Social Networks - Social Media
or other application
which enables people who use the
communicate with each
by posting information, comments
, messages, videos and images.
Creating a network of social interactions
and personal relationships
. A social network is a social
made up of a set of
Social network analysis of these social structures
can help identify local and
, and examine
Social Network Dangers
- Technology Addiction
is an online platform which people use to
or social relationships
with other people who share
similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life
connections. Social networking services vary in format and the number of
features. They can incorporate a range of new information and
, operating on desktops and on laptops, on mobile
devices such as tablet computers and smartphones. They may feature digital
photo/video/sharing and diary entries online (blogging). Online
are sometimes considered social-network services by developers
and users, though in a broader sense, a social-network service usually
provides an individual-centered service whereas online
are group-centered. Defined as "websites that facilitate the building of a
network of contacts in order to exchange various types of content online,"
social networking sites provide a space for interaction to continue beyond
in person interactions
. These computer mediated interactions link members
of various networks and may help to both maintain and develop new social
and professional relationships
. Social networking sites allow users to
share ideas, digital photos and videos, posts, and to inform others about
online or real-world activities and events with people in their network.
While in-person social networking – such as gathering in a village market
to talk about events – has existed since the earliest development of
towns, the web enables people to connect with others who live in different
locations, ranging from across a city to across the world. Depending on
the social media platform, members may be able to contact any other
member. In other cases, members can contact anyone they have a connection
to, and subsequently anyone that contact has a connection to, and so on.
The success of social networking services can be seen in their dominance
in society today, with Facebook having a massive 2.13 billion active
monthly users and an average of 1.4 billion daily active users in 2017.
LinkedIn, a career-oriented social-networking service, generally requires
that a member personally know another member in real life before they
contact them online. Some services require members to have a preexisting
connection to contact other members. The main types of social networking
services contain category places (such as age or occupation or religion),
means to connect with friends (usually with self-description pages), and a
recommendation system linked to trust. One can categorize social-network
services into four types: Socialization Social
services used primarily for socializing with existing
friends (e.g., Facebook). Online Social Networks
are decentralized and distributed computer networks where users
communicate with each other through internet services.
Networking Social Network
primarily for non-social interpersonal communication (e.g., LinkedIn, a
career- and employment-oriented site). Social
Navigation Social Network
services used primarily for helping users
to find specific information or resources. There have been attempts to
standardize these services to avoid the need to duplicate entries of
friends and interests. A study reveals that India recorded world's largest
growth in terms of social media users in 2013. A 2013 survey found that
73% of U.S. adults use social-networking sites.
can be defined as two or more people who interact with
one another, share similar characteristics, and collectively have a sense
of unity. Regardless, social
come in a myriad of sizes and varieties. For example, a society
can be viewed as a large social group. The system of behaviors and
psychological processes occurring within a social group or between social
groups is known as group dynamics.
Network of Practice
is a concept related to the work on communities of
practice, that refers to the overall set of various types of informal,
emergent social networks that facilitate
individuals with practice-related goals. In other words, networks of
practice range from communities of practice, where learning occurs, to
electronic networks of practice (often referred to as virtual or
Community of Practice
is a group of people who share a concern or a
passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they
interact regularly. Social
Scientific Collaboration Network
is a social network where nodes are
scientists and links are co-authorships as the latter is one of the most
well documented forms of
. It is an undirected, scale-free network
where the degree distribution follows a power law with an exponential
cutoff – most authors are sparsely connected while a few authors are
intensively connected. The network has an assortative nature – hubs tend
to link to other hubs and low-degree nodes tend to link to low-degree
nodes. Assortativity is not structural, meaning that it is not a
consequence of the degree distribution, but it is generated by some
process that governs the network’s evolution.
sharing of information
or services between people, businesses, or groups. It is also a way for
individuals to grow their
for their job or business. As a result,
or a network can be built and useful for individuals in their professional
or personal lives. Networking helps build meaningful relationships that
are beneficial to all involved parties to exchange information and
services. Gaining new significant business acquaintances can be obtained
by networking meetings, social media, personal networking, and business
networking, to name a few. In the second half of the twentieth century,
networking was promoted to help business people to build their social
capital. In the US, workplace equity advocates encouraged business
networking by members of marginalized groups (e.g., women,
African-Americans, etc.) to identify and address the challenges barring
them from professional success. Mainstream business literature
subsequently adopted the terms and concepts, promoted them as pathways to
success for all career climbers.
is a set of human contacts known to an
, with whom that
individual would expect to interact at intervals to support a given set of
activities. In other words, a personal network is a group of caring,
dedicated people who are committed to maintain a relationship with a
person in order to support a given set of activities. Having a strong
personal network requires being connected to a network of resources for
mutual development and growth. Personal networks can be understood by:
who knows you
, what you know about them,
what they know about you, what are you learning together, how you work at
that. Personal networks are intended to be
extending the concept of
the immediate peer group. The term is usually encountered in the
workplace, though it could apply equally to other pursuits outside work.
