Category: Social media

The Tragedy of Harry Uzoka

But within the past decade, as brands have started trying to appeal to wider markets, many have been eager to cast more diversely. “The industry has realized, through the Black influence on social media and pop culture, that money can be made from Black people and Black art,” Philipp Raheem, a photographer who has shot […]

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3 new technologies ecommerce brands can use to connect better with customers

Ecommerce was already a fast-growing industry at the beginning of 2020. Now it’s experiencing an unprecedented boom as billions of shoppers seek to replace their physical shopping carts with virtual ones. What’s more, customer loyalty has been uprooted and is now up for grabs. A study by McKinsey & Company found that consumer behaviors have […]

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A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

On Dec. 9, the Federal Trade Commission and nearly every state filed bipartisan lawsuits accusing Facebook of acting anticompetitively. Less than a week later, European policymakers introduced a competition law and new requirements for blocking online hate speech. On Dec. 24, Chinese regulators opened an antitrust investigation into Alibaba after scuppering an initial public offering […]

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Pfizer Vs. Moderna on T-Shirts and TikTok

“We saw ‘vaccinated’ posts all over social media. Many of the people posting also posted which vaccine they received, and it seemed like people took a lot of pride in this,” Mr. Lee said. “We gave the people what they were looking for.” They said they’ve almost a hundred items, and other Etsy shops provide […]

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Facebook, Preparing for Chauvin Verdict, Will Limit Posts That Might Incite Violence

Facebook on Monday said it planned to limit posts that contain misinformation and hate speech related to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, to keep them from spilling over into real-world harm. As closing arguments began in the trial and Minneapolis braced for a […]

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A Different Way of Thinking About Cancel Culture

An even more sinister version of this operates retrospectively, through search results. An employer considering a job candidate does a basic Google search, finds an embarrassing controversy from three years ago and quietly move on to the next candidate. Wokeness has particular economic power right now because corporations, correctly, don’t want to be seen as […]

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Alex Jones Faces a Reckoning

Mr. Friesen and Mr. Holmes decided to counter Mr. Jones’s version of entertainment with their own. The two men met through Marty DeRosa, a Chicago comedian. Mr. Holmes, 33, grew up in the small Northern Illinois town of Princeton. His parents were members of the No-Name Fellowship, a religious cult. The cult disbanded after the […]

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100 Days Without Trump on Twitter: A Nation Scrolls More Calmly

But how significant is the noise? Many Republicans still seem to be hanging on Mr. Trump’s every word. But others say that without Twitter or indeed the presidency, his voice has been rendered nearly impotent, much the way Alpha, the terrifying Doberman pinscher in the movie “Up,” becomes ridiculous when his electronic voice malfunctions, forcing […]

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The Launch Of The MyPillow Guy’s ‘Free Speech’ Social Media Site Was A Predictable Disaster

Is Mike Lindell a 2006 romantic-comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker? Because he had a failure to lunch. Frank, the “free speech” social media site from the sweaty pillow tycoon who fancies himself the next Jeff Bezos, was supposed to launch on Thursday at midnight for VIP subscribers. But it turns out Lindell […]

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How George Hahn, Urban Raconteur, Spends His Sundays

George Hahn loves New York. But in 2016, the writer, actor and sartorial pragmatist wrote an essay about how the city — his home for 22 years — had become unsustainable for his creative lifestyle. He decided to move home, to Cleveland, Ohio, where he marveled at his 1,000-square-foot apartment (with in-suite washer/dryer). But he […]

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Who Leaked a Nude Image of a Canadian Lawmaker? His Colleagues Want to Know.

At first, it seemed like just another embarrassing Zoom moment, the kind that anyone who works from home dreads. William Amos, a Canadian lawmaker, said he had just come back from a jog on Wednesday and was changing into work clothes when he realized that the camera on his computer was on. By then, stunned […]

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Hiker Rescued After Man Uses Photo to Pinpoint His Location

The photograph didn’t provide much detail: just a snapshot of Rene Compean’s feet dangling over a bed of rocks during a hiking trip. It was enough, however, for a complete stranger to help pinpoint his possible location and help authorities rescue the hiker after he was reported missing this week near Mount Waterman, a ski […]

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Lil Nas X Isn’t Sorry

Listen and follow Still ProcessingApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Social media apologies have become the standard celebrity response to internet outrage. But why do they feel so deeply inadequate? Jenna and Wesley dissect a new spate of public apologies from the last year. And they look to the activist and writer adrienne maree brown […]

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A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods

“There’s one way this is going to go,” he told the man. “You’re going to end up knocked down unconscious.” Over the more than two years he helped produce and publish videos for Mr. Robinson and others, Mr. Robertson learned how making clever edits and focusing on confrontation could help draw millions of views on […]

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Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders

Instagram has apologised for a “mistake” which saw it promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders. A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search terms based on their interests, with default prompts including terms such as “yard work”, “home decor” or “sunsets”. But some people with eating disorders found that […]

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How a Burst of Light in the Sky Illuminated Something Primal

I thought of this — our ancient trembling before a vast and unknown sky — when I heard the genuine fright in some of the videos. One small-sounding girl tried to keep the panic out of her voice as she asked her mother, “Mom, are we OK?” Often, though, the fear sounded almost incredulous, as […]

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New Adobe Report Reveals Demand For More Representative Emoji, But Inclusion Runs Deeper

Representation is trending Klein Have emoji devolved, flattened or elevated language? Or wait — are they their own language, or an augmentation of our existing one? While by definition, ‘emoji’ is the combination of two Japanese words: e, ‘picture’ and moji, ‘character’, they act as the substitute of words (🏡 = a house) and as an extension […]

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‘We Are Grateful For Your Support’: Family Announces Death Of 12-Year-Old Who Partook In ‘Blackout’ TikTok Challenge

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Screenshot / GoFundMe The family of Joshua Haileyesus faced their worst fear this week after he died on Saturday, three weeks from being placed on life support due to partaking in a viral TikTok challenge. “We would like to update everyone that this evening, after fighting the good fight on life […]

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