Online media – Il Faro Della Vita http://ilfarodellavita.com/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:41:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ilfarodellavita.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Online media – Il Faro Della Vita http://ilfarodellavita.com/ 32 32 Ex-Chelsea midfielder Ramires retires from football aged 35 https://ilfarodellavita.com/ex-chelsea-midfielder-ramires-retires-from-football-aged-35/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:41:47 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/ex-chelsea-midfielder-ramires-retires-from-football-aged-35/ “Thank you for everything !” : Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires retires from football at the age of 35, announcing the news in a moving video on social media after 16 years of career Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has announced his retirement from football The 35-year-old revealed the news with a video on social media this […]]]>

“Thank you for everything !” : Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires retires from football at the age of 35, announcing the news in a moving video on social media after 16 years of career

  • Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has announced his retirement from football
  • The 35-year-old revealed the news with a video on social media this afternoon
  • He was part of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning squad during his six years there
  • He played 248 times for Chelsea and also played for Brazil at international level

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has retired from professional football.

The midfielder broke the news on social media this afternoon, thanking the clubs he played for before reflecting on ‘taking on the world’ after leaving Brazil to pursue a glittering career in the game.

He is best known for making 248 appearances for the Blues between 2010 and 2016, and was part of their Champions League winning side in 2012.

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has announced his retirement from professional football

A social media video featuring highlights from Ramires’ career was shared today with the caption: “After some thought, I would like to inform you that I have officially decided to end my career as a professional footballer.

“At this point I can only thank God first for training me and leading me to the highest level that the sport can offer. A big thank you also to all the clubs I have been through, I will always carry you and your fans in my heart.

‘Thank you also to the Brazilian football team for giving me the pleasure of playing two World Cups, which was a dream come true. Thank you also to all the teammates, employees, coaches and directors with whom I had the pleasure of working.

‘To my family, mother, children, brothers and true friends, thank you so much for being by my side unconditionally for all these years, vibrating for each of my achievements as if it were yours, which has always been my most great strength and motivation.

Ramires made 248 appearances for Chelsea and won the Champions League with the club

Ramires made 248 appearances for Chelsea and won the Champions League with the club

‘I will go in other directions, but with the same happiness and the same courage that I had since I was little, when, against all odds, I left my city in the countryside of Rio de Janeiro to conquer the world. Thanks for everything, soccer!

Ramires started his career in his native Brazil before joining Benfica in 2009.

A year later, he was signed by Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea and was part of the team that won the league title in his first season at the club.

He played a vital role in the Blues’ Champions League-winning side in 2012, scoring at Camp Nou in the semi-final win over Barcelona.

He spent six years at Chelsea, also playing for Benfica and Palmeiras among others

He spent six years at Chelsea, also playing for Benfica and Palmeiras among others

The 35-year-old has made over 50 appearances for Brazil and played in two World Cups

The 35-year-old has made over 50 appearances for Brazil and played in two World Cups

He also scored against Liverpool in the FA Cup final to help his team lift the trophy that same year, and netted 33 times in total for Chelsea.

He left the club in January 2016 to sign for Chinese side Jiangsu, before returning to Brazil with Palmeiras in 2019.

He left the club in 2020, however, and hasn’t played since. He also played 52 times for Brazil.

His retirement follows that of another former Chelsea midfielder, Mikel John Obi, who lifted the curtain on his career yesterday.

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Hillsborough County – Hillsborough County will close all offices and facilities on Monday to allow staff to focus on the emergency response to Tropical Storm Ian https://ilfarodellavita.com/hillsborough-county-hillsborough-county-will-close-all-offices-and-facilities-on-monday-to-allow-staff-to-focus-on-the-emergency-response-to-tropical-storm-ian/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 21:38:33 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/hillsborough-county-hillsborough-county-will-close-all-offices-and-facilities-on-monday-to-allow-staff-to-focus-on-the-emergency-response-to-tropical-storm-ian/ Job September 25, 2022 | 5:21 p.m. Tropical Storm Ian Update #4 Hillsborough County, Florida (September 25, 2022) – All Hillsborough County offices and facilities will close Monday, Sept. 26 for regular operations to allow staff to focus on the emergency response to Tropical Storm Ian. The closure includes all libraries, parks, reserves and […]]]>


Job September 25, 2022 | 5:21 p.m.

Tropical Storm Ian Update #4

Hillsborough County, Florida (September 25, 2022) – All Hillsborough County offices and facilities will close Monday, Sept. 26 for regular operations to allow staff to focus on the emergency response to Tropical Storm Ian.

