Items tagged with: twitter
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19676269
Posted by pseudolus (karma: 18515)
Post stats: Points: 85 - Comments: 130 - 2019-04-16T18:55:14Z
#HackerNews #dorsey #dynamics #fundamental #its #jack #rethink #says #the #time #twitter
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We could also go with MAGA FENTY, for #Microsoft, #Apple, #Google, #Amazon, #Facebook, #Ebay, #Netflix, #Twitter and #Yahoo
Do Social Networks really censor Conservatives?
“I tell you, I have many, many millions of followers on Twitter and it’s different than it used to be,” Drumpf said. “Things are happening, names are taken off, people aren’t getting through. You’ve heard the same complaints. And it seems to be, if they’re conservative, if they’re Republicans, if they’re in a certain group, there’s discrimination and big discrimination. I see it absolutely on Twitter and Facebook, which I have also, and others I see.”Beside that, the question is: Is it worth arguing with someone who speaks like these titles? Provoking is a rhetoric tool, true, but this goes far beyond the fine use of tools and simply whacks you all the time. This is agitation, and frankly not worth my time.
While it waits on the second suit, Prager University is actually outpacing left-leaning channels in searches for certain terms associated with the left. As of Tuesday, the channel was in the top three YouTube results for searches on “social justice,” “socialism,” “leftism,” and “leftist.” The resulting videos (“What is Social Justice?” “Capitalism vs. Socialism,” “The Left Ruins Everything,” and “Why You Can’t Argue with a Leftist”) each have millions of views.
Meanwhile Media Matters, the left-leaning organization that conducted the study on Facebook traffic, recently had a YouTube video removed “for violating YouTube’s policy on harassment and bullying,” a YouTube notice reads.And it also wasn't restored. So long for you, whining pseudo-Conservatives.
#Censorship #Internet #RightWing #RightWinged #Conservatism #PseudoConservatism #Crybaby #WhiyWhimp #Politics #LeftWing #LeftWinged #Algorithm #Regulation #Control #Bias #Facebook #Youtube #Twitter
Via @Frederick Wilson II (cannot tag, sorry)
Curious just how much data websites get from you? Find out!
People know that Microsoft, Facebook, and Google collect data, but what about other sites? Turns out, most of them do.
Take a look at the Electronic Frontier Federation's Panopticlick to see what data those companies see. Once you know, you can find out ways to opt out from some companies.
Google's data dashboard - opt out or in of features
#Privacy #Internet #Tracking #EFF #Microsoft #LinkedIn #Facebook #Twitter #Google
Twitter limits how many people you can follow per day | TechRadar
Twitter has slashed the number of accounts you're able to follow each day from 1,000 to 400. The new limit is designed to stop spammers following and unfollowing huge numbers of users in an attempt to rapidly increase their follower count.#computing #MicroBlogging #Twitter
Thin-skinned Rep. and dairy farmer Devin Nunes (R - CA) files lawsuit against The Fresno Bee
A record of the lawsuit couldn’t be found in the Virginia online records system, but Nunes confirmed the lawsuit in a Monday night appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.Still, what he intends to do is to violate their First Amendment right.
Nunes declared that McClatchy reporters need “to come clean with the American people” and retract their “fake news” reports. He said he wants such stories scrubbed from the internet and promised more legal challenges.
The story by reporter Mackenzie Mays detailed claims in the lawsuit about an event that took place aboard a yacht where winery employee Alene Anase alleged she saw guests on the charity cruise using what appeared to be cocaine “and ‘drawing straws’ for which sex worker to hire.”
Nunes claims in the suit that the attacks on him were made, in part, to “interfere with and divert Nunes’ attention from his investigation of corruption and alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential Election.”
#Nunes #DevinNunes #US #USA #FirstAmendment #Fresno #Tulare #California #FreeSpeech #1stAmendment #Twitter #FresnoBee #Trump #DonaldTrump #Interference #Politics #News #DevinNunesCow #DevinNunesAltMom #DevinNunesEgo #DevinNunesSkin #BeingSuedByDevinNunes #Maire #LizMaire
My newest Twitter account is Data Privacy
(@data_tip). There I post tweets about
ways to protect your privacy, statistical disclosure limitation, etc.
I had a clever idea for the icon, or so I thought. I started with the
default Twitter icon, a sort of stylized anonymous person, and colored
it with the same blue and white theme as the rest of my Twitter
accounts. I think it looked so much like the default icon that most
people didn’t register that it had been customized. It looked like an
unpopular account, unlikely to post much content.
