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  • A Social Justice Warrior Story with a Happy Ending - and an Important Lesson

    03/05/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Traditional Right ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In modern America, we face an enemy which is implacable in its desire to subvert, overthrow, and destroy our traditional American way of life. This enemy goes by many names – the Left-wing, progressives, political correctness, cultural Marxists – but one name which they have applied to themselves seems to best sum up what their intentions are: “social justice warriors.” These people refer to themselves this way because they believe it is their purpose in life to crusade against the “evils” that they think pervade America – “racism, sexism, homophobia, intolerance” and all the rest. The practical effect of all...
  • He’s fired. Who’s next? Sexist buffoonery cost man his job. But you could lose yours for a lot less.

    05/26/2015 1:58:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 22, 2015 | Charlie Gillis
    In its eight years of existence, Toronto’s BMO Field has become known as a refuge from workaday decorum—a place where soccer fans can let loose their animal subconscious, gulping beer and braying out their frustrations far from the disapproving eyes of colleagues and bosses. It was living up to that reputation two Sundays ago, when Shauna Hunt, a reporter with CityNews, dropped by the stadium’s southeast plaza to catch fans spilling out of a match between their beloved Toronto FC and the Houston Dynamo. The bacchanalia had ended with a 2-1 Toronto loss, but civil order was not yet in...
  • American dollars bequeathed us Ireland’s successful referendum

    05/24/2015 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If millions of dollars partnered with “aggressive social media” can wipe out corruption and bald-faced lies, then Hillary Clinton, who comes with great stores of both, could be America’s next president That it was suddenly magnanimous, home-grown Irish, a coming together of young and old, who made their country the first to approve same-sex marriage by way of referendum, is an exaggeration that surpasses the gifts said to come to the kissers of the legendary Blarney Stone. It was in point of fact American money raised by the billion dollar resourced Atlantic Philanthropies organization who poured in mega millions to...
  • Picking up the Republican pieces (Ironically, a "hit piece")

    05/15/2015 1:52:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | May 15, 2015 | Eddie Zipperer, professor and playwright
    Release dull, ultra-sanitized, uncontroversial autobiography that folks will own but never read. Check. Buy and memorize The Quotable Ronald Reagan. Check.Lose the beer gut. Camouflage the bald spot. Hire writers to concoct explanation for all that weed smoked in high school? Check. Check. Check.It is now safe to enter the Republican primary. But there is still one major problem left: the current state of the Republican party. Tea Partiers, evangelicals, establishment RINOs, Libertarians, neocon foreign policy hawks, and moderates. According to Dr. Stella Rouse, associate professor and Director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship at the University of...
  • Lena Dunham Politicizes Mother’s Day with Pro Abortion Message

    05/14/2015 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 May 2015 | Kipp Jones
    While celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Khloe Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen, and Reese Witherspoon spent Mother’s Day paying tribute to the special women in their lives, Lena Dunham observed the holiday by asking others to join her in protecting abortion rights on social media. The star and creator of the HBO series Girls has been a vocal proponent for abortion throughout her career, and as the aforementioned stars were paying homage to the ladies who gave them life Sunday, Dunham was reminding her two million Twitter followers she believes life should be given strictly by choice. She tweeted:
  • UP to have 'labs' for policing social media (Uttar Pradesh - Indian Province)

    05/12/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | May 13, 2015 | Sangita Bakaya
    Lucknow, May 13 (PTI) Realising that social media with its massive reach and lightning speed has the potential "to affect law and order", especially in sensitive areas, Akhilesh Yadav government is setting up two "laboratories" to be manned by police to monitor content and prevent any trouble. "The (Uttar Pradesh) government has sanctioned two social media labs in Lucknow and Meerut and work is on for setting them up very soon, may be within two months," ADG (Traffic) Anil Agarwal, who is looking after all the IT projects of the state police, told PTI. The officers and Sub-inspectors, who will...
  • How a Darth Vader selfie showed the worst side of social media (Australia)

