Charles Barkley, social media has fun with Atlanta Falcons’ collapse to Dallas Cowboys

By now, many people know the Atlanta Falcons only for various memes about blowing a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Well, they did something similar Sunday, blowing a 20-point lead to the Dallas Cowboys.

According to ESPN Stats & Information research, the Cowboys were 1-35 before today when trailing by 19-plus points in a half. The Falcons scored 39 points without a turnover. According to Elias Sports Bureau data, teams were 440-0 in that scenario since 1933.

It’s not as bad as leading 28-3, refusing to run the ball and allowing Tom Brady & Co. to complete an epic Super Bowl rally — but still, social media was not kind.

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Cardinals Share Excitement on Social Media

Arizona Cardinals captain and special teamer Dennis Gardeck evidently likes gifs on Twitter. After his team’s Week 2 victory at home against the Washington Football Team, he and a flurry of his teammates celebrated on Twitter, similar to last week. 

His post:

The team account joined in the fun, tweeting out pictures of Cardinals players celebrating and the reception to quarterback Kyler Murray in the locker room after he had a big day (two rushing touchdowns, three total scores). Here is the celebration and the victory speech from head coach Kliff Kingsbury in the locker room:

A sentiment that was shared throughout the week was looking forward to the next game. The Detroit Lions are on the schedule next. 

Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell summarized that thinking last week. 

“You enjoy it for the first 48 hours, then you try to move past it because the NFL isn’t about what you did

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Funding public interest journalism requires creative solutions. A tax rebate for news media could work

It has been a long time since an Australian government turned its mind to policy concerning the news media — other than the removal of outdated ownership regulations.

Now, thanks to the government’s intention to make Google and Facebook pay a negotiated price to news media organisations for using their content, policies to safeguard the health of the news media are front of mind.

The government has accepted journalism is a public good, deserving of public support. All sides acknowledge the future of the news media is under threat from the collapse of the advertising-based business model that has traditionally paid for most journalism.

To its credit, the government has shown determination to push ahead with its proposed news media bargaining code in the face of a concentrated campaign by Google and Facebook against it. By doing so, it has taken on a position of global leadership.

But there is

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Ginsburg death displaces violence in cities as dominant social media storyline

Ruth Bader Ginsburg-related social media interactions dwarfed all other topics this week — a departure from a run of weeks where, other than the coronavirus, violence in cities was the dominant storyline.

The big picture: In just two days, there were 41 million interactions (likes, comments or shares) on stories about the late Supreme Court justice, according to exclusive NewsWhip data.

  • That compares with a recent average of 62 million coronavirus interactions per week — and more than five times the number of weekly social media interactions over violence and rioting.

Why it matters: Until now, coverage of violence in cities (17.1m per week) has been getting way more traction and eyeballs on social media than other stories dominating the news — including Trump revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book and devastation from the wildfires in the West.

Driving the news: Of those topics, the most viral stories in

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More than 3 million Americans have registered to vote on social media this year

An estimated 2.5 million+ Americans have registered to vote on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, Facebook announced Monday. More than 733,000 Americans have registered to vote so far via Snapchat.

Why it matters: The broad reach of social media platforms makes them uniquely effective at engaging voters — especially younger voters who may not know how to register to vote or be civically engaged.

Details: Facebook says it determined that over 2.5 million people have registered to vote across its apps, based on conversion rates it calculated from a few states that it has already partnered with.

  • The number so far beats its record of over 2 million people registered for elections in 2016 and again in 2018.
  • The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in July that Facebook’s 2020 goal is “to help 4 million people register to vote.”
  • Facebook also said Monday that it has launched a consumer marketing campaign
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Jail for teen burglar who posted films of his crimes on social media

Dylan Monks has been jailed for one year and seven months for a string of burglaries. He was caught after posting video footage of his crimes on scial media (Kent Police)
Dylan Monks has been jailed for one year and seven months for a string of burglaries. He was caught after posting video footage of his crimes on scial media (Kent Police)

A teenager who posted videos and photos on social media of after breaking into homes has been jailed.

