Wall Street Journal: Congress Probes Bot-Generated Social-Media Messages About E-Cigarettes

Wall Street Journal: Congress Probes Bot-Generated Social-Media Messages About E-Cigarettes. “A congressional committee and the Massachusetts attorney general are investigating whether millions of bot-generated social-media messages about e-cigarettes have been misleading consumers about safety and health issues.”

MakeUseOf: 8 Useful Twitter Accounts to Follow for Life Hacks

MakeUseOf: 8 Useful Twitter Accounts to Follow for Life Hacks. “Twitter offers bite-sized information in an easy-to-read format. Which makes it the perfect platform when you want to learn how to make your life more manageable. Life hacks have been a thing for many years, and people are still uncovering new ways to hack your life. Here are the most useful Twitter accounts for life hacks.”

CNBC: Superstar German DJ ‘permanently banned’ from China for liking a ‘South Park’ tweet

CNBC: Superstar German DJ ‘permanently banned’ from China for liking a ‘South Park’ tweet. “Zedd, a high-profile DJ and music producer, has been permanently banned from China for liking a tweet from ‘South Park’s’ official account. On Friday, Zedd tweeted about the ban, and CNBC verified the claim with his publicist on Saturday.”

Quartz: Zimbabwe is clamping down on social media use with a cyber crime bill set to become law

Quartz: Zimbabwe is clamping down on social media use with a cyber crime bill set to become law. “Zimbabwe has inched closer to clamping down on citizens’ use of social media platforms and will likely fish out and penalize citizens who create and share what is deemed offensive or pornographic material over outlets including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.”

CNET: Twitter misused security information for advertising purposes

CNET: Twitter misused security information for advertising purposes. “A Twitter security feature may’ve wound up costing people their data privacy, the company said in a statement Tuesday. Twitter said it recently discovered that email addresses and phone numbers meant to be used for security ‘may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes.'”

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education: Use of Twitter across educational settings: a review of the literature

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education: Use of Twitter across educational settings: a review of the literature. “The use of social media across the educational landscape is on the rise. Subsequently, the body of research on this topic is vibrant and growing. In this article, we present findings from a review of 103 peer-reviewed scientific studies published over the last decade (2007–2017) that address the use of Twitter for educational purposes across formal and informal settings.”

Phys .org: Trump’s Twitter communication style shifted over time based on varying communication goals

Phys .org: Trump’s Twitter communication style shifted over time based on varying communication goals. “While many journalists and academics have analysed the topics and sentiment of Trump’s tweets, the range of different rhetorical strategies and discursive styles deployed by Donald Trump is not well studied. The authors of the study downloaded the corpus of tweets sent from the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account from 2009 and 2018 preserved in the Trump Twitter Archive. By analysing patterns of grammatical co-occurence, the authors were able to identify four general style variations of Trump’s tweets: 1) conversational; 2) campaigning; 3) advisory; 4) engaged, and to observe how these stylistic patterns shifted over time.”