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Actual Twitter users, according to one site’s analysis.
During and immediately after the State of the Union address, the overall reaction on Twitter was more negative than positive and virtually the same as last year’s verdict. The Pew Research Center used a combination of computer algorithms and human coding to analyze the reaction on Twitter in terms of the topics discussed as well as the sentiment expressed.
// - This comment from Kate Gardiner Many of our contributors - and half of our staffers - are women. In recent days, criticism of Janine di Giovanni's controversial Fall of France piece has shifted from fact-related critique (our response) to ad hominem on Twitter and other social media sites.
Amanda Hess, and the subsequent NPR story shine some light on why that happens and how journalists and the general public can support women writing and working online. //
Michel Martin explores the harassment online female writers experience.
Amanda Hess, Mikki Kendall, and Bridget Johnson discuss harassment and threats against women who have the ovaries to be women on the internet on Tell Me More.
Oh hey that’s me!
The author of our cover story, Joshua DuBois, is hosting a Twitter chat (hashtag: #BeyondTheRift) discussing what’s next after the Zimmerman trial for US race relations. We’ll get started around 3:00pm today, and will be retweeting both hosts and readers like you who offer ideas, questions, or thoughts. Hope you can join us!
(Side note: Our friends at Upworthy seem to be hosting a similar chat at the same exact time, so basically open up your Twitter at 3pm and get real with either or both of our chats. Maybe there will be some crossover!)
To recap: the Court struck down sections of the law requiring states that have a history of discrimination to get federal approval to change their election laws— the law’s effect on voter participation can be seen in the chart below, taken from the opinion.
Hey! We’re doing a Twitter chat in five minutes about women & tech. Girls Who Code's Reshma Saujani & Recovers.org’s Caitria O’Neill are co-hosting. To join in, follow the Twitter account @WomenInWorld and the hashtag #wiwchat.
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HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY, TWITTER!
Its sort of like blogging and sort of like IM’ing, and sort of like that ancient medium, the telegraph.
Newsweek, April 9, 2007
That it is.