Now I’ve changed to the new icon below, and the number of followers is
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#johndcook #Uncategorized #Privacy #Twitter
No wonder his body got stoned ...
#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#antifa #Antifascism #twitter #humor #fascism
#history #drug #420 #Marijuana #Weed #LegalizeIt
#DontSmokeAndDrive #DrugAbuse #Health #Healthcare
#Mussolini #BenitoMussolini #AlessandraMussolini
#Trump #DonaldTrump #TrumpSupporter #Fascism
#Nationalism #Patriotism #Nofascism #NoNationalism
#NoPatriotism #News #Politics #Italy
On Devin Nunes' (R - CA) thin-skinned appearance on the internet
(The opinion piece (to put it in the foreground): USA TODAY
(Speaking of Devin Nunes in my previous post, I also found this neat little peace of writing. I'm sure that many of you have heard of Nunes' lawsuit against the alleged «shadow-banning» that takes place on Twitter with fake-accounts mocking his name or personality, such as «Devin Nunes' Cow», his «Alt-Mom», his «Skin», his «Emotional Support Dog», and what not (for those who didn't: Fox News - Yes I know it's Fox News, but it doesn't contain any bias, only the facts). Even Conservative news outlets like the National Review have said that his lawsuit was dead on arrival, mainly because he only ignited this movement, so he rather showed that he couldn't take the jokes that went against him as a counter-attack to his own behaviour. He would've done better to learn how the internet works, how the political discourse among the opposition works. Instead, he became a laughing stock.)
The fact is, free speech is recognized and protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Framers correctly considered it a God-given right, an inherent freedom so important to the system of government they were establishing that they explicitly stated its existence straight at the outset of the Bill of Rights.
The plain fact is, Rep. Nunes’ lawsuit constitutes a grave threat to the long recognized and respected civil liberties belonging to each of us, and indeed our system of governance writ large. Madison also said, “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” He was right, as was British historian Lord Acton when he said, “Power tends to corrupt.”
#California #US #USA #DevinNunesCow #News #Politics #FreeSpeech #FreedomOfSpeech #FirstAmendment #Twitter #Nunes #DevinNunes #ShadowBanning #ShadowBan #Mair #LizMair
Since then, I haven't engaged in any stressful public wit contest on hot-button issues, mostly because I physically couldn't on Twitter, and the #Fediverse is a friendlier place for me because there's less hate-quote (sharing content one disagrees with along with a criticism of it).
On the other hand, I realized I cut a couple of people I was meaningfully interacting with on Twitter from myself because they weren't following me. This made me realize that I probably was cut off from protected accounts who follow me because I don't follow back. So I went through my protected follower list and followed them back.
So, overall protecting my account has been a marginally good thing because my online feuds were negatively affecting my sleep, but it came at the cost of a few online relationships with people I wouldn't dare to ask to follow me back even if I had another way of contacting them.
#Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended, according to #security researcher Karan Saini.
Linus Torvalds' criticism of social media is strong condemnation from a guy who's famous for his own "not polite" behavior on public email lists.
Article word count: 690
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19570880
Posted by whalabi (karma: 457)
Post stats: Points: 120 - Comments: 66 - 2019-04-04T11:12:03Z
#HackerNews #and #are #disease #facebook #instagram #linus #says #torvalds #twitter
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux operating system that secretly runs the internet and is the basis for Android, was recently asked what he would change about the tech world that his technology helped create, if he could.
His answer: social media.
"I absolutely detest modern ʼsocial mediaʼ — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Itʼs a disease. It seems to encourage bad behavior," Torvalds told the Linux Journalʼs Robert Young.
This is interesting criticism from a man who has often been accused of being uncivil to other programmers on Linux email lists. Torvalds is known as a brilliant, funny, and speaks-his-mind kind of guy who is generally fair-minded but doesnʼt tolerate fools.
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That personality means heʼs publicly dressed down people whose work, or motivations, fell short of his standards. Years ago, he defended his behavior when a developer from the chipmaker Intel publicly called him out for it and told him to knock it off because it was not only unprofessional but was also driving away newbies and others who wanted to contribute to Linux. He shrugged off the criticism by responding, "People are different. Iʼm not polite, and I get upset easily but generally donʼt hold a grudge — I have these explosive emails."
Since then, the open-source world has started to confront how much bad behavior goes on its world with various communities and has adopted codes of conduct. In 2018, the main Linux community adopted a code of conduct, too. And along with that, Torvalds finally said his behavior needed changing. He took time off to "get some assistance on how to understand peopleʼs emotions and respond appropriately," he said.
