Facebook has become an interesting power-player in the world of news distribution. Recently in the news for actively censoring “conservative” viewpoints on their trending sidebar, the social media site has recently switched to an algorithm that shares what is popular, “without bias.” What is more interesting about facebook’s influence on the way people receive… Read More Snowden at Facebook
If gamergate is alive on facebook it lives a zombie life sustained by major news outlets. It seems that little if any discussion about the ‘issues’ actually occurs on facebook. Perhaps there are isolated conversations where your friend that posts too much runs into your other friend that post to much for an extended metadialogue… Read More The Elephant in the Other Room
Since coming to Georgia State University, I’ve had the idea that we have one of the most diverse campuses in the US. I’d even go so far as to say Atlanta is one of the most diverse cities in the US! However, even with all the different people, opinions and perspectives, I still find myself… Read More 2. Facebook and Gender Roles
Often in polite society, friendly celebration, or a dinner party certain topics are simply off the table. In an attempt to remain civilized politics and religion sit to the side giving way to amicable conversation. Religion can seem like a deterrent to conversation, because confessions or discussions of faith can appear uncomfortably preachy or overly… Read More Welcome to the Great Table
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/climate.discussion/?ref=suggested_groups) As on Twitter, dedicated climate change skeptics on Facebook are primarily a fringe group but the climate hoax issue does receive widespread attention from prominent conservative media organizations. Also similar to #climatehoax on Twitter, the activity on Facebook is relatively intermittent with stories only gaining popularity sporadically. On Facebook, there are both specific climate change denial… Read More Blog Post #2 Climate Hoax, Global Cooling and Socialist Zombies
Many liberal Facebook pages, marked by WallStreet Journal’s Facebook analytics tool as liberal according to the types of people that follow them, paint pictures of Trump that are slanderous and dramatic in nature. Daily Kos, a Liberal page from the analytics tool, has been receiving many shares from their latest posts about Trump’s dealings with… Read More “Now, you’re getting into semantics.” Yes, we are. No, Trump’s not.
The social media power struggle between conservative and liberal minds is constantly growing. Forums like Facebook have been a space for every mind to speak out about their opinions on any topic from race, to sexuality, to politics, to healthcare, to food. Particularly, in relation to “progressive” ideologies, mediums like Facebook and Twitter have been… Read More Transgender Rights: Facebook edition