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Month: March 2014 (page 2 of 2)

Black Twitter growing into online force

Mainstream U.S. media first took serious notice of Black Twitter last year, when it abruptly rose up to scuttle a book deal for a juror in the trial of Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. That was the first time that blacks used Twitter “in a very powerful and political way,” said Houston black social media consultant Crystal Washington.

Most recently, Black Twitter reared its head through hashtags like #stopthefight, to protest a proposed celebrity boxing match supposedly between Zimmerman and rapper DMX. The promoter quickly canceled after a flood of Twitter complaints.

Such death-by-Twitter activism could very well be the harbinger of a new civil rights strategy, Ellis said. She noted that a short amount of time elapsed between the moment Black Twitter noticed the juror’s book deal and the moment it was called off. The same was true of the Zimmerman boxing match.

via Black Twitter growing into online force.

Black Twitter growing into online force | Inquirer Technology

When a US jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of a black teenager, the hashtag #dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, making fun of the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening fire on a carful of teens at a convenience store.

That hashtag was the calling card of Black Twitter, a small corner of the social media giant where an unabashedly black spin on life gets served up in 140-character installments.

Black Twitter shares opinions on everything from President Barack Obama to the latest TV reality show. But Black Twitter can also turn activist quickly.

via Black Twitter growing into online force | Inquirer Technology.

Captain Cash-Strapped: Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Is Broke |

When Abdi is in Los Angeles to promote the film, he subsists on a per diem, good at the Beverly Hilton, where the studio likes to put him up,” reports the New Yorker. “The town car is available only for official publicity events. His clothes are loaners. Recently Abdi requested that he be allowed to stay at a commuter hotel near LAX to be closer to his friend, a Somali cabdriver from Minneapolis, who shuttles him around for free.”

via Captain Cash-Strapped: Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Is Broke |

If this is true, it’s really sad. The quotes don’t have attribution, but I don’t find it hard to believe.

[March 4, 2014] GTAV Title Update 1.11 Notes – Rockstar Support

Rockstar has added an update to the ever popular GTAV title. My favorite new addition? Twist out hairdos for the ladies. I’ve been begging for natural hairstyles for player characters, and here it is.

The full details of the update are at the link. Lots of new clothing, new tattoos, new jobs, new vehicles (including a new plane), new survival map and some glitch fixes. We’ll see how long the glitch fixes last; players seem to keep finding ways around them.


[March 4, 2014] GTAV Title Update 1.11 Notes – Rockstar Support.

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