So Torvalds calling out social media for encouraging bad behavior is ironic. To be fair, as one of the most famous programmers, heʼs been the target of his fair share of online abuse, too. In 2015, he made a cheesy, funny video in which he read aloud nasty tweets about himself.
ʼIf you cannot prove your identity, your crazy rant on some social-media platform shouldnʼt be visibleʼ
Torvalds told Linux Journal that the internet eliminates all the social cues that are usually part of communications, so "nobody can hear you being subtle."
"Itʼs easy to miss humor and sarcasm, but itʼs also very easy to overlook the reaction of the recipient, so you get things like flame wars, etc., that might not happen as easily with face-to-face interaction," he said.
Torvalds said the same issues can crop up with email, too, but he believes email is more necessary and often communicating real information, which is not always so with social media.
"The whole ʼlikingʼ and ʼsharingʼ model is just garbage. There is no effort and no quality control. In fact, itʼs all geared to the reverse of quality control, with lowest common denominator targets, and click-bait, and things designed to generate an emotional response, often one of moral outrage," he said.
On top of all that, when you add in anonymity, "itʼs just disgusting," he said.
"Some people confuse privacy and anonymity and think they go hand in hand, and that protecting privacy means that you need to protect anonymity. I think thatʼs wrong. Anonymity is important if youʼre a whistle-blower, but if you cannot prove your identity, your crazy rant on some social-media platform shouldnʼt be visible, and you shouldnʼt be able to share it or like it," he said.
Consequently, Torvalds is not on any social media today, although he briefly used Google Plus for a while, feeling like Googleʼs unsuccessful attempt at social media was "less mindless" than the others. (Google announced it was shutting down Google Plus in December and began deleting accounts on Tuesday.)
Torvalds didnʼt get into whether or not governments should step in and start regulating internet companies, perhaps making them more responsible for the content they promote (if not host). Still, having Torvalds give the social-media world a "thumbs down" isnʼt a good sign for internet companies trying to convince the world that they are the good guys.
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On Jim Carrey's tweet about what fascism leads to
The tweet itself:
Illustration is apparently among Carrey’s talents, and his drawings tend to veer toward the political. On March 30, he posted his latest: a drawing of Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta hanging from their heels in the aftermath of WWII with a caption that reads, “If you’re wondering what fascism leads to, just ask Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta.”Fortunately, there's no chance it will get taken down, because this one is indeed glorious. We should have something similar with Hitler, Stalin, Salazar, Franco, and of course, the one and only, Donald Trump. 😁
Mussolini’s Drumpf-supporting granddaughter, Italian politician Alessandra Mussolini, was not a fan of the artwork, calling Carrey a bastard and suggesting that he may not know the story of “#RosaPark [sic].”
Via @New World Order Ltd. - Zweigbüro Lissabon
#Canada #US #USA #Italy #Mussolini #BenitoMussolini #AlessandraMussolini #Trump #DonaldTrump #TrumpSupporter #Fascism #Nationalism #Patriotism #Nofascism #NoNationalism #NoPatriotism #News #Politics #Twitter #Parks #RosaParks #
Trumps Tweets als Songs am ersten und vierten April, gespielt durch das philharmonische Orchester Regensburg
For my English readers: I'm sorry that this text is only available in German. But because I'm thinking of you, I will hereby provide you a short abstract, and as soon as possible, I will also share a link to an audio of the concert (I won't attend it, so we all have to wait for a permitted upload of their concert on Twitter. Hopefully, it will be available as soon as possible):
Tom Woods is a US-American composer who usually reads Trump's tweets, every morning. He's impressed about the impact it has on people, measured by the amount of comments under every single tweet. On the other hand, his tweets, in his view, have an almost melodic sound when read out aloud. Therefore, he wrote this piece of six parts. In the beginning, his tweets are read out aloud as well, followed by the actual music. Due to their shortness, he struggled to find apparent genres to represent his tweets, so he moved on from Rock 'n' Roll to Samba, or Rap. He even tried to write a piece of Classical Music in a polyphonic manner, with an alteration of harmony.
So far, you can only listen to short pieces of his songs, which are always interrupted by quotes of an interview the anchorman held with Mr. Woods. Still, it's worth it. Just click on the repsective button right under Trump's quarter-chin. 😁
Jeden Tag liest er, was Drumpf so von sich gibt. "Jeden Tag", erklärt Woods, "stehe ich auf und das erste, was ich machen möchte, ist gucken, was Drumpf gestern geschrieben hat, weil es immer so eine Überraschung ist."
