Squirrel Hangs By Balls Bank Posts In Social Website

A Squirrel was shown hanging by its Balls !

This image was posted by a Bank!

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A Squirrel was shown hanging by its Balls !

This image was posted by a Bank!

Squirrel hung by its Balls.
Squirrel Hangs by its Balls.
French bank Caisse d’Epargne in Auvergne-Limousin wanted to make a “bit of a buzz” in the social media in France on Friday. However, the bank ended up embarrassed after clients and followers complained.

It was all a bit of a balls up really, as they chose to post a photo of a squirrel, hanging upside down from a feeding stand by his testicles, as the hapless creature tries to get himself some nuts.

The bank shared the image with its 24,000 Facebook followers, with the caption: “Because accidents don’t just happen to others, insurance will also cover you for any temporary injuries”.

At first, apparently, followers thought that the bank’s Facebook page had been hacked, but once they realized that the bank had posted the image itself many complained, saying that the image was in very bad taste.

Linternaute (French language) said that animal lovers were particularly upset at the image posted by the bank.

One disgusted customer apparently posted the comment: “It’s absolutely despicable to use this for publicity. As a customer I completely disapprove. Shame on you.”

 http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/360529#ixzz2iH2iwwja

 

How Twitter Makes Money

While idiots like me believe in the objectivity of social media and takes pleasure in writing to be ‘heard’ how do the people who sustain this illusion make money.,for these are not altruistic gems.

This is how twitter makes it money through you and me.

Twitter also sells data. It will generate about $583 million this year. Twitter is expected to generate a little less than $1 billion in 2014, according to eMarketer.

Most of Twitter’s revenue comes from three types of ads, although it plans to have a more robust advertising offering next year.

The New York Times’ Vindu Goel gives a good rundown of those three money-making ad products:

Promoted tweets: Advertisers pay to have brief messages show up in users’ stream of Twitter messages. They can use keyword targeting to reach specific users. Advertisers can also use a little bit of demographic targeting, although Twitter doesn’t know as much about its users as Facebook does. Twitter gets paid when users engage with the promoted tweets (when they favorite, comment on, or retweet the ad).
Promoted trends: Twitter lists which topics are being talked about most on its platform. The trends vary by location, so Twitter’s list of topics in the US might not be the same as the list in England, for example. Advertisers can pay to have a topic of their choice listed too. A promoted trend costs roughly $200,000 for a day of exposure on all US Twitter accounts, the New York Times reports.
Promoted accounts: If a brand wants more Twitter followers, it can pay to have its account recommended to Twitter users.


Twitter.
How Twitter Makes Money.

I was curious as to how Twitter makes money.

While idiots like me believe in the objectivity of social media and takes pleasure in writing to be ‘heard’ how do the people who sustain this illusion make money.,for these are not altruistic gems.

This is how twitter makes it money through you and me.

Twitter also sells data. It will generate about $583 million this year. Twitter is expected to generate a little less than $1 billion in 2014, according to eMarketer.

Most of Twitter’s revenue comes from three types of ads, although it plans to have a more robust advertising offering next year.

The New York Times’ Vindu Goel gives a good rundown of those three money-making ad products:

  • Promoted tweets: Advertisers pay to have brief messages show up in users’ stream of Twitter messages. They can use keyword targeting to reach specific users. Advertisers can also use a little bit of demographic targeting, although Twitter doesn’t know as much about its users as Facebook does. Twitter gets paid when users engage with the promoted tweets (when they favorite, comment on, or retweet the ad).
  • Promoted trends: Twitter lists which topics are being talked about most on its platform. The trends vary by location, so Twitter’s list of topics in the US might not be the same as the list in England, for example. Advertisers can pay to have a topic of their choice listed too. A promoted trend costs roughly $200,000 for a day of exposure on all US Twitter accounts, the New York Times reports.
  • Promoted accounts: If a brand wants more Twitter followers, it can pay to have its account recommended to Twitter users.(Business Insider)

Twitter likes to measure its advertising revenue for every 1,000 timeline views, (for some reason, they call it “advertising revenue per timeline view,” as if they’re counting one at a time, but ignore that for now because it’s confusing). What counts as a view? It’s every timeline “requested when registered users visit Twitter, refresh a timeline or view search results while logged in,” either from your desktop or mobile device. Across the entire world, the company makes $0.80 per thousand views, or $0.0008 each time you look at your feed.

