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When we heard (on this live stream, that’s currently off the air) that some May Day protesters started marching toward a Chipotle in midtown, we thought we’d give them a heads-up. Hopefully they’re making some burritos, because the picketers aren’t super happy with some of their political decisions that we believe have to do with immigrant hiring practices.
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I mean “lay off” as in “lay off, man, quit harshing my gig” and not “fire.” It’s a double entendre, designed to rope in the skeptical reader. Wink wink.
I wonder, actually, if this whole “social media experts are dumb” thing is some sort of tech cultural self resentment complex. It’s a thing I do, and it’s easy for me, so it’s worthless and anyone that does that for a living is dumb or evil.
But you know what? Love yourself! That thing you know, it’s really hard! It really is! It’s a skill. There are people that don’t have it. It’s okay to be good at it!
I think the issue is with the Porn-Star-like job-title dichotomy. Can there just be social media professionals with various levels of knowledge, or does every single person in the field need to be a self-proclaimed Expert?
But no one really calls themselves an expert, though, do they? I mean I’m sure someone does, but I can’t recall ever seeing it in a title or on a business card. It’s more of a subversive pejorative than an actual title, no?
I’ve always preferred “sexpert.”
In the present, we’ll all be experts for an immeasurable amount of seconds.
Maxim Goncharov, a senior threat researcher, who observed a shadowy campaign of “pro-Kremlin tweets that appear to have been sent by countless Twitter bots” in the wake of the Russian protests.
Stephen Colbert on CNN’s firing of approximately 50 journalists after the network completed a study on the quality of user generated content it was receiving via platforms such as iReport.
Colbert nails it. You savvy kids and your social tumblin’ are gonna be the death of us all.
We teamed up with media analytics firm OhMyGov to see who’s winning the social media primary for the GOP nomination. Lessons learned: Newt’s hanging with ghosts, Herman Cain tweets a lot, and Rick Santorum needs some friends.
“Facebook’s version of autobiography is very specific. It is data-driven. It is simple: Alexis likes the iPad. Alexis eats a hamburger. Alexis reads The Innovator’s Cookbook. It is a ranked, chronological database of a life. It is technically complex but grammatically simple. It is multimedia, but not rich. It is autobiography without aesthetic effort. It is a story without words.”
Alexis Madrigal | Facebook Timeline: Putting the Auto in Autobiography (via courtenaybird)
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As you might have noticed, Newsweek has waaaaaay more fun on Tumblr than the rest of the sites out there. You’re reading this; you probably get social media! So … hinthintnudgenudge.
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