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“People tend to get very outraged when there’s a death, when something terrible happens in the news, and then the conversation caves. But in the wellness community — in the world that I work in — people are really familiar with the idea of practice.”
Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm. Here are some ideas on how to fix the problem.
Twitter’s version of the ubiquitous format is an important advance for people wanting to separate the public and long-lasting from the private and ephemeral. But publishers aren’t likely to benefit from a less broadcast-oriented Twitter.
Three teens will be crowned ambassadors: “I feel it’s really important to pass the mic to them.”
“The potential to prevent harm is high here, particularly with the widespread existence of health misinformation on the platform.”
“A lot of the time, diversifying content is tied to a financial decision. And while I do think that targeting black women is a very smart financial decision, it was also very important that we communicate that this is out of an authentic desire to fill a void.”
Facebook: “Sociopath,” “bipolar,” “uncool uncle,” “midlife crisis.” WhatsApp: “Best friend,” “sociable,” “fun,” “honest.”
Forty-two percent of Democrats say the news they get on social media has helped their understanding of current events, compared to 24 percent of Republicans who say the same thing.
Hot dog recipes via polls, coloring-book pages via screenshot, and public transit debates via the Q&A feature in the Enquirer’s creative Instagram Stories.