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  • The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 5:17:07 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/4/16 | Catherine Rampell
    Deploying Lena didn't work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. (snip) Why are so many young'uns feeling the Bern? I see two main reasons. The first is that, to millennials, Sanders's socialism is a feature, not a bug. Much of the current conversation about Sanders's "democratic socialism" is predicated on whether Americans can look past this supposedly toxic label. But millennials love Sanders not despite his socialism, but because of it. "Socialism" has never been a dirty word for the current cohort of youth, who either didn't live through...
  • LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

    02/05/2016 3:22:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value. A surprise forecast for slower growth this year sent LinkedIn shares into a stomach-turning plunge of almost 44 percent. After the market closed Thursday, the online company reported better-than-expected earnings for the last quarter but warned that revenue would fall short of what analysts had projected for 2016. It also said it was discontinuing a new online advertising system that hadn't worked out.
  • Germany on the Brink

    01/10/2016 4:06:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/9/2015 | Ross Douthat
    ON New Year’s Eve, in the shadow of Cologne’s cathedral, crowds of North African and Middle Eastern men accosted women out for the night’s festivities. They surrounded them, groped them, robbed them. Two women were reportedly raped. Though there were similar incidents from Hamburg to Helsinki, the authorities at first played down the assaults, lest they prove inconvenient for Angela Merkel’s policy of mass asylum for refugees. That delay has now cost Cologne’s police chief his job. But the German government still seems more concerned about policing restless natives — most recently through a deal with Facebook and Google to...
  • Woman has stolen pickup truck returned after awful pencil drawing of missing vehicle goes viral

    01/02/2016 10:32:40 PM PST · by Califreak · 61 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 12/17/15 | Gemma Mullin
    A woman whose pickup truck was stolen has had the vehicle returned after an awful pencil drawing she posted online went viral . Zaira Salazar Medina didn't have a photo of her car so instead sketched the 1991 Nissan from memory and posted it on Facebook in a bid to track it down. The amateur drawing caused a stir on social media and sparked a flurry of memes with people editing the image into scenarios of the car in various places.
  • Dating Technology Spells Doom for Humanity

    12/22/2015 5:21:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12/22/2015 | Mark Weber
    There may be no more American thing to do than to bemoan the declining state of everyone younger than you. Even Ben Franklin believed the youths of the 1700s fell short of the generations that had gone before. "The best capacities require cultivation, it being truly with them," Franklin said, "as with the best ground, which unless well tilled and sowed with profitable seed, produces only ranker weeds." A prime catalyst for those fears frequently has been new and evolving technology. In the early 20th century, even bicycles were seen as a tool of immorality, as romantic trysts between young...
  • Islamism and Facebook's Existential Crisis: Could Zuckerberg's Kowtowing Destroy Social Media?

    12/20/2015 6:58:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/20/2015 | By William A. Levinson
    Although I am not going to give formal engineering or quality management consulting advice in an opinion column, I do remember a seminar on ISO 9001:2015's new provision for "Actions to address risks and opportunities" that warned how social networking can demolish a business' reputation in days or even hours. I saw this in action when a department store, which I will not name because it was falsely accused in a news article (a credible source as opposed to "somebody's blog") of removing Israeli goods from its shelves. The store's Facebook page was instantly flooded with negative posts and negative...
  • Statement by U.S. Senator Mike Lee on Omnibus Bill's Legal Protection of Social Media Companies

    12/17/2015 11:07:11 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    Senator Mike Lee's Facebook Page ^ | 12-17-2015 | Senator Mike Lee
    If you use Facebook- and that's everyone who sees this post - then your relationship with Facebook will be redefined by the government if the ‪Omnibus‬ spending bill before the Senate is passed into law. Tomorrow we are scheduled to vote on a 2,000 page spending bill to fund the government through the end of next year. It was crafted in a back-room deal with almost no input from most members of Congress. Because of the "must-pass" nature of the bill, those in the room air-dropped controversial cybersecurity legislation into the bill, hoping no one would object. If this bill...
  • The Tech-Nuclear Option, Part II: Starve ISIS of Its Oxygen