The closure includes all libraries, parks, reserves and recreation centers in the county. All county public meetings have also been postponed. The Veterans Memorial Park Open House scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 has been postponed. The open day will be postponed to a later date.

Hillsborough County Solid Waste will continue normal collection operations as scheduled and all solid waste facilities will remain open on Monday, September 26.

Sandbags

Hillsborough County is making sandbags available again on Monday, September 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at these locations:

Hillsborough County residents are allowed a maximum of 10 sandbags per vehicle. Residents must show identification proving they live in the county; a driver’s license or utility bill will serve as proper identification.

Be connected. Stay alert.

For more information on Hillsborough County’s response to Tropical Storm Ian, visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and subscribe to the HCFL alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor for updates.

Residents without digital access are encouraged to call (813) 272-5900, the county’s main information line, for information about Tropical Storm Ian or visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe.

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CBS News and Stations, dentsu Media US, Graham Media Group, UM Worldwide receive awards at TVB Live Executive Summit 2022 – https://ilfarodellavita.com/cbs-news-and-stations-dentsu-media-us-graham-media-group-um-worldwide-receive-awards-at-tvb-live-executive-summit-2022/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:06:19 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/cbs-news-and-stations-dentsu-media-us-graham-media-group-um-worldwide-receive-awards-at-tvb-live-executive-summit-2022/ Winners of the 2022 TVB Awards of Excellence and TVB NEXT Awards exemplify dedication, integrity and forward-thinking in media and advertising, highlighting an innovative future for localism NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CBS–The winners of the 2022 TVB Excellence Awards and TVB NEXT Awards were announced earlier today during the TVB Live Executive Summitpart of this year’s hybrid […]]]>

Winners of the 2022 TVB Awards of Excellence and TVB NEXT Awards exemplify dedication, integrity and forward-thinking in media and advertising, highlighting an innovative future for localism

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CBS–The winners of the 2022 TVB Excellence Awards and TVB NEXT Awards were announced earlier today during the TVB Live Executive Summitpart of this year’s hybrid Forward Conference. Every year, TVBthe nonprofit trade association representing the multibillion-dollar local television industry in the United States honors the individuals and organizations that shape the future of local media.

“We are thrilled to honor forward-thinking and dedicated leaders in our industry,” said Steve Lanzano, President and CEO of TVB, “Thanks to their efforts and innovation, the industry has an exciting future. with new opportunities in all sectors.”

TVB Excellence Award for Media Agency of the Year

In 2022, brands and their media partners continued to navigate a period of change and disruption. Organizations had to be adaptable, flexible, transparent and innovative. This year’s recipient of the Excellence Award for Media Agency of the Year encompasses it all and was accepted by Jennifer Hungerbuhler, executive vice president, head of local video and audio investment, dentsu Media US.

Excellence describes Jennifer’s contributions to the industry. A veteran of over 25 years in advertising and media, Jennifer has worked across multiple categories including quick service restaurants, fine and casual dining, travel and entertainment, retail, automotive, property consumer goods, spirits/beer, pharmaceuticals, gaming and tuning. She currently oversees the investment strategy for local video and audio channels across all screens and devices for all Densu Media clients. Jennifer has been a champion of localism and advertising innovation, as well as an inspirational leader and media partner.

TVB Excellence Award for Career Achievement

This year, TVB selected Emily Barr, former President and CEO of Graham Media Group, with the Career Achievement Award.

Emily led Graham Media Group as President and CEO for a decade. Previously, she was president and general manager of ABC 7 in Chicago and spent time at WMAR in Baltimore. Emily has been a strong advocate for the industry throughout her career and has generously shared her expertise and thought leadership with the next generation of media leaders, including TVB’s NEXT Women program. She represents integrity and progress, and has truly been an asset to our industry. Emily has been an exceptional member of the TVB Board of Directors and a valuable advisor and role model to local broadcasters.

TVB Next Award

Since its creation in 2016, TVB’s NEXT Awards Programwith the support of WideOrbitgives the next generation of media leaders access to today’s thought leaders, insight into industry innovation and a head start on career advancement at the annual conference TVB Forward.

The winners of the 2022 TVB NEXT Award for Buying and Selling Media were presented by Eric Mathewson, Founder and CEO, WideOrbit, who was pleased to announce both Jennifer Christina, Partner, Embedded Investment, UM Worldwide and Megan Quirk, Account Executive, CBS News and Stations.

