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- 06/03/13--06:31: Ignored in local media, Turkish protesters turn to Facebook, Twitter
- 06/21/13--08:08: Are huge Web companies buying their way out of net neutrality?
- 08/02/13--07:52: Burger King employee reclines in throne of hamburger buns
- 08/09/13--11:41: Scientists show that "liking" is contagious
- 08/11/13--08:30: Watch Facebook killer Derek Medina turn himself in to police
- 08/19/13--11:36: Tailor and writer butt heads in war of bad reviews
- 08/30/13--11:04: Facebook creates definitive map of bandwagon college football fandom
- 12/27/13--08:23: China can't decide if these rats in a tree are hilarious or sad
- 02/14/14--12:41: How one New Jersey principal treated snowed-in students to storytime
- 06/17/14--08:29: What Twitter looked like when John Brooks scored in the World Cup
We get it, Twitter. You see a lot of activity. Hundreds of millions of tweets per day, we're told.
Those tweets have to come from somewhere, though, and many of them are geotagged with specific locations.
There are, of course, certain patterns one might derive from those geotagged tweets. Miguel Rios, Twitter's visual insights manager, has put mapped out every one of the billions of geotagged tweets since 2009.
The images are stunning. Here's Europe, for instance.
Each dot, Rios wrote, represents a tweet, and the color represents the number of tweets. (He did not elaborate on which colors represent more tweets, but it seems the brighter the hue, the more tweets were sent from that location.)
Rios put together a number of visualizations for particular cities. Here are a few of our favorites. You can check out high-resolution versions and other cities at Twitter's Flickr page.
New York City
Photos via Twitter Visualizations/Flickr
Are you gay but want to "be cured?" There's an app for that.
Setting Captives Free, a non-denominational ministry led by Mike Cleveland that helps individuals "find freedom from habitual sins and learn to grow in grace." They're able to do this via their online courses, which offer 60-day cures for gambling, drug addiction, and, yes, homosexuality. These courses are also available in the form of a phone app, which were made available earlier this week on iTunes and on Google Play.
“Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, you do not have a ‘homosexual gene,’ nor were you born this way with no hope of freedom," the app's description for the iTunes store read.
"You can be set free from the bondage of homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ and the cross!”
Unsurprisingly, the existence of such an app has not gone over well in the gay community. On Wednesday, AllOut.org launched a petition demanding that both Apple and Google pull it from their stores.
"Practices that try to change people's sexual orientation have been denounced by the American Psychiatric Association, Pan-American Health Organization and many governments," the petition, which has as of this writing collected 65,153 signatures, reads.
"Make sure your stores aren't promoting this kind of dangerous hate."
Apple heard the tens of thousands of signatures and took down the app within the first 24 hours of the AllOut campaign. Google has yet to take action.
In the interim, many have taken to the app's review page to either lambast it or ridicule it (it currently has a 1.5 star rating, with 321 total reviews).
"This is the best app ever!" mocked user Gary Ryan.
"Here I was, all totally gay and stuff. Then I installed the app, and God came out of my Galaxy Nexus, flew right into my penis, and my gay was gone! I ran right out the door and banged three real live chicks in the first hour! It was awesome!"
As thousands of protesters battled tear gas–wielding police for the sixth straight day in Turkey, CNN’s state-owned Turkish affiliate, CNN-Turk, aired a documentary about penguins in which 50 “spycams” were devoted to filming “the true character of these birds.” Meanwhile, a protester who spray-painted“Devrim televizyonlardan yayımlanmayacak!” on the side of a building in Istanbul made essentially the same point: “The revolution won’t be televised.”
Since protests began spreading on May 27—after police used tear gas on a few dozen environmentalists occupying Istanbul’s Gezi Park—Turkish media have remained largely silent. Instead, videos of police violence in Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Eskişehir, İzmit, and Bursa have circulated widely on Turkish social media.
On Facebook and YouTube, users have publishedvideos depicting police officers firing tear gas into unarmed crowds, assaulting women, and, in a particularly disturbing video, surrounding a prostrate protester and taking turns kicking him and clubbing him in the head. This video of police firing tear gas bombs into the crowd has gathered more than 130,000 shares on Facebook.
