Trayvon Tweets – Statistically Speaking

As we are quickly learning in the information age, things are not always as they are presented.

Floatingsheep recently compiled statistical data around the trial, drawing interesting conclusions.

Trayvon Hashtag MohawkUnderstandably, the George Zimmerman trial received a lot of national attention. As a result, the national conversation quickly became focused on issues of racism, southern identity, and the long-term effects of the acquittal of the accused.

As we are quickly learning in the information age, things are not always as they are presented.

Floatingsheep recently compiled statistical data around the trial, drawing interesting conclusions.

The lifespan of these events in our emotional and internet world is short.

Trayvon imeline

 

All it took was a good night’s rest before everybody jumped back to their normal twitter behaviors, much to the chagrin of Anthony Weiner and a handful of others involved in current events that are not even worth our time.

The South is not as racist as you perceive.

#JusticeForTrayvon Map

Looking at the density of #JusticeForTrayvon tweets across a map of the United States across a two-week period, it doesn’t appear anybody west of the Mississippi perceived an injustice throughout the trial (with the exception of California, which I will attribute to the still salient shooting of Oscar Grant instead of assuming liberal bias.)

Tweeting for Trayvon [via FloatingSheep]

How To: Fix Instagram On Twitter

A simple guide using free ifttt recipe to have your Instagram photos display properly o Twitter.

In response to the heavily reported photo-feud between social networks Twitter and Instagram, a number of subscribers of both services are upset at changes to how photos shared across platforms have begun displaying this week.

Resident icnt.mx geek Tricil, who earlier shared this wonderful primer on social media mores, tones it down a bit but still keeps the quality high on this easy and free to use ifttt-based solution for Sharing Your Instagram Photos via Twitter correctly.

Not tech-savvy? Don’t worry, ifttt (If This Then This) is a straight-forward web automation system that works in a completely point-and-click environment that is easily to learn, trustworthy, and extremely helpful in automatic some routine online tasks.

On Artists and Criticism (Part 3)

As it becomes easier to connect to artists through Facebook, Twitter, and other methods of communication we sometimes see that we as people are slow to fully understand the consequences of conveniences. We now live in a world where everybody is entitled to their opinions, I’d go so far to say as you’d be considered intolerant for suggesting otherwise. I am not going to pretend that everybody’s opinions on all topics should be weighed equally but their right to say what they think shouldn’t be challenged.

Artists, we have tackled the issue of criticism here before, speaking about artistic distance and as well as haters and objectivity. If you are an artist who puts their work out for public consumption, do not expect everybody to appreciate everything you do. Be skeptical of those who do not think you are capable of making mistakes, including yourself. You are not going to please everybody with everything you do, and honestly, you should question the motives behind your creativity if you are working to create something that everybody will always love.

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Download: Zed Bias – Subway Baby

Download the free tune Subway Baby from UK Garage originator Zed Bias, a free giveaway dub marking his 10,000th Twitter followera

Zed BiasUK Garage originator Zed Bias announcing on his Twitter that he is giving away a lossless WAV download of his tune “Subway Baby” to mark his achievement of reaching 10,000 followers on Twitter.

Shoot over to the WeTransfer link and get the download now. Much respect to the man like Zed Bias / Maddslinky – a true original of the modern bass aesthetic.

Download Zed Bias – Subway Baby [wav] (via WeTransfer)

 

Musicians' Guide to Social Media

An excellent treatise on acceptable and effective use of social media for musicians from a good friend, musician, Tricil; one of the few people in Atlanta I can talk shop to regarding the ins and outs of social networking. Too often artists come off sounding self-absorbed or spammy, obviously not their goal but the damage it causes their brand and image can be difficult to reverse.

Social Media / Social NetworksAn excellent treatise on acceptable and effective use of social media for musicians from a good friend, musician, Tricil; one of the few people in Atlanta I can talk shop to regarding the ins and outs of social networking. Too often artists come off sounding self-absorbed or spammy, obviously not their goal but the damage it causes their brand and image can be difficult to reverse.

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Twitter finds NYC's 'Happy Place'

The happiest “corner” is actually just inside the western edge of Central Park, where the intersection of 7th and 77th would be (this is just north of the lake and east of the Hayden Planetarium)*. This corner elicits tweets with a relatively high abundance of the positive words “loves” and “sky”, and proportionally less negative words like “not”, “fear” and “no”. Many of the happiest locations actually fall within Central Park!

One of the most interesting applications of Twitter is not the social networking aspect, instead, the sheer amount of data the platform generates and the potential to mine the data to identify and solve problems or uncover interesting facts.

