Tag: social media

Spinning racist clichés around with #SiLesNoirsParlaientCommeLesBlancs

If you don’t follow the happenings of Francophone Twitter, you likely missed the viral hashtag #SiLesNoirsParlaientCommeLesBlancs. At once funny and relevant, #SiLesNoirsParlaientCommeLesBlancs saw (mostly French) black Twitter users turning around racist clichés they hear daily and applying them to white people. Literally translated as: “if black people spoke like white people,” tweets using the hashtag… Read More

When social media and power collide

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Social media has become a contentious space in Nigeria. In a society that is closed up and does not appreciate openness or transparency, Nigerian citizens have employed tools readily available on the Internet to expose corrupt practices of government officials. Beyond that, social media has been credited for playing a huge role in politics as… Read More

5 ways analytics can improve your digital business

Analytics involve using statistics to gain useful knowledge from data. There are of utmost important to businesses looking to connect with markets and audiences using a digital platform. When implementing business decisions, data collected from consumers always beats opinion and aids in crafting strategies.   Courtesy of Rainy Lemon, a company that provides digital marketing… Read More

City of Peoria owes Twitter user $125,000 after unjust arrest

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Peoria, Illinois resident Jon Daniel was awarded $125,000 in a lawsuit against the city of Peoria, after being arrested for operating a parody Twitter account in the name of Mayor Jim Ardis.     In 2014, Daniel’s home was raided by police over his Twitter account, @Peoriamayor, claiming that he violated an Illinois law regarding… Read More

New Facebook patent could hit users’ finances

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Facebook was granted a patent for a program that can scan social media accounts to help lenders decide whether or not they should give an applicant a financial loan.   This feature searches the Facebook friends of those applying for a loan, and then tells the lender the average credit score found among their friends. If… Read More

Facebook’s difficult decision: Censorship or free speech?

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Germany’s Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, has called for Facebook to start banning hateful posts, or the social media site will no longer be allowed to do business in his country.   Maas sent a letter to Facebook’s public policy director, Richard Allan, requesting a meeting in September to discuss the complaints Maas has received over… Read More