Asked about her views on the role of the media buyer when impressions and automated TV are fully adopted, Jennifer said, “Buyers will have more flexibility with cross-platform impression purchasing and attribution to the within individual markets to achieve optimal video mixes based on each market’s audience habits.”

“Viewers go to TV news and local websites when they need answers,” Megan said when asked about the power of localism. “Local advertising has the ability to bring national and local brands to consumers’ doorsteps, which benefits both the advertiser and the consumer.”

Other awards given to TVB Forward include the Ad Council Catalyst Award, presented by Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of Ad Council at Hearst Television.

About TVB

TVB is the non-profit trade association representing the American local television industry. Its members include US television stations, broadcast groups, advertising salespeople, syndicators, international broadcasters and associate members. TVB actively promotes local media marketing solutions to the advertising community and strives to grow advertising revenue for the media’s multiple platforms, including on-air, online and mobile. TVB offers a wide variety of tools and resources, including its website, to support its members and help advertisers make the most of local advertising dollars. For more information, visit www.tvb.org.

contacts

Angela Sundstrom

TVB

212.891.2274

angela@tvb.org

Jennifer Neuman

JCIR

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PubMatic buys Martin media measurement platform https://ilfarodellavita.com/pubmatic-buys-martin-media-measurement-platform/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:00:34 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/pubmatic-buys-martin-media-measurement-platform/ PubMatic buys Martin media measurement platform September 20, 2022 In the United States, digital advertising technology company PubMatic has acquired media measurement and reporting platform Martin for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2017, Martin offers a demand-side platform, with fully integrated incrementality measurement and optimization across all stages of the marketing funnel. Martin’s workflow, analytics […]]]>

PubMatic buys Martin media measurement platform

September 20, 2022

In the United States, digital advertising technology company PubMatic has acquired media measurement and reporting platform Martin for an undisclosed sum.

Founded in 2017, Martin offers a demand-side platform, with fully integrated incrementality measurement and optimization across all stages of the marketing funnel. Martin’s workflow, analytics and optimization capabilities for advertisers and agencies will now be integrated into PubMatic’s platform, promising more advertising revenue for its global publisher base.

Rajeev Goel, co-founder and CEO of PubMatic, says the acquisition responds to growing demand from its buyer clients for enhanced tools to leverage the company’s global omnichannel inventory, including Connect, through which media buyers can connect with their target audiences through the open Internet. The transaction will be fully funded from existing cash on PubMatic’s balance sheet and is expected to close within days.

Tanja Mimica (pictured), CEO and co-founder of Martin, adds: “As the industry matures, it is more important than ever to provide transparent information to buyers to improve their ability to reach their audience with a quality content. I am thrilled to have our extremely talented team join the PubMatic family.”

Website: pubmatic.com .

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Agencies and freelancers: inventory https://ilfarodellavita.com/agencies-and-freelancers-inventory/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 06:31:44 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/agencies-and-freelancers-inventory/ Freelance creatives from South Africa are in high demand. What can agencies learn from them, and what can South African freelancers learn from how they are perceived by the local industry? The creative world has changed in the past two years and creative people have had to evolve with it. Belinda ‘Bill’ Murray, Founder of […]]]>

Freelance creatives from South Africa are in high demand. What can agencies learn from them, and what can South African freelancers learn from how they are perceived by the local industry? The creative world has changed in the past two years and creative people have had to evolve with it. Belinda ‘Bill’ Murray, Founder of The Bill Murray Pty Ltd, confirms that South African freelance creatives have never been in greater demand, both locally and internationally.

When Covid-19 hit, international market demand went ballistic, but the majority are also working on local accounts. But they have more choices now so it’s up to marketers and agencies to respect their work and their autonomy. After all, they are independent contractors, entrepreneurs, running their own successful businesses and enjoying unprecedented demand for their services at home and abroad.

In an effort to bridge the gap and help both agencies and freelancers, Bill asked his independent contractors and clients about the value of freelancers, what agencies can do to retain their full-time staff and where independents can do (even) better. .

Five things freelancers want to say to local agencies

Here are the most common spontaneous responses to questions asked in an anonymous survey of freelancers:

Please inform correctly

“If you don’t really understand the brief, how are the creatives supposed to understand it? »

“Know what you want from the start. In short clearly. So trust the creation.

When asked how often they received poor briefs, 47% checked “Usually”, 40% answered “Sometimes”, 10% chose “Rarely” and only 3% chose “Never”.

Pay your employees correctly and on time

“Not all freelancers are the same. Therefore, not all freelance rates are the same.

