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Bill Genereux

Women Scientists Are Tweeting "Sexy" Photos Of Themselves At Work To Shut Dow... - 0 views

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    Marine biologists, archeologists, and many others are posting images with the hashtag #distractinglysexy in response to comments made by...
Bill Genereux

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.
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

Dear Teens: Stop Putting Your Sex Selfies on Twitter, You Idiots  - 0 views

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    Three teenage boys in Michigan are facing charges of criminal sexual conduct and distributing child pornography after they engaged in a sex act with a 15-year-old girl and one of them posted a photo of it to Twitter. Other students who shared the photo could also face child porn charges. Which raises the question: are we talking to our teens enough about how they can be less dumb?
Bill Genereux

11 Websites to Schedule Your Tweets Online for Free - 0 views

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    Guy Kawasaki is a social marketing talent, he tweets every post of his blog three times a day, eight hours apart. Every time he gets hundreds of clicks. The
Bill Genereux

1-800-Flowers' Twitter Account Had A Very Bad Valentine's Day - 1 views

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    Social media fail, bad Valentine's Day for 1-800-Flowers.
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