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If Twitter Activism is Ineffective, Then Why Do Big Brands Tweet?

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Digital Citizen

Activism that uses Twitter as a medium (commonly known as Twitter activism) has been called useless and ineffective by those with mainstream platforms depending on the day. It wasn’t so useless during #ArabSpring but it’s weirdly useless when #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen. I don’t believe it’s useless. On PLENTY of occasions, it has shown itself to be versatile and awesome. It’s a tool in the arsenal of activism and Millennials have wielded it amazingly. WordPress wont let me embed the Storify […]

Mediating Media: Twitter Timeline on Fleek!

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Digital Citizen

As you know, when it comes to the bluebird platform Twitter, it’s all conversing conversating with the people you wished you knew in real life. It’s about following and being followed. And while that is all good and great, even your faves can be annoying. My advice for optimizing your timeline is simple: Don’t be afraid to press the mute button. You have to be able to control your social media intake!  And if your primary tool of choice is […]

Stop Man-ifying Everything

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Digital Citizen / Personal & Style / Queer

There’s a trend of gendering things that needs to stop. As men, we like some of the stuff we decide is feminine and womanly and isn’t within the realm of masculinity. And what do we do? We re-brand it, as if changing what we call it makes it less womanly. Makes it less gay (in the case of heterosexuals or those with internalized homophobia–dare we say, femmephobia?). A lot of you need to get over your addiction to man-ifying […]