A new study suggests the extent of this phenomenon. This is a real warning signal that researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne wish to send. After a major study, they found that 47% of trending topics in Turkey and 20% of global trends were created from scratch by bots. Scientists could identify 108,000 fake accounts involved in these operations. To … [Read more...] about On Twitter, 20% of trends are created by bots
Twitter continues to chain redemptions. In a blog post, the social network announced that it had gained Scroll, a paid service that allows you to remove advertising from articles. Aim: to integrate it into a new Twitter offer. “Every day people come to Twitter to find out and read what's going on. Editors, journalists and writers fuel this conversation, informing the world … [Read more...] about Twitter buys Scroll, a service that blocks advertising on news articles
Hardly anyone can get past social media. No matter what age, no matter what origin, who has an internet-enabled smartphone, is usually registered with a social media service. Terrorist attacks, kidnapping attempts, epidemics or rampages: these are topics that many people are afraid of. At the same time, these are topics that feed on social media. These topics generate … [Read more...] about Panic and fear in times of social media
They have been used in numerous social media networks for years, and there is a lot of hype surrounding them. On Instagram, they are indispensable ... just as little as in Twitter. We are talking about: hashtags! But what about Facebook and other social media like Pinterest and LinkedIn? Are they often used there? And what do I have to pay attention to when using hashtags? … [Read more...] about What #Hashtags really bring!