    05/11/2015 11:05:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jenni Ryall
    A dad has been incorrectly accused of being a pedophile on Facebook by a woman he doesn't know. The woman is now mortified and begging for forgiveness. Both say they are "devastated" by the events surrounding the misunderstanding. The moral of the story: Don't post stupid things on social media.
  • Contemporary society has forgotten 'Thou shalt not be needlessly distracted'

    05/10/2015 4:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 8, 2015 | Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald
    This week's Torah portion, Emor, opens with an extensive series of laws regarding the conduct of the Kohanim, the priests of the Jewish nation, who minister and serve in the Tabernacle and the Temple. Because of the elevated status of the Kohanim and the sanctity of the Tabernacle and Temple, priests are required to follow a strict physical and spiritual regimen. Because of the serious responsibility conferred upon them, the Kohanim are expected to live up to a sacred ideal, and be adequately prepared to properly perform their Temple and Tabernacle duties. Members of the priestly class are not, for...
  • Rand Paul's Digital Chief Says Plea for Ideas Is Crowdsourcing

    05/07/2015 7:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Ad Age ^ | May 7, 2015 | Kate Kaye
    The Man Once Called Inventor of the Republican Internet Wants Help.Political campaigns are notoriously opaque. They're also typically pretty top-down affairs despite staffers' insistence that "It's all about the grassroots." So it was a bit surprising to see Vincent Harris, the young entrepreneur heading digital for GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, asking supporters on Twitter for ideas. Specifically, he asked followers of his @VincentHarris account on Wednesday what the candidate might do better in digital media. In a related post he wrote, "I am around always to listen. Have had folks as young as 14 send in...
  • Tolerance? Liberals want to kill conservatives

    04/30/2015 12:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2015 | Phil Elmore
    The immediacy of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, offers us a window into the prejudices of others that is unprecedented in the history of our society. Not a day passes in the United States when some person does not commit career suicide, achieve viral fame, or both by posting to Twitter or Facebook. A hundred and forty characters or less can make a hero or freshly mint a villain. All it takes is an ill-chosen word or, perhaps more accurately, a moment of honesty. We are all creatures of prejudice to one degree or another; we all harbor likes,...
  • Analysis of Social Media Traffic Ties Up To 50 Accounts To Both Baltimore & Ferguson, MO

    04/28/2015 2:07:12 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 4 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 28, 2015 | Stayfree
    An analysis of social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings exclusively with Fox News.
  • 50 Social Media Accounts Agitating In Ferguson Also Active In Baltimore (Fox News Video)

    04/28/2015 9:34:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Youtube/Fox News ^ | Apr 28, 2015 | Fox News/Youtube
    Fox News notes that 50 Social Media accounts agitating violence in Ferguson, are also active in Baltimore.
  • Ted Cruz Facebook Interactions More Than Double Those of Jeb Bush Nationally

    04/26/2015 12:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2015 | Benjamin Bell via This Week
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Interactions on the social platform Facebook related to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas more than doubled those of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a period measured earlier this month according to data -- which is approximate -- provided to ABC News by Facebook. Facebook, which measured the data from April 17 to April 23, reported 2.2 million interactions related to Cruz and about 1 million interactions related to Bush. Facebook defines "interactions" on the social platform as posts, comments, likes and shares. Bush is exploring a run for the White House while Cruz has officially declared his candidacy...
  • Which presidential hopeful will get social media right in 2016?

    04/22/2015 1:20:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ryan Hagemann
    The next generation of social media use in political electioneering is about to take off as the 2016 presidential hopefuls start lining up for media attention to vie for the nomination of their respective parties. Hillary Clinton recently came out swinging for the Democratic nomination, thus far the only Democrat to announce her candidacy, with a short video released a week ago. While the Clinton machine is already gearing up to take social media by storm, the Republican landscape looks to be where most of the early online fisticuffs will be playing out. So how do the contenders stack up...
  • Why is Ted Cruz slaying Rand Paul on Facebook?

