Technology and Social Media

ASUS believes a woman with a computer is better than a woman with a kitten
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 Welcome to another episode of Social Media Managers Who Are Having a Bad Day. On todays episode we present Asus‘ assertion that a “cute girl” with a cat worse than a “sophisticated lady” with a Zenbook 3(tm) laptop. On the surface this argument might be a little specious – after all, cats are pretty cool […]

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Twitter layoffs come atop surprisingly strong profit     – CNET
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Despite winning praise for its live-streaming of sporting events, the struggling social network hasn’t found its way with meaningful user growth.

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How to Watch Apple’s October 2016 MacBook Event
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Thursday October 27, Apple is putting on its fourth media event this year. The post How to Watch Apple’s October 2016 MacBook Event appeared first on WIRED.

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AT&T, Time Warner reportedly strike buyout deal     – CNET
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The telecommunications giant has reached an agreement to buy the media conglomerate, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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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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