Articles tagged twitter

Jon Ronson and the Outcry Over Outrage

This book warns us that, in an increasingly rough online culture, we might well end up being ashamed of being shameless if we shame others.

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Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web

All it takes is one mis-sent Tweet to reveal just how muddy the context for engaging in social media discourse really is.

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3 Nov 2014 // 3:30 AM

What Would Jessica Fletcher Tweet?

The preternaturally smart heroine of Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote sets a positive example for how writers have to promote themselves in our Twitter-centric world.

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On Madonna’s Art for Freedom: Why You Can’t Change the World with a Tweet

Madonna's Art for Freedom project proves that social media is not a productive tool for activists who want to impact public policy and alleviate human rights violations.

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Rob Delaney’s Zany, Surrealist, and Frequently Ribald Humor

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is the laugh riot one would hope for, coming from Twitter comedian extraordinaire, Rob Delaney.

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Twitter and the Borscht Belt Connection

140 characters? Sounds like my sister's wedding reception!

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Not Gonna Lie: ‘The Hunger Games’, Twitter, and Reverse Victimization

Would it matter at all if Katniss Everdeen, a white teenager in the book The Hunger Games, had been portrayed in the film by a suitably teenage and female, black actor? For the young racists who have gone berserk on Twitter about the supporting character Rue being portrayed by an African-American actor, apparently the answer is yes.

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30 Jan 2012 // 1:35 PM

I think the logical extension of the data self -- the self that is secure with itself only to the extent that it is constituted in social media as manipulatable data -- will be for Twitter to come preloaded with plausible friends, Facebook preloaded with life experiences, or at least preordained slots of experiences a user is supposed to have.

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‘All Star Western’ Is at Home, Back East

In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.

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Stop Tweeting Sh%! and Buy This

They say art imitates life, but so does advertising. What does that mean when we live our lives online?

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16 Aug 2011 // 10:30 AM

Looking to quell critics, Twitter ramps up business model

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It’s among the most recognized brands on the Internet and a bona fide cultural phenomenon, with as many as 400 million monthly

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Ashton Kutcher vs. The Village Voice: Looking for Real Men on the Internet

The feud between Ashton Kutcher and the Village Voice sparked a firestorm, and highlights a need for a greater understanding of sex trafficking -- and media representation of it -- across the board. How should the media and Hollywood approach this complicated subject?

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25 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

When Superheroes Die

The death of Randy Poffo, aka Macho Man Randy Savage, once again revealed the dark history of professional wrestling. A history replete with drug abuse, murder and suicide. In this essay a writer and fan explores the varied reactions to Savage's death; a death which created more questions than answers.

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Tweeting Osama: Twitter, Facebook have different roles when news develops

CHICAGO — In the middle of Sunday night’s online explosion of reactions to Osama bin Laden’s death, Lady Gaga tweeted, “Are monsters ready for

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14 Apr 2011 // 7:00 AM

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Hip-hop mogul promises lights, cameras, action (and tweets) during club tour

MINNEAPOLIS — This is the way Diddy rolls: After a one-hour postponement, his publicist called five separate times to say “Puff” (that’s what his people

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Saint Fonda in the Backyard: The Iconic Jane Works It Out

Golden Age Hollywood scion, feminist activist, and general all-around bad-ass Jane Fonda is back, and this time out, she is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of the health of boomers and senior citizens. Fonda keeps Mazur on task and on his toes during this exclusive interview, preferring to focus on fitness rather than feminism or cinema.

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17 Jun 2010 // 7:15 AM

On The Media: Consumers tire of social-media slavery

It’s hard not to get irritated with a company that urges you to share all sorts of things but makes it hard for you

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16 Apr 2010 // 6:30 AM

Sponsored tweets pave way for Twitter’s official ads

SAN FRANCISCO — L.A. indie rock band Hypnogaja doesn’t have a large marketing budget or the backing of a major label, but it does

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25 Feb 2010 // 7:00 AM

The Twitter Effect on Oscar

LOS ANGELES — On Twitter, Jesse James has never been one to mince words. He tweets with all the bad-boy attitude and mucho macho swagger you’

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