Former UW standouts Myles Gaskin, Azeem Victor back Pac-12 Unity Movement: 'Change has to take place. It has to.'
Myles Gaskin and Azeem Victor both saw it on social media. The former UW football teammates separately stumbled onto an Instagram post from current Husky outside linebacker Joe Tryon on Sunday. They saw a photo with the traditional Pac-12 Conference crest, and each member institution surrounding it in a circle. And they saw a three-word hashtag, in bold across the bottom:#WEAREUNITEDTryon — along with UW wide receiver Ty Jones and 10 others from nine total programs — comprise the Pac-12 Unity Movement, which claims to represent “hundreds of Pac-12 football players throughout our conference.” O...
The Seattle Times
TCU football players boycott practice after coach allegedly repeats slur said by player
TCU head football coach Gary Patterson allegedly told a player to stop using the N-word in team meetings and, in doing so during a testy exchange at practice on Sunday, allegedly repeated the racial slur himself.Linebacker Dylan Jordan described his version of the incident in a lengthy social media post Monday, saying Patterson’s use of the N-word prompted a number of players to boycott Monday’s practice.Jordan alleges that during Sunday’s practice Patterson called him “a f ——— brat. I’ll send you back to Pitt,” referring to Jordan’s hometown of Pittsburg, Kansas.Jordan replied: “For what? I a...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Social media, facial recognition helped ID vandalism suspects during Philly protests
PHILADELPHIA — As he posted a collection of images he shot during the protests that gripped Philadelphia after the police killing of George Floyd, Sammy Rivera beseeched his Instagram followers to be careful of what they shared online.“Photos and video footage of the protests were used to pick out protesters who were then identified and tracked down via their online/social media presence,” he wrote in the caption to his June 26 post that warned just “how easy it could potentially be for others to be tracked down and arrested or worse.”Five weeks later, Rivera himself was placed in handcuffs, a...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael Cohen can publish Trump book, speak to media under new probation deal
NEW YORK — The fixer is free to speak his mind again.Michael Cohen can publish his tell-all book about President Donald Trump, use social media and speak to journalists while serving out the rest of his prison sentence in home confinement, according to a new probation agreement released Thursday.The new agreement does not include any limitations on Cohen’s free speech rights and merely compels him to abide by common home confinement conditions, such as checking in with a probation officer at least twice a week, refraining from drinking alcohol and remaining at his apartment at nearly all times...
New York Daily News
New study links the fear of missing out to Instagram addiction
A new study in Psychological Reports suggests that personality influences how people use social media. Their findings showed extraverted personalities along with people who have a fear of missing out (FOMO) on fun experiences exhibit more addictive behaviors on Instagram.“In our study, individuals with higher (vs. lower) FOMO reported a more favorable attitude towards Instagram, followed more Instagram accounts, and reported stronger social media addictive tendencies,” wrote study authors Kelly Moore and Georgiana Craciun.In this study, college students from a private Northeastern university f...
Social media fosters conspiracy beliefs about COVID-19, which inhibit health-protective behaviors
The use of social media and conspiracy theories about the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, are linked to reduced engagement with behaviors meant to slow the disease’s spread, according to new research published in Psychological Medicine.“I’ve been studying the role of social media in spreading conspiracy theories for several years. I also knew from other people’s research that there was a link between belief in conspiracy theories and reluctance to follow public health guidance,” explained study author Daniel Allington, a senior lecturer in social and cultural artificial intelligence at King’s Col...
Dwyane Wade tweets, deletes support for Nick Cannon after Cannon's anti-Semitic remarks
Dwyane Wade is in hot water on social media after throwing his support behind Nick Cannon following Cannon’s ouster from ViacomCBS following a series of anti-Semitic remarks he made on a podcast last month.Cannon, a TV personality who was fired by ViacomCBS on Tuesday, spouted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on an episode of his “Cannon’s Class” podcast and refused to apologize for his remarks. On Wednesday, Wade stood in support of Cannon with a post on Twitter, although he quickly deleted the message.“We are with you,” Wade wrote in a since-deleted tweet directed to Cannon. “Keep leading!”A...
Sharing selfies on Instagram might influence a person’s happiness with life, study suggests
A new study found that people who actively share selfies on Instagram may have a higher satisfaction with life. The findings, published in Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, correlated people’s happiness with receiving immediate social rewards such as likes and positive comments.“Social media technology has become a key influencer of psychological aspects of human emotions, such as well-being… Past research has revealed mixed findings relating to the relationship between the use of [Social Networking Sites] and well-being,” said author Julie Maclean and colleagues.The study advertised a...
Joe Biden, Barack Obama and others targeted in massive Twitter hack asking victims to send money to Bitcoin account
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama were just a few of many high-profile movers and shakers to have their Twitter accounts hacked Wednesday in an elaborate cryptocurrency scam.“I am giving back to the community,” read a tweet supposedly posted by Biden. “All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send $1,000 I will send back $2,000. Only doing this for 30 minutes,” according to a screen grab acquired by Business Insider.A similar tweeted appeared on Obama’s Twitter account.Also hit was Elon Musk.“I’m feeling generous because of COVID-19...
New York Daily News
Review: 'Becoming Duchess Goldblatt,' by Anonymous
“Becoming Duchess Goldblatt” by Anonymous; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (240 pages, $24)———Duchess Goldblatt is a fictitious character, invented for social media. She lives on Twitter, where her kind old eyes (her avatar is a 17th-century Dutch painting called “Portrait of an Elderly Lady”) twinkle out at her followers as she dispenses cracked wisdom. (“New Year’s Eve, steam the new year in a pot of water with a bay leaf. Any months that don’t open on their own are no good. Throw them out.”)The Duchess’ creator is anonymous, and that is the biggest problem with the new memoir, “Becoming Duchess G...
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