But all views are not worth the same. In the United States, the value is $2.17 per thousand views, or $0.00217 per time you refresh. Elsewhere, it’s $0.30 per thousand, or $0.00030 per refresh. That’s why even though 77 percent of Twitters 215 million monthly users come from outside the U.S., only 25 percent of its revenue comes from advertising to them.

Twitter allows a single “Promoted Trend” to sit above the other nine. According to a source, brands are asked to pay $200,000 a day in the U.S. if they want to feature a trend – usually a hashtag – of their choice.

This digital billboard is in high demand.

Over a six-month period from March to September, Twitter may have raked in as much as $23.8 million with its U.S. promoted trend, selling the digital billboard 119 times in 179 days, based on tracking by CNBC.

Twitter didn’t immediately reply when emailed for comment on the pricing.

So who’s buying?

By CNBC’s count, media companies promoting movies and TV shows were most interested in the ad buy, purchasing 43 promoted trends for a total of $8.6 million during that time.

The technology industry bought 24 trends ($4.8 million), while food and retail companies purchased 31 trends ($6.2 million). Education services, auto companies and the finance industry ordered a combined 17 trending topics for $3.4 million.

Time Warner‘s Warner Brothers led the pack with nine buys, followed by McDonald’s with seven. Sony Pictures, Google and Samsung each purchased five trends.

It’s worth noting that the money spent here does not include additional purchases on Promoted Accounts and Promoted Tweets, which advertisers also tend to invest in on days it features its trending topic.

Source.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/heres-one-ways-twitter-makes-money-8C11144933

 

Alcohol Based Recipe Banned In Facebook.

Facebook is used to share anything, let alone personal information..

Ricard banned Facebook.

It also comes as a time when France is facing a teen “binge-drinking” crisis they previously thought confined to the loutish shores of the UK and Scandinavia.
Recently I posted how Facebook comments were insulting to women and Facebook found that it had no objection!

Now a French Court has rued that Alcohol based Recipe in Facebook is banned.

Good move.

Story:

Judges from the Cour de Cassation ruled that the smartphone application, which allowed users to post a cocktail recipe directly to their walls with the message “You can get Ricard Mix recipes too on the Ricard Mix Codes app,” was ‘inopportune’.


Facebook is used to share anything, let alone personal information..

Ricard banned Facebook.

It also comes as a time when France is facing a teen “binge-drinking” crisis they previously thought confined to the loutish shores of the UK and Scandinavia.

Recently I posted how Facebook comments were insulting to women and Facebook found that it had no objection!

Now a French Court has rued that Alcohol based Recipe in Facebook is banned.

Good move.

Story:

Judges from the Cour de Cassation ruled that the smartphone application, which allowed users to post a cocktail recipe directly to their walls with the message “You can get Ricard Mix recipes too on the Ricard Mix Codes app,” was ‘inopportune’.

 

They considered Facebook users logging on to find an advertisement from a friend would 1) Not recognise it as an advert because it was posted by someone they trust; 2) Be an unsuspecting recipient of advertising because all they thought they would find on Facebook was the usual fare you get on Facebook (boastful statements, endless photos of a pug/newborn baby/ holiday in Ibiza etc. etc.).

 

It’s not massively surprising that the July 3 ruling has gone unnoticed in France. The powers that be have a history of wrapping their public in cotton wool when it comes to advertising. What might be considered patronising and unnecessary in other countries is deemed basic protection here.