We reuploaded the Facebook footage onto YouTube to embed below. It might not last long there: Other videos of police brutality in Taksim Square have been removed for violating YouTube's policy on "shocking and disgusting content." Without adequate media coverage of the riots, Facebook is the citizens' only reliable resource for disseminating information.
"What the Turkish media doesn't show":
The sounds you hear in this video are Turkish for "I'm dying," "My eyes," "Save me."
Police fire tear gas bombs into the crowd:
Protestors block the streets:
A woman on the street is cornered and beaten:
Police tell protestors, "Get the f**k outta here," then beat them as they run:
Blogs and Tumblrs such as Delilim Var (trans: “I have evidence”), Zombie and the Ghost Train, and #occupygezi have taken up the work traditionally done by media outlets, attempting to trace a cohesive narrative through much of these stray works of citizen journalism.
Some extremely powerful images have emerged:
The worker of a restaurant serving free food to protesters in Istanbul. Photo via Zombie and the Ghost Train
Below: "Since the beginning of the events turkish government wanted to shape the public opinion through the media under its control and make people believe the protests were limited to some marginal groups. It’s not true, this is from friday night."
Photo via Zombie and the Ghost Train
A blog called What Is Happening in Istanbul has been rolling out updates as often as once an hour.
On Twitter, people used the hashtags #OccupyGezi, #direnankara (diren means "resist") #direngeziparki, #occupygeziparki, #direnankara, #direncarsi, #direnizmir, and #genelgrev (a call for labor unions to strike) to organize photos, videos, headlines, and updates.
The "menace" of social media
Connections begin to emerge between, for example, the Facebook photo of four police officers stacking about a dozen containers labeled “1.4 G”—the hazard class for certain tear-producing munitions—and the images of bloodied protesters reeling from tear gas. But without the participation of reputable, mainstream media outlets, many of these videos and images lack verification and historical context.
A handful of explanations have been offered for the uprising: Some see it as a response to the state’s growing social conservatism, particularly its restrictions on alcohol sales and attempted birth control regulations. Others view it as part of a larger debate over the use of urban space (only 1.5 percent of Istanbul is green space, compared to 17 percent in New York and 10.5 percent in Jakarta).
Then there’s the neo-Ottoman agenda of the country’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose vision for the park is to rebuild a historic military barracks from 1780. On Sunday, Erdoğan spoke out against social media, calling Twitter a "nuisance" or a "menace," depending on your translation.
In forcing the uprising to the Wild West edges of social media, the prime minister has unwittingly gone the way of so many on Facebook and lost control of his narrative: “They claim Erdoğan is a dictator. I am not the lord of this nation. Dictatorship is not in my blood,” he said on Sunday. “I am not going to ask for permission. Neither from the Deputy Chairman of CHP nor from a few marauders. The public has already given us the permission in the polls.”
Photo via Zombie and the Ghost Train.
Yaprak Ünver contributed to this report.
Several Israeli soldiers have found themselves in trouble after posing photos of themselves in their underwear and combat equipment to Facebook.
The women were apparently new recruits at a base in the south of Israel. One depicted women exposing their underwear and backsides, according to the Associated Press, while another showed five women wearing only helmets and minimal combat gear.
The women's faces were blurred, though that did not stop the military from sanctioning them.
“The commanding officers disciplined the soldiers as they saw fitting” over the “unbecoming behavior,” the military said. No details about the women's identities or the disciplinary measures were forthcoming, though soldiers at the base were lectured against posting such images.
It's the latest in a string of occasions in which soldiers have found themselves in trouble over their actions on the Internet.
The man behind the @IDFspokesperson Twitter account, one of the military's main ways of communicating with the public, was apparently found wearing blackface and mocking President Barack Obama in a Facebook photo.
A number of soldiers also arranged their bodies to spell out a message attacking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for opting not to send ground troops into Palestinian territories during last November's conflict.
After a male soldier was shown in a 2010 YouTube video "dancing suggestively around a blindfolded Palestinian woman," the military banned soldiers from using social networks while on base. The AP noted it was unclear if that ban is still in place.
