ORLANDO | The LGBT+ Center Orlando announced its 2019 Board of Directors via Facebook on March 12. Roxy Santiago, who has been a member of The Center’s Board of Directors for two years, was named board president. Santiago is also a member of the Human Rights Campaign in Orlando. “I wanted to give back to my community and bring more Hispanics and women to The Center,” Santiago says. “I’m really looking forward to having an amazing year with these awesome individuals.” Joanne Grant of Mills50 was chosen as board vice president, Jimmy Drew will be the new board treasurer and Nikole Parker will serve as board secretary. Former board president of The Center, Jeff Buak will serve as a general board member this year. Other general board members include Danny Garcia, Galen Hentzell, Jerry Warner, Michael Krug, Michael Ussery, Pat Michaels, Sarah Elbadri, Veronica Woodard and Willie Williams. “We have what we need to support our community,” … [Read more...] about The Center announces its 2019 Board of Directors
EAST LONGMEADOW – State Sen. Eric Lesser is concerned the study being conducted so far about East-West high speed passenger rail may be tilted more toward its challenges than the advantages of the proposed rail program. Although Lesser explained to Reminder Publishing he could not attend the MassDOT hearing about the rail line last week in Springfield due to a previous commitment, he has met with MassDOT officials many times about the information that has been collected so far. He wondered if the Hoover Dam or the Erie Canal would have been built if cost analysis had dictated their fate. “It is ambitious, yes, but it’s far from impossible,” Lesser said. “There are more challenging projects being built all over the world.” The senator believes the report should include detailed information on both potential ridership and economic development. Lesser’s position has been the rail line would benefit both economic development both here and in the … [Read more...] about Lesser believes despite challenges east-west rail is ‘far from impossible
What makes this relevant to the influencers culture is that Fyre was all about the marketing, which took place almost entirely on Instagram and other social media, chiefly through a coordinated campaign of posts launched on December 12, 2016. Kendall Jenner, perhaps the most prominent “influencer” in the world, was reportedly paid $250,000 for a single posted contribution to this campaign. … [Read more...] about ‘Influencers’ on social media: A new low in marketing history?
Facebook on Tuesday agreed to overhaul its lucrative targeted advertising system to settle accusations that landlords, lenders and employers use the platform to discriminate against African-Americans, women, seniors, people with disabilities and others. The far-reaching settlement compels Facebook to withhold a wide array of detailed demographic information – including Zip codes, gender and age – from advertisers when they market housing, credit and job opportunities.Although the settlement is unlikely to deal a major blow to Facebook’s bottom line, the change represents a significant shift for a company that has built one of the most successful advertising platforms in history. Facebook has long allowed advertisers to target potential customers and employees based on their demographics and interests, as gleaned from the vast trove of data the platform collects. Now, the social media giant is stepping away from that approach, amid mounting evidence that its … [Read more...] about Facebook will dismantle targeted job, housing and loan ad system after discrimination complaints
Social bots tend to tweet and retweet fake news upon publication, a technique that amplifies a story almost immediately, the study found. The bots often tag influential people, like journalists or politicians, increasing the likelihood that the fake story will be shared further. As the study authors noted, social media platforms are designed to prioritize engaging content, and that doesn’t always equate to trustworthy posts. … [Read more...] about The real facts about fake news and its influence on U.S. elections