 

The most obvious example is television advertising, which has to be clearly labelled as such, meaning that each time programming cuts to a commercial break, an “advertising” jingle is played. Just in case you thought you were watching a one-minute “documentary” about why driving a BMW makes you feel like a real man… followed by a very short film about a really fascinating cleaning product.

I think it’s fair to say this attitude – which, strangely, hails back to the days when advertising was so forthright it would seem entirely unnecessary – is pretty outdated. Especially in a case when teenagers are the concern – which is what the judges insisted was their priority in their verdict against Pernod Ricard.

Source:

http://beyond.blogs.france24.com/article/2013/07/19/ricard-pastis-ban-facebook-court-ruling-france-campaign-advert-0

 

How Redditors Brought Down Internet Company

I still remain a Simpleton and distribute and forget about except for replying comments.

In fact I have been using Facebook, a micro-blogging site, but use it to provide Links to my posts, I do not even post it to Page, though my son insists that Facebook community is stronger and drives visitors in.

But I consider Facebook as basically non serious and frivolous,there are exceptions.

In a curious case Redditors have brought a Meme Company Down by sleuthing.

( I do share in Reddit and promptly forget it, do not even know whether it is voted up or buried.

Curiously I receive traffic from Reddit, to ana extent that in 2102 Reddit drove the maximum traffic to my site.

Now about the present story.


We write,

Reddit.
Reddit.

We post, share it with social networking sites.

Many get elated if they get Likes. especially if some one  does it in Facebook.

I fail to understand the elation when some one likes your Spouse’s Photo!

If your writing is voted up, your joy knows no bounds,

If it is featured in the Front Page , Home Page ot the dash Board, well, ecstasy.

I still remain a Simpleton and distribute and forget about except for replying comments.

In fact I have been using Facebook, a micro-blogging site, but use it to provide Links to my posts, I do not even post it to Page, though my son insists that Facebook community is stronger and drives visitors in.

But I consider Facebook as basically non serious and frivolous,there are exceptions.

In a curious case Redditors have brought a Meme Company Down by sleuthing.

( I do share in Reddit and promptly forget it, do not even know whether it is voted up or buried.

Curiously I receive traffic from Reddit, to ana extent that in 2102 Reddit drove the maximum traffic to my site.

Now about the present story.

It has the ingredients of Greed,manipulations, Bribery,wrong promises and Sleuthing by the vigilant.

Read On.

In June 2011, the biggest meme-generating forum on the Internet held elections. The community’s moderators had become overwhelmed with its runaway popularity. Reddit’s r/AdviceAnimals needed help.

They got it in the form of redditor gtw08, the eventual winner.

Looking back, all the moderators remember thinking about gtw08 was that he was quiet. They’d barely ever communicated with him, and they certainly didn’t know his real name. His history on Reddit amounted to little more than link submissions to a relatively new site calledQuickmeme, where users type bold-faced captions on popular memes like Scumbag Steve and Success Kid

These are known as image macros. They’re the bread and butter of r/AdviceAnimals, a community that would soon grow to more than 2.5 million users and dominate a certain part of Web culture, proliferating memes that bled into mainstream culture, from Ridiculously Photogenic Guy to Grumpy Cat.

And all along, gtw08 sat on the moderator rolls, holding immense power over which links survived and died in the subreddit.

This is the story how three redditors eventually brought him down, along with the biggest image macro site in the world…

Launched in July 2010, their meme-making site was soon seeing massive traffic. It simplified what had traditionally been a laborious process for one of the Internet’s favorite pastimes: putting funny captions on popular images. By the summer of 2012, Quickmeme was seeing 70 million unique visitors and a half-billion pageviews,according to Wayne Miltz…

Quickmeme was now netting the brothers around $1.6 million a month, according to independent analytics site Worth Of Web. The traffic came largely thanks to referral traffic from Reddit’s homepage—the self proclaimed “front page” of the Internet, which collects more than 71 million monthly visitors. Quickmeme was a fundamental part of the Reddit ecosystem.