Personal networking is the practice of developing and maintaining a
personal network, which is usually undertaken over an extended period.
Personal networking is often encouraged by large organizations, in the
hope of improving productivity, and so a number of tools exist to support
the maintenance of networks. Many of these tools are IT-based, and use
Web 2.0 technologies
in the same way or thinks about social
networks in the same way. Some use it for different reasons than
not a standard
for social networking, it's just another
that's in the early stages, and some
produce positive results and some don't. People understand the
importance of communicating
, but not everyone understands how to
effectively or efficiently. We know that language
helps us to transfer knowledge
to ourselves and to
others, but we don't fully understand the process, or do we use
language accurately enough in order to maximize the benefits that
should come from every conversation, and come from every act of
Language is the most powerful tool that we have
, but we are
literally just starting to talk. We are like 5 year olds with a
long way to go, but we are growing up faster and learning faster
than any other time in
to something can be a
having access to something can also be a bad thing. If you don't have
, and if you don't have
the skills and knowledge that's needed to use a resource effectively or
efficiently, then having access to something may do more harm than good,
like with addiction
Schools need to teach a class on
Social Media 101
, which would be a combination of
, to name a few. People are getting too stressed out
from using social media. A lot of people are using social media
incorrectly, they're comparing themselves
to a platform that is
not a verification, judgment or measurement of a persons worth
or value. It is simply an advanced communication tool. And a
person using advanced tools needs
advanced understanding of these tools
, which means they have
to learn a lot of knowledge and skills in order to use advanced
technology effectively and efficiently. There really is no
, it is a
that everyone on this planet shares.
Why the BK101 Facebook page is not being updated
on a regular basis?
Facebook is not safe place to be. We encourage
people to spend more time on the BK101 website than on facebook. In the
future we will create our own social network with no adds, no manipulation
and no exploitation. A social network where you
get paid when your information
. You will also know why your information was used, where it
was used, when it was used, and how it was used. And you will have more
control of your interface and its functions. I'm not anti-social media, I
just want an effective communication platform that's open, transparent and
definitely not exploitive in anyway.
Leadership Award Presented to Sacha Baron Cohen at Never Is Now 2019
- Sacha Baron Cohen Slams Mark Zuckerberg's 'Bullsh*t' Arguments About
Free Speech. Facebook as the greatest
(propaganda and fake news) -
Facebook to Pay Moderators $52M for Psychological Damages
has them viewing graphic and disturbing posts and videos on its platforms.
In a 2018 lawsuit, third-party contractors for the company said that
Facebook failed to properly protect them against severe psychological and
other injuries that can result from repeated exposure to graphic material
such as child sexual abuse, beheadings, terrorism, animal cruelty and
other disturbing images. The settlement grants U.S. moderators who were
part of the class-action lawsuit $1,000 each. Those who have been
diagnosed with conditions related to their work will be able to get
medical treatment and damages of up to $50,000, according to the
preliminary settlement filed in the Superior Court of California for the
County of San Mateo.In 2021
are investigating how
Instagram recruits and affects children
. A bipartisan group of state
attorneys general is investigating how Instagram attracts and potentially
harms children and young adults. When social media platforms treat our
children as mere commodities to manipulate for longer screen time
engagement and data extraction. Instagram, like most social media apps,
prohibits users younger than 13 because of
federal privacy law
they are still ignoring the
negative effects of TV
Party on(line): The Link between Social Media, Alcohol Use
are important extremely valuable.
important extremely valuable. Connected to someone on Facebook is not the
same as being connected to someone in real life. Friends on Facebook is
not like friends in real life. Knowing someone takes more than time. You
may be friends with someone your whole life but never really know them
completely. That's because people never reveal everything about
themselves, or know how. This is because the
education system is extremely inadequate
Schools deliberately keep students ignorant about themselves and the world
around them. And students have no idea that they are ignorant because they
don't have the knowledge and information that would reveal their
ignorance, which means they will never know how ignorant they are their
entire lives. So in order to accurately know yourself and the world around
you you need the knowledge and information that will allow you to do this.
