Fstoppers: How I Hashtag My Photography for Social Media

Fstoppers: How I Hashtag My Photography for Social Media. “If you’ve found yourself wondering how you can go about using hashtags on Instagram for tagging your work, here’s how I go about it. Spoiler alert: I don’t overthink it, and I keep it as simple as possible. I think that people get too caught up thinking that the hashtags are crazy important and fretting about using the right ones. To me, that kind of stress seems like a waste of energy, and I, for one, am not prepared to lose any sleep over whether or not the tags for a given photo were on point.”

National Association of Secretaries of State: NASS Launches #TrustedInfo2020: A Public Election Education Initiative

Another November release I missed, from the National Association of Secretaries of State: NASS Launches #TrustedInfo2020: A Public Election Education Initiative. “#TrustedInfo2020 encourages American citizens to look to their state and local election offi­cials as the trusted sources for election information. Driving voters directly to election officials’ websites and verified social media pages will ensure voters are getting accurate election infor­mation, and cut down on the misinformation and disinformation that can surround elections.”

NiemanLab: Political hashtags like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter make some people doubt the stories they’re attached to

NiemanLab: Political hashtags like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter make some people doubt the stories they’re attached to. “People who identified as politically moderate perceived news posts to be significantly more partisan when the posts included hashtags. In fact, in their comments, politically moderate respondents who saw news posts with hashtags were more suspicious of the story’s credibility and focused more on the politics of the hashtag.”

ThreatPost: Cash App Twitter Giveaway a Haven for Stealing Money

ThreatPost: Cash App Twitter Giveaway a Haven for Stealing Money. “Scammers looking to piggyback on the #CashAppFriday trending topic on Twitter are stealing between $10 to $1,000 from each victim that falls for their efforts. According to researchers at Tenable, the scams include phishing (with some links garnering up to 500 clicks each), a hoax called ‘cash-flipping’ and user impersonation (some have even impersonated Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey), among others.”

BuzzFeed News: Instagram’s Opioid Recovery Hashtags Are Full Of Drug Dealers

BuzzFeed News: Instagram’s Opioid Recovery Hashtags Are Full Of Drug Dealers. “Dozens of top posts under the #opioidcrisis and #opioidaddiction hashtags contained comments touting Oxycontin, Percocet, Codeine, and other prescription opioids — along with phone numbers and usernames for encrypted messaging accounts. A typical entry, under a video describing tens of thousands of deaths by drug overdose, offered ‘fast deals’ on ‘Oxys, Roxy, Xans, Addy, codeine, perc…Available 24.7 for delivery.’”

Canada’s National Observer: Twitter bots boosted the trending #TrudeauMustGo hashtag

Canada’s National Observer: Twitter bots boosted the trending #TrudeauMustGo hashtag. “The hashtag #TrudeauMustGo soared to the top of Twitter’s trending list in Canada on Tuesday, perhaps giving some observers the impression that Canadians were taking to social media en masse to express their discontent with the prime minister. But a closer look revealed that much of the activity surrounding the hashtag was actually driven by accounts tweeting at non-human rates, including about two dozen accounts created in the past 48 hours.”

Mashable: Instagram can’t stop flood of grisly photos from teen’s murder so users step up

Mashable: Instagram can’t stop flood of grisly photos from teen’s murder so users step up. “Instagram users are stepping up to stanch the flow of photos showing a popular teen e-girl’s murder as the platform fails to quickly remove the images. As bad actors upload grisly photos showing the teen’s slit neck with certain hashtags, some users are working to bury those posts under images of pink clouds and cats wearing flower crowns with those same hashtags and tagging the victim’s account. The inventive approach makes it harder to search for pictures of Bianca Devins’ dead body.”

The Rio Times: Museum in Rio Uses Social Media Language to Attract Audience

The Rio Times: Museum in Rio Uses Social Media Language to Attract Audience. “Blending art with social media language increased visits to the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) by 60 percent. The Hashtags da Arte exhibition selected 40 pieces from the museum’s collection and marked each one with stickers featuring keywords used in apps (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) intermingled with the descriptions of the works. The method aroused young people’s curiosity for art.”

Ubergizmo: Instagram To Block Hashtags That Spread Anti-Vaccination Misinformation

Ubergizmo: Instagram To Block Hashtags That Spread Anti-Vaccination Misinformation. “Not long after taking some much-needed steps to prevent the flow of anti-vaccination misinformation on Facebook, the company is now putting similar measures in place for Instagram, the popular photo-sharing network that it owns. According to the company, Instagram will now hide search results for hashtags that consistently provide false information about vaccines.”

Center for Health Journalism: How to use Twitter to find a treasure trove of real patient voices

Center for Health Journalism: How to use Twitter to find a treasure trove of real patient voices. “Thousands of patients spend time on Twitter talking about their cancer, or diabetes, or psoriasis, or almost any diagnosis you can imagine. As a reporter, you can find patients to interview while absorbing valuable background here. You can find an individual to be the face of your story, or sharpen your perspective on a chronic disease by reading about the experiences of dozens of patients living with it. These insights can change the questions you ask and the direction of your reporting.”

Quartz: Pro-Modi Twitter bots manipulated a hashtag at a record-breaking rate

Quartz: Pro-Modi Twitter bots manipulated a hashtag at a record-breaking rate. “In February, two duelling hashtags—one in support of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and one opposing him—used bots to boost their messaging. The overall traffic driving both hashtags was heavily automated, finds a report by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFR Lab), but the pro-Modi hashtag far more so.”