A video: Twitter vs Threads is More Interesting Than You Think

  Summarized by Merlin App: In October 2022, Twitter faced chaos due to Elon Musk taking over. Mark Zuckerberg developed Project 92, later launching Threads. 00:00 Twitter chaos leads to the rise of Threads app 02:11 Threads is a Twitter clone with over 100 million users. 04:10 Instagram’s threads feature allows users to sign up … Read more

Modern times espionage… #Cyberculture agenda: “Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia

Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics The Washington Post – Ellen Nakashima, Greg Bensinger – Nov 6, 1:46 PM Abouammo is also charged with falsifying an invoice to obstruct an FBI investigation. The second former Twitter employee — Ali Alzabarah, a Saudi citizen — was … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “The technologies that would make the web more participatory…

The technologies that would make the web more participatory  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The early web was heralded as a revolution in participatory media where everyone could make media as well as consuming it.   Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook’s behavior to US Congress Stories – WikiTribune by Charles Turner The WikiTribune community reporting on Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “How the European Journalism Centre is working with Facebook on journalist safety…

How the European Journalism Centre is working with Facebook on journalist safety For 25 years, the European Journalism Centre has been training and protecting journalists worldwide. Facebook, as one of the world’s largest social platforms, now plays a central role in the sourcing and distribution of news. Helping journalists to navigate, understand and remain secure … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: ” use of videos in Digital Diplomacy…”How Twitter’s Feed Algorithm Works…

On the use of videos in Digital Diplomacy Exploring Digital Diplomacy by Ilan Manor Images & Diplomacy Images have traditionally played an important role in diplomacy. For instance, paintings were often used to bare testimony to diplomatic summits and conferences. Such is the case with Gerard ter Borch’s painting of the treaty of Munster. Additionally, political … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “How disinformation spreads in a network

How disinformation spreads in a network FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Disinformation is kind of a problem these days, yeah? Fatih Erikli uses a simulation that works like a disaster spread model applied to social networks to give an idea of how disinformation spreads. 2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI The Next Web by … Read more

#journalism agenda: Google on an international framework for digital evidence…Facebook wants to embrace great journalism [despite its algorithms…

Facebook wants to embrace great journalism — try telling that to their algorithms Mashable! by Jason Abbruzzese Facebook’s in the midst of a serious campaign to convince everyone how much it cares about journalism. Even at F8, the company’s giant developer conference taking place this week, it’s saucing on the charm. An international framework for digital evidence  The … Read more

New buzz in town: “The promises and problems of Mastodon, a Twitter alternative” #mastodonsocial

Mastodon – like Twitter, without Nazis Boing Boing by Mark Frauenfelder Sarah Jeong of Motherboard says Mastodon is a “kinder, nicer, decentralized open source version of Twitter.” I hope she’s right! (I’m frauenfelder at Mastodon.cloud.) The promises and problems of Mastodon, a Twitter alternative Boing Boing by Mark Frauenfelder Intrigued by Mastodon, a new open-source alternative to … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter sues US government… “Alt-right bot army “rules trending topics” on Twitter…

Twitter sues US government over order to reveal anti-Trump account  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Twitter is suing the Trump administration over the demand for the company to reveal the identity of the user behind the account @ALT_uscis, which is critical of the current government’s immigration policies. A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “Data Journalism Awards 2017: Call for submissions

Data Journalism Awards 2017: Call for submissions  The Official Google Blog by Simon RogersData Editor, Google News Lab With trust in journalism under attack, data journalism has never been more vital. And this year, for the sixth consecutive year, we’re proud to support the 2017 Data Journalism Awards. But you need to get your skates on: … Read more

While Reza Zarrab approaches pro-Trump persons for his legal team, another significant arrest happened: “Halkbank Deputy General Manager Arrested in US

Turk in Sanctions Case Adds Rudolph W. Giuliani to Legal Team NYT > Turkey by By BENJAMIN WEISER and MAGGIE HABERMAN The former mayor is close to President Trump, raising the question of whether he was retained to help resolve Reza Zarrab’s case with the Trump administration. Halkbank Deputy General Manager Arrested in US  Bianet :: English … Read more

“Turkey backers” response to “Europe”: flooding social media with Nazi symbols…

  ‘Turkey backers’ target Amnesty, BBC and other major Twitter accounts  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Hackers tweeted “Nazi Germany, Nazi Holland” from several official accounts in Turkish. Twitter accounts tweet swastikas and pro-Erdoğan support in massive hack  World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Alex Hern Accounts that use third-party analytics service Twitter Counter compromised … Read more

The Guardian piece on Asli Erdogan…

Turkish author Asli Erdogan on her 136 days in jail  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Turkish author Asli Erdogan was jailed for 136 days over her links with a pro-Kurdish newspaper. Doorstep demand BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Asli Erdogan could face life in jail after being accused of involvement in … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “Wikipedia calls the Daily Mail “generally unreliable,” and bans it as a source in most cases…

Wikipedia calls the Daily Mail “generally unreliable,” and bans it as a source in most cases Nieman Journalism Lab by Laura Hazard Owen   Following about a month of discussion, Wikipedia editors have decided to prohibit the use of the Daily Mail as a source in most situations, writing: [The] Daily Mail should not be used … Read more

#Anthropology roundup: “Cooperation and competition in social anthropology…”Refugees, Immigrants, and Trump’s Executive Order: Six Anthropologists Speak Out…

Cooperation and competition in social anthropology Anthropology Today by J.L. Molina, M.J. Lubbers, H. Valenzuela-García, S. Gómez-Mestres   The emergence of cooperation in human societies has received ample academic attention from different disciplines, and is usually considered as an adaptive response to competition over scarce resources. In this article, the authors review the specific contribution that … Read more

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