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Twitter teams with women's group on anti-harassment tool



One of the groups behind the #FBrape campaign, which compelled Facebook to change its policy on the posting of “cruel and insensitive content” on the world’s top social network, has partnered with Twitter to study how the microblogging service can better police sexual harassment on its site.

Women, Action & the Media (WAM) said this week that it’s created an online form that lets “users report gendered harassment details that have never before been tracked and analyzed.”

“WAM will escalate validated reports to Twitter and track Twitter’s response to different kinds of gendered harassment,” the group said in a release. “At the end of the pilot test period, WAM will analyze the data collected and use it to work with Twitter to better understand how gendered harassment functions on their platform, and to improve their responses to it.”

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Podcast: November 26, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson

Show Notes:

The ABC’s of Twitter: Emily Hay of Hay There Social Media will conduct a course in the basics of Twitter.  She promises to make it simple enough that even a grandpa like Foster can understand!  ;-))  Emily will also talk about how to use Twitter effectively in business applications and the crew will discuss the different social media that they use at home and in business including:

  • *Twitter’s innovative use for solving customer service issues,
  • *Twitter’s impact on live conferences/events,
  • *Twitter as an industry research tool,
  • *”Twitter parties” for one’s business – collaborative (& even sponsorship) opportunities

Click here for Emily’s Twitter Basics outline.

Emily Hay

Don’t forget that the second hour of our show is dedicated to answering your computer questions and talking with listeners who have emailed us their computer concerns.

Coming Dec. 3, 2011…Live broadcast on WJR with the newly revised Internet Advisor theme music: “Cutting Edge” featuring composer Steve DeDoes who created our original sound track and now is aided by his talented son Mattie.  Both will be in our studios to play live and talk about the new theme for a new decade.

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Podcast: February 26, 2011

Gary Baker, Foster Braun, Kurt Hines, Erik Anderson

Gary Baker, Foster Braun, Kurt Hines, Erik Anderson

Show Notes

  • Dr. Tim Elmore author of Gen iY, a generation of young people we need to understand and guide .  Also examining the youth movements that have driven the revolutions throughout the Middle East through Facebook and Twitter.
  • Rejeana R. Heinrich, one of three enterprising sisters who created out of their homes in Standish, MI

Suggested links from show: Track your computer start up time with Soluto

Podcast: February 24, 2011 – Hour 1
Michigan-made website interview
Podcast: February 24, 2011 – Hour 2
Podcast: February 24, 2011 – Hour 3

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A New Twitter is Coming!

What could it be?!  Click more and watch the YouTube preview.

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Podcast: July 24, 2010

Tune in this weekend for some special guest hosts and a whole bunch of unique topics.  Foster Braun is joined by a special crew of experts: Vince Chmielewski, owner of  VC Web Design, Kurt Hines, guest tech expert and IT specialist, Rachel Kelly, a specialist in Social Networking and Meaghan McCann who is an expert in AdWords/AdSense.  Guests include: Stephen Clark, news anchor for WXYZ-TV (ABC) to talk about tweeting during the newscasts and Brian Mefford, CEO of Connected Nation to talk about Connect Michigan their new interactive map of broadband coverage in Michigan.  And as always Erik Anderson brings us the latest Apple news with The Mac Minute.

The second hour of the program is all about finding answers to your computer questions.

Show Links: Irfanview:  Classic, free application (PC only) that handles just about every/or audio or video file type developed by Austrian Irfan Skiljian.

Podcast: Stephen Clark, News anchorman, WXYZ-TV, Detroit
Podcast: Brian Mefford, Connected Nation
Podcast: July 24, 2010 – Hour 1
Podcast: July 24, 2010 – Hour 2

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Podcast: February 27, 2010

Join us for another early edition of the Internet Advisor with Gary Baker, Foster Braun, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson and Vince Chmielewski. Our panel of experts will discuss two important issues in today’s digital work that have links to Apple Computers:

  • The future of Flash.  Can this technology that has made web viewing such a rich experience stand up against the attacks by HTML and Apple’s resistance? View Vince’s blog on the topic.
  • Steve Jobs and his legacy The founder of Apple Computers turned 55 this past week and we will consider his impact, for good or for bad, in the world of computing.

We will also hear of another enterprising teacher, MSU Journalism Professor Nancy Hanus, the professor who assigned her class work via Twitter and Audioboo while stuck in traffic.  Check out her blog of the incident!

Of course we will have our weekly dose of The Mac Minute with Erik Anderson and lots of time for you to get your computing questions answered by our team of experts.  Don’t forget that the Internet Advisor is open 24/7 to help you through our Forums; just click the link in the toolbar at the top …

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