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Rebecca Francis giraffe photo causes storm - CNN.com - 0 views

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    Five years ago, Rebecca Francis posed for a photo lying next to a dead giraffe. This week, after Ricky Gervais tweeted the photo, Francis came under attack.
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FarmOn.com - we're bringin' farming back - 0 views

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    These 13 game changers are building massive followings and driving the agriculture industry forward in a big way!
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Penn State frat KDR had warning about social media before posting lewd photos | TribLIVE - 0 views

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    A leadership consultant for Kappa Delta Rho's national organization cautioned the fraternity about social media three years before its Penn State chapter made headlines for ...
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How Japan's Line App Became A Culture-Changing, Revenue-Generating Phenomenon | Fast Co... - 0 views

  • Rather than being ticked off over the theft of Line’s intellectual property, he says, "I interpreted that as demand from the users." Upon his return, he started doing deals for official gear.
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How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco's Life - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • yanked violently out of the context
  • reflexive critique of white privilege
  • well-meaning people, in a crowd, often take punishment too far.
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  • He retweeted it to his 15,000 followers
  • If she was going to be made to suffer for a joke, she figured she should get something out of it. “I never would have lived in Addis Ababa for a month otherwise
  • Sam Biddle
  • her shaming wasn’t really about her at all. Social media is so perfectly designed to manipulate our desire for approval, and that is what led to her undoing.
  • Her tormentors were instantly congratulated as they took Sacco down, bit by bit, and so they continued to do so. Their motivation was much the same as Sacco’s own — a bid for the attention of strangers — as she milled about Heathrow, hoping to amuse people she couldn’t see.
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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
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