    04/08/2015 3:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | April 8, 2015 | Maria Santos
    Rand Paul is already marketing himself as the millennial-friendly choice for 2016. But one thing is not boding well for him: his Facebook mentions after he announced his candidacy pale in comparison to Ted Cruz. National Journal has a great graph of the numbers provided by Facebook–Cruz’s campaign got almost three times as much play on Facebook as Paul’s. They measured this by likes, posts, comments, and shares related to the two would-be presidents within 24 hours of their respective announcements. Cruz’s March 23 announcement had 5.7 million total interactions, versus Paul’s 1.9 million on Tuesday. One possible reason for...
  • What We Learned From The Midterm Elections

    04/07/2015 11:28:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Media Post's Marketing: Politics Blog ^ | April 7, 2015 | Shawn Kemp
    Ted Cruz just flagged the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. With hats now officially being thrown into the ring, it’s a good time to look back at what went well in social marketing at the midterms and what could be improved upon for the 2016 cycle. Let’s start with the fact that Facebook says it saw 43 million unique individuals engage in political discourse during the midterms, despite the fact that the U.S. had its lowest midterm-election voter turnout since the early 1940s. Moreover, according to research by Pew, voters were three times more likely to track political candidates...
  • EU spends millions to make next Facebook European

    04/07/2015 4:33:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2. Apr, 2015 | Peter Teffer
    Uber. WhatsApp. Twitter. Google. Snapchat. Instagram. Facebook. Many of the online services most popular among Europeans were created in the United States. The EU wants that to be different in the future. “Europe’s industrial competitiveness will in the future depend to a large extent on the capacity to develop high quality software and using the most modern computing technologies”, Oettinger said in a speech at the Net Futures event in Brussels on 25 March. To do that, the EU has had a set of software tools created to make it easier for entrepreneurs to transform their idea into a working...
  • Survival on Social Media Run By Leftists: Watch Your Friends and Watch What You Say!

    03/25/2015 11:59:42 AM PDT · by walford · 27 replies
    Facebook ^ | 03/25/2015 | walford
    There have been several instances on social media in which those who hold to values not favored by the Left have found themselves and their groups warned, suspended and even banned for expressing themselves, while Left-leaning groups have gotten away with much worse. Remember that conservatives, Republicans, libertarians and other advocates of universal values, freedom, equality under the law and individual responsibility are held to a different standard here on Facebook and other social media venues. There was a notorious example in which Facebook required a rape survivor to use her “real name” because she testified against a “transgender” bathroom...
  • Bosses can’t get even when staffers gripe on social media

    03/25/2015 10:58:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2015 1:27 PM EDT | Joyce M. Rosenberg
    Bosses can get mad when staffers vent on social media about their jobs, but they may not be able to get even. When one of Bert Martinez’ employees posted gripes about her job and the boss on Facebook last year, the publicist consulted his lawyer, who said the staffer couldn’t be fired. “The first lesson I learned is, employees are allowed to vent,” says Martinez, owner of Bert Martinez Communications in Phoenix. “If they're saying, ‘hey, it’s hard working here and I find this environment unpleasant’, you can’t fire them for that.” The employee quit a week after Martinez learned...
  • Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson Spying on Kids’ Social Media Accounts

    03/15/2015 9:45:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is “monitoring” children’s social media accounts for possible leaks about the Common Core-aligned PARCC tests.
  • Alabama teens accused of beheading pups and posting killing to Snapchat

    03/11/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 37 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Penny Eims
    Two Alabama teens are accused of committing a heinous crime of animal cruelty against three stray puppies and posting the disturbing deed to Snapchat, reported Tuesday's WFSA News. The Wilcox County teens, 18-year-old Ashley Johnston and an unnamed 17-year-old male teen, are accused of throwing the pups into the air and then slashing their heads off with a machete. The teens effectively outed themselves when they uploaded cell phone images to social media and a disturbed viewer reported the crime to the local authorities. According to the police, Johnston recorded the 17-year-old throwing the pups into the air and then...
  • Monica Lewinsky to give TED Talk