Photo by Israel Defense Forces/Flickr
For those of you who believe in net neutrality, the practice of insulating the Internet against the influence of private corporations and making certain a user’s connection speed isn’t dependent on his or her tax bracket, we’ve got some bad news for you.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, large corporations including Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are paying major ISPs to get faster connections.
That could mean, quite simply, if you don’t use these companies, with their greased rails, your Internet connection might suck. Worse than usual, that is. But there are other implications as well.
Netflix, whose need for big tubes in that series of tubes is obvious, has been trying to get broadband companies to allow them to connect specialized equipment to reduce the stutter in Web video. The reaction from those companies? Pay us.
Already Comcast receives $25-30 million per year for expedited access—a fast lane, let’s say. Not a huge amount given the size of the company, in fact about 0.1 percent of its yearly revenues, but a clear precedent.
But isn’t this the very thing the U.S. government’s “open Internet” rules guard against? Only in spirit. The letter of the law remains quite unravished.
Current Federal Communications Commission rules disallow the prioritizing of one company’s traffic over another on a given provider’s "last mile" of line into a consumer’s home. The rest of the route seems to resemble the Wild West, the rules for which are vague at best.
It isn’t just consumer choice that is limited when net neutrality is abandoned, say its proponents. It also raises the barriers to entry for new online companies. This issue is likely to grow more urgent as more and more companies compete to bring on-demand entertainment to consumers’ homes, with estimates of Internet video doubling by 2017.
If you can't handle the heat, don't take a nap on a pile of food.
One Burger King employee in Japan seemed a little fed up with the glut of orders he had to speed through on a busy weekday.
"How many Whopper Juniors do you think I've made?" wrote @inotayuta on his now-deleted Twitter account. "See if you can figure out it for yourself."
He shared a photo of himself draped over a pile of buns, right next to a bucket containing something both unidentifiable and utterly disgusting.
Forum users barraged Burger King with complaints, forcing the company to apologize, clarify that the food was never actually served to customers, and reprimand @inotayuta.
Fast food employees doing dirty deeds with food and bragging online has become a fad lately. Subway fired two workers last month after photos of one slapping his genitals on a foot-long spread online. In Augsut, 2012, Taco Bell dumped an employee worker who filmed himself urinating on food. KFC, meanwhile, gave one guy his marching orders after he made out with mashed potatoes shaped like a breast.
There's no word from Burger King PR on whether @inotaya awaits a similar fate.
Photo by @inotayuta/Twitter via Kotaku
According to researchers, “liking” something on Facebook or another social network encourages others to follow your example—and may even trigger an avalanche of approval.
In a report for the journal Science titled “Social Influence Bias: A Randomized Experiment,” Lev Muchnik, Sinan Aral and Sean J. Taylor set out to chart the fluid dynamics of digital popularity. What they discovered was something we’ve all intuitively felt: hype breeds hype.
In the abstract of their findings, they wrote:
We ... designed and analyzed a large-scale randomized experiment on a social news aggregation Web site to investigate whether knowledge of such aggregates distorts decision-making. Prior ratings created significant bias in individual rating behavior, and positive and negative social influences created asymmetric herding effects. Whereas negative social influence inspired users to correct manipulated ratings, positive social influence increased the likelihood of positive ratings by 32% and created accumulating positive herding that increased final ratings by 25% on average.
In other words, “likes” follow “likes,” but misery doesn’t love company—disapproval did not prompt other users to express a similar opinion. It’s only the feel-good thumbs-up that gets people on the social bandwagon. But even positive herding “was topic-dependent and affected by whether individuals were viewing the opinions of friends or enemies.”
The aggregation website used in the experiment remains unnamed, at their request, so who knows? You may have been one of the guinea pigs! Attaching fake upvotes and downvotes to various articles—while leaving some alone for a control group—the researchers were able to influence the behavior of readers when it came to rating the articles. Positivity tended to snowball, and, perhaps more interestingly, arose in direct opposition to negative reactions. According to the New York Times:
The Web site allows users to say whether they like or dislike other users, and the researchers found that a commenter’s friends were likely to correct the negative score while enemies did not find it worth their time to knock down a fake up vote.
