Network (PLN)To wax philosophical on the bigger ideas in educationTo engage in conversations with like-minded professionalsTo be linked into opportunities for professional development Here also is Laura Knight: And now, more educators … On ‘quitting social media’ to further your career – Doug Belshaw – Medium. Facebook is harming our democracy, and Mark Zuckerberg needs to do something about it.

The Trouble With Twitter in Education – Medium. The trouble with Twitter, I heard recently, is that it’s really just about self-promotion and is, therefore, largely a waste of time. For a free platform that offers powerful opportunities for learning, one could become disheartened by those who dismiss it so readily. I can understand why some frown upon Twitter as the domain of the Biebers and Kardashians of this world. Celebrity and fan engagement is only one aspect of social media and an important one for many. Twitter for learning is clearly something else. Educators who fail to recognise that modern learning has been amplified and transformed by our ability to actively contribute to the sum of learning and knowledge may consequently view social media as wasteful self-promotion.

Twitter is just one way for educators and learners to build connections, share ideas, and learn within a global network. There is a gulf, a missing paradigm shift in understanding, evident in these observations. The digital landscape is now open. Why we need to start talking about the digital skills gap – Startup Grind – Medium. Earlier this year, I wrote an article on the growing social media skills gap at work — the fact that social media skills on the job are now an expectation for many employees, but no one is really stepping up to train people on how to do it right. It’s just assumed we all get social media … even though social in the workplace is very different from in personal life.

I thought that the article would resonate with a small group of social media pros. Instead, it was viewed more than 100,000 times, with hundreds of comments from people in all kinds of different roles and industries struggling with social media. The problem — this digital skills gap — was deeper and more pervasive than I realized. I decided to do something. We took this feedback and decided this week to open up free online social media training. Social media knowledge is a job skill that’s no longer a “nice-to-have,” but a “must-have,” for everyone from marketers to salespeople to customer support. Facebook has repeatedly trended fake news since firing its human editors. (Amy Cavenaile/The Washington Post; iStock) The Intersect ran a little experiment a few weeks ago: During the work day, we’d check in with Facebook each hour, on the hour, and record which topics were trending for us on the platform.

The resulting daily pop-up newsletter gave us some interesting insight into the world according to Facebook. We will be exploring some of what we learned in a series of pieces in the coming weeks. This is the second in the series; read the first here. The Megyn Kelly incident was supposed to be an anomaly. An unfortunate one-off. A bit of (very public, embarrassing) bad luck. As part of a larger audit of Facebook’s Trending topics, the Intersect logged every news story that trended across four accounts during the workdays from Aug. 31 to Sept. 22. “I’m not at all surprised how many fake stories have trended,” one former member of the team that used to oversee Trending told the Post. [This is the news Facebook chooses for you to read] lifestyle the-intersect. ABC News: coming soon to Facebook Messenger – ABC News Australia – Medium. All You Need to Know About Twitter's 140 Character Update.

What it Means When Someone Follows You On… – Medium. Revealed: Malcolm Turnbull's Twitter following full of fakes. Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens. Forbes Welcome. The eight lessons we learned — Severe Contest. Future Internet | Free Full-Text | Instagram and WhatsApp in Health and Healthcare: An Overview | HTML.

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