    12/16/2015 10:48:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Bryan Crabtree
    My original article, outlining how to defeat ISIS through an online assault, was met with a chorus of laughter. ( http://bit.ly/1Qsejtb ) I suggested that in order to defeat ISIS we must first shut them down online. In essence, this would starve them of their oxygen. Donald Trump has also suggested that we need to "shut down the Internet." That too has been met with a great deal of ridicule and laughter. But what does that mean? Just this week, we've learned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a rule that restricts its agents from reviewing social media...
  • Terrorists Notwithstanding, Our Own Idealogues Are Killing Us

    12/16/2015 6:44:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/15 | Bob Christie
    Intentional omission of a search of social media activity in the name of political correctness The dictionary describes an idealogue as “one given to fanciful ideas or theories”. Unfortunately the Department of Homeland Security is replete with such people. They are dangerous to our health and well being because of their fantasies, in particular the notion that one’s social media activities are private and not subject to search. The most egregious and astonishing fact associated with the failure to prevent the recent tragic loss of fourteen lives in San Bernardino was the intentional omission of a search of social media...
  • Female San Bernardino terrorist’s body remains unclaimed

    12/14/2015 5:53:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/14/15 | Leslie Eastman
    What if Homeland Security has a 95% failure rate in screening jihadi brides? We reported dive crews were searching a lake in San Bernardino for evidence related to the terror attack that left 14 Americans dead.It appears that investigators may have located some: Divers recovered items from a lake in San Bernardino, Calif., where a couple who killed 14 at a nearby regional center Dec. 2 possibly dumped evidence on the day of their shooting spree, according to various media accounts,…Divers began searching the lake Thursday, and some items were recovered before the search concluded Saturday, but the FBI did not reveal...
  • UPDATE: Fearing 'Bad Public Relations,' Obama Administration Barred Officials

    12/14/2015 2:30:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE: It gets worse. ABC News is reporting that Homeland Security officials have been bound by a secret US policy not to scrutinize visa applicants' social media footprint because the Obama administration feared bad press over "civil liberties." This represents an stunning, intentional dereliction of duty -- all for PR: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official...
  • When The Truth Would Do

    12/13/2015 6:04:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    When I was a press secretary in the U.S. Senate, my boss instilled in me an important lesson: Don't put anything in an email you don't want to see on the front page of the Washington Post the next day. It was an obvious lesson once you thought about it, but it was one many people never seem to learn. I worked in the Senate in 2006, before Facebook and Twitter. But the lesson should be even more true for social media. I don't understand why some people don't get this, but it happened again last week. I broke a...
  • Social media? The new direction in the war on ISIS -- an establishment distraction from Trump?

    12/10/2015 12:44:58 AM PST · by Fhios · 7 replies
    12/10/2015 | Vanity
    First Trump drew the harshest of criticism from the "establishment" over his comments on muslim immigration. Now as the waters start to recede a bit some things are emerging. Namely, it's starting to creep up on some that it's actually a fairly decent Idea. Everybody watched for the trap door to drop and listened for the snap of the noose. Nothing happened. Now emerging ... the war on social media and it's unfettered access to the plebeians. Social media is a problem for the "establishment". First immediate concern is ISIS and their successful social media propaganda campaign. How far behind...
  • Did WPLG buy a bunch of Twitter followers This Week? [Miami ABC Station]

    12/09/2015 12:45:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 10/9/15
    Social media is big, and with old media embracing it we've seen local media in particular pump their social media follower count like it's the new ratings standard.... ....two days ago, when a tipster alerted me to WPLG's Twitter account @WPLGLocal10 and how fast they were gaining followers. They were literally adding 1,000+ followers per hour. Shortly after a few others emailed SFLTV about it, even viewers who found it humorous they're being followed and unfollowed by WPLG on Twitter. ....People we talked to alleged WPLG bought Twitter followers.... ...All told in the span of less than 3 days WPLG...
  • Franklin Graham Facebook Post on Muslim Immigration

