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Using Facebook – Baby Boomers vs Millennials

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I stumbled across a wonderful article that deals with the intersection of two of my favourite topics: intergenerational issues and the impact of social media on society. It analyses the starkly different ways that Facebook is used by Baby Boomers, as opposed to Millenials. It comes from a web site called The Cheat Sheet, which is “dedicated to providing audiences the information they want in an approachable, entertaining way”. But looking at the content and the…

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Fake #FakeNews and Alternative #AlternativeFacts

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Is there anything worse than #fakeNews ? Yes. Fake #FakeNews. The #FakeNews phenomenon grew out of the large number of contrived and false articles purporting to be news that spread like wildfire on social media. I’m not talking about the satirical newspaper The Onion (although there are way too many people who think their articles are true). Rather, it’s about: completely fabricated stories (sometimes from real-sounding news sites) like the Pope supporting Trump, or Germany adopting Shariah law,…

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Aussie Jews leading the fight against hate

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An Australian organisation – the Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) led by Dr Andre Oboler – has been at the forefront of the ongoing battle against online hate. We celebrate Aussie technology startups making it on the world stage, so it stands to reason that we should also celebrate innovative Aussie not-for-profits who are facing up to modern challenges on behalf of communities all over the world. Read more here.  

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