Telegram

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/17/russia-blocks-millions-of-ip-addresses-in-battle-against-telegram-app

Telegram is widely used by the Russian political establishment, and prominent politicians and officials have openly flouted or criticised the ban. Data from the app showed several Kremlin officials had continued to sign in on Tuesday evening, four days after a court ordered the service to be blocked over alleged terrorism concerns.

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower living in Russia, also came out in support of Telegram’s founder, Pavel Durov, on Tuesday, tweeting: “I have criticized @telegram’s security model in the past, but @Durov’s response to the Russian government’s totalitarian demand for backdoor access to private communications – refusal and resistance – is the only moral response, and shows real leadership.”

My note: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/759252774273629/

both #socialmedia and #global issue #Telegram is making #headline again:
This time in regard of #Putin‘s government #censorship to its own people.
Last time the access to the #encryption code of Telegram was discussed in regard to extremist using Telegram to communicate: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/isis-telegram-app_us_59259…
What is your opinion about finding the balance between users (ISIS extremist but also political dissidents) rights and government intervention?

twitter bots

Bots in the Twittersphere

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings

APRIL 9, 2018 http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/04/09/bots-in-the-twittersphere/

The role of so-called social media “bots” – automated accounts capable of posting content or interacting with other users with no direct human involvement – has been the subject of much scrutiny and attention in recent years. These accounts can play a valuable part in the social media ecosystem by answering questions about a variety of topics in real time or providing automated updates about news stories or events. At the same time, they can also be used to attempt to alter perceptions of political discourse on social media, spread misinformation, or manipulate online rating and review systems. As social media has attained an increasingly prominent position in the overall news and information environment, bots have been swept up in the broader debate over Americans’ changing news habits, the tenor of online discourse and the prevalence of “fake news” online.

 

Nestle Michigan Water

Michigan OKs Nestlé Water Extraction, Despite 80K+ Public Comments Against It

April 3, 20185:01 PM ET  https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/03/599207550/michigan-oks-nestl-water-extraction-despite-over-80k-public-comments-against-it

Nestlé’s request to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to pump 576,000 gallons of water each day from the White Pine Springs well in the Great Lakes Basin was “highly controversial,” member station Michigan Radio reports. But despite deep public opposition, the agency concluded that the company’s plan met with legal standards.

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Verified on Facebook

How to Get Verified on Facebook: A Step-by-Step Guide

Dara Fontein https://blog.hootsuite.com/how-to-get-verified-on-facebook/

Which Facebook verification badge is right for you?

There are two types of Facebook verification badges, so you want to make sure you apply for the right one.

If you are a public figure, media company, or large brand, you can apply for the blue verification badge.

If you are a smaller or local business or organization, you can apply for the gray verification badge. For businesses with multiple brick and mortar shops and a Facebook Page for each, you can add the gray verification badge to Pages for specific locations.

directions week 12

https://youtu.be/UWr4q5Scye0

Transcript:

Week 12

Welcome to our twelfth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 12, let’s overview quickly our week 11 activities.

Week 11 was about further mastering your multimedia skills and improving our presentation skills by choosing appropriate tools and also tightening up to content of our presentations. We were exposed to the idea of digital storytelling as a method to command strong social media presence.

 

Week 12 offers an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons in regard of social media application. Concept such as OER (open educational resources) and understanding of Creative Commons can help you in the future save your company or the organization you are working for. In additional, an understanding of privacy issues can help you safeguard yourself from legal complications, as well as help you function as a good citizen by structuring your social media activities in a way they do not infringe on the rights of your fellow citizens. As usually, you are invited to contribute with your own findings/readings.

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552393/View
  2. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  3. Complete your Evernote assignment (you can substitute for missing assignments):
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/1a7b96d9-946b-4f5e-abe7-ad6a604fd713/8914a80d2ae6a61d2c65acbf842e9434
  4. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.
  5. Start working on the final draft for your final project

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

 

 

 

 

dating scams in social media as global issue

Dating scams now are becoming a global issues, thanks to social media.

Here are some resources to study, if of interest for you. Please contribute with your sources.

popular media:

FTC: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/07/faking-it-scammers-tricks-steal-your-heart-and-money

FBI: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sandiego/news/press-releases/fbi-warns-of-online-dating-scams

https://www.wikihow.com/Spot-an-Online-Dating-Scammer

peer-reviewed articles

Whitty, M. T., & Buchanan, T. (2016). The online dating romance scam: The psychological impact on victims – both financial and non-financial. Criminology & Criminal Justice: An International Journal16(2), 176-194. doi:10.1177/1748895815603773

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Kopp C, Sillitoe J, Gondal I, Layton R. THE ONLINE ROMANCE SCAM: A COMPLEX TWO-LAYER SCAM. Journal Of Psychological & Educational Research [serial online]. November 2016;24(2):144-161. Available from: Academic Search Premier, Ipswich, MA. Accessed April 3, 2018.

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Whitty, M. T., & Buchanan, T. (2012). The Online Romance Scam: A Serious Cybercrime. Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking15(3), 181-183. doi:10.1089/cyber.2011.0352

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