You could even call the Miltzes Reddit-made millionaires…

In April 2012, a new competitor emerged in the meme-making landscape. Livememe looked like an outright Quickmeme clone, except for two crucial differences: It supported GIF animations and special effects

The trail went cold.

Aware that other AdviceAnimals moderators were watching him closely, gtw08 began covering his tracks. He’d remove an unpopular Quickmeme post here and there, some Imgur posts, and then a popular Livememe link.

But at the same time, gtw08 was also hashing out conspiracy theories about Livememe to the other mods. The site was using bots to get its posts voted up to the frontpage, gtw08 claimed. And in a bid to get Livememe banned, he compiled data of this alleged botting scheme. The moderators didn’t see enough evidence, however, and voted against the ban.

Source:

http://www.dailydot.com/business/reddit-quickmeme-banned-miltz-brothers/

Facebook On Rape Women Obscene

The posts in Facebook are bordering on the Obscene, nay they are obscene and Revolting.

Recent jokes on Women are nauseating.

Facebook’s reply and justification is appalling.

Is this Free Speech?O


The posts in Facebook are bordering on the Obscene, nay they are obscene and Revolting.

Recent jokes on Women are nauseating.

Facebook’s reply and justification is appalling.

Is this Free Speech?

Story:

All of these are examples, from Facebook, of speech and images encouraging and/or making light of violence against women. Both the images and the language are extremely graphic and disturbing. We believe it’s important to make them available in order to illustrate the extent and impact of Facebook’s inaction on gender-based hate speech, but please choose to view them or not at your own discretion.

Many of these images passed Facebook moderation — that is, they were reported as violating Facebook standards, and Facebook declined to take them down. Some of them came down later when media stories highlighted specific pages. Some of them are still live on Facebook.

A note on redactions: we’ve redacted parts of images to protect the identities of women whose images have been used against their will. None of these images are/were redacted on Facebook.

UPDATE: Facebook is claiming that because they took down all the images in our original sample set, there is no more problem. Until Facebook recognizes that the problem is their POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, not any individual pages, we will keep posting fresh examples that are still live each day. Again, many of these have already been reported and allowed by Facebook moderation. They may come down now when we SHAME Facebook with them, but that doesn’t solve the problem. ONLY NEW FACEBOOK POLICIES AND PROCEDURES DESIGNED TO BAN GENDER-BASED HATE SPEECH will solve this problem. 

Facebook on Woman
Facebook Post On woman.
Facebook post
Facebook comment

 

Comments in Facebook.
Facebook Post

In a blog post, Facebook said its “systems to identify and remove hate speech have failed to work as effectively as we would like, particularly around issues of gender-based hate.” The company said it would review how it dealt with such content, update training for its employees, increase accountability — including requiring that users use their real identities when creating content — and establish more direct lines of communication with women’s groups and other entities.

Source:

http://www.womenactionmedia.org/examples-of-gender-based-hate-speech-on-facebook/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/business/media/facebook-says-it-failed-to-stop-misogynous-pages.html?_r=0

Teens Technology Social Media, A Study

People share information on The Social Media.

Teens also do.

Despite warnings about the fact that the information shared in the Social Media is likely to be misused, they still do.

So is chatting online.

The probable reason is the basic Gregarious instinct of man, the urge to be with people and share.

Why on the Social Media and not in person?


People share information on The Social Media.

Teens also do.

Despite warnings about the fact that the information shared in the Social Media is likely to be misused, they still do.

So is chatting online.

The probable reason is the basic Gregarious instinct of man, the urge to be with people and share.

Why on the Social Media  and not in person?

How Teens use Social Media. PEW study.
How Teens use Social Media.

When you share information with a person, you are physically aware of his presence and ou are reticent about sharing your information.

This becomes difficult when the person whom you are sharing with happens to be  your parents , relatives and even friends.

You are not sure how the divulging of the information will affect you.

Now this block exists even among friends!

Now I find that there few lasting friendships, but only ‘hi how are you”(there are exceptions).

So you have  to share, but safely.

