Snapchat’s lackluster ad business threatens $16 billion valuation Reuters. Valuation being more an art than a science…
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“STACKS is an extensible social media research toolkit designed to collect, process, and store data from online social networks. The toolkit is an ongoing project via the Syracuse University iSchool, and currently supports the Twitter Streaming API. Collecting from Facebook public pages and Twitter search API are under development. The toolkit architecture is modular and supports extending.”
You can cite this repository: Hemsley, J., Ceskavich, B., Tanupabrungsun, S. (2014). STACK (Version 1.0). Syracuse University, School of Information Studies. Retrieved from https://github.com/bitslabsyr/stack DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.12388
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Slack, the workplace chat tool that’s been exploding in popularity, has just reached a new milestone: one million users being singed into the service at the same time.
Aaron Smith: “The internet is an essential employment resource for many of today’s job seekers, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. A majority of U.S. adults (54%) have gone online to look for job information, 45% have applied for a job online, and job-seeking Americans are just as likely to have turned to the internet during their most recent employment search as to their personal or professional networks. Yet even as the internet has taken on a central role in how people find and apply for work, a minority of Americans would find it difficult to engage in many digital job seeking behaviors – such as creating a professional resume, searching job listings online, or following up via email with potential employers. And while many of today’s job seekers are enlisting their smartphones to browse jobs or communicate with potential employers, others are using their mobile devices for far more complex and challenging tasks, from writing a resume to filling out an online job application.”
The internet is an essential employment resource for many of today’s job seekers
The Hill: IRS Problems Extend Far Beyond its Commissioner, by Brandon Arnold (National Taxpayers Union):
A court has given Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking people in Belgium who are not members of its social network.
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A breakdown of patent data in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015 puts the United States, Japan and Korea far in the lead in a new generation of “disruptive” technologies in advanced materials, health, and information and communication technology that have the potential to displace existing processes. Korea, in particular, has made great strides in these fields recently.
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“When addressing threats emanating from the Islamic State (IS), numerous strategy and operational considerations arise that might be of interest to U.S. policymakers, especially in the wake of the deadly November 13, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris IS activities and U.S. and coalition party policy and operational responses are an amalgam of complex , and at times competing , challenges." CRS – The Islamic State — Frequently Asked Questions: Threats, Global Implications, and U.S. Policy Responses, John W. Rollins, Specialist in Terrorism and National Security. Heidi M. Peters, Information Research Specialist. November 19, 2015.
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Hackers hackin' Aussie Shoppers $1.4 Billion
Welfare cheats costing Australia almost $5 billion: report
Taxpayers have funnelled more than $1 billion to 15 private colleges found in breach of government regulations this year but legislation aimed at fixing the rorted training scheme is delayed in the Senate.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority yesterday revealed that five more colleges had failed compliance audits, as part of a regulatory crackdown driven by a blowout in the government’s student loan scheme $1bn sting in vocational training college rort
US think tank says Israel has around 115 nuclear weapons Informed Comment (original report)
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Police used apparently illegal wiretaps to make hundreds of arrests USA Today
Your Phone Is Listening—Literally Listening—to Your TV The Atlantic
YouTube Terminates PINAC Account for “Violent” Police Videos, the Latest Shutdown on Independent Media Photography is Not A Crime
Facebook has taken over from Google as a traffic source for news Fortune