“Don’t undersell or underestimate freelancers. Understand the value of creative work/experience and try to compensate accordingly. »

Trust and enjoy your creations

“Believe that I have thought deeply about your problems.”

“Being kind. I’ve been able to create the best work of my career in the past year because I’ve been around really caring, kind people. Egos are old news.

No, you don’t need us in the office all the time

“Working out of the office gives us the space to think more clearly about your business and what you need.”

“Less meetings, more action.

We miss the camaraderie, but we don’t miss…

“Toxic culture, stress addiction, ego, no flexibility.”

“Hierarchy. Ego. Lots of wasted time. Hurry up and wait. Fake ads during awards season.

“The lack of borders. The regular expectation of work on weekends and late at night. Having to jump through hoops with complete disregard for people’s personal lives. »

The perception of the agency

  1. 45% of agencies surveyed ‘absolutely’ think they get good value from freelancers, and 35% say ‘mostly good ones’. (20% said half and half)
  1. Challenges encountered when working with freelancers include the perception that vouchers are always booked (25%), cost too much (21%) and tend to juggle too many customers, which can impact deadlines (33%). (13% prefer not to work in the office, 8% take the time to understand the brand / catch up on briefs)

Remember that the majority of freelancers are former ECDs or CDs and the quality of their work is excellent. They are paid what they are worth. This, combined with their speed and efficiency, means that they actually run cheaper than their in-house senior counterparts.

Truth be told, they would be much more affordable if agencies planned and booked in advance,” she adds. “Planning ensures the best talent at the best price. It also gives you time to assess whether you need a senior team for an entire month or just a week with a cheaper team for deployment/non-concept work. »

Some freelancers take on too much. Those who juggle too many jobs will burn themselves out or just burn out.

  1. 42% of agencies said their favorite freelancers were reliable and delivered quality work, 29% said they were faster and met deadlines, and 21% loved their drive and passion. (8% say they are more flexible)

Freelancers don’t have traffic or project managers and look how good they are doing. No job bag, no one manages their agenda. They are old people driving their own lens.

When it comes to skills development, she says, “freelancers work with international agencies, so they MUST drive their own development to make sure they’re relevant.”

  1. 63% felt the work produced by full-time and freelance creatives was of equal standard; 25% said they got better work from freelancers; 8% were unsure; and 4% felt they were getting a better job from their full-time staff.

“The important result here is that 4%. Something agencies need to consider,” Bill says.

  1. 41% said they found freelancers easily adaptable to agency-specific platforms and 41% agreed that this was not a problem. (18% said they did not fit)

My advice to SA agencies

  • Local agencies will always be supported by our freelancers – there are enough of them. It is now important to reserve the best creations faster and for longer. Plan, plan and plan I say.
  • Competition with international agencies is actually good for all of us, but consider the concerns of these independent contractors about compliance and prompt and fair payment.
  • “Respect is the watchword. Respect for their professional level.

My advice to SA freelance creatives

Freelancing is difficult. You are certainly as good as your last job. There is no hiding place, there is no escape, there is only you and your work. Relax and you’re tickets. Produce bad work, you are tickets. It’s high-pressure, customer-facing, and there’s no one to manage your time, schedule, or lunch. It’s just you now. And it was time. You can do it.

  • The international work is there and growing, but the trick is to win this race slowly and steadily.
  • Greed will kill this opportunity if all we want is money. Get great briefs, work hard, get paid fairly, stay in South Africa and gain international exposure. It’s a win-win. And don’t take too much. Be honest about your workload or whether you’ll have to work the night shift to handle it. So no one will get burned.
  • I like working with professional creatives who communicate strongly, those who demand more work, who don’t care, who go above and beyond. They shine and they will always find work. Still.

ENDS

Belinda Murray. Creative outsourcing. Process consultant. Belinda helps companies around the world improve the way they work. It also outsources the best creative talent South Africa has to offer.


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Twitter has released an infographic detailing how its user base is actively consuming the news media/digital news world https://ilfarodellavita.com/twitter-has-released-an-infographic-detailing-how-its-user-base-is-actively-consuming-the-news-media-digital-news-world/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 05:59:00 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/twitter-has-released-an-infographic-detailing-how-its-user-base-is-actively-consuming-the-news-media-digital-news-world/ Twitter has recently published a report, attempting to highlight how tweets can impact the entire process of sharing information online. The way we consume news has evolved rapidly since the 2000s, when headlines were identified by newspapers and cable television. The advent of social media has changed the landscape of information dissemination and has taken […]]]>

Twitter has recently published a report, attempting to highlight how tweets can impact the entire process of sharing information online.