    12/09/2015 10:35:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    facebook.com/FranklinGraham ^ | 12/9/15 | Franklin Graham
    For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over. Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said yesterday that he disagrees-saying that "such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for." Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality. Research shows that there are 2.75 million Muslims living in the U.S. According to...
  • Digital Counterinsurgency: How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online

    12/08/2015 11:50:14 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies
    Foreign Affairs Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015 ^ | Nov/Dec 2015 issue | Jared Cohen
    Digital Counterinsurgency How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online By Jared Cohen The Islamic State, or ISIS, is the first terrorist group to hold both physical and digital territory: in addition to the swaths of land it controls in Iraq and Syria, it dominates pockets of the Internet with relative impunity.... ... in late 2014, 46,000 Twitter accounts openly supported the group. Back then, strategies for fighting ISIS online centered on simply removing such accounts.... ... the gamut from popular public platforms to private chat rooms to encrypted messaging systems such as WhatsApp, Kik, Wickr, Zello, and Telegram... ... churn...
  • What are Facebook and other social media doing about Donald Trump?

    12/06/2015 3:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | December 6, 2015 | Emily Bell
    The US woke up on Friday to the news that Donald Trump was a full 20 percentage points ahead of Ted Cruz, his nearest rival, for the Republican nomination, and a good 16 percentage points higher than America’s top political analysts thought he would be. Running on a platform of “making America great again”, his campaign has been noteworthy for Trump’s egregious widespread insults and total fabrications, on a gargantuan scale. The most recent of which was him claiming to have seen “thousands of Muslims” dancing in the streets of New Jersey after 9/11. No evidence exists of this, because...
  • San Bernardino Mass Shooting: Survivor Finds Her Home Burglarized After Attending Vigil

    12/06/2015 8:20:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | 10:07 PM, December 5, 2015, by | Kirk Hawkins
    A survivor of the San Bernardino mass shooting said she returned home from a memorial vigil to find her home had been burglarized. Kirk Hawkins reports from Victorville for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2015
  • Facebook removed suspect profile after California shooting

    12/04/2015 1:08:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-4-15
    A Facebook profile established under an alias by Tashfeen Malik, one of the suspects in the California shooting, was removed by the company for violating its community standards, which prohibit praise or promotion of "acts of terror," a spokesman said Friday. Content celebrating leaders of the Islamic State would be removed under the company's standards, said a Facebook Inc spokesman, who asked not to be named.
  • Girl, 13, is arrested after 'posting a shooting threat... just to get more followers'

    12/04/2015 4:56:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2015 | AP and Zoe Szathmary
    "..According to Fox 4 News, the caption said: 'Everybody at t.w. Browne gone die omm plus u stupid ass eight graders wanna play with me IMA kill everybody even 6graders and 7graders...this is no joke i put that oml I got a rape charge on me and I'm ready to go back to the pen ...' .......Principal Jonathan Smith told Fox 4 News: 'Ultimately, we've got to be clear that in the Dallas Independent School District, we aren't going to tolerate those types of threats. 'We're a place for learning, we're here for learning and we want to ensure the...
  • Telegram Messenger shut down 78 ISIS-linked channels

    11/18/2015 12:28:56 PM PST · by Fali_G · 6 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 11/18/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    Telegram Messenger has has shut down 78 ISIS-linked channels that the terror group was using to spread its propaganda message across the Internet. Using a recently-launched “Channels” feature that allows messages to be sent to unlimited users and followers, the Islamic State has used the platform to create the “Nashir” channel, meaning ‘purveyor’ in Arabic. ISIS has expanded its selection of channels, sharing their message in 12 languages.
  • Ted Cruz: The Republican Social Media Czar