    03/04/2015 12:44:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2015 | Dan Merica
    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern at the center of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, will continue her reentry into public life with a TED talk in late March. Lewinsky's remarks will focus on making "a safer and more compassionate social media environment, drawing from her unique experiences at the epicenter of a media maelstrom in 1998," the TED website said.
  • Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate

    03/01/2015 4:38:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/01/15 | Belinda Robinson
    Terrorists are leaving secret messages in porn and on websites like eBay and Reddit to communicate with each other and plan future attacks, new book claims Terrorists have developed several new techniques to communicate with each online by leaving coded messages on websites like eBay and Reddit, claims a new book. The shocking discovery made by intelligence officers and code breakers in Israel, Britain and the United States revealed that seemingly innocuous chats are often much more, according to new sections in the book Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad. Code breakers found that al-Qaeda is now using...
  • How to handle an employee's offensive social media post

    02/25/2015 1:02:10 PM PST · by tbw2 · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 2/18/25 | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
    This article has an employment lawyer as saying you have to fire people who post inappropriate things - including non-PC opinions.
  • In 2016 Race, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are the Titans of Social Media

    02/18/2015 3:37:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire ^ | February 18, 2015 | Natalie Andrews
    Overall mentions of potential 2016 candidates on Twitter.If name mentions on social media were a gauge of how well a candidate’s message was being received, the 2016 race would be a battle between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas). On Twitter, Mr. Cruz is the most-mentioned potential presidential candidate. On Facebook, Mrs. Clinton wins. Both have significant leads over the other, according to data provided by the social networks. The two differ on their approach to social media almost as much as they differ in politics. Mr. Cruz, with more than 404,000 followers, tweets about 31 times a...
  • How This Left-Wing Activist Manipulates the Media to Spread His Message

    02/13/2015 1:03:26 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 2/11/2015 | Ryan Holiday
    I first heard of Peter Young when a reporter at the Daily Dot asked me if I was somehow involved in 2013’s “Ex-Vegans” stunt in which dozens of former vegans were exposed for having eaten meat. After dominating the media cycle for several days, the surprise left hook of the campaign landed: All the traffic and inbound links were redirected to footage of appalling slaughterhouse conditions. Hundreds of thousands of people were unwittingly exposed to the very unpleasantness that media attempts to shield from them. I’m not a vegan, and I had nothing to do with the campaign—but I do...
  • Army Deletes Tweet About ‘Chinks In Armor’ After People Cry Racism

    01/31/2015 9:59:44 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/30/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    The U.S. Army has deleted a tweet that used the term “chinks” in armor after people freaked out that the same word can be used in a completely different context as a racial slur against people of Chinese descent. “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges, experts say,” the tweet read, followed by a link to a news release about how terrorists’ using social media has left a hole — dare I say, a chink in — our country’s defenses.
  • Social Media is Making Us Anti-Social

    01/31/2015 10:06:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many others, I have jumped on board the Timehop train. Timehop is an app that presents itself as “a time capsule of you,” and digs up social media activity from years past on that day from connected apps—Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Normally, these posts are funny or cringe-worthy—let’s just say I was a big fan of posting song lyrics as Facebook statuses during my teen years—but today I saw one that gave me pause: My first thought was, “wait…who do I know that died six years ago today?” Eventually I figured it out: it was a patient I had...
  • Call No Man Your "Father," Especially on Facebook

    01/29/2015 1:14:31 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Aleteia ^ | January 29, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Father Peter West has been a priest for almost 25 years, but this week he became simply “Peter West” again. At least on Facebook. Father West, if we may call him that, said he went to log on to the social media site Tuesday and was blocked because his user name included the title “Father.” In truth, Facebook has long had a policy restricting members from using professional titles. “Facebook is a community where people use their authentic identities,” its policy explains. “We require people to provide the name they use in real life; that way, you always know...
  • Convicted by the FBI and DOJ—Obama, Holder, Sharpton