Then you will be able to communicate who you really are to other people as
well as yourself. So until the, you must admit that you're ignorant and
that you have a lot to learn. Start reading BK101 today and don't ever
stop. Because I will never stop learning and never stop collecting and
organizing the most valuable knowledge and information that the collective
intelligence of people in the world creates everyday.
We know that there is a lot of time being wasted
. But we cannot ignore the enormous amount of time that
is being saved by
enormous amount knowledge
that is being gained
every second over the Internet.
Abuse of technology
unique to the Internet, because all technologies are abused.
It’s great that everyone can have a voice on the Internet.
Millions of people want to communicate and want to be heard. But
not everyone is communicating for any particular benefit or
purpose. Some people just want to be famous, some people just
want to make money, some people just want to entertain
themselves, and some people just want to say hello to
This causes a lot of distractions on the Internet with some
areas being over saturated, unorganized and misused. But because
of the Internet, people will continue to get wiser and start
realizing the potential that the
offers. Individuals on
the Internet will
eventually form communities
and turn into
groups that can focus on particular subjects, particular causes,
particular problems and particular solutions, as they do today.
How could we become so connected and yet be so disconnected at the same time?
Besides showing us how many people there are who love to waste time
, one of the most
astounding things that
reveal is that there are
millions of people who have enough computer skills to
communicate with each other on
a massive scale. And those
millions of people can literally change the world
, that's if
everyone worked together as a team,
and at the same time doesn't
get infiltrated and manipulated by the selfish and paranoid
powers that be.
: Diaspora, Vero, Path, Ello, MeWe, Minds, NextDoor,
Niche Networks, The Dots.MeWe
not share your personal information and
does not sell your personal information
to advertisers or marketers.
There are no ads, no targeting, no newsfeed manipulation and NO BS! Share
content only with those you wish to see it. It's your online life, with
trust, control, privacy and safety. It’s your show. Share your world
online your way, by your rules. You own your content. You control your
interactions. You design your level of privacy.
makes you post
everyday at a different time, everyone is notified simultaneously to
capture and share a Photo in 2 Minutes. A new and unique way to discover
who your friends really are in their daily life.
Social Network Platform for the Human Race
I know that we have the ability to have real conversations and come to an
understanding. But what we don't have is a platform that has an easy to
understand procedure that has a goal to find an agreement. We have laws,
we have treaties, we have declarations, but we don't have is a common
agreement on the most important matters at hand. There has to be an open
public debate that is moderated, with the questions all ready known before
the meeting, so that people will have time to learn how to answer those
questions as best as they can. Let us agree on the most important things
first, and then go from there. Let us list the facts, debate the facts,
and then use the facts in context in order to come to an agreement on a
particular subject matter. We must interpret things in the same way at
each step, so when we come to a conclusion, everyone will be confident
that the answer is correct. This is similar to what science does. Science
has peer reviews and can also be confirmed by other people who can confirm
the facts by repeating a test in their own experiments.
? Do you understand what
is? Information can only
be processed using other information. So what is the information that you
use when processing other information? How do you translate? How do you
interpret? How do you assign meaning to words?
bought us here, and debating is what will advance us from here. There is a
level of debate that is not yet been attained, and it's not being used or even considered.
Friend Score vs. Real Friends
is a suggested cognitive limit to the number
of people with whom one can maintain
stable social relationships
in which an individual knows who each person is and how
each person relates to every other person.
tracks how retweets,
, and shares change your
is having a
. Having many
that trust your opinion.
- Internet Relationships
is the act of adding someone to a list of "friends
on a social networking service. The notion does
not necessarily involve the concept of friendship
. It is also
distinct from the idea of a "fan
You Have 0
is the fourth episode of the 14th season of the American
animated television series
, and the
199th episode of the series overall. In the episode, Kyle, Cartman and
Kenny make Stan a Facebook Profile
his will and he becomes extremely frustrated with everyone asking him for
friend requests. After he gets fed up with Facebook, Stan tries to delete
his profile but is sucked into a virtual Facebook world. Meanwhile, Kyle
starts trying to find ways to get more friends on Facebook after he
drastically starts losing them due to his befriending of a third-grade
friendless Facebook user, whom everyone considers a loser.
