Election Day SnapChat filters #Spectacles

I see SnapChat (now known as SnapInc) is capitalizing on this 2016 Election Day with a whole bunch of different snap filters.

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Also pondering if they have a stronger presence in swing states by capitalizing on geolocation filters and then using it for poll and voter analytics.

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I also wonder what filters (if any) they have that are specifically associated w/ their new SnapChat’s Spectacles (SnapInc’s new Sunglasses that pair with the SnapChat).

@rusnivek

 

Everyone’s talking about PokemonGo #PG

So far, this is making me feel guilty for abandoning my Second Life personna and my Tomagochi I got as a gift.

 

Pokemon Go is a free-to-play, GPS based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was initially released in July 2016. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokemon who appear throughout the real world. Although the game is free-to-play, it supports in-app purchases. (Wikipedia)

 
Keep in mind, I did not grow up with Pokémon so I don’t think I have quite the attraction/ nostalgia to this game compared to others in the Nintendo targeted 19-34 age bracket.

 

However, this does show an interesting market shift as virtual reality aka augmented reality starts to integrate into our digital platforms seamlessly through social media. Oh yeah, the geolocation piece of this #gamification is total icing on the cake too. 

Be safe and don’t get “lured” into something bad.

@rusnivek

Twitter is now tracking all other apps too! Freaked out?

So…this just happened to me.

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Twitter will now track the activities from all your OTHER apps on your smart phone/tablet.

That’s right, Twitter will use:

  • your FourSquare/Swarm geolocation data to target you for ads.
  • your pictures to see what you take pictures of to target you for ads.
  • your songs to see what music you listen to so they can target you for ads
  • your Instagram photos to see who likes them so they can target ads to them.
  • your airlines apps so they can serve you targeted ads on your flights
  • your phone calls to see who/where you call so they can target ads to you/them.

You get the idea.

Yeowza Twitter.

From Twitter’s EULA: “…collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in.”

Creeped out? You know you can disable this feature through the Twitter app’s settings menu. Depending on the iOS:

  • For iOS device users: disable this through setting —> account -> privacy -> Tailor Twitter based on my apps.
  • For Android users: settings -> account -> other ->Tailor Twitter based on my apps.

I get that Twitter would like to collect data with what I do using in the Twitter app. In fact, I expect it. However, I am a bit uncomfortable with Twitter collecting info from various other apps.

Not cool Twitter. Way to be that creepy Uncle.

@rusnivek

 

Well….that was fun

Well…that was fun.

Giving a few tips on Ebola safety/preparedness was quite…interesting.

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I decided I couldn’t respond to the entire world’s Ebola concerns, but responding to those in the general vicinity would be more social because I’m local to the area in the geocode.

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I did a simple geolocation on all the tweets, using DT Cleveland as center (N: 41.502715 x W: -81.695709) in a 62 mile circular radius that specifically used the term “ebola” in tweets/responses.

Easy Cheesey huh?

Wash your hands peeps.

@rusnivek