The way we consume news has evolved rapidly since the 2000s, when headlines were identified by newspapers and cable television. The advent of social media has changed the landscape of information dissemination and has taken much of the benefits and vitality from conventional channels in the process. To this day, newspapers and cable television are feeling the pinch, and while the latter is still surviving well enough in this new ecosystem, the former has been doomed to mass layoffs and transitions to online media. In the current era, I imagine around 90% of news media consumed comes from social media, further complicated by clickbait headlines selling false or misinterpreted information (because who has time to check its sources?). I’d bet even more that the same older generations who condemn social media as a whole are actively using it to stay up to date, even if they won’t admit it.

Now the likes of TikTok and Instagram are thriving in this environment, but what about Twitter? As I’ve mentioned in several posts before, Twitter isn’t exactly the most popular social media platform anymore; Not that it ever was, but there’s a noticeable difference between standing next to Facebook and looming in its shadow. Younger generations react more to visually appealing content, such as the aforementioned short-form video content generator that is TikTok, and the microblogging sensibilities of Twitter are not for them. However, the latter would have you believe that is not the case at all and that there is a case to be made that Twitter is still a very influential social media platform.

The infographic we are discussing today poses the following idea: Twitter may not be used as actively as other social media platforms, but through the sharing of screenshots and other forms of quotes that are not easily trackable, it still maintains a healthy online relevance. Honestly, that’s not entirely wrong, since Twitter is still considered a major source for online trends. However, the chart smartly chooses not to comment on user numbers, instead emphasizing how important news is as a medium for the platform’s community. 94% of users express interest in news, 85% consume information through multiple sources and 83% tweet about it.

Read next: Misinformation from adjacent ads could seriously compromise brand trustworthiness

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FBI: Soldier linked to racist message and online extremism https://ilfarodellavita.com/fbi-soldier-linked-to-racist-message-and-online-extremism/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 03:45:31 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/fbi-soldier-linked-to-racist-message-and-online-extremism/ A US Army soldier wrote on Instagram that he joined the military “for combat experience so I’m more proficient at killing” black people, investigators say. Killian Mackeithan Ryan also had five Instagram accounts that were in contact with others “associated with racially motivated extremism”, according to court records. Ryan’s alleged social media activity is documented […]]]>

A US Army soldier wrote on Instagram that he joined the military “for combat experience so I’m more proficient at killing” black people, investigators say.

Killian Mackeithan Ryan also had five Instagram accounts that were in contact with others “associated with racially motivated extremism”, according to court records.

Ryan’s alleged social media activity is documented in a case filed late last month in US District Court in North Carolina that accuses him of providing false information on a release form. security to serve at Fort Bragg.

The case was first reported by Rolling Stone and comes at a time when the US military is trying to purge its ranks of extremists and white supremacists.

For example, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin last year asked commanders to institute a day off to combat extremism. The military also updated its social media policy, which said liking and reposting certain content could result in disciplinary action.

And this week alone, the names of more than 100 current service members appeared on leaked membership rolls of a far-right group accused of playing a key role in last year’s insurgency on Capitol Hill. United States.

Ryan is accused of claiming on the security clearance form that he had not been in contact with his biological father for more than 10 years, according to court records. He also said his biological father was not listed on his birth certificate.

Ryan’s biological father is a convicted felon with prior criminal records in Washington state and California for drug offenses and auto theft, according to court records.

Ryan was investigated by a Fayetteville, North Carolina police officer who works under the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Ryan served in the Regular Army at Fort Bragg until his arrest by the FBI on Aug. 26 and “was separated for gross misconduct,” U.S. Army officials said in a statement.

The statement did not specify what the misconduct consisted of. Ryan was also charged with driving under the influence at Fort Bragg in July, according to court documents.

The Army said the FBI informed it earlier this year that Ryan was under investigation.

“The United States military does not tolerate racism, extremism, or hatred within our ranks,” its statement said.

Ryan served as a fire support specialist, meaning someone who gathers intelligence on enemy targets for artillery forces. The military said he had no deployments.

For one of his Instagram accounts, Ryan used an email containing the name “naziace1488”, according to court records.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, 1488 is a number symbol combination popular among white supremacists.

The first is number 14, which is shorthand for a 14-word slogan about “the future of white children,” the ADL said. The second is 88, which stands for “Heil Hitler” because H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, the ADL said.