    01/22/2015 10:00:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Rob Cunningham
    Moronic social media campaigns inspired by the Obama, Holder and Sharpton lies led directly to the double murders of two NYPD officers Today, the FBI and DOJ have VERIFIED Obama’s malicious, pre-meditated racism, attempted character assassination and gross endangerment of every police officer in America. A joint FBI/DOJ investigation of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of strong arm felon-suspect Michael Brown, has been validated as pure self-defense, fully exonerating Officer Darren Wilson. This FBI/DOJ decision exposes the FACT that racial politics MUST have been the ONLY possible calculation Obama used to deploy Al Sharpton and Eric Holder to Ferguson,...
  • The bitcoin bubble has burst – but the real excitement is yet to come

    01/21/2015 4:30:58 PM PST · by 9thLife · 23 replies
    Today I want to consider the outlook for bitcoin. 2014 was its worst year on record. It fell by 67%, from $800 to $320 a coin. In doing so, it beat the likes of the Russian rouble and the Ukrainian hryvnia, to the dubious honour of being the world’s worst-performing currency. You know what the world’s best-performing currency was by the way? Nope, not the US dollar, but the Somali shilling. Yup. It surprised me too. Anyway, back to bitcoin… The bursting of the bitcoin bubble So far, 2015 has not been any better than 2014 for bitcoin. At one...
  • Obama’s Social Media Team Tries to Widen Audience for State of the Union Address

    01/19/2015 8:56:42 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-19-2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama’s aides have drafted a team of Internet-savvy staff members to produce a series of videos, digital op-eds, Facebook and Twitter posts, and six-second animated GIFs to capture a larger audience than the mainstream media’s shrinking number of viewers and readers. They are essential tools in selling the president’s message during his last two years in office, White House officials say. In recent announcements on college affordability, immigration and net neutrality, the president has relied on social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Medium, Vine, LinkedIn and Twitter. Last Tuesday, Mr. Obama previewed his plan for broadband access in a...
  • Will School Lunches Destroy Progressivism?

    01/16/2015 7:24:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Rodney L. Pearson
    Students across the United States are getting a taste of progressivism. And it doesn’t seem to please their palates. The implementation of Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity lunch standards is encountering backlash from students and school administrators across the country. The program seems to have taught them a valuable lesson in the realities of progressivism -- that when American voters give up power to busy-body progressives, the result is more control over their lives and the loss of individual liberties. They responded to this newfound reality with boycotts, social media angst, and filled trash cans instead of filled bellies.According to the Government...
  • Cyber Insecurity

    01/14/2015 9:29:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    The troubling implications of the Central Command social media hacking In a coincidence many Americans may see as emblematic of the administration’s approach to global terror, President Obama was addressing the nation regarding cyber security Monday while hackers claiming to represent ISIS assumed control over the media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command (CENTCOM). “ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now,” said one tweet sent from CENTCOM’s account. The hacking of the Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts began Monday afternoon and lasted approximately 30 minutes...
  • JE SUIS CHARLIE

    01/07/2015 7:51:38 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 42 replies
    Hebdo ^ | 1/7/15 | Hebdo
  • Dad Gives 10-Year-Old Daughter a Very Public Lesson in Acting Her Age

    12/29/2014 5:55:19 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | ‎December‎ ‎29‎, ‎2014 | Melissa Walker
    When Kevin Jones discovered that his 10-year-old daughter had created several secret social media accounts and was dating a boy, he was understandably upset. His response was to dress her in a pink T-shirt that reads: “I’m 10 Years Old” on the front and “5th Grader” on the back. She also donned barrettes, pink shoes, and a Sofia the First cartoon backpack. Jones posted photographs from all angles on his Facebook page as punishment for her rule-breaking, along with an update that reads, “Here’s the consequence behind her actions. An age-defining shirt. Yes people she is 5’9” & 10 years...
  • American Thinker proves why Sarah Palin is the most powerful female politician

    12/27/2014 8:11:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | December 27, 2014 | Mark Whittington
    The end of 2014 marks, as the ends of all years do, the creation of “best of” and “worst of” awards. It was in that spirit that the American Thinking awarded former Alaska governor, former vice presidential candidate, and most powerful female politician on the planet, the “American Achiever of 2014” award in a piece on Saturday. As she contemplates her political future, such as a possible run for the presidency, Palin can indeed look back on 2014 as a year in which much was achieved. When one describes Palin as the most powerful female politician on the planet, one...
  • Photo Posted To Paramedic’s Instagram Account Prompts Outrage

