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Death in the age of Facebook - CNET. If you're reading this, three things are true.

Death in the age of Facebook - CNET

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. Stories will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, VK. 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.

The portable tombstone We've always talked to the dead. 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.

Lowering the tone: doing social media at Bodleian 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. 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.

The State of Social Media Demographics: 2017 Benchmarks [Infographic]

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. 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.

Terrific Tales of Teachers and Twitter in the Classroom

What makes Twitter a tool that teachers would want to use? How have teachers already used Twitter? What’s the honest feedback? 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.

The Trouble With Twitter in Education – Medium

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.

Why we need to start talking about the digital skills gap – Startup Grind – Medium

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. 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.

Facebook has repeatedly trended fake news since firing its human editors

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. 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. ABC News: coming soon to Facebook Messenger – ABC News Australia – Medium. There has been buzz around chat apps being the “beginning of a new internet” for some time, but until recently these apps have been used as simply one-to-one, or sometimes one-to-several, communications tools.

ABC News: coming soon to Facebook Messenger – ABC News Australia – Medium

That’s all changing. Since shortly before the federal election, ABC News has been experimenting with using Facebook Messenger to deliver news. On election night, the audience was able to ask our Messenger bot for live election updates on a seat-by-seat basis. Since then, we have been testing a broader news app. It’s now in beta (being tested on a small group) and will be public soon. There is ample evidence of the popularity of these apps. So, how do these apps work? Airlines have been among the early adopters of chat app capability.

But the magic happens when the communication flows in the other direction. Of course, this works particularly well where there is a relatively narrowly-defined relationship between the provider and the audience. So the tone of our comms is vital. All You Need to Know About Twitter's 140 Character Update. Twitter has just made a big change to the way tweets work.

All You Need to Know About Twitter's 140 Character Update

From today, Twitter is cutting back on what types of content will use up its 140-character limit. Now, @names in replies, media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) and quoted Tweets will no longer be counted against the valuable 140 characters that make up a tweet. This allows for richer public conversations that are easier to follow on Twitter and ensures people can attach media to tweets without sacrificing the characters they have to express themselves.

Twitter first announced this update back in May but didn’t quite confirm a date when these changes would reach Twitter’s 300m+ users. What it Means When Someone Follows You On… – Medium. Revealed: Malcolm Turnbull's Twitter following full of fakes. Is Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull really reaching the people on social media?

Revealed: Malcolm Turnbull's Twitter following full of fakes

Or just pornbots, spambots and shills? According to an online audit of the prime minister's official Twitter account almost half his followers are considered fake. While the tech-savvy leader has more followers than any other serving Australian politician – just over 654,000 – TwitterAudit has found 298,000 of them aren't real. That leaves him with an authenticity score of just 54 per cent – the lowest of any senior federal politician. While the audit result doesn't mean he has propped up his account with paid followers, it does mean he's done a poor job of purging his account of fakes. Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens. For teenagers these days, social media is real life, with its own arcane rules and etiquette. Writer Mary H. K. Forbes Welcome. The eight lessons we learned — Severe Contest. The eight lessons we learned Social media team: one year later A year ago, The Economist placed a big bet on social media.

We expanded our editorial social-media team from two to ten people with the aim of delivering our journalism to more globally curious people around the world. The decline in print advertising — accelerated by the rapid rise of digital media — has prompted us to focus more on building a sustainable subscriptions-based business. We have long believed in the paywall model; that readers should pay for well-researched journalism they can’t get elsewhere. We have made huge progress so far. None of this was an easy feat. 1. In finding new subscribers, The Economist faces two main challenges. Instagram and WhatsApp in Health and Healthcare: An Overview. 1. Introduction The rise of smartphones, tablets and mobile apps is an important development in health and healthcare, particularly social apps that provide learning and collaboration opportunities to busy health professionals and peer-to-peer support and health education for the general public [1,2].

Twitter EDU. This is it. My one-stop-all-you-need-to-know-guide to Twitter. It’s the why and the how to get you started, to move you beyond the initial frustrations, and to create a fantastic learning network. TABLE OF CONTENTS (Click on any of these to go to that part of the post, on mobile devices you might just have to scroll down.) Social media FOR Schools. Social media: trap or opportunity? Social media: trap or opportunity? “The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you.

You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish. You are in control of the important people to whom you relate. Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories. — Both Sides of the Table. A Shockingly Private Blog Post About Social Media. Here's How To Use Social Media At Each Stage Of Your Career. The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media. So you have a Twitter account. Now what? Why I Unfollowed You on Instagram. How to cite social media in academic writing. Referencing and citation is an important part of any writing. The revolution will be livestreamed: why there's never been a better time to be a Twitter teacher. 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile. After re-vamping my blog header (Teaching Good: Branding Evil) I took a serious look at my professional Twitter profile and changed it, too!

Though, I admit - I'm still not used to it but I'm giving it a whirl! Twitter - The Musical. Stop saying technology is causing social isolation — Digital Culturist. Social Media in Schools: When You Know It’s Working « Chris Cline WCPS. Deep Down We're All Monsters. That's Why Social Media Is Great. Instagram Husband. How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing. 5 Tips to Twitter. #12daystwitter 2015. 10 Ways to use Instagram in the classroom. The Pinterest Guide for Teachers. 100 Ways to Use Facebook in the Classroom — OnlineCollege.org.

Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably. Let’s tell a story – Let’s build a story : Social media in schools. It Isn’t This or That — The Synapse. What’s in a shape? Why I don’t *heart* the Twitter heart. Facebook Myths Busted: 10 Common Misconceptions You Shouldn't Believe. Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat? A deep dive into how news is delivered on social media. Some pinteresting visual ways to curate information in #HigherEd. Why Twitter is a Teacher's Best Friend. The 10 Twitter Hashtags All Teachers Should Follow. 7 Tips For Integrating Lessons With Social Media. Twitter adventures. The darker side of the UNSW Facebook hacks. Research: 9 in 10 Teachers Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom. Guide Helps Educators Navigate Social Media  A Problem With Edu-Twitter — The Synapse.

Should Journalists Use or Ignore Social Media? Two Examples to Think About. Why educators can't live without social media. 10 Social Media Skills for 21st Century Teachers. The Scoop on Periscope: Broadcast Live Video to the World. Should Every Teacher in the World Really be on Twitter? 6 New Features and Changes to Facebook You Should Know. Terrific Tales of Teachers and Twitter in the Classroom. Let us gather in our tweetish ways. How Google+ is Rethinking Social Media. 10 Twitter Classroom Ideas for Exciting Learning. Connected Leaders: Engaging School Communities Through Social Media. Twittertastic Teacher's Guide. Three Easy Tips for Teachers on Twitter — Bright. Teaching the Teachers, 140 Characters at a Time — Bright. A Teenager’s View on Education Technology — Bright. Do 13-Year-Old‘s Even Know What Facebook, Google+, Snapchat, Vine and Twitch are? How Students Can Use Social Media for Research. Solution Fluency-Style Blog Writing: The Basics. A 13 Year Old’s View on Social Media.

Why your school needs clearly defined social media policies. How I post on social media - Guy Kawasaki, Behind the scenes. LinkedIn.