    11/12/2015 9:05:54 PM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Media Post ^ | November 11, 2015 | Philip Rosenstein
    In his two presidential runs, President Obama’s social-media strategy was on point. In 2012, he completely outdid Mitt Romney on the major social networks, when it came to likes, posts or followers. Republicans have learned their lesson and many increasingly focus their energy and money online.According to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, there were around 1.2 million tweets about Tuesday’s Fox/Wall Street Journal debate within the United States. About 6 million users saw one or more of those messages.Further data shows that about 225,000 people were tweeting and their 1.2 million tweets were seen in total around 181 million times. These...
  • Op-Ed: How social media is defeating the Palestinian intifada

    11/03/2015 4:38:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/15 | Eric Greenstein
    n an age of security cameras and videos shot on mobile devices, the PA has been left behind, and its famous propaganda machine has suffered a heavy blow. Even world media criticized Abbas' lie about the "dead" Ahmad Manasra. It was a pretty embarrassing moment for MSNBC. It isn’t every day that a journalist reporting from the field is reproached by a news anchor during a live broadcast for distorting reality. But that’s exactly what happened last week in connection with a stabbing attempt at Damascus Gate. In case you haven’t seen the viral video, here is what happened: Ayman...
  • Narcissistic Nation Hooked on Social Media

    10/30/2015 8:15:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/30/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    No matter what the purpose or how we use Facebook or Twitter, we have become a dangerously narcissistic nation addicted to social media We have become a narcissistic nation hooked on social media 24/7. If we look around in every direction possible, we see people with their eyes downcast and locked onto illuminated and addictive rectangular devices that consume many waking moments of each day. These smart devices glow in the dark on the driver’s side while cars swerve or seem to drive themselves. It won’t be long before driverless cars will be made available by the global government elites...
  • Cruz wins social media in GOP debate (Washington Post complete with Charts)

    10/29/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Watch the video at the link. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dominated the social media conversation during the Republican debate on CNBC last night, largely for using the media as a punching bag. The third GOP debate lacked some of the fire of the previous two contests and had a new target for criticism: the media. Our analytics partners at Zignal Labs tracked more than 650,000 mentions of the GOP field during the two-hour debate - way down from the chatter in the previous debates. But Cruz scored the night's biggest moment with his criticism of the media’s questions. Here’s a...
  • Ted Cruz steals the social media spotlight

    10/29/2015 8:06:13 AM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 29, 2015 | Angela Moon
    Ted Cruz stole the spotlight on social media as he unleashed a tirade on CNBC debate moderators and media in general for creating tension among the candidates and not addressing "substantive issues"....The Texas senator scored the highest activity level - total number of views, shares, likes, and mentions a candidate receives on social media networks - for the night, according to Zoomph, an analytics platform that tracks real-time data on social media.He had 27,500 engagements on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ by the end of the debate, while Rubio followed with 21,000 engagements. Bush was third on social media engagement...
  • The Flip Side of the Arab Spring

    10/24/2015 6:32:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    MIT ^ | October 20, 2105 | Jason Pontin
    Here are some English-language tweets from jihadis fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS: I just noticed our martyred brother r.a. had a tumblr (I know, how could I have missed it). Make sure to check it out. And: This Syrian guy next 2 me (AbuUbayadah) is so stoked for our op he almost shot his foot off. Come on brosafety 1st. :p And: Put the chicken wings down n come to jihad bro. In Fighting ISIS Online, MIT Technology Reviews senior writer, David Talbot, describes what a Google policy director has called the...
  • Social Media As A Platform For Palestinian Incitement Praise For Stabbing Attackers,

    10/14/2015 1:31:18 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Memri Org ^ | Oct 14, 2015
    On the backdrop of the recent wave of Palestinian terrorism in Israel, several hashtags were launched on social media in Arabic, such as "The Intifada Has Started," "The Third Intifada," "The Jerusalem Intifada," "The Knife Intifada," "Poison the Knife before You Stab," and "Slaughtering the Jews."[1] These hashtags serve as platforms for virulent incitement against Jews and calls to harm them. Many Twitter accounts using these hashtags expressed joy at the attacks, called the perpetrators "heroes," threatened more attacks soon, and encouraged others to carry out similar stabbings. The following is a sampling of posts under the aforementioned hashtags since...
  • What Facebook Likes Reveal About Your GOP Candidates Chances