Popularity can Distort
- Fame can be a Double Edge Sword
Cult of Personality
"As we grow up, we realize it becomes less
important to have more friends, and more important to have real
"When you’re up, your friends know who you
are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are." Friendship
"Making a hundred friends is not a miracle.
The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your
side even when hundreds are against you."
as much as they updated
their Facebook Page we would have a lot less ignorance in the
world." Disgrace Book?
Internet Sayings and Quotes
Social Networks should
not just be about me, me, me. Social networks need to be focused more on
us ,us ,us.
Social Media Influence
of social media, or
any media, that can be damaging,
but if used correctly
, it can be very
beneficial for everyone.
A Simplified Model of Social Media Influence
Credibility - Bandwidth (or coverage such as TV channels, Blogs,
Newspapers) - Relevance - Timing - Alignment - Confidence.
My twitter account says I'm following 20 people, but I'm not following
anyone, I don't have the time, only 33 are following me, but I'm sure they
are not following me because I hardly ever post anything, so, should I
just delete the account? I'm not using it.
is an acronym for
friend of a friend
, which is a machine-readable
their activities and their relations to other people and objects. Anyone
can use FOAF to describe themselves. FOAF allows groups of people to
describe social networks without the need for a centralised database. FOAF
is a descriptive vocabulary expressed using the Resource Description
Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL). Computers may use
these FOAF profiles to find, for example, all people living in Europe, or
to list all people both you and a
know. This is accomplished by defining relationships between people. Each
profile has a unique identifier (such as the person's e-mail addresses,
international telephone number, Facebook account name, a Jabber ID, or a
URI of the homepage or weblog of the person), which is used when defining
. The FOAF
project, which defines and extends the vocabulary of a FOAF profile, was
started in 2000 by Libby Miller and Dan Brickley. It can be considered the
first Social Semantic Web application, in that it combines RDF technology
with 'social web' concerns. Tim Berners-Lee, in a 2007 essay, redefined
the semantic web concept into the Giant Global Graph, where relationships
transcend networks and documents. He considers the GGG to be on equal
ground with the Internet and the World Wide Web, stating that "I express
my network in a FOAF file, and that is a start of the revolution."
Social Network Analysis
is the process of investigating
social structures through the use of network and graph theories. It
characterizes networked structures in terms of nodes (individual actors,
people, or things within the network) and the ties, edges, or links
(relationships or interactions) that connect them.
Disinhibition - To Care or Not to Care what others think
Online Disinhibition Effect
is when a person
does not care
about what other people think about them
, so they ignorantly believe that
they can say anything
or do anything
that they want without having any
other people, which is total perversion of the
freedom of expression
freedom of speech
Freedom is not a right to be an as*hole, it's the right to be honest with
people without being unfairly judged, which takes good
communicating on social networks, or on comment forms or by e-mail, some
people may loosen or completely
abandon social restrictions and inhibitions that would
otherwise be present in normal face-to-face interactions. During
interactions with others on the internet, people may experience dissociative
anonymity and feel like they are invisible. Asynchronism, solipsistic introjection,
dissociative imagination, and minimization of authority or
is a lack of restraint
for social conventions
impulsivity, and poor risk assessment
. Disinhibition affects motor,
instinctual, emotional, cognitive, and perceptual aspects with signs and
symptoms similar to the diagnostic criteria for mania.
, and aggressive outbursts are indicative
of disinhibited instinctual drives.
are sometimes seen as a way to become someone else that
you couldn’t be before or to embody another identity.
create a separation not only between subjects, but can also alienate
the self from the true self
- Risky Habits
- Over Confidence
may reduce the
one perceives to
have for their actions, and removes the impact these actions
might otherwise have on their reputation.
is unable to act in a
relaxed and natural
is a feeling that makes one
act in a relaxed
and natural way. A voluntary or involuntary
the direct expression of an instinct. The action of restricting or
hindering a process.
.We can't ignore some of the Psychological
Effects of being on the internet
. We need to improve education
so that future generations are more intelligent, and also less
Social Networking Dangers
- Internet Addiction
A study in 2000 for the
National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
found that people
reported more drug use when
administered by computer instead of in person. People disclose more
personal information chatting online, as opposed to speaking face-to-face.
Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing
is a type of reactivity in which
individuals modify or improve an aspect of their behavior in response to
their awareness of being observed.
- Observation Effects
is a set of response inhibition tests used to
assess the ability to suppress responses that are
inappropriate in a particular context
. The target is flanked by
correspond either to the same directional response as the target
(congruent flankers), to the opposite response (incongruent flankers), or
to neither (neutral flankers). In an Eriksen Flanker Task there are three
types of stimuli used: Congruent stimulus
Flankers call for the same response as the target, and may appear
identical. Also referred to as the compatible condition.
- Flanker items call
for the opposite response of the target and are represented by different
symbols. Also referred to as the incompatible condition.
- Flanker items neither
call for the same response nor evoke response conflict. When subjects
participate in the Eriksen Flanker Task, the anterior cingulate cortex, or
the ACC, is activated. The ACC is a frontal brain structure responsible
for a wide variety of autonomic functions. It is observed to be more
active in response to processing incongruent stimuli than congruent
stimuli. It is believed that the ACC may monitor the amount of conflict in
an Eriksen Flanker trial. Then, that measured conflict is used to enhance
the amount of control the participant has on the next trial. Thus
indicating that the more conflict presented on trial n, the more control
expressed on trial n + 1
This process leads to an interaction called
the Gratton effect, which is the finding of a lower interference effect
after an incongruent trial compared to the effect after a congruent trial.
On this first trial (trial n) the incongruent stimulus presented will lead
to an increase in conflict detected by the ACC. On trial n + 1, the
increased conflict will lead to more control, causing the distracting, or
flanker, stimuli to be more readily ignored.
- Attention Control
is the motivation behind the
choices that people make without any external influence and
Some people think that society is becoming
more isolated because of the Internet, which is partly true but
also false. We should not confuse
with more in depth
thinking or more in depth exploration of self and humanity.
Socializing online is not the same as socializing face to face.
Socializing face to face has its benefits and its hazards.
Socializing online also has its benefits and its hazards.
But the bottom
line is that people are socializing and communicating. A person
can be just as isolated in public as they can be at home by
themselves. So the problem is not the Internet, the problem is
itself. But guess what, because of the Internet’s
incredible potential to communicate and collaborate with
millions of people, society problems will soon be a thing of the
past as long as everyone has knowledge of what it means to have
The Internet will not be able to fix all of our problems.
still need to educate everyone
. We have to learn how to utilize
technologies efficiently, effectively, intelligently and
honestly, and at the same time and just as important, we have to
learn how to live without technologies so that we never lose
touch of our human qualities and never lose touch with the life
that God and Earth has given us.
Just because you post something
this does not mean that everyone
will read it, or understand it. Posting on social networks is not the same
as a direct email or phone call. But a social network should have an
option for a mass message so that everyone on your network receives a
massage alert. The bottom line is, never take
for granted. You have to
use language as effective and as a efficient as possible, if not, then
your communication becomes mostly
. Language is the most
important tool that we use to
and yet everyone treats language like it's a toy or some kind of
guaranteed fact. Everything that you are and everything that you will ever
be, will come from the language that you have and use in your mind. You
cannot have thoughts without words, and you can not have good thoughts
without using good words. And you can not send good messages without
understanding words and without knowing how to transfer information
effectively and efficiently as possible.
Technology is Just a Tool
What is the difference between a
Facebook is a very unique environment.
It's a complex way of socializing because
everyone has a different understanding of how Facebook should be
used. Everyone also has different expectations and perceives
Facebook in their own way. So in a way Facebook creates a false
sense of reality. So the user must be aware that Facebook has
many risks involved. I believe Facebook and other social
networks are a great way to keep in touch with friends, family,
colleagues and is sometimes a nice way to meet new people. But
Facebook is very limited in communicating sincerity, and it
could never be as effective as talking to someone on the phone.
Or could Facebook ever be as personal or honest as a real
face-to-face conversation. So please, pick up the phone once in
a while, because you will never be able to replace a human
voice, because meaning sometimes needs more then just text and
images, it needs a human. To avoid being
, people must learn to be aware that there is
always more then what appears to be on the surface. Knowing someone is not
the same as keeping in touch with someone you think you know.
Just because other people
unknowingly choose to be ignorant
doesn't mean you have to.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Our ability to share and
gather information from each other is a great asset
. It's just
that our personal information and our best knowledge is being
used and abused for money and not for the benefit of people.