That certainly runs counter to the conventional wisdom that anything popular will inevitably attract harsh critics, and suggests that we also like to “like” for reasons other than social contagion: in effect, we may just take a certain pride in promoting and defending quality content. Either that or we find it fun.
Which reminds me—you’ll probably want to tweet this article, right? We only need a few of you, then everyone else should follow suit. Come on, I know you “like”-liked it.
Photo by Owen W Brown/Flickr
Medina, 31, left a long trail online, including e-books about hunting ghosts and a weird YouTube channel. In a video posted two days before he told police he'd gunned down his wife, he roundhouse-kicks a bag while wearing a suit:
But in what might be the final footage of him as a free man, the Miami-Dade Police Department released one more video Friday. Pulled from a station surveillance camera, Medina, accompanied by another man, strolls into the police station, walks up to the counter, then sits down. Police excised five seconds of footage.
His casual manner reflects the remorseless tone in his Facebook confession, posted just hours before:
Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news
Police say Medina's wife, Jennifer Alfonso, 26, was found deceased from gunshot wounds. Their daughter, who's 10, was unharmed.
Photo via YouTube
In the future, we’ll be able to rate people directly, attaching insults and negative feedback to, say, an offending individual’s Facebook page. For now, though, we’re stuck attacking each other via Yelp and Amazon—provided we’ve got something up on one of those sites to review.
That was the form of mutually assured destruction invoked in a Brooklyn brawl between a debut novelist and a bespoke tailor. D. Foy, whose book Made to Break is scheduled for release mid-March, had hoped to secure a wedding suit from the hands-on Park Slope boutique Bindle & Keep. But after repeatedly trying and failing to get in touch with them, he did what no one with a smattering of common sense would do: He bothered to write a Yelp review.
“This is not ‘24-7 white glove service,’” Foy wrote. “This is not ‘unparalleled service,’ nor anything close. Contract this ‘business’ at your own risk, ladies and gentlemen.”
Someone at Bindle & Keep named Daniel replied rather swiftly to this affront, writing in an email, “I was just made aware of your Yelp review. We wanted to answer your questions but felt you were more interested in a fray. When your book comes out on Amazon, I will personally make sure our entire staff reviews in kind.”
Daniel had done his research, it seems, and although there was a bit more back-and-forth sniping between he and Foy, the author eventually relented and took down his Yelp review in order to keep his book from being review-bombed next year (he also got a free shirt in the bargain). If only all dissatisfied customers were so easy to extort!
We’re guessing Daniel had some more trouble influencing the angry Yelp posters who said he didn’t live up to a refund guarantee for poor work and was the “MOST UNPROFESSIONAL person I have ever dealt with.” Maybe in lieu of the "deluge of awful reviews” he promised Foy, he could just do the old-fashioned thing and send dozens of pizzas to their homes. Or call in a SWAT strike. Anything, so long as he doesn’t have to take stock of his business practices.
Or wait—was this all just a ruse between friends to virally advertise each other’s goods and services? That tears it: I’m never reading a book or wearing clothes again.
Santa Barbara’s Edythe Kirchmaier, who at the age of 105 is California’s oldest driver, volunteers for the non-profit organization Direct Relief, devoted to bettering the lives of those affected by poverty, natural disaster, and civil unrest. She’s also the oldest registered user on Facebook, and on her 105th birthday gathered 105,000 likes for the charity’s Facebook page.
Yes, Kirchmaier certainly seems to have life figured out after more than a century of it. But a nagging problem threatened to prevent her from continuing to work for Direct Relief: her 15-year-old minivan, not so hardy as she, had begun to experience mechanical problems. Without a reliable car, volunteering could have become impossible.
In what can only be taken as a confirmation of the existence of karma, one of Kirchmaier’s fans stepped in to address her vehicular needs. Having gotten wind of the frequent breakdowns and repairs online, this mystery benefactor bought her a brand-new 2013 Honda Civic. Who knew the Internet was so nice?
