MakeUseOf: 8 Social Media Content Calendar Tools for Scheduling Posts. “The world of social media is expanding, and hence it becomes difficult for individual users to post on all the platforms regularly at the right time. In order to manage when and what to publish on social media, you need to stay organized. To make the whole process seamless and hassle-free, check out these eight social media calendar tools for scheduling posts.” Including it because Tamal Das managed to include a couple of scheduling tools I didn’t know about.
Lifehacker: How to Send Web Pages From Your Phone to Your PC. “It isn’t hard to go from reading an article on your phone to reading it on your laptop. All you need to do is remember where you found it, right? But searching for something you already have in front of you is redundant, especially since companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple all have ways to take what’s on your phone and bring it to your desktop in an instant. Chances are, with a few settings tweaks, you can enable the feature right now.”
The New York Times: Making Google the Censor. “Platforms in Europe currently operate notice-and-takedown systems for content that violates the law. Most also prohibit other legal but unwelcome material, like pornography and bullying, under voluntary community guidelines. Sometimes platforms remove too little. More often, research suggests, they remove too much — silencing contested speech rather than risking liability. Accusers exploit this predictable behavior to target expression they don’t like — as the Ecuadorean government has reportedly done with political criticism, the Church of Scientology with religious disputes and disgraced researchers with scholarship debunking their work. Germany’s proposed law increases incentives to err on the side of removal: Any platform that leaves criminal content up for more than 24 hours after being notified about it risks fines as large as 50 million euros.”
Phys.org: Your (social media) votes matter. “When Tim Weninger conducted two large-scale experiments on Reddit – otherwise known as ‘the front page of the internet’ – back in 2014, the goal was to better understand the ripple effects of malicious voting behavior and the impact on what users see and share online. One could argue the study couldn’t be more timely.”