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.”
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.
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.
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:
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.
Start working on the final draft for your final project
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 Journal, 16(2), 176-194. doi:10.1177/1748895815603773
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.