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ADL report indicates anti-semitism against journalists has exploded on Twitter

According to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League, anti-semitic hate speech targeting journalists has seen a meteoric rise on Twitter — thanks to the rhetoric in the 2016 Presidential Campaign. The organization, which has a long history of battling anti-Semitism (both real and perceived), established its task force in June in response to what was already a marked rise in anti-semitic abuse of reporters …

Where the #trumpwon trend came from (not Russia)

After the #trumpwon hashtag topped the Twitter trending charts — something Trump gleefully noted, saying it proved he’d won the initial debate with Hillary Clinton — @DustinGiebel’s claim that the trend had originated in St Peterburg, Russia (along with an accompanying map, supposedly from Trendsmap) went viral, with more than 15,000 retweets. But no one else has been able to get …

Coca-Cola is paying dietitians to tweet scare-stories about soda taxes

When registered dietitians like Roseanne Rust, Sylvia Klinger, Carol Berg Sloane tweet about proposed taxes on sugary drinks and claim that these will be used to impose “stealth tax” on other food, promoting the anti-soda-tax group Cart Choice (funded by Coke) they’re reflecting the deeply held views of the Coca-Cola company and its industry body, the American Beverage Association — and amazingly enough, they …

Your In America, an anti-racist Twitter account devoted to Muphry's Law

Muphry’s Law predicts that “if you write anything criticising editing or proofreading, there will be a fault in what you have written.” Buzzfeed’s Your In America account watches the Twitter firehose for people posting some variation on “Speak English your in America!!” and corrects their your/you’re usage, with a sarcastic quip. It’s solid fucking gold. report this ad I’m the “Honourary Steward” …

A few charts that sum up Jack Dorsey’s first year as Twitter CEO

Happy Twitter-versary (for the nth time around this time), Jack Dorsey. Things haven’t been going well, it seems, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — Twitter may be acquired by someone somewhere in the tech (or entertainment) industry, perhaps. To be perfectly fair, the company Dorsey inherited from his predecessor(s), including an array of former product leads as well as CEO …

Peasant meme

Doges are done; sneks are so September. What’s next? @Hay_Man’s Peasant Memes! The only good meme pic.twitter.com/2FyEePROxU — hay man (@hay__man) October 3, 2016 (via Laurie Penny) report this ad JWZ has discovered the greatest Google Image search. READ THE REST If you want to let people know you care but don’t have time to send thoughts and prayers every time there’s …

Proposal: turn Twitter into a user-owned co-op

Though Twitter brings in a hell of a lot of money, it’s not enough to satisfy the company’s investors, who are said to be contemplating a sale to Google or Salesforce; in The Guardian, Nathan Schneider moots the possibility of turning Twitter into a co-operative platform. Schneider imagines crowdfunding the money to take the platform off its investors’ hands, then running it on …

Twitter finally lets everyone create their own “Moments”

Finally, finally, Twitter has rolled out a version of its storytelling feature called Moments that it should have released at launch. Today, the company says that it’s opening up the Moments platform so anyone can create their own stories using tweets and photos uploaded to the service. We already knew this day was coming: in August, Twitter expanded access to Moments beyond its own in-house curators …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Twitter Group's Nude Photos Got Shared Publicly

I was on Twitter one day in early June when I noticed that a guy named Brian* posted a tweet saying “Like to be in my group chat.” I didn’t know him, but I “liked” the tweet anyway, and Brian put me in the chat. It was a pretty even 50/50 split of girls and guys, and the guys were basically … Continue reading Source link

Kid makes a diorama of her neighborhood disguised as an RPG rulebook

Jim Jones writes, “I have been playing The Warren, Marshall Miller’s role playing game about being rabbits, with my three kids for a little over a month. We play in an area based on our suburban neighborhood. My second grade daughter chose to do a diorama of a suburb for school so she could talk about our game and we built it so that …