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Bill Genereux

Women aren't welcome on the Internet - 0 views

  • nstead of logging off, Criado-Perez retweeted the threats, blasting them out to her Twitter followers. She called up police and hounded Twitter for a response.
  • Scotland Yard confirmed the arrest of three men. Twitter—in response to several online petitions calling for action—hastened the rollout of a “report abuse” button that allows users to flag offensive material.
  • What I can’t cope with after that is the victim-blaming, the patronising, and the police record-keeping.
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  • I can just about cope with threats
  • state attorney’s office to convict Macchione on 19 counts, one of which was cyberstalking
  • Macchione was sentenced to four years in prison.
  • Despite his pattern of abusive online behavior, Macchione was ultimately arrested for an unrelated physical crime.
  • he officers she spoke to—who thought usernames were secret codes and didn’t seem to know what an IP address was
  • The officers were unanimous in advising me to take a break from Twitter, assuming, as many people do, that Twitter is at best a time-wasting narcotic.
  • Pew found that from 2000 to 2005, the percentage of Internet users who participate in online chats and discussion groups dropped from 28 percent to 17 percent, “entirely because of women’s fall off in participation.
  • Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman draws a distinction between “tourists” and “vagabonds” in the modern economy
  • On the Internet, men are tourists and women are vagabonds.
  • Nathan Jurgenson
  • Twitter “has a history of saying ‘too bad, so sad’” when confronted with concerns about harassment on its platform
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    An eye opening essay on the challenges of being a woman online
Bill Genereux

How Much Should You Know About How Facebook Works? - The Atlantic - 0 views

  • we may have passed the point where it's possible for people to reasonably expect they'd have to give consent before a corporation messes with the algorithmic filters that affect the information they see online.
  • t is a failure of imagination and methodology to claim that it is necessary to experiment on millions of people without their consent in order to produce good data science
  • Everyone knows that filters are imposed on information streams online
Bill Genereux

BizEd Magazine | Technology - 0 views

  • Researchers in the United Kingdom are currently investigating how people use their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops at work and at home as part of the project "Creativity Greenhouse: Digital Epiphanies.
  • The U.K.'s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is funding the project.
  • Mauthner wants to find out whether some are beginning to reduce their screen time and "change the ways in which these technologies blur the boundaries between work and the rest of their lives."
Bill Genereux

Good Chemistry - YouTube - 0 views

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    Viral video made by High School Chemistry student.
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