What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education
“They envisioned it, they said, as a tool for observational campus comedy.
Mr. Buffington argues that making all comments anonymous is critical to maintaining users’ privacy, encourages less-inhibited commentary, and allows the best posts to rise to the top.
“It allows you to talk about certain topics you can’t talk about on Facebook,” Mr. Buffington said. “Your mom or teacher is on Twitter or Facebook. This is a more open discussion.””
I’m the Yemeni kid from the article about the NSA in HCS. It’s basically my fault they became hawks in monitoring internet use in the student body. AMA. : HuntsvilleAlabama
“It didn’t occur over Facebook, in a group, it occurred on Twitter. The “group” he’d always refer to were my Twitter followers. He really didn’t get it.
I was not an A student. I was an A/B student with the occasional C.
The emails with the pictures of my tweets sent to the school, the ones they used to show me, were from a specific organization that I was told was an NSA affiliate later on, but I can’t recall the name.
The knife was a broken renaissance fair dagger.
The tweet about the teacher wasn’t the only thing I was in trouble for- the tweet before it said that my Assistant Principal must have a huge pair iron testes (a complement in a sense, not from their perspective.)
I was not sent to a “Pinnacle boot camp.” I did online school through a program called EdOptions so that I could take AP classes and resume them upon returning to public school second semester of my Senior year.”
“It didn’t occur over Facebook, in a group, it occurred on Twitter. The “group” he’d always refer to were my Twitter followers. He really didn’t get it. I was not an A student. I was an A/B student with the occasional C. The emails with the pictur…
Huntsville schools say call from NSA led to monitoring students online | AL.com
“NSA did not acknowledge placing such a call. “The National Security Agency has no record that it passed any information to the Huntsville school district, and the description of what supposedly occurred is inconsistent with NSA’s practices,” said Vanee Vines, public affairs specialist with the NSA, on Monday.”
LOC – Update on the Twitter Archive
interesting to see the issues of scale here
Occupational Hazards – Futility Closet
““We may have to organise a formal retraction or correction now,” said a spokesman for the journal. “Once these things get into the scientific literature, they stay there for good. But it all adds to the gaiety of life.”
Future Ennui – Atlantic Mobile
“Technology moves fast, but its speed now slows us down. A torpor has descended, the weariness of having lived this change before—or one similar enough, anyway—and all too recently. The future isn’t even here yet, and it’s already exhausted us in advance.
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