Social Media Notes (#54) – Links for the Week of December 22 – 28

Social Media Notes

Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!

  • Loving these ‘best of’ 2014 articles: Check out the best social media research of 2014 (lots around social media/journalism) including filter bubbles, echo chambers and online news consumption, mapping twitter topic networks – from polarized crowds to community clusters, shares, pins and tweets: new readership from daily papers to social media, and more!
  • More and more groups / people are analyzing social media posts trying to detect / predict patterns of mental health conditions but some leading psychiatrists say this is ‘medical quackery.’ I disagree! People reveal a lot in their posts… it’s not hard to tell if someone is in serious trouble or not.
  • A neat (albeit annoying read because they split it into 11 pages) on The Top 10 Social Network Blunders of 2014! including Facebook making Messenger a standalone app, Yahoo ending third-party logins, Twitter app tracking, and more!
  • Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! It’s the Best Cats of 2014. There are 70 photos so you’ll just have to go scroll through and pick out your favs :)

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