With Michael Smyth


For online listeners; here’s my MP3 ABC Radio Segment Collection (updated)

Anzac Social Media

The RSL says social media is renewing interest in the Anzac legend. Twitter and Facebook are helping young people talk about Anzac history.

A good summary:

There have been security concerns:

But people taking advantage and cashing in has been slammed. [Extract quote] “The events of last week, when two of Australia’s largest consumer brands, Woolworths and Reckitt Benckiser, were forced to apologise after outraging consumers with ill-advised Facebook campaigns have highlighted the risks in social media. Woolworths and Carrspace, the boutique advertising agency that created the Fresh Food People’s “Fresh in Our Memories” Anzac Day campaign, were vilified on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and the negative publicity spread quickly around the world.” Quite rightly:

But what will us normal folk be doing?

On April 25 every year Australians and New Zealanders all over the world commemorate ANZAC Day and now with social media so prevalent, the celebrations have become real-time.

Hashtags will be used:

  • #ANZAC
  • #ANZACday (capitals example)
  • #anzacday
  • #dawnservice
  • #yourlocation eg #glenelg << I bet everyone misspells #gallipoli
  • #Australia
  • #Anzac
  • #anzac
  • #lestweforget
  • #anzac100
  • #anzaccentenary
  • Facebook pages will be followed, like The ANZACs and the Anzac Centenary Facebook page.

Facebook announce news feed changes again


As reported on Business Insider. Here are the three big changes, as outlined by Scissors and Eulestein.

  1. Facebook users will now be able to see more than one NewsFeed post from the same source in a row. Facebook’s algorithm previously prevented that. Facebook says it’s “relaxing this rule” so that users who don’t see much content in their feeds can start seeing more.
  2. Facebook will start prioritising NewsFeed content posted by friends. “The second update tries to ensure that content posted directly by the friends you care about, such as photos, videos, status updates or links, will be higher up in News Feed so you are less likely to miss it,” Facebook writes. It says you’ll still see content from news organisations and Facebook pages you enjoy though.
  3. Facebook will begin hiding posts that say what your friends have liked or commented on. This sounds like it could really diminish a publisher’s second-hand reach. “This update will make these stories appear lower down in News Feed or not at all,” Facebook says.

To be or not to be, that is the question. Online profiles.

Most who joined the social media’s in the early days would appreciate a way to “clear their profile”. There is now a way. The Clear social media app:

Tony Abbott may appreciate? To drink beer in Australia is…? Normal sure. But within the location and place it occurs. Not on Facebook or the social medias. Too many haters.

as would Belle Gibson perhaps… of the ‘No, None of it is true’ fame.

In other news

Are Instagram followers – and how many is too many?
#kyliejennerchallenge << seriously?

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