Technology and Social Media

Tech luminaries laud Dennis Ritchie … 5 years after death     – CNET
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Well-known tech figures appear to have forgotten the father of the C programming language died years ago, falling victim to social media’s “second death syndrome.”

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Facebook or Twitter for the presidential debate? You want to agree or argue?     – CNET
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The debates will be the same on both social networks, but the comments? Not so much.

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Facebook inflated video viewing stats for two years     – CNET
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Social network gave advertisers overestimated averages of viewing times because it only counted any video watched for at least three seconds.

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Brit boffins get $800k for Los Angeles Twitter pre-crime tech
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Department of Justice cash will develop Minority Report-style tool using social media data Researchers from the University of Cardiff have been awarded more than $800,000 by the US Department of Justice to develop a pre-crime detection system.…

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What Will Ensure Your Social Media Protest Is Overrun By Trolls?
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Democratic lawmakers forgot one very important rule of the Internet Wednesday. The post What Will Ensure Your Social Media Protest Is Overrun By Trolls? appeared first on WIRED.

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Gab, the Alt-Right’s Very Own Twitter, Is The Ultimate Filter Bubble
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Brand new social media platform Gab will not censor you. So does that make it a free speech utopia, or just troll heaven? The post Gab, the Alt-Right’s Very Own Twitter, Is The Ultimate Filter Bubble appeared first on WIRED.

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AirPods still the buzz of the iPhone 7 event, but probably not the way Apple wanted     – CNET
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Apple’s new pair of white earrings — I mean wireless headphones — are taking over social media with a batch of memes created since their debut on Wednesday.

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SF woman outhustles others to win #PitchLeBron online contest     – CNET
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The owner of a San Francisco company gets a big-league shout-out from the NBA star on social media.

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At 25, the World Wide Web Is Still a Long Way From Reality
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The web’s not dead. But the dream of truly democratized media is still a dream. The post At 25, the World Wide Web Is Still a Long Way From Reality appeared first on WIRED.

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