    10/06/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    After left-wing media went crazy over Dr. Ben Carson's comments about whether or not he'd vote for a Muslim president a few weeks ago, and he gained 100,000 new Facebook "Likes" as a result, I decided to begin tracking how many new Facebook followers each of the GOP candidates were attracting weekly. What I found may surprise you. Candidates perceived as part of the "establishment," such as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki had surprisingly few followers considering their name recognition and experience. My initial research revealed Jeb Bush had the most followers amongst the...
  • Cosmo Calls Kardashians Americas First Family, But America Disagrees

    10/06/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    mediaite ^ | 10-5-15 | Andrew Husband
    The cutting edge of print journalism that is Cosmopolitan labeled the Kardashians as Americas First Family on the cover of its 50th anniversary issue in November. Needless to say, America (i.e. Twitter) does not agree with this sentiment, and has taken it upon itself to educate the half-a-century-old magazine. According to Uproxx, 16 pages of next months issue are dedicated to the family clan made famous by sisters Kim and Khloes exploits in reality television, smartphone apps, and many, many other business endeavors. At this point, the Kardashian family is no longer a family its a brand. Whether or...
  • The Big One: Trump is the Only Candidate Who Gets Social Media

    10/01/2015 8:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    DC Inno ^ | October 1, 2015 | Eric Hal Schwartz
    Donald J. Trump ✔ ‎@realDonaldTrump I just wrapped up a Q&A @TwitterNYC. Thanks for all your questions! #AskTrump 12:36 PM - 21 Sep 2015 Donald Trump's spirit animal is Twitter's little blue bird. The billionaire developer, former reality TV star and putative leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination has turned his social media accounts into one-stop shops for his thoughts and views for millions of people without having to spend a dime. And while other candidates have made concerted efforts to craft digital strategies aimed at reaching new and younger constituencies through media like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, none...
  • THE #BLACKLIVESMATTER REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED

    08/27/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Hoping to start a bloody "race war," a black, gay, in-your-face Obama-supporting former TV reporter horrified Southwest Virginia TV viewers yesterday when he stalked and coolly murdered two white former TV station colleagues and wounded a white interview subject during a live broadcast.
  • Curt Schilling pulled from Little League World Series over Nazi tweet

    08/25/2015 1:14:08 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    MSN ^ | August 25, 2015 | Justin McGuire
    ESPN has pulled former MLB All-Star Curt Schilling from its coverage of the Little League World Series following a controversial tweet comparing Muslim extremists to German Nazis. Curts tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our companys perspective," ESPN said in a statement. "We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.
  • How Social Media Wins Political Campaigns

    08/23/2015 7:16:15 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    United States News Agency ^ | August 23, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden United States News AgencyNew York --- August 23, 2015 ... Social media is no longer the bastard son of the media. It is the media. There was a time when newspapers (print), billboards, lawn signs, buttons, radio and TV ruled in winning a political campaign. Those days are history. Classic media is still relevant, but no longer primary. It is no longer the question "should we add social media to our campaign budget?" But - "should we add newspaper, TV and radio to our campaign budget". The reason is called "instant", "feature" and "cost effective". One need...
  • Overwhelming majority of Trump's online following is ineligible to vote

    08/14/2015 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 14, 2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may be dominating social media, but a new study has revealed that a vast percentage of his online following is legally incapable of voting. According to data collected by the social analytics company, Macromeasures, just 39.4 percent of the real estate mogul's Twitter followers are members of the voting-eligible population, as first reported by Forbes. The company analyzed a handful of GOP hopefuls, including Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina. Among those Republican candidates, Trump carried the largest percentage of disenfranchised followers. In comparison, 95.7 percent of Fiorina's...
  • Analysis: Just 39.4% of Trumps social media audience eligible to vote, worst among GOP contenders