Another excellent example of data mining and data visualization is in this map that purports to show New York City‘s ‘happiest’ place overlaying geotagged tweets and developing a heat-map using keywords, using labMT scoring, are associated with positive or negative emotions.

Read The Full Article Here [via OneHappyBird]

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Download: Mosca – 5000 Followers EP

Similar to the giveaway by S-X earlier this year, UK artist Mosca is giving away two tracks ‘Bunching’ and ‘The Way We Were,’ both in the realm of 100 bpm material, in recognition of his recently acquiried 5000th follower on Twitter.

To grab the two track EP visit the Mediafire link and get to downloading.

If you are not following @deejaymosca on twitter, it is highly recommended you do; he is making some serious waves with his recent release on Numbers.

Download the Mosca 5000 Followers EP [via MediaFire]

Obama’s Twitter Mobilization Nets -40k Followers

I felt compelled to share this multiple friends have dubbed me ‘The Twitter Police’ for my affinity in pointing out people’s sometimes obnoxious retweeting or spammy habits on the social networking site. Here is some empirical evidence to prove I am not ranting for no reason, at least not on this extremely trivial issue.

In an effort to mobilize Twitter users to call for #compromise in the Debt Ceiling debate, the @BarackObama account let out a barrage of tweets listing Republican registered Congressional representatives with Twitter accounts that the US populace should encourage to reach a compromise.

Of course, for two houses of government x 50 states x 140-character limit means, a lot of tweeting. It is estimated that the @BarackObama account lost about 40,000 followers during that time-frame. Yes, I’m sure some of them are following again too, I can concede that. Hilariously, it also served as a presidential #followfriday as many Republican representatives thanked the White House for new followers.

via SFExaminer

I am not here to suggest that Twitter followers is a solid metric for Presidential approval, instead — with a large sample size, the effects of spamming become much easier to measure.

For all of you expecting me to leverage this to explain anything beyond something as irrelevant as a Twitter follower account, nice try…but at least they didn’t rickroll us again

Editor’s Note: Any ‘promoters’ reading this site, sending out a ton of Facebook Event Invites and posting it to your wall every four hours probably doesn’t work well either.

S-X – 5000 Followers EP (Free DL)

Grime producer S-X has been heavy in the spotlight lately and for good reason; his tracks are ridiculous. Also of note, he has more Twitter followers than you do. To celebrate hitting the 5000 followers milestone, he is releasing a nine track EP to the masses, for free.

Pick up S-X 5000 Followers EP here, and if you missed it the 3000 Followers EP is also still available for download. Big up Sam!

Oh yeah, if you’re not already be sure to follow S-X on Twitter so we can get to that 10,000 EP sometime soon!

Badawi takes 'The Heretic of Ether' to the iPad

Raz Mesinai, a man of many faces, is expounding on his Badawi moniker with the production of an iPad based graphic novel ‘Heretic of Ether.’

Raz Mesinai / BadawiRaz Mesinai, a man of many faces, is expounding on his Badawi moniker with the production of an iPad-based graphic novel based on ‘The Heretic of Ether.’ Looking at the information from his @dubfiction Twitter, there will be in-app narrations from Black Cracker, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Space Ape.

Putting together the details from the Twitter account, Raz Mesinai’s Facebook, and his recent Resident Advisor Interview, the graphic novel features an intro produced by Kode9 + Space Ape, word content provided by Mike Ladd, and artistic styling from Erosie, who many are familiar with as the designer behind the artwork for Martyn‘s 3024 label.

As the RA interview suggests, the Dubfiction Comics project looks to extend beyond just the ‘The Heretic of Ether’ project, with a graphic novel interpretation of Kode9’s ‘Black Sun‘ album as well.

ASC Ambient Mix for Musik Aus Strom

Tipped off to this one from spending too much time on Twitter, an exciting looking ambient mix from dnb / autonomic pioneer James Clements, “ASC.”

Courtesy of the ‘Musik Aus Strom’ website and radio show which until now I was unfamiliar with – a German based eldoradio student radio station.

Be sure not only to check out the ASC mix below but also an excellent looking mix from the show’s host ‘SMA’ highlighting some excellent selections from the Hessle Audio and HotFlush camps, that garner a lot of attention on this site – two absolute ace track selections here.

Full tracklists for both are located beneath the fold.

DOWNLOAD GUEST MIX BY ASC (60 MINUTES, 140 MB)

DOWNLOAD MIX BY SMA (44 MINUTES, 140 MB)

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