Tag: social media

A Darker Mirror: “Black Mirror” Returns to Netflix for Season Four

Black Mirror, TV series

Of the approximately three billion shows that Netflix has produced over the past years, none capture pure technologically-driven and futuristic horror like the anthology series, “Black Mirror”. The show has become equally as memorable as “The Twilight Zone” in a fraction of episodes. What stands out about the fascinating storytelling of “Black Mirror” is the… Read More

Yelping Isn’t Free: Customer Charged $350 For Bad Review

Yelping Isn’t Free, Yelp & Crisis PR

Of the countless apps that are currently in the Apple or Google Play Store, there’s an app for virtually every situation. Of all the many apps that range in level of usefulness, one app/website sticks out as the pinnacle of reviewing places that people frequent. Yelp is an app/website with honest reviews for almost every location imaginable,… Read More

Why McDonald’s Hacked Twitter Account Should Concern Us All

McDonald’s official Twitter account was recently hacked and a critical tweet was posted against President Trump calling him, “a disgusting excuse of a President,” and then adding he has, “tiny hands.” McDonald’s has two accounts with Twitter, one is its corporate account on which the tweet was posted that has 151,000 followers. The other account… Read More

Why are young African entrepreneurs optimistic?

In spite of the continent’s slowing economic growth, African entrepreneurs remain largely hopeful. The realities of young African entrepreneurs were revealed in the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016, a collaboration between the Anzisha Prize, along with the African Leadership Academy and MasterCard Foundation. The survey posited questions to 101 respondents living and conducting businesses in… Read More

How does Africa tweet?

Africans are tweeting more about politics, and Korean spam robots are taking over hashtags in some countries. This, and more, was revealed in the How Africa Tweets reports by Portland Communications. The annual report examines Twitter trends and hashtags in African countries often revealing surprising results. This year, the report examined 1.6 billion tweets and… Read More

#unfairandlovely: The hashtag celebrating dark skin

Andre 3000 of Outkast once performed in a jumpsuit emblazoned with the words: “across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?” One way people with darker skin (women, in particular) suffer is by discrimination based on their skin tone.   Referred to as colorism or shadeism, this kind of discrimination is present across many cultures that… Read More