Ryan was in contact with his biological father via Instagram, according to court records. His father also posted a photo of the two at Ryan’s graduation in 2019.

Legal experts say Ryan could have had his security clearance compromised if he mentioned recent contact with his biological father.

“They are investigating the possibility that you may be compromised in any way due to your personal circumstances,” said Colby Vokey, a military criminal defense attorney.

Ryan would have needed clearance to work with intelligence on enemy positions as well as information on US weapons systems, Vokey added.

Phillip Stackhouse, another military criminal defense attorney, said prosecuting someone for providing false information on a security clearance form is not routine in his experience. Many people often have their license revoked without being charged.

“Maybe they’ll make an example out of him,” Stackhouse said of Ryan. “Maybe it’s to pressure him into cooperating with another investigation.”

Ryan’s federal public defender, James E. Todd, Jr., did not immediately respond to an Associated Press email seeking comment.

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All the bombs from Elon Musk’s Twitter audience https://ilfarodellavita.com/all-the-bombs-from-elon-musks-twitter-audience/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 07:48:47 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/all-the-bombs-from-elon-musks-twitter-audience/ Elon Musk’s request to postpone trial denied After hearing arguments from both sides, the chief judge denied Musk’s motion to move the trial to November, citing in court documents obtained by E! News that “the longer it takes to go to trial, the greater the risk of irreparable harm to Twitter.” “Indeed, Twitter said the […]]]>

Elon Musk’s request to postpone trial denied

After hearing arguments from both sides, the chief judge denied Musk’s motion to move the trial to November, citing in court documents obtained by E! News that “the longer it takes to go to trial, the greater the risk of irreparable harm to Twitter.”

“Indeed, Twitter said the risk of anticipated harm materialized in the course of this litigation,” the chief justice wrote in her ruling. “I am convinced that even a four-week delay would risk further harm to Twitter, too great to be justified.”

The trial is due to begin on October 17.

Elon Musk allowed to modify his countersuit against Twitter

Although the trial date remains, Musk was granted the right to amend his countersuit to include allegations of negligence regarding the company’s cybersecurity that were recently made public by a former Twitter employee. In court documents, Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick wrote that the allegations “would in most cases be grounds for allowing an amendment”, although she declined to provide further details of her decision.

“I am reluctant to say more about the merits of the counterclaims in this position until they have been fully argued,” McCormick wrote. “The world will have to wait for the decision after the trial.”

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US Internet Service Company Blocks Controversial Online Forum Citing ‘Imminent Threats to Human Life’ https://ilfarodellavita.com/us-internet-service-company-blocks-controversial-online-forum-citing-imminent-threats-to-human-life/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 20:22:59 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/us-internet-service-company-blocks-controversial-online-forum-citing-imminent-threats-to-human-life/ By Donie O’Sullivan, CNN Cloudflare, a major US internet services company, withdrew its support for Kiwi Farms, a controversial online message board, on Saturday night, citing “imminent threats to human life”. This decision temporarily forced Kiwi Farms to go offline. Cloudflare’s decision came as Kiwi Farms was linked to a campaign of harassment and violent […]]]>

By Donie O’Sullivan, CNN

Cloudflare, a major US internet services company, withdrew its support for Kiwi Farms, a controversial online message board, on Saturday night, citing “imminent threats to human life”. This decision temporarily forced Kiwi Farms to go offline.

Cloudflare’s decision came as Kiwi Farms was linked to a campaign of harassment and violent threats targeting Clara Sorrenti, a Canadian trans woman who is a streamer on Twitch, a platform popular among video gamers.

Sorrenti, better known by her online name”Keffalslaunched a campaign calling on Cloudflare to stop providing services to the site.

Fearing for her safety after her personal details were published online, Sorrenti said she had left her home in Canada in recent weeks and traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to stay with a friend. However, she says, online stalkers were able to track her down there.

Northern Ireland Police are investigating threats against him, The Sunday Times reported.

Cloudflare’s decision comes amid an ongoing debate about what big internet companies and platforms should do about online hate and harassment campaigns staged with the support of their services.

Matthew Prince, the CEO of Cloudflare, has long expressed discomfort with his company’s potential role in deciding what can and cannot go online. It’s a position echoed by others in Silicon Valley who argue that it shouldn’t be up to them to talk to the police online.

“This is an extraordinary decision for us to make and, given Cloudflare’s role as an internet infrastructure provider, a dangerous decision that we are not comfortable with,” Prince wrote in a statement. blog post Saturday after blocking Kiwi Farms.