That is the poison that oozes from a capitalistic society. it's
not just the fault of capitalism, it is the result of ignorant
people. And people don't know how ignorant they are because we
do not have an accurate way of
measuring their ignorance
soon as we design this extremely important test we can make
people realize how ignorant they are so they can make the
appropriate corrections in the way they manage their life and in
the way they view the world. No one wants to be ignorant.
FACEBOOK in December 2013, hired French neural nets
to direct its new AI research lab. Facebook uses neural nets
billion user posts per day in more than 40 languages, and says its
translations are seen by 800 million users a day. (About half its
community does not speak English.) Facebook also uses neural nets for
photo search and photo organization, and it’s working on a feature that
would generate spoken captions for untagged photos that could be used by
the visually impaired.
Fei-Fei Li from Image Net
labeled 14 million images.
Over 30 million Facebook accounts belong to Dead
30 Million Facebook users died in the first eight years
of its existence. In fact, 428 of them die every hour, and 10,273 die
everyday. Facebook will eventually have millions of users that are dead
and diseased, that's because family's like to keep the pages active as a
memorial to their loved ones. So when you die your Facebook page will live
on. Unless you leave detailed instructions to family or friends not to keep it live.
Comments - Criticizing
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and the Pros and Cons
having a Comment Section
Allowing comments is kind of like having a
They are not always
and they can also be
. But if a
comment section is working correctly, it can offer more
some other information that was not available in the original content. But
sadly, other times a comment section can
waste a lot of time
and also be
. And it can also be a place for ignorant people to share
or even spread
. So when someone shares an ignorant
in a comment section or not, it's good to try to correct them without adding any
more ignorant opinions or comments. You want to
keep people honest
calling them a liar
or without adding your own lies. Everyone makes stupid comments once in a while, and
everyone says things that they
later on. We sometimes make the
about a particular subject that we can
enlighten other people. So we express our views even knowing that we could
never fully explain ourselves in a few sentences. And on top of that, a
lot of people are not
ready to have an open and honest
with a stranger. So most people will hold on to their
how much damage they cause to themselves or to other people. So we need
comment sections in some places and we don't need them in other places.
When watching TV or other programs,
the media is mostly just comments
with some truth mixed in, so as to give you the impression that you're
learning something. If the
comment section, mass media would have to end the
- Peer Review
Pros and Cons
The more people you allow to communicate with, the greater your
chances will be that an ignorant person will feel the need to
. So you have to
be ready and prepared
. How you
ignorance is extremely important. And hitting back may not be the best way
to communicate. You don't want to make things worse by getting
sucked into an argument
that has no discussion
or format rules
. Clearly explain your view and always ask
questions. And you have to be able to
admit when you're
, especially when you make a mistake. Just
move on. If you want to thank the person for correcting you, then do so. And the most important thing is, never let anyone near
, meaning, don't take
things personally or feel unloved in anyway. You have the
over your wellbeing. But you have to
what powers and controls you
have. And then you must practice them and also use your
and control as
much as possible, because that is your
one should control how you feel inside
no one except for you
But you have to learn how, because no one can learn for you.
was a nickname for the cheapest and ostensibly rowdiest
seats in the theater in the days of vaudeville, where the occupants of
which were often known to heckle the performers.
is a person who harasses
tries to disconcert others with questions, challenges, or gibes. Hecklers
are often known to shout disparaging comments at a performance or event,
or to interrupt set-piece speeches, with the intent of disturbing
performers and/or participants.
callout culture describes a form of
in which an
individual or a celebrity who has acted or spoken in a questionable or
controversial manner is boycotted.
Free Speech Abuse
is a form of public shaming in which targets are
publicly humiliated on the internet, via social media platforms.
shaming takes many forms including call-outs, cancellation, doxing,
negative reviews, and revenge porn. Don't Get
Sucked into an Argument
, especially an
that makes you express the
same ignorant behavior and reasoning as the other person expressed. Two
wrongs don't make a right.Dish It Out But
Can't Take It
means that a person can voice harsh thoughts,
criticisms, or insults toward others, but they do not like it when someone
else does the same thing to them. Unable to take the same criticism that
they give others. Hypocrite
- Glass Houses
a form of censorship
or is it just
out the nonsense? Are you blocking
or just blocking
Section 230 of the
Communications Decency Act
: No provider or
user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher
or speaker of any information provided by another information content
. Section 230
does not require platforms to be “Neutral”.
