Once considered a boon to democracy, social media have started to look like its nemesis
www.economist.com
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“We wanted democracy... but got mobocracy.”... Bots generated one out of every five political messages posted on Twitter in America’s presidential campaign last year... “we need to reform our attention economy.”... groups which had mostly been excluded from the mainstream media... developed the dark arts they would use to further their agendas..…

Information Wars: A Window into the Alternative Media Ecosystem
medium.com
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For every man-made crisis event... we found evidence of alternative narratives, often shared by some of the same accounts and connected to some of the same online sites. These rumors had different “signatures” from other types of rumors... rose more slowly, and then they lingered, ebbing and flowing ... sustained participation by a set group of Tw…

Design Framework for Chatbots
chatbotsmagazine.com
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There are tons of chatbots ... little about how companies really get hands on.,,, my findings here, and here... a deeper explanation about how I exactly face the situation on a regular basis... I separate my process into 4 different steps: the bot scope, the chatbot personality, a prioritized list of must-have features and the chatbot flow.

27/02/2017
5 Big Tech Trends That Will Make This Election Look Tame
singularityhub.com

If you think this election is insane, wait until 2020... technologies like AI, machine learning, sensors and networks will accelerate. Political campaigns get ... so personalized that they are scary in their accuracy and timeliness. The single most important factor influencing your voting decision is your social network… so you can bet that politi…

The Sun’s Facebook chatbot drove nearly half users back to its site
digiday.com
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“We were keen to test on small niche audience... Bots will work better when they are more targeted.”... On the transfer deadline day ... 43 percent of chatbot subscribers clicked through ... On an average day ... closer to 23 percent. engagement is high because an individual is choosing to engage with it and the experience is ... personal... ca…

17/09/2016
Bots for discovering related content | Vox Product Blog
product.voxmedia.com
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When a Vox Media Slack user sends a direct message to simbot specifying a seed article URL and a number of desired results, then the bot would return a ranked list of articles that are most similar in content to the article found in the provided URL. two main applications for the bot ... enable editors ... on social media... to discover related…

28/04/2016
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