“I'm touched by the generosity of an anonymous person who surprised me with a new car yesterday,” Kirchmaier posted on Facebook. “My friends at Direct Relief gave me a special parking spot for it. My new car fits in just right!”
It’s worth noting that Kirchmaier is not merely the state’s oldest driver, she’s also one of the best, boasting a spotless 86-year traffic record, without even a parking ticket to her name. She renewed her license this past January, acing the DMV’s tests. It just goes to show that not very much has changed about cars since the Ford Model T, which is what she learned to drive on. Really.
At any rate, this couldn’t have happened to a nicer or more deserving person. Happy driving, Edythe—we’ll see you on the freeway.
Photo via Direct Relief/Facebook
Just in time for the first week of the season, Facebook has created a map of users' most-liked college football teams.
Or, well, a stunted version of it. It could have been a data-driven version of Reddit's r/CFB's map, which tries to show the favorite teams every corner of the country. But unlike Facebook's much more informational NFL map, which shows how all 32 teams are liked in every county, this one is culled from the AP 25 preseason rankings.
That means that only 25 of the 125 Division 1 college football teams are represented. And as any college football fan knows, preseason rankings usually have little to do with how the season shakes out.
A good number of the nation's most popular teams, like Alabama, Oregon, and Notre Dame, have started in the top 25. No one would be surprised to learn that all of Ohio likes Ohio State, or almost of all of Texas likes Texas, more than any other team in the top 25.
Still, the map shows a few interesting results. For instance, there's nowhere in the country, not even the middle of Los Angeles, that chooses UCLA. (Southern California is firmly USC country.) And five different teams suffer a clear case of little brother syndrome, where they're the most popular team in their own country and maybe one other, but are otherwise surrounded by fans of a bigger program: Clemson, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State.
Otherwise, the map is best to show where bandwagon fans weirdly congregate where there isn't a football powerhouse. There are no schools from the northeast in the top 25, so the most popular ranked team in New England is Florida. Who knew?
Photo by hdport/flickr. Remix by Fernando ALfonso III
If the dog lovers in Boston get their way, and professional hockey opens its ears to the cries on the Internet, a blind dog named Ray Charles may one day drop a puck on center ice at a Boston Bruins home playoff game.
Ray Charles is an avid Bruins fan, an adorable golden retriever, and a little black-nosed pup who was born blind last December. He can't yet play the piano like his namesake, legendary singer Ray Charles, but he's become quite popular. On Facebook, where his owners set up a fan page, Ray Charles the dog has more than 11,700 fans, all of whom flock to the page every time a new picture goes up.
These days, Ray's owners have bigger plans for their dog than more likes. They want to put Ray Charles under the big, bright lights, and they want to do so during hockey season.
Recently, they launched an iPetition campaign geared towards getting Ray Charles down onto center ice so that he can drop the ceremonial first puck on center ice at a Boston Bruins playoff game.
"Ray Charles may not have his sight, but we can still show him how much he means to all of us!" the petition reads. "Help Ray Charles drop the puck at a Boston Bruins game and keep helping to enrich the wonderful dog's life!"
The petition opened Sunday and has since gained more than 720 signatures, with a target of 2,000 in sight. Considering iPetition's lack of any restrictive timeline, plus Ray Charles's growing Internet popularity (he's gained more than 1,000 Facebook fans in the time it's taken me to write this article), it's a safe bet that the little golden retriever will hit the 2,000 signature target by week's end.
Then the onus falls on the Boston Bruins brass.
The NHL's Stanley Cup semifinals start this week. At the very least, the Bruins will host two games in Boston.
In China, the Shuangliu police department, from Chengdu in Sichuan Province, have hit it big on social network Weibo. When they’re not helping small children cross the street, they’re declaring their love for Breaking Bad.
But when three rats broke bad in their town, the Shuangliu police let vigilante justice take over. Now an amusing but controversial picture they shared of the three live rats tied to a tree in their district has gone viral on Weibo, creating a debate in many Chinese communities about the best way to deal with the “rats” in the Chinese government.