Online platforms are within their
First Amendment rights
to moderate their
online platforms however they like, and they’re additionally shielded by
for many types of liability for their users’ speech. It’s not
one or the other. It’s both. On July 25, Judge James Cacheris of the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia handed down a decision
stating that public officials may not “block
” their constituents on social media.
Online intermediaries that host or republish speech are protected against
a range of laws that might otherwise be used to hold them legally
responsible for what others say and do. The protected intermediaries
include not only regular Internet Service Providers (ISPs), but also a
range of "interactive
computer service providers
," including basically any online service
that publishes third-party content. Though there are important exceptions
for certain criminal and intellectual property-based claims, CDA 230
creates a broad protection that has allowed innovation and free speech
online to flourish.
Social Media is not a Public Forum
Community Standards would violate the
should regulate indecency and obscenity
on the TV as well.Comment
is responsible for reviewing, responding to and
moderating all user-generated content and user profiles (either pre-,
post- or reactive moderation) within forums, comments, images, videos and
audio, and liaising with the Legal and Community team where required.
Moderating user-generated content to ensure that the community is a
reliable source of information and a forum for
Manage any negative comments with positive responses and helpful
information. Moderate discussions to promote constructive criticism.
Enforcing Community Guidelines, and identifying trends in user activity
for review and escalation. Utilize Community Management best practices,
internal guidelines/policies and resources to provide customer
interactions. Review filter hits and respond to reports of potentially
inappropriate content, recognize and address threats to the well-being of
the community, identify any customer service issues, and document all
moderation actions. Identify and document “hot topics” within the
is a feature of Web content in which the publishers invite the
audience to comment on the published content. There are two types of
comment sections, gated
. Gated comments sections require
users to give the website some information before they can post a comment.
Many news websites such as The New York
and most social media websites are gated, as users have to log
in and post under a username that identifies them. Non-gated comment
sections don’t require users to provide information before posting. This
lack of a barrier to entry can allow more people to post and potentially
lead to a discussion with more viewpoints covered. This
, however, is
believed by some to lead to uncivil behavior and a higher likelihood of
seeing or experiencing verbal aggression in the comments. In response to
this, both the Illinois and New York State senates have considered bills
to limit non-gated comment sections. The Illinois bill would have
incentivized websites to gate their comments requiring users to provide
their real name, a home address and a confirmed IP address. The New York
Bill would have made websites remove anonymous commenting. If a comment
section is moderated
it is typically done in one of the following three
ways: post-moderation, pre-moderation, or through a flagging system.
Comments that are post-moderated are checked after they’ve been posted.
Pre-moderated comments are checked before they are allowed to be posted.
Comments that are moderated
with a flagging system can be marked or
‘flagged’ by other users for official website moderators to look at. (so a
law for a comment section but not
campaign attack adds
is the act of blocking or partially
a user or their content from an online community such that it
will not be readily apparent to the user that they have been
making a user's contributions invisible or less prominent to other members
of the service, the hope may be that in the absence of reactions to their
comments, the problematic or otherwise out-of-favour user will become
bored or frustrated and leave the site.
(red tape).Telling someone that they're wrong
doesn't always solve the problem or correct a mistake
. But you
still have to speak up and yell at
, especially when you have the chance. You have to let
people know that you are aware of this
and that you know what
they are doing is bad
Writing to someone is different than a face to face
conversation. It's easier to write bad things about someone than to say
bad things to them in person or in public. There are things that you
should not say in person.
less effective. And you don't want to
jump to conclusions
look like a crazy ignorant person
that has not yet been personally discussed with that particular
individual. If people want to communicate better and to be understood
better, then people will need to educate themselves and become more
knowledgeable about themselves and the world around them. There is no
other way. Reducing your ignorance is your
Don't rely on other people to learn for you.
The war on ignorance
the war that everyone should be fighting in. If you're not fighting to be
more knowledgeable about yourself and the world around you, then you're
losing the war on ignorance, which is a war that kills thousands of people
every single day and makes million of people suffer every single day.
