|How to spot a social bot on Twitter|
Source: MIT Technology Review
Social bots are sending a significant amount of information through the Twittersphere. Now there’s a tool to help identify them.
Back in 2011, a team from Texas A&M University carried out a cyber sting to trap nonhuman Twitter users that were polluting the Twittersphere with spam. Their approach was to set up “honeypot” accounts which posted nonsensical content that no human user would ever be interested in. Any account that retweeted this content, or friended the owner, must surely be a nonhuman user known as a social bot.
|Pamela Solarsh APR FPRISA|
Pamela Solarsh APR FPRISA passed away peacefully on 29 June 2014, aged 94. Pamela was one of PRISA’s founding members, being a member for 57 years. She attended, until a few years ago, every PRISA conference and was involved in various functions over the years.
She was a colourful person with loads of personality, known by many as ‘the lady with the hat’. She was employed at the City of Johannesburg where she served the Mayor for 30 years and could tell many stories of how a street or park or building got its name. She was instrumental in the development of The Oriental Plaza.
She will be missed at the PRISA office where she would often come and spend the day with the staff. If there was an opportunity to call members then she was the one to do the job.
Thank you for your many years of service to the profession.
Rest in Peace Pamela
|Ornico Publishes 2nd Africa Annual|
Growth is the dominant theme in this 2014 edition of the yearly magazine brought out by the brand, media and reputation research company.
Sandton, South Africa – Wednesday, July 9, 2014: “Growth – that’s what it is all about. Whatever way we look at it, Africa’s time in the sun has arrived,” said Oresti Patricios, CEO of brand, media and reputation research firm, Ornico, by way of announcing the company’s second annual on Africa.