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My Week in Facebook Statuses: Volume 1

I spend more time on Facebook nowadays and I’m actually preferring it over Twitter. I never thought I’d see the day. Yes, news gets there much slowly (and I will still shade it for that) and it’s terrible for information hogging but I can’t help it. FB is winning me …

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Black People Are Conscious Consumers and Nielsen Knows It

There’s been an influx of pieces online about Black Twitter, Black people and our widespread use of the internet and they usually come with a tone of surprise. People are shocked to hear that we’re such power users of social media and THAT astonishment never ceases to amaze me.  It …

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Pharrell’s GRAMMYs Hat Lived So We Could Roast It

Pharrell came to the 2014 GRAMMYs in a hat that looked awesomely ridiculous so the internet found its latest meme. I’m not sure if he lost a bet or if he wanted to make the braodcast more interesting but Thank you, FOREVER FAHN! And congrats on all the awards! There …

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The AOL Dial Up Chronicles: Throwback Thursday

Sit down, kids. I’d like to tell you a story. It’s of a time way back when, before we could fit a phone, camera, music player, video player and recorded into a machine the size of a hershey’s candy bar. Picture it, people’s houses, 1998… This was an ancient time …

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5 Lessons from My Week-Long Social Media Break

It’s my job to be attached to the internet. I get paid to mind other people’s businesses online and be all up into what’s happening in pop culture. Plus, I’m a child of generation social media so I am HYPER-connected. I’m active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+ etc. …

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#KanyeJobTitles is Twitter’s Latest (and Hilarious) Roast

Kanye West being on this media blitz for his Yeezus album and tour has been a gift and a curse. It’s a gift because there’s no shortage of material from Kanye’s shenanigans (like when he was on Jimmy Kimmel), and curse because of the same reason. No one loves Kanye …

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Armani’s Instagram Mistake Led to #ArmaniCaptions, Twitter’s Latest Roast

Tonight, Armani failed with flying colors when they posted a picture of Alfre Woodard with the caption “Idris Elba posing in a gorgeous Giorgio @armani dress at the 5th Annual Governors Awards.” OMGGGG ALL THE FACEPALMS THAT EVER FACEPALMED!!! They took it down soon after when people were like “SERIOUSLY?!” …

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Jaden Smith’s Philosophical Tweets Are Socrates’ Worst Nightmare

The Smiths (Will and Jada an’ ‘em) are an interesting bunch but Jaden Smith is proving to be quite the newsworthy one. He’s BFFs with Justin Bieber (who seems to be tweaking more and more every day), he might be dating Kylie Jenner and all his pants seems to be …

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The Bitstrips Abuse on Facebook Must Stop, Beloveds

I LOVE cartoons and my main avatar on these interwebs has been a Yahoo! Avatar for YEARS! It’s even in my site header. But the thing is that I can be represented well by a cartoon because I have cartoonish features. Let’s face it, I look like a walking drawing …

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#90sRnBBiopics: Films We’d Love to See About Our Faves (Twitter Edition)

Twitter was on a ROLL last night. After Crazy Sexy Cool went off, folks decided they were ready to stroll down memory lane with some of their favorite crooners from the 90s. And some of their forgotten ones. And just some they wanted to throw shade at. So the hashtag …

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