    08/14/2015 2:22:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    Conservatives on Twitter are buzzing about this as a sign that Trumpmania may be overblown. If Trump fans aren’t likely to actually turn out for him once we start counting votes, who cares what his polls say? (Maybe not coincidentally, Rasmussen’s post-debate poll of likely Republican voters was the worst one for Trump this week.) I was surprised at the numbers at first, thinking Trump’s fan base is probably mostly composed of older voters. Older voters tend to skew right, after all, and older voters would be more familiar with him from his decades of fame. And older voters...
  • Which 2016 candidate has generated the most Facebook buzz? (Trump, Cruz and Bush)

    08/07/2015 1:21:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Ahead of Thursday's Republican primary debate - the first of the 2016 cycle - Facebook released data on which candidates and topics are generating the most chatter on its social network. The five most discussed political topics among U.S. Facebook users are, in order: "racial issues," Mexico, the economy, "LGBT issues," and immigration. The social network has previously released data on how many Facebook interactions (posts, comments, likes, and shares) each candidate generated on the day they launched their campaign. The data released Thursday, however, reflected the total number of Facebook interactions each candidate has generated during their time in...
  • Social media is the battlefield -- like it or not

    08/04/2015 10:08:55 PM PDT · by 2Smart2BLiberal · 29 replies
    August 4, 2015 | 2Smart2BLiberal
    I know that a lot of Freepers, maybe even most, despise social media, aren't comfortable using it, and are suspicious of providing information to sites that can pass it along to government agencies. I get all that and agree. However, I believe that we are in a raging battle for our nation's conscience and future, and, unfortunately, social media is one of the main battle fronts. Over the past few weeks, in particular, I've been battling against the pro-abortion propaganda that has been raging on Facebook. We cannot let their lies and attacks go unanswered, and yet, many conservatives have...
  • The Twitter Primary: Who Makes the Top 10

    08/04/2015 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4, 2016 | Nick Corasaniti, First Draft
    As Fox News determines exactly who will make the cut for the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday, the data team at Twitter has compiled a similar list. Looking at candidate mentions over the past 30 days either their Twitter handle or their name written out Twitter has come up with a top 10 list of their own for the Republican field, based on who is driving the most conversation on the social platform. [SNIP] Without further ado, heres the top 10 in the Republican primary, according to Twitter mentions. 1. Donald J. Trump (2.7 million) 2. Scott...
  • Trump shares his debate question on Facebook

    08/03/2015 4:20:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KTUU-TV ^ | August 3, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    Facebook is asking its users to recommend questions to ask Republican presidential candidates at the debate it is co-hosting with Fox News on Thursday, and Donald Trump was more than happy to help out. Trump, who will stand at the center of the stage in Cleveland, Ohio, offered his own question for the other candidates in a 12-second video posted Monday. "I'd like to ask all of the candidates -- that is, politicians and really not negotiators, people that don't negotiate jobs and lots of other things -- how are you going to make America great again?" Trump said....
  • Named and shamed: Californians blast each other for water-wasting on social media

    08/02/2015 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Californians are taking to drought shaming sites to tattle on each other for wasting water. Residents are using the sites to out each other for reasons including neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking as the state's historic drought continues. The tattling has also reached social media where residents are using the hashtags 'droughtshaming' and 'watershaming' to reveal any water-wasting activities. An app called DroughtShame was even developed to 'capture geotagged photo proof of disregard for California's water restrictions'.
  • Trump companies sought to bring in 1,100 foreign workers: report

    08/01/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/1/2015 | Peter Schroeder
    Companies owned by Donald Trump have reportedly tried to import at least 1,100 foreign workers since 2000. A Reuters review [link at URL] of Labor Department data found that Trump Enterprises have requested temporary work visas for over a thousand foreign workers. ... The desired workers include waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers, as well as positions as assistant golf-course superintendent, assistant hotel manager and banquet manager. ... Reuters found that most of the visa requests were granted, as Trump has vowed to create and protect jobs for American workers. ... The Labor Department data did not specify the nationality of the...
  • Why Are Customers So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Courts June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? Thats what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Courts ruling. I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • 2016 Presidential Candidates Placing Emphasis on New Marketing Techniques (Hillary & Ted leading)

