Summary This document provides some highlights of important news and events relating to the impact of social media on society. Entries are below in chronological order with the most recent at the top. Source and date are provided in the heading of each entry. For additional news and context, read “Social Media Report 2022.” News… Continue reading Social Media Report 2023
Summary This page provides selected news about Facebook with a focus on the decline of the platform. On 9 Nov 2022, it was announced that 11,000 people would be let go from the company. In addition to the challenges of difficult economic times, social media platforms are encountering consumer fatigue. People are: More information is… Continue reading Facebook News 2022
Summary This document provides information about the current state of social media platforms and how they impact society. Entries below are in chronological order by date posted to YouTube. The source used as the title for each entry. Some commentary at the top of the page explores this topic further. For more on this topic,… Continue reading Social Media Report 2022
Multiple Viewpoints It’s natural to seek out news and opinions that support our own views, and avoid whatever challenges us to think deeper about issues. This article will likely reinforce and also challenge your views. Please consider reading the various perspectives presented here, and then provide comments and feedback with any suggestions of how to… Continue reading Are social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook limiting free speech and the First Amendment?
In Episode #40, I talk about hybrid monetization for podcasts and YouTube videos. This lets your regular subscribers and followers enjoy content without advertising. After a few days, monetization can be turned on, for subsequent views. Also, if you’re promoting your content, it allows people to have immediate uninterrupted access to what you’re sharing. That… Continue reading Hybrid Monetization: Ad-Free for Subscriber Early Access Content (Podcast #40)
In Episode #39, I discuss how we measure success in social media. Rather than focusing on subscribers, followers, views, or even clicks, we should measure how many people we are effectively interacting with, and not seek to exceed the number of followers or views that would surpass our ability to respond to viewer questions and… Continue reading Social Media Success, Subscribers and Challenges (Podcast #39)
In Episode #5, I explain why social media doesn’t work as well as using email and having your own website. Play using the Anchor Player Play Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download] Learn more at ResourcesForLife.com/podcast
“The Facebook Dilemma” is a major investigation of Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy around the world. The documentary Premiered on 29 Oct 2018. The documentary examines the early years of the company through the present day global impact and repercussions of Facebook. Other issues addressed include the surveillance and data gathering aspects of Facebook… Continue reading “The Facebook Dilemma” – PBS FRONTLINE Documentary (2018)
In these two videos, you’ll learn how to completely backup and restore your Facebook account — even to another user account — using Acronis software. This is important in case your account gets hacked, suspended, or content is mistakenly deleted. For those wanting to shut down their Facebook presence, it provides a way to keep… Continue reading How to completely backup and restore your Facebook account.
Summary From June 2016 through January 2017, I immersed myself in social media during one of the most contested, controversial, and unconventional elections in recent history. The polarization that normally occurs in elections was amplified due to the nature of the 2016 Presidential election. This meant more people were involved, with greater passion, and more… Continue reading A 7-Month Analysis of Politics and Social Media
Introduction This document offers an overview of my writing method for online content. Topics are listed here in alphabetical order. Recent revisions to this document are described at the bottom of the page and listed by date. Analytics For writings that are posted online, we can learn a lot from the study of visitors or… Continue reading My Writing Method for Online Content
Corporate owned and controlled mainstream media is placating Democrats, liberals, and progressives by providing fluff pieces and sensationalized tabloid-style articles critical of Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the independent media, entertainment/comedy news, bloggers, and YouTubers are following that example. Eight Media Misrepresentations about Donald Trump Initially Trump’s hair and skin color were the focus of much attention. For… Continue reading Here’s Why Corporate Mainstream Media is Failing to Defeat Donald Trump