Dylan Monks, 19, of Rochester, Kent, posted a film of himself breaking into a car and was arrested soon after.

Investigating officer PC Tom Slocombe said: “Monks brazenly posted videos and photos of himself committing these crimes, without any care of being caught by Kent Police.

“He targeted several addresses where residents were at home sleeping and caused them considerable stress and upset. He is a prolific burglar and I hope that the victims of his crimes can rest a little easier knowing he has been jailed.”

Monks was jailed for one year and seven months at Maidstone Crown Court after

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Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan — vicious assaults that have threatened rape and even death.



In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 photo, Wajiha Khanian, a female journalist from local tv channel Dawn News, interviews during protest, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Social media attacks against Pakistan's women journalists have been vile and vicious, some threatening rape, others even threatening death and the culprits are most often allied to the ruling party, even prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on Friday condemning the relentless attacks. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)


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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 photo, Wajiha Khanian, a female journalist from local tv channel Dawn News, interviews during protest, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Social media attacks against Pakistan’s women journalists have been vile and vicious, some threatening rape, others even threatening death and the culprits are most often allied to the ruling party, even prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on Friday condemning the relentless attacks. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The attacks often follow instances of public criticism of the ruling party, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former celebrity cricket player who turned to politics later in life and whose following includes legions of young people.



In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 photo, Alena Waqar, a female journalist from local tv channel Geo News, gives live reporting during a rally, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Social media attacks against Pakistan's women journalists have been vile and vicious, some threatening rape, others even threatening death and the culprits are most often allied to the ruling party, even prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on Friday condemning the relentless attacks. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)


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Democracy Will Only Work If the Social Media Giants Grow Up

Last weekend, the president of the United States urged Americans to vote twice in the upcoming election. This brazen—and illegal—suggestion spread quickly across social media and once again underscored the unprecedented risks of this election season: the Covid-19 pandemic, an onslaught of disinformation, and online echo chambers stoking vitriol that could turn to violence. With more Americans than ever working, going to school, and gathering online, social media platforms have an urgent responsibility to step up in order to ensure the integrity of this election. So far, they haven’t done nearly enough.

As a former chair of the Federal Elections Commission, this is an issue that’s near and dear to my heart. During my tenure I made the changing role of technology in our elections a major focus. I know there’s a road map to protect our elections. Unfortunately, the FEC does not even have a quorum currently, and therefore

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Hitting the Books: How social media keeps us clicking


Your Brain on Social Media 

So our brains are wired to process social signals. What then happens to our brains on social media? 

Neuroscientists at UCLA wanted to know, so they created an Instagram-style app to study how the brain reacts when we scroll through photos in our Instagram feed. The app displayed a series of photos in a row, just like on Instagram. The researchers then studied adolescents using fMRI machines and recorded which regions of their brains lit up as they used the researchers’ version of Instagram. They also experimentally manipulated the number of likes a photo got as well as what types of photos the participants saw, including whether they saw their own photos or others’ photos and whether the photos depicted risky behaviors (like drinking alcohol) or neutral behaviors. They’ve since corroborated their results in young adults and for giving as well as receiving likes. As

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Social Media Guru Cody Cruz Has Created A Booming Social Media Marketing Service

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California City, USA, Sept. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a world where our culture idealizes impersonal interaction, one young entrepreneur is capitalizing on the opportunity to expand a new business. Cody Cruz grew up with a love for social media in an ever-growing, interconnected world. Being and staying connected in 2020 seems like a simple task; after all, we are surrounded by countless methods of creating and posting content. Cruz aims to aid his clients in controlling their social media content and distribution. His impressive list of work experience adds to his overall ambiance of a professional manager – whether that be with social media or personal connection.

Indulging in social media management was always easy for Cruz. Growing up along the shores of Newport Beach, California, the young entrepreneur noticed the popularity of uprising media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more were

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