In a Social media, you do not physically see the person, you feel secure(in fact you are not, this is more dangerous as you do not know the person)

I checked with adults who engage themselves in chatting with unknown people of the opposite Sex,same-sex.

They are aware that the information will be misused.

The reason they informed me is that they can exchange lewd comments and things which they can not express in the Society openly, put it bluntly they can indulge in Sexual perversions, expressions , not approved by the Society.

There is a detailed Study by PEW Research center, on the behavior of Teens, Social media and Technology.

Excerpts.

Teens Behavior, Social Media A Study
Teens Behavior, Social Media

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned.>>

  • Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did in the past. For the five different types of personal information that we measured in both 2006 and 2012, each is significantly more likely to be shared by teen social media users in our most recent survey.
  • Teen Twitter use has grown significantly: 24% of online teens use Twitter, up from 16% in 2011.
  • The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical teen Twitter user has 79 followers.
  • Focus group discussions with teens show that they have waning enthusiasm for Facebook, disliking the increasing adult presence, people sharing excessively, and stressful “drama,” but they keep using it because participation is an important part of overall teenage socializing.
  • 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private, and most report high levels of confidence in their ability to manage their settings.
  • Teens take other steps to shape their reputation, manage their networks, and mask information they don’t want others to know; 74% of teen social media users have deleted people from their network or friends list.
  • Teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-party access to their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned.
  • On Facebook, increasing network size goes hand in hand with network variety, information sharing, and personal information management.
  • In broad measures of online experience, teens are considerably more likely to report positive experiences than negative ones. For instance, 52% of online teens say they have had an experience online that made them feel good about themselves.
  • Source:
  • http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Teens-Social-Media-And-Privacy/Summary-of-Findings.aspx

 

What Happens to My Facebook Page after My Death

This is a great question of international curiosity.

I never thought of what would happen to things here after my death., the reason , I have nothing left to leave save my children.

Let alone Facebook Pages.

But no Laws yet.

But, last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 222-128 to give Sullivan more time to write an amendment that begins a study of the issue.

Now you can sleep peacefuly


This is a great question of international curiosity

Facebook Page. Like this!
Facebook Page. Like this! (Photo credit: TangYauHoong)

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I never thought of what would happen to things here after my death., the reason , I have nothing left to leave save my children.

 

Let alone Facebook Pages.

 

I have come across a news item that after your death your estate could control these social networking material.

 

But no Laws yet.

 

But, last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 222-128 to give Sullivan more time to write an amendment that begins a study of the issue.

 

Now you can sleep peacefully.

Story:

State Rep. Peter Sullivan has introduced legislation to allow the executor of an estate control over the social networking pages of the dead. Last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 222-128 to give Sullivan more time to write an amendment that begins a study of the issue.

The bill proposed by Sullivan, a Democrat from Manchester, would allow control of someone’s Facebook, Twitter, and other accounts such as Gmail to be passed to the executor of their estate after death.

According to Sullivan, passage of his bill would bridge a gap in policies of social media sites regarding posthumous users. He said his bill would protect residents who have suffered loss.

“This would give the families a sense of closure, a sense of peace. It would help prevent this form ofbullying that continues even after someone dies and nobody is really harmed by it.”

http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-death-172350356.html

Related;

‘Nobody knows exactly when the 39-year-old, who went by the online moniker “Dare Dellcan,” took his life. Nobody knows why the normally cheery creative director anddesign company owner did it. And for the first couple of days, few people besides the police officers who found his body on July 16 knew he was dead.

The day after the discovery, a message appeared on Dowdell’s Facebook wall.

“I am a friend of Anthony’s. I wish I could call you all to inform you personally and this is probably a crappy way to find this out but our dear friend Anthony aka Ant aka Dare Dellcan has passed away. It is confirmed. I live around the corner and I have spoken with authorities this evening … I am only sharing this because if I was Anthony’s friend, I would want to know too. And I know that Anthony had friends all over the place.”

https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/your-facebook-profile-after-your-death-video/

 

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