Tag Archives: social media

How the Facebook community standards are tools to silence voices from the margin

Facebook’s community standards and reporting feature, like so many on social media sites, is to “make people feel safe when using Facebook“*… But in reality this needs to be taken not just with a grain of salt, but an entire … Continue reading

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On the importance of trigger warning

Browsing through my Facebook feed, perpetually looking for a sign of hope that humanity isn’t actually doomed, I stumbled upon this article: How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campuses… The article angered me (dare I say triggered me?) … Continue reading

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The semi-colon project

I recently stumbled upon something great on my Facebook newsfeed; which is a strange occurrence, considering that the main purpose of of my Facebook account is to feed me a constant stream of cute kitty pictures. But it is something … Continue reading

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On Facebook’s “real name” issue & online spaces

So the story dominating my Facebook newsfeed the past days is concerning Facebook’s move to delete performers and Drag Queen’s profiles because they violate the terms of service; specifically, the profiles are not registered under their legal name. Of course … Continue reading

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Speak like a scurvy pirate today!

Ahoy mateys! This day be international speak like a pirate day! T’ official holiday o’ t’ church o’ t’ flyin’ spaghetti monster it be (but ye can celebrate it even if ye believe in somethin’ else up thar); so for … Continue reading

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Putting Smartphone Zombies In Their Place

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
City planners are charged with designing cities for residents, from developing spaces for popular activities to balancing the needs of different constituencies. For planners in Chongqing, China, one of those constituencies are people absorbed in their…

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Open letter to the Internet

A rough timeline for your perusal: Sinead O’Connor wrote her open letter to Miley Cyrus Then, Amanda Palmer wrote an open letter to Sinead O’Connor Followed by Ann Magnuson writing an open letter to an open letter Polly “Superstar” Witthaker … Continue reading

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