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New Twitter Bio April 4, 2017

writer. journal·ist. womanist. big hair enthusiast. sex positive. body positive. contact: mo@thejournalista.com. paypal.me/thejournalista

Twitter Analytics for January 14, 2017

Twitter Analytics for Jan. 17, 2017

Twitter Analytics for January 12, 2017

I’m starting to impress myself! Nowhere to go from here but up. I cannot fall back.

My Twitter Analytics as of January 12, 2017

Twitter Analytics

The blue check mark has made me pay much closer attention to my Twitter analytics. In looking at the stats for this month, I’ve had more engagement in December than in the last two or three months combined it would seem. I need to maintain that level of engagement. For a writer, it is a good thing.

My Twitter analytics as of December 27

Twitter Profile Update

I updated my Twitter profile to include my PayPal and Wishlist information. All writers and educators should have a tip jar on their profiles. People want your knowledge for free when they should be paying you.

Display Name: Monique Judge

Bio: journalist. womanist. big hair enthusiast. coffee lover. tips@thejournalista.com. tip jar:

Link: http://www.theroot.com/author/monique-judge/

New Twitter Bio

Display Name: Monique Judge

journalist. womanist. big hair enthusiast. coffee lover. information curator. unapologetically black. tips@thejournalista.com. tip jar: http://a.co/hUR40Wl

 

 

Twitter verified

It looks like Twitter verified me sometime overnight last night.

 

Monique Judge is Twitter verified.

Here is the bio I created today.

Display name: Black Bernstein (complement to @thewayoftheid’s Black Woodward)

Monique Judge. Independent Journalist. Creative Type. Lipstick Lover. Queen of the Selfie. Don’t try me, bitch.

 

Twitter Bio #3

Display name: First of all, bitch,

monique judge. Author of the upcoming chapbook First of all, bitch,. Word nerd. Multilingual – I speak AAVE, the Queen’s English, and Bitch, you tried it.

@WaymoTheGod, free speech, and the right to be ignorant when you want to

First Amendment protected speech is a tricky thing. We may not always agree with what people have to say, but we have to defend their right to say it.

Let me explain.

There are ignorant people in this world, not unlike that Waymo dude. They will always be there to say some bullshit we disagree with and/or are offended by. Exhibit A:

 

 

Now. Is this dude an ignorant ass porch monkey? Yes. Yes, he is. What he is saying is deplorable, and he deserves the fire that is happening in his mentions right now to burn his shit-stained drawers as he sits in his dorm room click-clacking away on Twitter for reactions, RTs and mentions. 

I saw people calling for us to block him and report him as spam, and the reason I will not do that is simple. 

Waymo is exercising his right to express himself. It is First Amendment protected speech whether we agree with what he is saying or not. He has his right to let his ignorant ass word diarrhea flow freely from the asshole that is on his face just the same way as we have to right to react and call him out on it. He actually got a very proper dragging from Danie, and we all loved it.  

The problem I have with reporting him as spam and having his account possibly get deleted is that it sets an ugly precedent, and if you understand anything about the way the court systems work (and shit rolls downhill), then you know that courts work on precedent. 

If every time someone says something we don’t like or agree with we get their account banned on Twitter, what happens when those people on the other side don’t like what we have to say? I’m talking the #AllLivesMatter people or even your sensitive ass #NotAllWhites or #NotAllPolice people. If they get even an inkling that they can use blocking and reporting accounts as spam as a tool to silence us on this social network, where will we be? 

Think about what briefly happened to Feminista Jones yesterday on Facebook. Someone who obviously doesn’t like or or disagrees with her reported her account to Facebook, and it was temporarily shut down while Facebook forced her to go through the motions of proving she is a real person who actually operates in this world using the name Feminista Jones. We can’t have that. 

While Waymo’s ignorant ass speech is worthy of all the ire of every shea butter bitch from here to Africa, it is not worth us derailing the First Amendment protections that allow all of us to express ourselves on this medium.

You may not agree with my words or ideas. You may think I’m dumb, but please, always defend my right to say it, because my right is your right, and that is what is most important. 

Feel free to hop in his mentions and tell him his words are trash though. 

#TheEmptyChair

So often we don’t tell our stories because we think we are the story. We are not. It is not our shame; it is someone else’s. Heed these words to get you through.

Twitter Bio #2

monique judge. reader. writer. word nerd. coffee addict. tequila snob. favorite auntie. information curator. freelancer.

No, this is not my first ever Twitter bio.

Because we never know when Twitter may go away or decide to delete everything, and because bios change frequently depending on what kind of mood we are in, I’ve decided to archive mine here.

My current Twitter bio:

monique judge. writer. journalist. storyteller. media literacy advocate. coffee addict. tequila snob. Twerk Champion

Los Angeles Times hires ‘Black Twitter’ reporter 

A leaked internal memo from Los Angeles Times Managing Editor S. Mitra Kalita alerted the newspaper’s staff that journalist Dexter Thomas was recently hired to cover “Black Twitter,” along with other online communities including “Black Medium” and “Latino Tumblr.”

Source: Los Angeles Times hires ‘Black Twitter’ reporter – The Washington Post

Imagine that. A reporter with a beat assignment that covers all things colored on social media.

OK, Kanye

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