Everyone has the ability to be intelligent, let the
I'm a Public Forum and a Publisher. But I'm a one person
public forum. I'm allowing Howie to write anything that he wants, just as
long as he takes responsibility for his words and that he can also edit
certain words later on if the words are considered to be irrelevant or
obsolete, or inaccurate. You still have to monitor yourself and be
responsible for yourself and be responsible for other people. We are
. And it's not censorship if the material is proven to be
irrelevant. We can't slander knowledge and call it
. You have to be able to prove what you say and be able
to prove what other people say. Human communication is under attack, and
the enemy is invisible. If you can't understand the fundamentals of
knowledge and information, then it will be extremely difficult for you to
understand information and knowledge accurately enough, and you will never
be able to effectively and efficiently control yourself or control the
world around you. To be a master of this world, you have to educate
yourself to the highest degree possible. I would say that I'm halfway
there, with the second half being the most difficult and the most
challenging part of mastering myself and the world around me.
is used to describe the interaction between users
and online communities on the web. Online communities often involve
members to provide content to the website and/or contribute in some way.
Examples of such include wikis, blogs, online multiplayer games, and other
types of social platforms. Online participation is currently a heavily
researched field. It provides insight into fields such as web design,
online marketing, crowdsourcing, and many areas of psychology. Some
subcategories that fall under online participation are: commitment to
online communities, coordination & interaction, and member recruitment.
Social Media Statistics
One Billion new social media posts every two and a half
1 in every 9 people on Earth is on Facebook, People spend 700
billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a
month on the site.
More than 250 million people access Facebook through their
Facebook has reported 8 billion daily views.
More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook, 30
billion pieces of content is shared on Facebook each month.
300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages,
People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day.
Sees 6 Billion Video Views Every Day.
has 490 million unique users who
visit every month (as of February 2011).
YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (These YouTube
stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in
websites) Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours
per month (326,294 years).
hosts over 5 billion images.
is handling 1.6 billion queries per day. Twitter is
adding nearly 500,000 users a day.
190 million average Tweets per day occur on Twitter (May 2011).
Short Message Service
+ has more than 25 million users.
Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users
at 16 days.
(Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days).
Jeff Bullas Social Media Statistics
and American Life Project
Adobe Digital Index
"One thing that Facebook is good for is that you will hear
about things that you normally wouldn't hear about, especially
things about your friends that you have lost touch with. And
whether that's good or bad, I guess it depends on the person. So
Facebook is not a total waste of time, but it can be. So it's
not so much about Facebook, it's more about how we use our
technology tools then the tools themselves. And
using tools effectively and efficiently
everyone must learn to do, but sadly no school teaches that, except for BK101."
Social Networking Service
is an online platform that is used
by people to build social networks or social relations with other people
who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or
List of Social Networking Websites
Social Analytics &
Monitor Social Media
VK in social networking
VKontakte InContact in Russian.
are computer-mediated technologies that allow
individuals, companies, NGOs, governments, and other organizations to
view, create and share information, ideas, career interests, and other
forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
most commonly refers to content available on-demand through the
Internet, accessible on any digital device, usually containing interactive
user feedback and creative participation. Common examples of new media
include websites such as online newspapers
blogs, wikis, video games
media. A defining characteristic of new media is dialogue. New Media
transmit content through connection and conversation. It enables people
around the world to share, comment on, and discuss a wide variety of
topics. Unlike any of past technologies, New Media is grounded on an
Social Network Aggregation
is the process of collecting
content from multiple social network services, such as Instagram, Tumblr,
Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitch, YouTube, etc. into one unified presentation.
Near Field Communication
is a set of communication protocols
that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable
device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them
within about 4 cm (2 in) of each other.
Internet Relay Chat
is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication
in the form of text. The chat process works on a client/server networking
model. IRC clients are computer programs that a user can install on their
system. These clients communicate with chat servers to transfer messages
to other clients. IRC is mainly designed for group communication in
discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-on-one
communication via private messages as well as chat and data transfer,
including file sharing.Foot Note
We need to
define what a good education is supposed to be
and then make it available
to everyone. School is not a place, or even a place that you graduate from, the
school is your mind. And it's made up of everything that you have
experienced and learned up to this point. But everyone ignorantly thinks
that school is over when they leave or graduate, but in fact, we graduate to the school and not from
the school, the school is your mind
. So don't
ever close the doors. The more you learn, the more you understand. The
more you understand, the more control you have. The more control you have,
the more power you have. The more power you have, the more freedom you
have. The more freedom you have, the more potential you have. The more
potential you have, the more possibilities you have. The more
possibilities you have, the greater your life can be.