    07/20/2015 8:04:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2015 | Samuel Edwards
    Because presidential elections only happen once every four years, its always interesting to see how campaigning changes in reference to technologies and tactics. A lot of innovation happens over the course of four years and its very rare for candidates to follow the same formula as those who went before them. In the 2016 race for the White House, this principle is already holding true. Social media and presidential campaigns If you turn back the clock 10 or 15 years, progressive media forms consisted of talk radio, the Internet and maybe a handful of podcasts. Presidential candidates that were able...
  • UW Professor under fire for tweeting at incoming freshmen

    07/16/2015 1:58:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal ^ | 7-16-15 | Karen Herzog
    An outspoken University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is under fire for finding future Badgers on Twitter and allegedly harassing them as well as for comparing Scott Walker to Adolf Hitler. Sara Goldrick-Rab is a professor of educational policy studies and sociology with a national profile in both her field of research and the ongoing debate over faculty tenure in Wisconsin public universities. ~snip~ Goldrick-Rab acknowledges that she searched Twitter for individuals who identified themselves as future Badgers. The prolific Twitter-user says she wanted to inform them of changes to faculty tenure and shared governance that were about to become part...
  • Donald Trump Vs. Macy's - Social Issues and Social Media

    07/13/2015 4:30:10 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 20 replies
    WWD/ Icon Retail Network ^ | July 13, 2015 | ICON Retail
    As retailers continue to use social media to promote their brand in real-time, they seem to be reacting in almost real-time to pulling a brand from their shelves when it gets caught up in a social media firestorm and threatens to put them on the wrong side of an important issue. Earlier this summer, certain retailers stopped selling goods bearing the Confederate flag after the divisiveness symbol from the Civil War featured prominently in online pictures of Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people in a racially charged shooting in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, June 19. By that...
  • Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls Ted Cruz The Republican Frontrunner For 2016

    06/23/2015 7:48:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Media ^ | June 23, 2015 | Rahel Gebreyes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)With more and more Republican candidates jumping into the 2016 race, radio host Hugh Hewitt has a surprising take on the state of the GOP landscape, telling HuffPost Live on Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is leading the pack due to a favorable election calendar and his social media prowess. "Right now hes actually ... the frontrunner," Hewitt told host Josh Zepps. "Right now, I think hes actually prepared better to run the board than anybody else. I know conventional wisdom says Jebs got the money and Marco Rubio is lighting up the crowds, and he does. But if...
  • Cruz Twitter Rally smashes through to 1.1 billion impressions

    06/16/2015 3:24:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his supporters are taking over the world of social media, the latest example being a "Twitter Rally" for the GOP presidential candidate that sent tweets to 1.1 billion followers. It occurred midnight Monday when the independent grassroots support group "Cruz Control" blasted out nearly 75,000 tweets on the candidate's behalf under the #CruzCrew hashtag. The rally started with a blast of 5,557 tweets and touched on the Texan's "extensive knowledge of the Constitution, his support for the 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, and his steadfast opposition to Obamacare and Common Core," said a spokesman, who added, "Other...
  • Thousands duped into showing boobs online

    06/04/2015 6:21:38 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 51 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 4th June 2015 | Alix Culbertson
    'WOMEN bearing their breasts to the world have been duped after it was revealed the social media trend has nothing to do with charity.'
  • Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are winning the 2016 social media race

    05/28/2015 6:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Week ^ | May 28, 2015 | Meghan DeMaria
    A new study from George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management found that, at least by social media standards, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are leading the 2016 presidential race. The report looked at how well candidates' campaigns fared by comparing the popularity of candidates' names and websites, as well as what words are shared in conjunction with candidates' names. Of all declared 2016 presidential hopefuls' websites, Hillary Clinton's campaign website received the most shares, with 4.8 million social media and news mentions. And it wasn't just the number of times her campaign was mentioned that was significant: Clinton's...