    12/20/2014 1:05:50 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | December 18, 2014 | Todd Quinones
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some city officials are upset over a photo posted to Instagram by a West Philadelphia paramedic, showing two black men pointing a gun at a police officer and describing police as “the enemy.” ~snip~ The paramedic has since taken the photo down and responded on Facebook saying that he deeply apologizes and that he did not mean to hurt his brothers in blue or offend anyone. It is not known at this time if the paramedic will be disciplined.
  • Jeb Bush not so hot on social media

    12/16/2014 9:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 16, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Jeb Bush may be top dog in the latest 2016 polls, but he’s woefully behind the rest of the GOP field when it comes to friends, likes and retweets. The former Florida governor took to social media Tuesday to announce that he will “actively explore the possibility of running” for president in 2016, tweeting a link to a statement on his Facebook page. Journalists and political junkies leapt at the news, but Facebook fans … not so much. As of early Tuesday afternoon, hours after Bush’s 10 a.m. announcement, his tweet had amassed 5,700 retweets and 2,200 favorites. On Facebook,...
  • Ted Cruz is winning at Twitter, tied with Hillary Clinton on Facebook

    12/04/2014 10:25:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    Sen. Ted Cruz is winning on social media. Between Sept. 1 to Dec. 1, the Texas Republican garnered the most mentions on Twitter out of 10 potential 2016 candidates, with 4.55 million mentions to his two handles, @SenTedCruz and @TedCruz, according to data provided to Politico. Cruz also had similar success on Facebook, with 1.8 million people talking about him, adding up to a whopping 5.6 million interactions (posts, comments and likes) between Aug. 22 and Nov. 22. The only other candidate with as much clout as Cruz on social media was former Secretary of State and likely 2016 Democratic...
  • On social media Clinton, Cruz lead 2016 potential presidential candidates

    12/04/2014 9:49:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 4, 2014
    In the world of Twitter and Facebook hashtags, the potential 2016 presidential candidates who generate the most buzz are former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to Politico. On Facebook, Clinton and Cruz together racked up 40 percent of posts and comments having to with the 2016 presidential race. On Twitter, both got 47 percent of mentions on the topic. And while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attracts plenty of media attention, he’s virtually ignored on social media, getting a lowly 3 percent of Facebook mentions and 2 percent of tweets, Politico noted. Sen. Marco...
  • Holiday Greeting Videos still online after scrub social media warning

    12/02/2014 9:01:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/14 | Judi McLeod
    Are the DHS and FBI trying to protect troops or only to depress and demoralize them? Is this how the DHS can keep active duty soldiers from sending messages of Christmas hope to their families? A Marine Mom asks Canada Free Press (CFP) this vital question: “Does it make any sense that the DHS and FBI are telling veterans, their families and active duty troops to scrub their social media sites, while Holiday Greeting YouTubes posted by the military itself are still online online after Sunday night’s warning was issued?” “The FBI on Sunday issued the strongest warning to date...
  • From Jonathan Gruber to Kim Kardashian: Why American Leadership Is Broken

    11/18/2014 1:16:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matthew Dowd, founder of ListenTo.Us, ABC News analyst and special correspondent
    "....Kim Kardashian, a celebrity by virtue of having accomplished not a thing substantive, but having been an expert at using a voyeuristic culture to make herself well-known, decided to sit for nude photos, apparently to make sure she stayed in the limelight. Did she do this to raise awareness about women's body image issues? Did she get nude photos taken to highlight the abuse of animals for expensive fur or clothing? Of course not, to both of these. At a time when women want to be taken seriously and enter into leadership positions,Kardashian apparently merely wanted continued fame and fortune...
  • Truthy, Explained