But, he said, the rhetoric about Kiwi Farms “and the specific and targeted threats have escalated in the past 48 hours to the point where we believe there is an unprecedented emergency and an immediate threat to life. human unlike anything we’ve seen before from Kiwifarms or any other customer before.”

“Cloudflare provides security services to Kiwifarms, protecting them from DDoS attacks and other cyberattacks. We were never their hosting provider,” Prince added.

In 2019, Cloudflare withdrew support for the 8chan hate filled forum after this site was linked to a shooting in El Paso, Texas that killed 23 people.

Last Wednesday, amid growing public pressure to stop providing support to Kiwi Farms, Cloudflare published a blog post attempting to clarify its position.

The post did not directly refer to Kiwi Farms, but Cloudflare said its the decisions ceasing to provide support for 8chan in 2019 and neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer in 2017 had unintended consequences.

“In a deeply disturbing response, after the two dismissals, we have seen a dramatic rise in authoritarian regimes trying to get us to terminate the security services of human rights organizations,” the blog read. .

By Sunday morning, Kiwi Farms was mostly back online, finding another service provider to keep it on the web.

Sorrenti told CNN on Sunday that she will continue to campaign for all internet service providers to refuse Kiwi Farms business.

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These countries are the most addicted to social media and the internet https://ilfarodellavita.com/these-countries-are-the-most-addicted-to-social-media-and-the-internet/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 03:07:23 +0000 https://ilfarodellavita.com/these-countries-are-the-most-addicted-to-social-media-and-the-internet/ What is your favorite social network: Instagram, TikTok or Facebook? While some rush to social networks as soon as they wake up, others spend the whole night on these platforms. A recent study looked at how much time people spend on it. Which countries are the most dependent on the internet and social networks? Are […]]]>

What is your favorite social network: Instagram, TikTok or Facebook? While some rush to social networks as soon as they wake up, others spend the whole night on these platforms. A recent study looked at how much time people spend on it. Which countries are the most dependent on the internet and social networks? Are women or men more present on these platforms? And what are the reasons that keep us online for so long?

It is enough to take public transport to see that everyone has their eyes glued to their smartphone. We are social and Hootsuite looked at the time spent on the internet and, more specifically, on social networks around the world in a recent report from July 2022.

Countries most dependent on the internet and social networks

And the award for the most internet-addicted countries goes to…

Of the 7.98 billion people in the world, according to the latest UN figures, the study counts 5 billion users connected to the internet, or 63%, of which 92.4% use their telephone to connect. This figure is nevertheless lower than that of 2021. On average, an Internet user spends 6 hours and 53 minutes online per day! Although this may seem surprising, it is still three minutes less than during the same period in 2021, reports the study.

The mobile phone remains the device most used to access the internet, ahead of the computer, chosen by 68% of users. Nigeria is the country where the most internet users use their phone to surf the web (98.4% of 16-64 year olds). Elsewhere, this figure does not drop below 83%, with Denmark being the last country on the list at 83.2%.

But what are these Internet users doing online? According to the study, the type of sites and applications most used on the internet are chat and messaging services, for 95.7% of users, social networks follow closely with 95.2%. YouTube is the most visited site, according to the Semrush ranking for February 2022, ahead of Google and Facebook. Staying in touch with friends and family is the second reason for using the Internet, for 54.7% of 16-64 year olds. But at the top of the list comes “finding information”, a rather vague reason, chosen by 60.2% of respondents.

The most popular types of sites and apps used by countries around the world are chat and messaging services, followed by social media. (Image: Adem Ay/Unsplash)

Around the world, some countries are much more connected than others. Surprisingly, the Philippines leads in terms of time spent online, with 10 hours 23 minutes spent daily on the internet, via any device. This is more than double the time spent by Japanese Internet users, who stay online for 4 hours 3 minutes a day, below the global average of 6 hours 53 minutes. Malaysia comes in sixth with an impressive 9 hours and 4 minutes per day, while Singapore doesn’t even make the top 10 — it’s in 14th place with 7 hours and 50 minutes.

Users in the United States are above average, with 7 hours and 11 minutes spent on the Internet, although the country does not even make the top 10.

