Job Candidates Both Hurt and Helped by Social Networks Most social network users have heard of the consequences of having an unprofessional profile page, and know potential employers might look them up online. A summer 2009 survey conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder.com found that 45% of US human resources professionals used social networks to research job candidates at least occasionally. Respondents were most likely to use search engines such as Yahoo! or Google to check out job candidates online (41%), followed by Facebook (29%) and LinkedIn (26%).
4chan is trolling a dead teen's memorial page Even in death, 14-year-old Hannah Smith can't escape her bullies. Only this time they're from 4chan's random imageboard, /b/, the forum behind some of the Internet's most depraved and sadistic pranks. On Friday, Smith’s 16-year-old sister found her dead in her home. For weeks, Smith had been bullied on the question-and-answer site Ask.fm—trying to defend herself against anonymous users encouraging her to kill herself and, in a morbid callback to Canadian teen Amanda Todd’s well-publicized 2012 suicide attempt, to "drink bleach." Smith, of Lutterworth, Leicestershire, is the seventh teenager in the past six months who has committed suicide after being bullied on the Latvia-based social media site. These other teenagers include Ciara Pugsley, Erin Gallagher, Jessica Laney, Joshua Unsworth, Shannon Gallagher, and Anthony Stubbs.
How Fast Is Twitter Growing? A Useful Twitter Cheat Sheet 5.27K Views 0 Likes Think you're supposed to actually type a full 140 characters for each tweet? Not quite. That's just one of the many handy tips found in this useful Twitter Cheat Sheet. Facebook can juice WhatsApp billions from emerging markets News that Facebook has acquired messenger app market leader WhatsApp for $19 billion is hugely exciting for watchers of emerging markets. While Facebook’s continuing growth in Asia, Africa, and Latin America has been widely reported, the addition of WhatsApp will add an entirely new (and lucrative) set of service offerings to the company portfolio. WhatsApp is the “no bells, no whistles” messenger app, providing traditional group chat, photo sharing, and video sharing functions, with none of the monetized sticker or Emoji add ons seen in Line, KakaoTalk, and most recently Viber. So is WhatsApp worth the $19 billion that Facebook have paid for it?
Well, That Was Fast: Twitter Already Shut Down Ribbon’s Newly Launched In-Stream Payments Feature This morning, payments startup Ribbon announced support for “in-stream” payments on Twitter.com, allowing users to click a button directly within a tweet in order to make a purchase without having to leave the Twitter.com website. However, it appears that Twitter has already shut this feature down – almost immediately after its public debut. Ribbon Co-founder Hany Rashwan has confirmed that Twitter has indeed shut them down, and the company is now in the process of trying to contact Twitter to discuss. We’ve also reached out to Twitter with questions, and will update if and when we hear back. It’s possible that the way Ribbon implemented the in-stream payments using Twitter Cards (via the Player Card model) was a violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service. What’s interesting is how quickly Twitter reacted to the situation, which makes one wonder who might have brought the violation, or issue, to Twitter’s attention.
Twitter Hire My social media marketing experiment and what it means for education. CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis A few months, ago I was trolling Twitter like I used to do only occasionally. You see, there was talk in February in my district that we were short on funding and due to that shortfall there would be cutbacks at our central office in order to ensure the money needed would still make it out to the schools. In Wake Of Teen Suicides, Ask.fm Faces A “Myspace” Problem The teenage brain is not fully developed, say scientists. Specifically, the part of the brain called the frontal lobe, which houses judgment, insight, dampening of emotions, and impulse control. This is relevant in a discussion about building companies that target young adults, especially if those sites are social media outlets where users are allowed to participate anonymously, share positive and negative feelings, react to posts made by others, and otherwise quickly publicize any idle thought that comes to mind.
The 3 Biggest Ways Pinterest Is Changing 27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher 10.41K Views 0 Likes So what does it take to become a 21st century teacher? This handy chart details more than two dozen ways to get started. A must-read and share. The 22 Milestones Of Education Technology RISE OF THE "ACQ-HIRE": Top 5 U.S. Tech Co.'s With The Most ACQ-HIRES: (#1.) FACEBOOK, (#2.) TWITTER, (#3.) YAHOO (#4.) GOOGLE (#5.) AIRBNB; Recent ACQ-HIRE Phenomenon Pioneered By FACEBOOK, Now Commonplace & Trending Up 91% Quarter Over Quarter Use Of Acq-Hires Is Controversial: 1.) Allows Companies To "Snuff Out" Competition Early On; and 2.) Angel & Early Investors Get Little Returns On Their Investments As Founders & Key Employees "Jump Ship"PrivCo Expects The Trend Of Acq-Hires To Continue, As Private Companies Are Staying Private Longer March 28, 2013 5:00 am ET - A recent phenomenon pioneered by social media giant Facebook, the "Acq-Hire" is an acquisition process where a corporate buyer acquires the target company for its top talents (usually its engineers), instead of its product IP or technology.
BBC America & Twitter Announce Content-Sharing Partnership BBC America has announced via a tweet that it will partner with Twitter to offer the “first in-Tweet branded video synced to entertainment TV series.” News of the deal comes after a few days after a report that Twitter is in talks with Viacom and NBCUniversal to host TV clips and sell advertising on the site. BBC America’s tweet didn’t offer any specific information about the deal or which of its TV shows would be involved, but it did namecheck hit series Doctor Who and Top Gear. How Are You Connecting Your Students with the World? Skype in the Classroom Nothing terribly earth-shattering happened the first time elementary teacher Krissy Venosdale used Skype to connect her Missouri students with children in another state. “It was kind of awkward at first,” she admits, recalling their first attempt at video conferencing. “Everyone was new to it and kind of nervous.” Nonetheless, she knew she had found a digital tool she would use again and again to take learning deeper in her inquiry-based classroom.
1 in 4 Young Adults Regret Social Media Posts [SURVEY] It's so easy to tweet, post or Instagram something in the heat of the moment. But sometimes, emotionally charged posts or questionable content can come back to bite you. That could be why a new survey finds about one in four young adults fear they'll get fired or turned down for a job by employers who see their more risqué social-media posts. Legal-information website FindLaw.com conducted a "demographically balanced" survey among 1,000 American adults, asking them questions about their behavior surrounding Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and other popular social platforms. Among younger adults aged 18 to 34, 29% said they have posted a photo, comment or other personal information they fear could compromise their current or future job prospects. This concern is driving some to take down photos or posts: About 74% of 18- to 34-year-olds have removed something to avoid "negative reaction" from an employer or prospective employer.
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites; indeed the sites themselves are designed to encourage the sharing of information and the expansion of networks. However, few teens embrace a fully public approach to social media.