In the U.S., the unit embedded employees in Trump’s campaign. (Hillary Clinton’s camp declined a similar offer.) In India, the company helped develop the online presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who now has more Facebook followers than any other world leader. In the Philippines, it trained the campaign of Rodrigo Duterte, known for encouraging extrajudicial killings, in how to most effectively use the platform. And in Germany it helped the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party (AfD) win its first Bundestag seats, according to campaign staff.#politics #election #SocialNetwork #news
And if so, what makes a meme better? The answer lies not in traditional memetics, but in the #study of jokes....
Memes capture and maintain #people’s #attention in a given #moment because something about that moment provides a #context that makes that meme attractive.source: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/12/a-unified-theory-of-meme-death/546866/
"Social media does undeniably bring joy, solace and good times. But so does booze, which is why we make kids wait until they’re old enough to understand the downsides, " writes Hinsliff.#messenger #internet #company #children #education #SocialNetwork #news #problem
We then tested whether Facebook use was associated with elevated depressive symptoms in the first months of #parenthood. Indeed, we found that mothers who were more prone to seek external validation for their mothering #identity and were perfectionistic about parenting experienced increases in depressive symptoms indirectly through higher levels of Facebook #activity. Moreover, greater Facebook activity was also linked to elevated parenting #stress for new mothers.#children #kids #baby #mother #drepression #problem #internet #SocialNetwork #news #science #parents
#Mastodon is a free, open-source #social #network server. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your #communication. Anyone can run Mastodon and participate in the social network seamlessly.
An alternative implementation of the GNU social project. Based on #ActivityStreams, #Webfinger, #PubsubHubbub and #Salmon.
Sooo I've been cross-posting my shit to #steemit the last weeks, which has earned me more than $10,000 (currently) worth of its own built-in crypto-coin.
As Steemit is (also) a new decentralized social network, I guess it's worth some inspection and discussion here. Instead of pods, it's blockchain-based, that means any entry point would use the same logical database (aka blockchain). On technical grounds, it seems to work really well. The main entry point is steemit.com, though there are also other "content explorers" (or block explorers in blockchain-speak), like steemd.com and probably more. A local client would be (for me) the most preferable way for access though.
The blockchain engine under the hood called #graphene scales well but is unproven, which they admit themselves on their website. And also unlike #bitcoin or #ethereum, it relies on community-elected master nodes or "witnesses".
The platform is currently designed to look more like a cross between #medium and #reddit, though it seems everything is in place to cobble together a front-end to make it look and behave more like #diaspora or #libertree.
Instead of (or additionally to) #mining, newly minted coins go to users who contribute posts and curation (i.e. votes). This is an idea with known and in the respective circles much discussed advantages and disadvantages, but it now has been put to practice.
If you can contribute good original content, like well-written articles and photography, it may earn you some notable income without much effort even at this point, but I expect this to become more and more difficult over time if/when this network becomes more and more successful, dare I say overrun. Very important is a good first post tagged with #introduceyourself describing yourself to convince the community enough you're not a bot or sockpuppet. You're not required to reveal your real identity though.
It's technically also not so easy to join the network actually, because of the mentioned bot and sockpuppetry problem. It costs 10 #steem to create an account, which you can buy from exchanges, or mine yourself with the #steemd executable. Most non-technical people though can easily sign up with their #facebook or #reddit accounts, a process which seems to be sponsored by the owners of steemit.com website.
Due to the (of course intended) viral effect caused be the $$$, this network is already quite successful, dare I say the most successful decentralized social network so far, that no-one even heard about, probably not even here on #thefederation, hence this post. It seems steemit.com is soon about to enter the top 10,000 popular websites world-wide already after a few months being in existence.
The monetary incentive structure already causes the most successful posts to be motivational self-improvement drivel and circle-jerking praise of this platform though, almost as expected.
The long-term economic viability of the incentive structure is quite uncertain though. They've put a lot of thought into it, they have no less than three different integrated crypto-coins to incentivize long-term investment into the platform against over-eager cash-outs, but I at this point would recommend to not invest real money from outside into it. It seems if they cannot keep up a certain growth rate, the whole thing would collapse.
But all in all, it's an interesting experiment for sure, from which we will be able to learn a lot over time. It may also show the future of #journalism and #news outlets. #Paywalls and even #cryptocoin #micropayments for single articles would become unnecessary. An author or agency would simply become a stakeholder in such a platform, and their stake will be influenced by the quality of their content, reflected by users' voting behavior.
#internet #tech #social #media #socialmedia #network #socialnetwork #federation #steempower #crypto #cryptocurrency #coin #bitshares #decentralization #p2p #thefederation ?
We have released Libervia (Salut à Toi) 0.6.1.
Salut à Toi is a multipurpose multi frontend communication tools (social network) based on XMPP.
You can see the release note on http://www.goffi.org/blog/goffi/07786b84-827d-4f54-8d6f-3e73f053d9d5 (the blog is based on Libervia).
Next release (0.7) is on its way, and will be the first "general public" one (i.e. well tested and more easy to install)
He is a small preview of progression with language detection:
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Desktop/mobile devices frontend is also on its way.
#sat #salutatoi #salut a toi #libervia #xmpp #standard #blog #microblog #decentralization #freesoftware #socialnetwork #software #socialnetworks #social networks #instant messaging #sàt #free software
The whole #world is at her fingertips and has been for years. This, Katherine offers as a theory one day, is why she doesn’t feel like she’s 13 years old at all.
soooo I'd really like to see a distributed social network like #diaspora built on top of something like this:
There would be only one logical database, which however runs in a distributed way on the machines of everyone who wants to contribute resources.
Among other things it would mean no more troubles implementing federation for each feature manually with all the problems that come with it, because data replication happens on a lower level.
#tech #distributed #decentralization #p2p #db #database #databases #bigchaindb #blockchain #noblockchain #sharding #ipfs #social #media #socialmedia #socialnetwork