Countries that spend the most time on the internet per day via any device (aged 16-64)

1. The Philippines: 10 hours and 23 minutes

2. South Africa: 10 hours and 19 minutes

3. Brazil: 9 hours and 56 minutes

4. Argentina: 9 hours and 46 minutes

5. Colombia: 9 hours and 46 minutes

6. Malaysia: 9 hours and 04 minutes

7. Mexico: 8 hours and 56 minutes

8. Thailand: 8 hours and 49 minutes

9. United Arab Emirates: 8 hours and 28 minutes

10. Indonesia: 8 hours and 08 minutes

Nigeria leads the ranking of countries most dependent on social networks

The study counts 4.65 billion users on social networks, 326 million more than the same period in 2021. These users represent 93.1% of Internet users in the world and 58.7% of the whole population. Men are the most present on social networks (54.2%). At the same time, 75.1% of social network users are over 13 years old.

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There are 4.65 billion users on social networks and Nigeria is at the top of the ranking of the most dependent countries. (Image: Merakist/Unsplash)

On average, Internet users spend 2 hours and 29 minutes on social networks worldwide. This is 7 minutes more than the previous year. According to the report, Gen Z spends an average of 4.5 hours a day on social media, making it their preferred platform for accessing entertainment, news, shopping and messaging.

Nigeria tops the rankings with 4:49 hours spent on social media each day, followed by the Philippines. Once again, Japan takes a surprise place at the bottom of the ranking of countries spending the most time on social networks. Japanese people aged 16 to 64 spend an average of 50 minutes each day on social platforms, behind South Korea (1 hour 13 minutes) and the Netherlands (1 hour 25 minutes). France is 41st with 1 hour 46 minutes. The United States is 25th with 2 hours 17 minutes and the United Kingdom is 35th with 1 hour 56 minutes. All are below the world average.

Generation Z — 16-24 year olds — are the most social media addicts, especially women. They spend an average of 3 hours and 11 minutes online, compared to 2 hours and 40 minutes for men. Unsurprisingly, 55-64 year olds are the least fond of social platforms. Women spend 1h43 of their time on these sites compared to 1h26 for men. Regardless of age, women remain the most present on social networks, in terms of time.

The most popular social media platforms

The use of social networks remains above all useful for keeping in touch with family and friends, for 47.5% of users aged 16 to 24. At the same time, 36.6% use social platforms to occupy their free time. 34.8% go online to read news articles, while 31% use the networks to search for articles or videos.

It should be noted that social network users also turn to these applications for shopping: 27.6% seek inspiration for activities or purchases, and 26.6% focus on finding products to buy.

Unsurprisingly, Facebook remains the platform most used by Internet users, followed by YouTube and WhatsApp, ahead of Instagram, WeChat, TikTok, Messenger and Douyin. Snapchat is only ranked 9th, while Twitter doesn’t even make the top 10.

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Facebook remains the platform most used by Internet users. (Image: Alexander Shatov/Unsplash)

Users do not use only one social network. On average, 7.4 platforms are used per month worldwide. India is the country where social platforms are used the most per person, with an average of 8.7 compared to 3.7 in Japan.

If Facebook remains the most used platform, in particular thanks to its astronomical number of users, 16.6% of 16-24 year olds say they prefer WhatsApp to Facebook and Instagram (14.9%). TikTok is only chosen by 4.6%, ahead of Twitter (3.2%). Discord is the last platform and Snapchat is surprisingly second to last with just 1.3% likes.

WhatsApp is the preferred platform among 55-64 year olds (20.9%), Facebook is more popular among 35-44 year olds (16.5%) while Instagram is more popular among younger generations — 24.2% among 16-24 year olds and 18 year olds. % for 25-34 year olds.

For users, each platform is used for different reasons. Facebook is used the most for messaging friends and family at 71.1%. Users turn to TikTok (77.4%) and Reddit (37.8%) to have fun and seek out entertaining content. Unsurprisingly, Instagram (69.9%) and Snapchat (40.3%) are the ideal platforms for posting/sharing photos and videos.

Time spent on social networks per day by country (16-64 years old)

1. Nigeria: 4 hours and 49 minutes

2. Philippines: 4 hours and 01 minutes

3. South Africa: 3 hours and 56 minutes

4. Brazil: 3 hours and 47 minutes

5. Colombia: 3 hours and 41 minutes

6. Ghana: 3 hours and 32 minutes

7. Mexico: 3 hours and 26 minutes

8. Kenya: 3 hours and 25 minutes

9. Argentina: 3 hours and 32 minutes

10. Indonesia: 3 hours and 19 minutes

This story was published via AFP Relaxnews

(Main image: Camilo Jimenez/ Unsplash; Feature image: Adem Ay/ Unsplash)

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