Sadly, however, the first live-tweeting presidency bears more resemblance to the broadcast-era version of democracy than the kind of democracy the internet was supposed to enable. The very limitations I hoped we’d transcend in our shift to internet democracy are instead finding new life in the President’s tweets. How Trump’s Twitter presidency hijacked hopes for …

I’m always happy when social media is used for something positive. Loving the beautiful souls on my dash. Happy Blackout Day (via afros-n-poetry)Yesterday’s #Blackout Day was wonderful – so many amazing, beautiful black people in my timelines. Check out the hash/tag if you haven’t already.

kittenspine: police are blaming social media because we’ve hit a point in social media where mass amounts of people are being made aware of events via first person accounts, through photos and videos and live streams  of course they’re blaming social media because social media is making it harder to lie and hide the truth  …

In this world of instant communication, I don’t think it will ever be possible to completely eradicate a lie once it’s loose in the atmosphere Bill Kovach, quoted in a Chicago Tribune article from 1999 (!) debunking the myth that Catharine MacKinnon actually said/wrote “all heterosexual sex is rape,” a anti-feminist claim that predates the …

Recognizing Value on Twitter

Jeb Lund, in a challenging article for the Guardian, argues that manual retweets are mere self-promotion borderlining on intellectual larceny, and that retweets/twitter reaction articles a la buzzfeed aren’t journalism at all.  I don’t entirely agree with his argument. I’d probably set the bar for usefulness on a commented manual RTs differently. I wouldn’t entirely …