Archive for the ‘Social Network’ Category

The Future of Trolling

2017/06/14

(FTB stderr) – Marcus Ranum:

Charles Stross’ book Accellerando has a large number of absolutely brilliant projections of the future of trolling.

This posting will not contain spoilers, so don’t worry. There are weaponizable ideas in this posting that I am not encouraging you to do, because not all things that can be done are worth doing. …

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Charles Stross: Accelerando

Alarmist Blowhard Tweets

2017/06/04

(The Intercept) – Robert Mackey:

Every day, a new low. As Britons turned to social networks to try to get credible information about an unfolding terrorist attack in central London on Saturday night, the President of the United States enraged many by injecting himself into the conversation, and trying to turn the wave of anxiety and fear to his political advantage. …

theintercept 2017/06/04 president-awful

J.K. Rowling‏: It's called 'leadership', Donald. The terrorists were dead 8 minutes after police got the call. If we need an alarmist blowhard, we'll call.

Trolling GCHQ

2017/05/14

(indy100) – Harriet Marsden:

While the effects were felt all over the world in almost 100 countries, the NHS was the most terrifyingly significant target for us in Britain – literally, the lifeline of the UK.

Malicious ransomware called ‘WannaCry‘ infected thousands of computers, holding patients’ medical records captive via encryption and demanding a BitCoin payment for their release.

In other equally important news, it was also National Limerick Day. …

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Twitter trolling GCHQ

Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

2016/11/23

(NYTimes::Preoccupations) – Cal Newport:

I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account.

At the moment, this makes me an outlier, but I think many more people should follow my lead and quit these services. There are many issues with social media, from its corrosion of civic life to its cultural shallowness, but the argument I want to make here is more pragmatic: You should quit social media because it can hurt your career. …

nytimes 2016/11/20 quit-social-media

David Saracino: Social media blinders

It Begins

2016/03/17

(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

To make your day more dramatic, post a random minor news story with the comment “It begins.” …

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xkcd 1656: it begins

Stilformen der Menschenverachtung

2016/02/17

(SPIEGEL Netzwelt) – Sascha Lobo:

Die AfD denkt laut über Schüsse auf Flüchtlinge nach und eilt weiter von Umfrageerfolg zu Umfrageerfolg. Wie kann das sein? …

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Neo-Nazi

Too Many People Have Peed in the Pool

2016/02/16

(The Old Friary) – Stephen Fry:

It’s no big deal – as it shouldn’t be. But yes, for anyone interested I have indeed deactivated my twitter account. I’ve ‘left’ twitter before, of course: many people have time off from it whether they are in the public eye or not. Think of it as not much more than leaving a room. I like to believe I haven’t slammed the door, much less stalked off in a huff throwing my toys out of the pram as I go or however one should phrase it. It’s quite simple really: the room had started to smell. Really quite bad. …

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Stephen Fry on Twitter

Das Netz und die Dummheit

2016/01/20

(SPIEGEL Netzwelt) – Sascha Lobo:

Was sich an Schwachsinn in die sozialen Medien ergießt, ist mittlerweile nicht mehr auszuhalten. Oft scheint es, als sei es gar nicht Hass, sondern vor allem Dummheit, die sich da Bahn bricht. Das hat einen einfachen Grund. …

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Troll

Socially Stunted

2015/05/19

(Tree Lobsters!) – “Hey! Do you know Gern Blanston or Regina Phalange or John Coctostan? Would you like to be friends with them?” …

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Tree Lobsters 685: Socially Stunted

Facebook at Work

2015/03/04

(Guardian Comments) – Oliver Burkeman:

It is a manifestly terrible idea which, if adopted in your workplace, will undoubtedly transform it into a dystopian hell-hole of paranoia and confusion. …

theguardian…2015/jan/16/facebook-at-work

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