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From cutting all ties with Trump to pulling political donations, here's how corporate America has responded to the Capitol insurrection

The US Capitol during riots on January 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis During the US Capitol insurrection, businesses condemned the rioters. In the days after, they swapped words for concrete action. Some have cut off all political funding, others have severed ties with President Donald Trump. Here's how social-media giants, banks, retailers, and other firms have reacted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in a desperate bid to over...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Business, Politics, White House, US, America, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Pga, Reddit


Why large groups of people often come to the same conclusions

Large groups of people everywhere tend to come to the same conclusions.In small groups, there's a much wider diversity of ideas.The mechanics of a large group make some ideas practically inevitable. People make sense of the world by organizing things into categories and naming them. "These are circles." "That's a tree." "Those are rocks." It's one way we tame our world. There's a weird correspondence between different cultures, though — even though we come from different places and very differe...
Tags: Psychology, Decision Making, Amazon, Facebook, Social Media, Personality, Innovation, Collaboration, University of Pennsylvania, Debate, Cooperation, Nature Communications, Annenberg School for Communication, Damon Centola, Douglas Guilbeault, Network Dynamics Group NDG


I'm a mom influencer who earns up to $12,000 a month through paid sponsorships. Here's how I grew my income and following while caring for my son.

Manou Oeschger and her son Liam on his first birthday in September 2020. Manou Oeschger Manou Oeschger is a social media influencer based in Brentwood, California. When she had her son Liam in 2019, Oeschger pivoted from posting fashion content to sharing mom-related content on Instagram. Now, Oeschger does brand collaborations with baby-food, skin, and hair-care companies that can net her up to $12,000 a month. During the pandemic, she says she's averaging 20 sponsored posts a month and c...
Tags: Europe, Media, Instagram, Germany, Disney, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, United States, Prime, Canon, Disney Channel, Chris, Nordic


When a colleague asks you for nude photos

Dear colleague, Sorry for my delayed response. I didn’t know if I was going to follow up with you on this issue.  When you initially messaged on LinkedIn, on New Year’s Eve, I was holding my daughter.  She’s five, and she was desperately trying to stay awake for the ball drop.  She was determined to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Social Media, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


Misinformation vs. disinformation: What to know about each form of false information, and how to spot them online

Being a critical consumer of the news means understanding and identifying misinformation. NicolasMcComber/Getty Images Misinformation refers to false or out-of-context information that is presented as fact regardless of an intent to deceive. Disinformation is a type of misinformation that is intentionally false and intended to deceive or mislead.  Both misinformation and disinformation involve the sharing of bad or debunked information, with varying intents and purposes.  Visit Business In...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Russia, Trends, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Misinformation, Democratic, Southwell, RTI International, Poynter, Tech Insider, Fake News, Disinformation, False Claims


Twitter’s decentralized future

This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “feel pride” about the decision. In the same thread, he took time to call out a nascent Twitter-sponsored initiative called “bluesky,” which is aiming to build up an “open decentralized standard for social media” that Twitter is just one part of. Researchers involved with ...
Tags: Google, Android, Social, TC, Twitter, Technology, Social Networks, Washington, Social Media, Tech, Encryption, United States, Computing, Jack Dorsey, Free Software, Biz Stone


Snapchat is shelling out millions to young users to create viral content in an effort to compete against TikTok

Gina Wetzler/Getty Images Snapchat is shelling out millions to young users to create viral content on its platform, according to The New York Times. The move signals the company's plans to more heavily take on TikTok, which remains the most popular platform in the short-form video arena. TikTok kicked off a similar program in July with its Creator Fund, a $200 million pool to support company-approved influencers on the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snapchat...
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Information, Snapchat, New York Times, Nyt, The New York Times, Snap, Lowe, Tech Insider, Ben Schwerin, Tiktok, Katie Canales, Apps and Platforms, Gina Wetzler Getty Images Snapchat


Wimkin, a free speech network, says it was hit with a 'massive' DDoS attack after being banned from Apple's App Store

