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The Daily Read – The Shingy Edition – 11/10/2014

Today’s Daily Read features Shingy, Shingy, and some more Shingy.

Shingy, the digital prophet

KnowTechie Daily Read

Happy Monday! 

How Numbers on Facebook Change Behavior


“A “like” on Facebook is a treat. You get a little red pop-up on your notifications icon, you see the little box on the lower-left corner of your screen describing the like, and you get that warm, albeit fleeting sense of pride. Someone liked your post. Your post! You savor it. You inevitably want more likes. You wait.”

by @shirklesxp

The many different ways publishers define ‘clickbait’


“Clickbait for publishers is a bit like some people’s definitions of pornography: It’s hard to define, but people know it when they see it. Put another way, if you ask 10 people what clickbait means, chances are you’re going to get 10 different answers.”

by @rbilton 

Net Neutrality: President Obama’s Plan for a Free and Open Internet


“President Obama is asking the FCC to keep the Internet open and free. Help spread the word — share his plan with your friends and followers on Facebook or Twitter using the buttons below.” 

I used Apple’s AirDrop to troll strangers with photos of space sloths


“For the past year I’ve been a terrible person. I’ve abused great power with great irresponsibility and savored every moment of it like the perfect last bite of a delicious meal. I abhor many aspects of trolling people, but I’ve given in and done it to other humans.”

by @josh 

Meet Shingy, AOL’s “Digital Prophet”


“Shingy believes in storytelling-more story, less telling. A story can be anything-text or image, six seconds or thirteen hours. According to Shingy, we are no longer living in the age of information; it’s the age of social, and social is all about conversations. How does Shingy know? Because he is a digital prophet.”

by @nathanheller

The Stupidest Thing You’ll Read About Net Neutrality All Day


“Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.”

by @alex

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