Am Anfang des Stücks erklärt Drumpf, warum er sich über Twitter an die Welt wendet: Nicht, weil er die sozialen Medien liebe, sondern weil es angeblich die einzige Chance sei, Falschmeldungen, sogenannte Fake News zu bekämpfen. Tom Woods: "Der Tweet ist natürlich ganz kurz, kurz und knackig. Das ist der Witz, denn ich habe versucht, eine Musik wie Pop oder Samba oder Rock'n'Roll, selbst auch kurz und knackig, wie ein Klassik-Stück mit Polyphonie mit Harmoniewechsel zu entwickeln."
"Es gibt ja unterschiedliche Einschätzungen. Die einen sagen, wenn man Mozart mit Zeitgenossen kombiniert, ist das eine Täuschung des Publikums, aber darum geht’s nicht. Es geht eigentlich darum, zwei verschiedene Musikrichtungen gegenüber zu stellen, ohne wertend zu sein."
#US #USA #Music #ClassicalMusic #Trump #DonaldTrump #Twitter #Funny #Humour #Humor #News #Philharmonie #Kakophonie #PhilharmonischesOrchester #Regensburg #Woods #TomWoods
There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website.
Article word count: 1161
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19529442
Posted by k1m (karma: 1245)
Post stats: Points: 102 - Comments: 52 - 2019-03-30T14:08:21Z
#HackerNews #better #rss #than #twitter
Photo: Lars Plougmann (Flickr)
There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website.
Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate—Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it’s unbearably nonstop. The design of the place feels uniquely unhealthy due in large part to its speed and unrelenting stream. Opening up TweetDeck, the Twitter-owned client favored by maniacs like me thanks to its real-time updating feature, can seem like stepping into an oncoming tidal wave and getting swept out to sea. Before too long, you feel exhausted and ready to give up.
Many of us have to be on Twitter due to our jobs, some of us just feel like we have to be. I’m here to offer a few ancient and unsexy alternatives to Twitter as life preservers. We’re doing a nautical theme today, by the way, I hope that’s cool with you. No reason.
In 2019, social media is water in our lungs (I’m sorry, I’m sorry, that’s the last one). With so many of us contemplating deleting our accounts or at least cutting down on that screen time, it’s time to reconsider something that feels lost in this era of algorithm-fueled newsfeeds and timelines: RSS.
RSS is a family of technologies that give you a simple feed from a spot on the web—a news site, a podcast, a blog—into your RSS reader. It’s a timeline of sorts, yes, but it runs at a sane speed, and it stays in your control, unlike Facebook or Twitter’s unknowable whims, and it excludes the vast majority of toxic noise that characterizes so much of social media. Folks, RSS is still good. More than just good, RSS is better in many ways than Twitter.
Invented exactly 20 years ago this month on the back-end of a feverish dot-com boom, RSS (Real Simple Syndication) has persisted as a technology despite Google’s infamous abandonment with the death of Google Reader and Silicon Valley social media companies trying and succeeding to supplant it. In the six years since Google shut down Reader, there have been a million words written about the technology’s rise and apparent fall.
Here’s what’s important: RSS is very much still here. Better yet, RSS can be a healthy alternative when Twitter is making you feel like shit. In 2019, that’s, like, most of the time.
On the surface, Twitter’s main value proposition is that it delivers up-to-the-second news. Let’s just be honest with ourselves: 99 percent of the time, we don’t need up-to-the-second news. Most of us would do much better waiting until someone has had time to process the news and write more than 280 characters to explain in full what’s going on. Ideally, that happens on news websites themselves, which more often than not still offer RSS feeds. Gizmodo, for instance, is putting RSS out into the world at this very moment.
RSS has the advantage of feeling slow without being slow. You can get an article in your RSS reader as soon as it’s been published—and how much faster are you really looking to go? What you don’t get is the flash flood of half-thoughts and hot takes.
Look, I’m not going to pretend I have this abyssal hellscape figured out. I’m not performatively quitting Twitter, this is not a blog about a black-and-white solution requiring you to quit social media and live in a monastery, even though that sounds pretty great. It’s about an alternative to a tool that, after a while, can be a hindrance rather than a help—at least to my sanity. The idea of seeking out the “slow web” has been around for a long time. But there’s nothing wrong with wanting to get the latest news as it happens. It’s just a matter of striking the right balance, which RSS provides.
