Posts Tagged ‘socialmedia’

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

April 21, 2018

Toward the end, the square was a dense, colorful tapestry, chaotic and strangely captivating. It was a collage of hundreds of incongruous images: logos of colleges, sports teams, bands, and video-game companies; a transcribed monologue from “Star Wars”; likenesses of He-Man, David Bowie, the “Mona Lisa,” and a former Prime Minister of Finland. In the final hours, shortly before the experiment ended and the image was frozen for posterity, BlackVoid launched a surprise attack on the American flag. A dark fissure tore at the bottom of the flag, then overtook the whole thing. For a few minutes, the center was engulfed in darkness. Then a broad coalition rallied to beat back the Void; the stars and stripes regained their form, and, in the end, the flag was still there.

Reddit & the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet Describes an interesting expt: users compete & collaborate to determine the content of white square. “Toward the end, the square was…a collage…logos of colleges…teams… [&] likenesses of the Mona Lisa”

Eric Pickersgill Captures How Cellphones Isolate Humans in ‘Removed’ – The Atlantic

October 18, 2015

How Cellphones Isolate Humans in @EricPickersgill’s The anti-social aspects of #socialmedia

One of a Kind – New Yorker

July 7, 2015

One of a Kind Story of rare mutation in NGLY1, illustrates power of #socialmedia, quite relevant to @solvemendelian

Medical Dispatch JULY 21, 2014 ISSUE
One of a Kind
What do you do if your child has a condition that is new to science?

Twitter data grants

May 11, 2014

Melissa Terras’ Blog: Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? The Verdict

May 8, 2013

Twitter as Medium and Message | March 2011 | Communications of the ACM

July 15, 2012

Who Owns Your LinkedIn Contacts? – Forbes

April 16, 2012