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Month: January 2016

Liking and sharing turns all of us into social media propagandists #Socialmedia #Propaganda

Liking and sharing turns all of us into social media propagandists #Socialmedia #Propaganda

TL;DR Summary:  By sharing social media propaganda posts we become a cog in the chain of propagandists trying to tell our friends how to think. …“essentially, propaganda is really no more than the communication of ideas designed to persuade people to think and behave in a desired way.” That means that, when engaging in social media, promoting ideas from politicians, intellectuals, friends, musicians or corporations through likes, shares, retweets and more, we are promoting that information and attempting to influence…

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Liking and sharing turns all of us into social media propagandists

Liking and sharing turns all of us into social media propagandists

TL;DR Summary:  By sharing social media propaganda posts we become a cog in the chain of propagandists trying to tell our friends how to think. …“essentially, propaganda is really no more than the communication of ideas designed to persuade people to think and behave in a desired way.” That means that, when engaging in social media, promoting ideas from politicians, intellectuals, friends, musicians or corporations through likes, shares, retweets and more, we are promoting that information and attempting to influence…

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The emotional jolts per minute metric – and no one cares if its #fakenews #Socialmedia #Propaganda

The emotional jolts per minute metric – and no one cares if its #fakenews #Socialmedia #Propaganda

TL;DR Summary: TV news, especially, but print news too, relies on a concept of “emotional jolts per minute” to engage their viewer or reader. An emotionally jolted viewer or reader is more likely to retain the story in their head. An emotionally jolted person is more susceptible to advertising messages, which is good for the business. The Washington Post ended their Internet meme fact checking column because they discovered that no one cares if the meme is false; as long…

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The emotional jolts per minute metric – and no one cares if its fake news

The emotional jolts per minute metric – and no one cares if its fake news

TL;DR Summary: TV news, especially, but print news too, relies on a concept of “emotional jolts per minute” to engage their viewer or reader. An emotionally jolted viewer or reader is more likely to retain the story in their head. An emotionally jolted person is more susceptible to advertising messages, which is good for the business. The Washington Post ended their Internet meme fact checking column because they discovered that no one cares if the meme is false; as long…

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