It’s an easy process to start. First, choose an RSS reader. My two favorites are Feedly and NewsBlur. I prefer NewsBlur because I like the iOS app more, but Feedly is very popular and good, so give either one a try. They both accomplish the same goal.
Then, find your feeds. I’d start with, at most, 10 news sites to subscribe to. This will give you a feel for how fast you want the feed to move. Too slow? Add more. To fast? Delete a few. I try to narrow things down even further: Instead of subscribing to the New York Times, which publishes dozens of items per day, I subscribe specifically to the Times’ tech section, which means I get a much more curated selection. For whichever site you want to subscribe to, you should be able to copy and paste the URL into your reader and subscribe from there.
If RSS alone doesn’t quite do it for you, there are other tools that make finding online content less soul-sucking.
The first complement to my RSS reader is my Nuzzel account. Like RSS, Nuzzel is years old, and it’s relatively slow. I cannot stress enough: Slow can be good. Nuzzel looks at your Twitter account and surfaces the stories being shared most within the last few hours or days—an easy way to parse through the headlines your follows think are most important without necessarily getting caught in the hair-trigger tweets that can make it a relentless cesspool.
In the same realm of slow tech, there’s a “new” trend that’s actually older than RSS itself: The email newsletter. Everyone and their dad seem to have one these days, and there’s even a New York Times trend piece on the whole phenomenon, which is how you know it’s already old and uncool as hell. Perfect.
An email newsletter avoids most of the pitfalls of Twitter hell while still delivering on many of value points. If you’re on Twitter to dive into a specific world—tech, basketball, national security, make up, whatever—there’s almost certainly a good newsletter for it, whether it’s from a specific publication or a smart individual who wants to write and riff but who probably hates Twitter as much as the rest of us. Get the intelligence and links delivered to your inbox daily and then move on. No getting wiped out by the endless social media riptide. Oh, by the way, we’re back to nautical.
For newsletters, you can do two things. First, your news websites and blogs of choice probably have newsletters that you can sign up for from the home page—which you probably already know thanks to the charming pop-ups that everyone uses because fuck you that’s why. Second, there are two startups behind many of today’s active newsletters: Substack and Revue. Take a look at both sites and see what interests you.
At the end of the day, we’re probably not going to be able to escape social media entirely. I couldn’t even if I wanted to since it’s part of my job, as it may be part of yours. For us poor souls—and those of you who are, for some reason, online all day by choice—know that it’s okay to slow down. You’re not missing anything.
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It is very early in the Democratic Primary race (the first state primaries are still nearly a year away) but two lesser-known candidates have burst onto the scene in recent weeks, from relative…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19515185
Posted by chadmhorner (karma: 526)
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#HackerNews #and #andrew #betting #blown #buttigieg #have #markets #pete #twitter #yang
It is very early in the Democratic Primary race (the first state primaries are still nearly a year away) but two lesser-known candidates have burst onto the scene in recent weeks, from relative obscurity: Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur, and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
We collected data from Twitter and Oddschecker to chronicle their rise:
Andrew Yangʼs Twitter followers have more than doubled in the past month
Yangʼs campaign strategy ("podcasts and memes") is continuing to bear fruit, as his Twitter following has steadily grown and recently eclipsed 200,000 followers.
The meteoric rise of "Mayor Pete" can be traced back to a CNN town hall on March 10th: his follower growth picked up drastically after the event, and hasnʼt shown signs of slowing down.
Over the past few weeks, Yang and Buttigieg have started to make some noise in betting markets. Their odds of winning the Democratic nomination have each jumped from about 1%^1 (Buttigieg wasnʼt even listed at all until mid-February) to over 5%.
While this bump may look more like a blip in the chart below, betting markets now rank Buttigieg and Yang 5th and 6th, respectively, in the Democratic field, ahead of clearly-legitimate candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker.
It is often said that "Twitter is not real life," and surely betting markets arenʼt either. They are an output based on closer-to-real-life inputs, like polls, and media coverage. Indeed, most polls show Yang and Buttigieg receiving 1% of fewer of the vote, hardly an indicator of a real chance at receiving the nomination.
Still, there is an argument to be made that markets can be a leading indicator of performance. Sure enough, a Quinnipiac poll released this morning showed Buttigieg polling at 4% nationally, easily his strongest result yet. His odds jumped further.
Analyzing Oscars Betting Markets Data Suggests Green Book May Upset Roma
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^1. We convert the fractional odds given on the site to percentage odds (e.g. 4/3 -> 1/(1+4/3) -> 43%. We then normalize these odds to sum to 95% (leaving 5% for the rest of the field). ↩
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