10 Ways You're Doing Twitter Wrong
Social Media

10 Ways You’re Using Twitter Wrong (And Many Ways to Get Reported as Spam)

There are a few right ways to do social media but there are SO MANY wrong ways! People think just because they signed up for Twitter or Facebook, they get it. NAWL! Nope. Nay. The thing I love about social media is the fact that you can connect with everyone …

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EBONY Trayvon Covers
CultureSocial Media

EBONY’s Trayvon Tribute Covers and #BackwardsBoycotts on Twitter

EBONY Magazine’s September issue has four powerful covers, dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin. One cover has Trayvon’s family (mom Sybrina Fulton, dad Tracy Martin and bro Jahvaris). The others have Spike Lee, Boris Kodjoe, Dwyane Wade and their sons rocking hoodies with the words “WE ARE ALL TRAYVON.” …

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Brown Twitter Birds Inny Vinny
CultureSocial Media

About This Whole Black Twitter Thing…

The phrase Black Twitter started as a joke when people realized the power of Black people who use Twitter. People started noticing that we were driving hashtags and trending topics. Then Nielsen did research and found out that African American women are the most active group on Twitter. Since then, …

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#BlackBuzzFeed
Social Media

#BlackBuzzFeed is Twitter’s Newest Awesome Trending Topic

I’m an avid reader of BuzzFeed, because their lists are addictive and their GIFs are amazing. Twitter wants to see what would happen if BuzzFeed created a section for topics that Black folks loves to talk about, thus starting the #BlackBuzzFeed hashtag that is now the #1 trending topic in …

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#PaulasBestDishes
Social Media

#PaulasBestDishes: The Best Twitter Hashtag in a Long Time

So some of us are just finding out that Paula Deen is racist and terrible. She’s losing today and Twitter has made her the butt of its jokes for the past 2 hours, to the delight of everyone. @BrokeyMcPoverty (writer and foolery enthusiast), asked if a hashtag existed yet, and …

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Hillary Clinton Twitter
PoliticsSocial Media

Hillary Clinton is Already Winning on Twitter

Hillary Clinton is now on Twitter, yall! And the lady is already rocking the place. Her bio is winning everything. I especially love “hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker.” You know Hillary perfected the mom bob like no one else. And her pantsuits are iconic in all their matronly glory. …

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Chuck Woolery Muslim
Famous folks

Chuck Woolery’s a Bigot and Twitter Snatches His Wig!

Tensions are high with everything going on this week. And the Boston manhunt continues, with the main suspects being White and Muslim. One is dead and the other’s on the run. You probably knew all this already. Well, everyone’s offering up thoughts and of course there’s hella ignorance and hate …

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Stages of Twitter Dealing with a Beyonce Event
Famous folksSocial Media

Stages of Twitter Dealing with a Beyoncé Event

Beyoncé is the world’s biggest popstar right now and whether you love her or not, it’s hard to argue this fact. Based purely on her numbers and accomplishments and popularity, she is. Every move of hers is clocked and folks act a fool at the sound of her name. Especially …

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Pope Grumpy Cat
Social Media

There’s a New Pope and the Internet Goes Nuts

Today, white smoke came out the Vatican chimney, telling us that they picked a new Pope. I’m not Catholic but I still wanted to know who they picked, and I can’t even tell you a good reason why. Within minutes, Twitter blessed me with this graphic: Because Grumpy Cat is …

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Knicks Tyrese Takeover
Letter

Dear New York Knicks, Reconsider the Tyrese Takeover

I woke up to folks’ tweets about Tyrese taking over the New York Knicks’ Twitter handle later today during their game. I am here to ask the Knicks to think twice. Because. For reasons. I hope this makes it to their management before it’s too late. Do your part. Share …

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