The US Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott Apple and Google both removed Wimkin, a free-speech social network, from their app stores, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. On its website, Wimkin posted a notice, saying "a massive DDOS attack attempt came in" after the removals. At least one group on the network had repeatedly called for an armed militia to form in Washington during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Democratic Party, Sheppard, Wall Street Journal Apple


Twitter CEO on Banning Trump: Online Speech Can Cause Harm Offline

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally gave this thoughts on Wednesday about the decision to ban President Donald Trump from the platform, explaining that the move wasn’t easy and that he takes no pride in banning anyone. But Dorsey acknowledged there can be real harm from speech that happens online and he believes…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Twitter’s vision of decentralization could also be the far-right’s internet endgame

This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “feel pride” about the decision. In the same thread, he took time to call out a nascent Twitter-sponsored initiative called “bluesky,” which is aiming to build up an “open decentralized standard for social media” that Twitter is just one part of. Researchers involved with ...
Tags: Google, Android, Social, TC, Twitter, Technology, Social Networks, Washington, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Encryption, United States, President, Computing, Jack Dorsey


Banning Trump from Twitter sets a 'dangerous' precedent, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and President Donald Trump, right. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Friday, January 8, Twitter moved to indefinitely suspend Trump from the platform — a move that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, "sets a precedent I feel is dangerous," in a series of tweets. The ban came after a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in. During the attack, President Trump tweeted a video of support t...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Instagram, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Larry Ellison, Freedom Of Speech, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Terms Of Service, Trump, Capitol, Twitter Twitter


The Next Social Media Frontier For Lawyers: Clubhouse

None of the new social media platforms have been particularly useful for lawyers -- until now that is.
Tags: Technology, Law, Social Media, Clubhouse, Niki Black


The true story behind the viral TikTok sea shanty hit

Rediscovered song, which has a ‘cheerful energy’, was likely written by a teenage sailor or shore whaler in New Zealand in the 1830sEven from “the back of nowhere, far from any city” – not to mention the sea – John Archer caught wind of the sea shanty revival before anyone else.From his home in landlocked Ōhakune, Archer had noticed a sharp uptick in visitors to the New Zealand Folk Song website he set up in 1998. One 19th-century seafaring epic was of particular interest: Soon May The Wellerman...
Tags: Music, Social Media, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Tiktok, John Archer, Ōhakune Archer


Moderators claim Nextdoor has failed to address QAnon concerns

The neighborhood-based social network has grappled with the proliferation of conspiracy theories and falsehoods surrounding the 2020 U.S. presidential election, moderators claim.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Social Media, Conspiracy, Radio, Airbnb, Nextdoor, Social Media Networks, Select, News Brief, 2020 Election, President-elect Joe Biden, Capitol Mob


Sea shanty TikTok: how a 19th-century seafaring epic inspired a Covid generation

Rediscovered song, which has a ‘cheerful energy’, was likely written by a teenage sailor or shore whaler in New Zealand in the 1830sEven from “the back of nowhere, far from any city” – not to mention the sea – John Archer caught wind of the sea shanty revival before anyone else.From his home in landlocked Ōhakune, Archer had noticed a sharp uptick in visitors to the New Zealand Folk Song website he set up in 1998. One 19th-century seafaring epic was of particular interest: Soon May The Wellerman...
Tags: Music, Social Media, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Tiktok, John Archer, Ōhakune Archer


How Twitter is handling the 2021 US presidential transition

Twitter has set out its plans for US Inauguration Day 2021, next Wednesday, January 20, when president-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the 46th US president and vice president-elect Kamala Harris will become VP. “This year, multiple challenging circumstances will require that most people experience this historic ceremony virtually,” the social media firm writes in a blog post detailing how it will handle the transition of power on its platform as the Trump administration departs off...
Tags: Social, TC, Twitter, Europe, Obama, US, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, House, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Kamala Harris, Trump, HARRIS, Nara



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