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The social media app TikTok has taken India by storm, but a political storm may mean that time has run out for its users.

 

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When does phobia cross over into hate speech? 

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As Americans across the nation are protesting the police killing of George Floyd today, Facebook employees are staging a virtual walkout.

Sandip Roy

I had assumed the lockdown was a time when the frenetic world would finally slow down... 

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Shubham Goel is sheltering in place with his parents in Danville, but this isn’t the first time he’s been through a quarantine. He was on a reality TV show where isolation was one of the rules. 

Sandip Roy 317: JOMO

Jan 15, 2020

Sandip Roy reflects on the fast paced decade that defined “Social Media.”

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You may know Dan Pfeiffer as a host of Pod Save America. You may know him as Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. Or you may know him for his book, "Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump". In this episode he shares how he got into politics and what it's going to take to get America out of the political mess we find ourselves in today. This conversation was recorded on stage, presented by Cal Performances at UC Berkeley.

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Facebook has been highly criticized for what it allows on its platform. Erroneous political ads and also what civil rights groups are calling violence-inciting hate speech. 

Host Joseph Pace speaks with long-time Silicon Valley investor and author Roger McNamee about his book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.

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On this edition of Your Call, Bay Area high school students join us to discuss issues they care about, including education, social media, politics, and more.

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Sandip discovers that sometimes a class reunion is a reminder to how we've moved on.


  On today’s edition of Your Call we’ll discuss the impact of social media on the news.

Does the internet necessarily make people nastier and more arrogant?


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February 26, 2018: Is there a dangerous downside to growing up with smartphones and social media? Today's teens are glued to their phones and virtually connected to each other like never before. So why are rates of teen depression and loneliness skyrocketing? Will our kids grow up better able to pick the right emoji over the right facial expression?

Guests:  

Sue Porter, PhD, Dean of Students at The Bay School of San Francisco  

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Sandip forgets to feed his social media stream, and reconnects with the world.  

Philosophy Talk: 2017 – The Examined Year

Dec 28, 2017

Because the unexamined year is not worth reviewing. 


Laura Flynn

Want to help extend the reach of Your Call beyond the airwaves?

KALW seeks Digital Editor

Jun 16, 2017
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KALW is seeking an experienced digital editor to manage KALW’s growing digital audience. The editor will be responsible for day-to-day tasks such as website management and social media, as well as long-term projects such as metrics tracking and audience development. The ideal candidate will have a creative viewpoint on digital content, sound journalistic ethics, and social media savvy. This is a contract position for 32 hours a week with some flexibility for remote work.
 
Desired skills include:
-Strong proficiency in AP Style

Will social media shift after the election?

Dec 1, 2016
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Nearly 1.8 billion people use Facebook each month. It’s become a go-to news source, and that’s had a big impact. In fact, some suggest that social media companies, including Facebook, impacted the presidential election by encouraging fake news and polarizing political views.

Daily News Roundup for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Oakland Cops Quietly Acquired Social Media Surveillance Tool // East Bay Express

Philosophy Talk asks which you is the real you

Dec 4, 2015

Is there such a thing as 'one true self', or is the self merely a conglomerate of 'mini-selves' shaped by cultural and social forces?  


On the July 19, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Greg Sterling on what everyone should know about digital marketing.

During a long, debilitating illness doctors failed to diagnose, author Gabrielle Glancy had enough energy to save Facebook screenshots, but not enough to write.  The award-winning poet and nationally known college admissions expert later wove them into a book about her ordeal. I'm Already Disturbed Please Come In: Parasites, Social Media & Other Planetary Disturbances (A Memoir, of Sorts) critiques  Western medicine and social media, and examines love in sickness and in health.  Gabrielle Glancy is Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday, July 2.* Hear her read from her book and talk about the issues it raises.

The KALW public radio news department is hiring a part-time digital strategist. This is a position for an independent contractor.

Whether it's making donations and signing petitions online, or using social media to highlight political causes, cyber-activism has never been easier. With a few clicks, we can make our voices heard around the globe. But who's listening, and is anything actually changing? Does cyber-activism mobilize real-world action on the ground, or does it reduce political engagement to simple mouse-clicking and ultimately threaten the subversive nature of change?

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KALW's Ben Trefny talks with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Dean Ed Wasserman about how social media and the page views are impacting newsrooms.

ED WASSERMAN: There was a lot of talk about citizen journalists, and the like, but this is really more about citizen editors. And in many respects, that editorial function is a far more powerful and a far more influential one than the actual reporting.

Click the audio player above to listen to the complete interview.

  On the December 30th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about digital hate speech. Women are overwhelmingly the targets of cyber harassment. Some have even been chased out of their homes by the barrage of threats against their lives and families, while others have quit communicating online altogether. Is online harassment a civil rights issue? When is harassment illegal? And how should social media corporations and our legal system respond to threats online? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:
 


Fasting from social media

Mar 19, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

Theory of Everything: "F is for Fake": To bot or not?  Host Benjamen Walker talks to data scientist Gilad Lotan about "fake followers" and online reputations, and Jason Q Ng, author of the book Blocked on Weibo, tells us why the Chinese government hates on-line bots.

Thursday at 5:30pm.

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