The rats’ captor, according to Hao Hao Report and Sichuan Online, is an advertising employee named Liu Junjiang, who captured the rats with coworkers on Friday after they habitually ransacked the firm’s new office. The ad execs tied the rats to a tree in order to humorously shame them for their crimes.
“I was wrong, I repent!” reads the banner attached to the rat in the middle.
The Shuangliu police saw the mice and shared their photo on Friday in mock outrage:
Who did this? They even dared to establish a court in front of the police station and executed the thieves in broad daylight!
Their post promptly went viral, collecting thousands of shares and comments. Many Chinese netizens reacted with amusement, comparing the rats to corrupt government officials who should be publicly shamed in similar ways:
NetEase user 花開o : There are rat thieves all over the country. These rats are fat and big, running amuck across the country and they disguise themselves as civil servants, but our police pretend to be not aware of the situation.
But many also reacted with horror due to the apparent animal cruelty of leaving the rats tied and helpless.
Weibo user @自然新观察 :【Being beaten is the fate of mouses by birth, but please do not abuse them】 This picture taken by police showing what the perpetrators regard as a proud work but actually reflects the morbid mentality deep in their hearts. The Supreme People’s Court has stipulated that testimonies gained through freezing, starving, scorching, beating the suspects are illegal and should be excluded from the court. We should show the animals that we are a highly civilized society. Violence will bring insecure emotion to humans, and if the abuse out of freakish mentality affects others, it is crime.
Contrary to rumor, the rats were not dead and have reportedly since been freed and released in the countryside.
“Cat police will handle them” now, joked Sichuan Online.
Photo via Hao Hao Report
As record-breaking winter freezes put schools across America on ice, teachers and administrative staff are having to get creative with ways to keep students engaged outside the classroom.
Yesterday, one New Jersey principal used the Internet to deliver storytime to 51 lucky kids from his school.
Slackwood Elementary principal Jay Billy summoned kids in his Lawrenceville, N.J., town to a private online conference Thursday, as the area got burried 10 inches of snowfall. Billy sent out a mass email to parents at his school inviting them and their children to join him online for a special story session.
Billy read three stories to the kids who signed on. Delighted parent Regina Smith contacted the Times of Trenton about the event.
“He’s constantly talking about how important it is to read,” she said of the principal, “but for him to take time away from his family on his own snow day, and show us how important it is, was really amazing.”
Participating students had an assignment based on the three stories they read that will earn them a special treat once they're back in the classroom—if the snow ever lets up.
It’s not the first time this snowy winter season that educators used the Internet to help them overcome the icy odds. After the calamitous blizzard that sent most of Georgia and Alabama into an apocalyptic state, musician Roger Day used Skype to perform a concert for hundreds of children who were stranded overnight at their elementary schools. And in North Carolina, two creative school administrators used YouTube to let students know their school was shutting down in the most hilarious way possible—with a modified rendition of “Ice, Ice, Baby.”
It’s not just the school staff who are using the Internet during the winter storms, however: in New York, students used Twitter to lambaste the public school system for refusing to close during one of the city’s heaviest snowfalls. And with at least a few more weeks of winter on the way, students are undoubtedly feeling stir-crazy, whether they’re stuck in school or out of it.
Let’s just hope the spring thaw arrives soon,before students’ creativity on the Internet outstrips those of their teachers.
Photo via wfryer/Flickr; CC BY-SA 2.0
Anybody who turned to Twitter after John Brooks’s 86th-minute goal against Ghana yesterday found out quite quickly that Americans absolutely love tweeting about sports when their teams are busy being awesome. This data visualization of the way North America was tweeting at the exact minute that Brooks’ goal went in tells the tale for those who missed it.
That’s a boom reminiscent of the December evening Beyoncé’s eponymous album dropped, carrying through the coastal United States and a few midwestern cities, but it turns out that Brooks’ goal didn’t even incite the most conversation. That actually occurred in the first minute, immediately following Clint Dempsey’s opening goal,when 173,738 tweets per minute were posted, according to Twitter.
All in all, Twitter Data reports, more than 4.9 million tweets were posted about Monday’s match between the USA and Ghana. But none of them count more than this brainfart tweet from @Delta.
Photo via Regina Keenan/Twitter