    11/16/2014 9:55:06 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Andrew Stiles contributed to these explanations.What is Truthy?“Truthy” is a research project being conducted by the University of Indiana. Proponents claim this is an apolitical study of how information spreads online through the social media platform Twitter.What is Twitter?Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to post hot takes and/or anonymous insults on the Internet.What is the Internet?The Internet is a cultural phenomenon that allows people to earn money by typing words on a computer regardless of talent or expertise. For example, you are reading this “explanatory” post on the Internet. Weird, huh?Yeah, that is weird. Told you.What is...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa tricked into retweeting support for Himmler, Oswald

    11/10/2014 7:02:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    California Rep. Darrell Issa, who asked Twitter followers Friday to tweet photos of their family members in the U.S. military, was duped into retweeting support for some of history’s most notorious killers. A Twitter user by the name @BrooklynJuggler trolled the Republican into retweeting a photo of his dear “Uncle Lee,” which was really a photo of Lee Harvey Oswald, the former Marine believed to have assassinated President John F. Kennedy, The Daily Dot reported. Another user by the name @Butt_C_Planet tricked Mr. Issa into retweeting a photo of his “late grandfather,” which was actually a photo of Heinrich Himmler,...
  • Young Michigan Hunter Receives Death Threats After Shooting Albino Deer

    10/26/2014 10:18:08 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 105 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristen A. Schmitt
    An 11-year-old hunter from Oceola Township, Michigan, took a rare albino 12-pointer with a crossbow last week while hunting with his father. The albino buck was well known in the area, but Gavin Dingman ended up being the lucky hunter to harvest it. Sadly, the celebration ended for Dingman and his family, as they became the subject of death threats and social media backlash. "My dad was just like, 'Take a deep breath. Are you sure you can take the shot? If you're not 100 percent, we don't want to injure it,'” Dingman told the Livingston Daily on Monday. The...
  • Obama's "Truthy" Squad Set to Invade Social Media

    10/22/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 17 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    Earlier this week, the federal government’s National Science Foundation, an entity created to encourage the study of science — encouragement that it achieves by awarding grants to scholars and universities — announced that it had awarded a grant to study what people say about themselves and others in social media. The NSF dubbed the project Truthy, a reference to comedian Stephen Colbert’s invention and hilarious use of the word “truthiness.” The reference to Colbert is cute, and he is a very funny guy, but when the feds get into the business of monitoring speech, it is surely no joke; it...
  • How Big Is the Canadian Terrorists’ Network?

    10/23/2014 7:57:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/23/2014 | BY Tim Mak, Eli Lake, Jacob Siege
    Canadian officials were quick to finger ISIS in this week’s attacks on government targets. But it’s still not clear whether or not the killers were part of a larger jihadist web. Terrorists have twice attacked Canadian government targets this week, with a shooting Wednesday at the country’s parliament in Ottawa. Now Canadian and American authorities are trying to learn whether the killers acted alone or were part of a larger extremist network. The mayhem caused by alleged Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau occurred just two days after another man, Martin Rouleau-Couture, struck two Canadian soldiers with a car in Quebec—killing one...
  • Confirmed: Wendy Davis Literally Has THE Worst Twitter Campaign Of All Time

    10/23/2014 4:50:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if you thought the Wendy Davis gubernatorial campaign, which has devolved into a clown show, couldn’t get any worse; you should brace yourselves. She had this tweet featuring a bunch of eager young Davis supporters, but there’s only one problem. It was actually a group of volunteers for the College Republican Federation of Virginia who posed for a photo after knocking on doors for Ed Gillespie, the GOP senate hopeful in the Old Dominion.
  • Social media is now influencing credit scores in the UK

    10/13/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10-13-2014 | Tommy Wyher
    It might be time to whittle down your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Not just because they continually post “news” articles from The Daily Mash or because they upload twelve pictures of their newborn baby every day, but because they could be negatively affecting your credit scores and credit worthiness. In a society where online data is abundant and easy to obtain, creditors are starting to use this information to their advantage. Lenddo, a ‘trust-based lender,’ is very open regarding their policy of using social media data as a factor in loan applications. In an article by Fortune...