SteemPress now available in the WordPress.org plugin store! – Introducing V1.0


It’s been 2 weeks since @howo introduced the beta version of SteemPress and the and the response we got was absolutely tremendous! From people providing great suggestions or contacting us because they would like to make use of the service themselves. I would therefore like to begin by thanking everyone who helped make our post visible and also to everyone who has provided unique and valuable comments!

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#FakeNewsAwards 2018 Teaser


On January 17th, 2018, remember to tweet your nominations for the Fake News Awards to @realDonaldTrump with the #FakeNewsAwards hashtag.

 

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BREAKING: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View “Everything You Post,” & Private “Sex Messages” #DickPics

#MAGA

Twitter sneaks into your private life.

Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view”everything you post” on their servers, including private “sex messages,” and “d*ck pics.” The engineers also admit that Twitter analyzes this information to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers.

Today’s hashtag for this Twitter Storm – #DickPics

T-Mobile, pay TV provider? Yep, starting in 2018

The changing media landscape shifts into overdrive . . .


The wireless carrier has acquired a startup that will help it get into the TV market.

T-Mobile is getting into the the television business with the acquisition of Layer3 TV, a TV tech company. The new service will launch next year, according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

The wireless carrier is billing the service as a breakthrough for people who “love their TV, but … hate their TV providers.” The service will combine streaming TV and online video at a lower cost and won’t restrict customers to lengthy contracts or bundles that include channels or content they don’t want to watch, T-Mobile said Wednesday.

“We’re gonna fix the pain points and bring real choice to consumers across the country,” Legere said. “It only makes sense for the Un-carrier to do to TV what we’re doing to wireless: change it for good!

Layer3 TV service, which launched in 2013 and has raised more than $80 million in funding, is a new web-based TV service that’s trying to provide an alternative to traditional cable or satellite TV.  While it offers many of the same channels as a traditional cable provider, it also integrates content from online video providers, like Netflix and YouTube. Then it layers in social media feeds to the viewing experience. The service is currently available in five markets, including Denver, where it’s based, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

Continues… T-Mobile, pay TV provider? Yep, starting in 2018

ABC Makes “Epic Mistake”, Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story

Alternate Headline: #FakeNews Commits Suicide, Trump Wins, AGAIN!


ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report, that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate. Reaching out to foreign governments during transitions is standard procedure.

Full Story: ABC Makes “Epic Mistake”, Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story

Small news outlets influence us more than we think


Despite declining revenues and criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. media outlets—even small ones—are still able to sway public discussion. That’s the conclusion of a 5-year study, which found that when news organizations ran a number of stories on controversial topics like water quality and climate change in close succession, they significantly boosted public conversations about these topics—and even changed some people’s minds.

“I’m impressed by the sheer audacity of this study,” says Lynn Vavreck, a political scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who wasn’t involved in the research. If the media are able to boost public discussion, they can help the democratic process by increasing participation in important national decisions, she says.

Assessing the influence of news media is tricky. Researchers can’t peer into voting booths or people’s living rooms, and news organizations aren’t typically willing to have outsiders interfere with their content. That’s why it took a team of social scientists 5 years to get 48 U.S. news organizations to agree to run an unusual set of experiments. Instead of simply tracking what the outlets were publishing and analyzing their impact on public opinion, the researchers took an approach similar to that used in clinical trials to evaluate the effects of new drugs. They manipulated the type of news stories run, and then assigned a “treatment” week when the stories would run and a “control” week when they wouldn’t. This way they could tell whether those particular stories were having any effect on public discussion.

Most participating outlets were small, with less than an estimated 200,000 page views per month during this past summer, and a few were mid-sized, like the liberal, Wisconsin-based magazine The Progressive, which had more than 250,000 page views per month, according to Alexa web analytics. The nonprofit news organization Truthout, based in Chicago, Illinois, represented a large outlet, with an estimated 2 million page views per month.

 

Full story: Small news outlets influence us more than we think