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Thoughts, Prayers, and Lots of Cash

Friday, January 08, 2016

A journalist reminds the public of the cozy and lucrative relationship between members of Congress and the seemingly all-powerful gun lobby.

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Feel This

Friday, November 13, 2015

Student protests in Missouri, new and old attempts to inspire empathy, embracing the "hate read", moving on from the click, and more.

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Twitter Turned Its Star Into a Heart. :’-(

Friday, November 13, 2015

Twitter replaced its icon for favorites, the star, with a heart. Emily Bell, director of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, explains why she really doesn’t heart... the heart.  

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Will Mobile Save Newspapers?

Friday, November 06, 2015

More news consumers are reading headlines on their phone, and social media platforms want to make it easier and faster. What does it mean for the struggling newspaper industry? 

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Broad Questions

Friday, August 28, 2015

The push for a female libido pill reveals misunderstandings about female sexuality. Plus: Jorge Ramos is a real journalist; stock market misreporting; and more.

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"Black Twitter"

Friday, July 17, 2015

The LA Times just hired a reporter to cover Black Twitter. Dexter Thomas discusses his new assignment and what the media usually get wrong about this nebulous space in the Twitterverse. 

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"Be a Hater, Not a Jerk!": A Q+A with the Creator of Not @

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New site Not @ can fill all your shady subtweet needs.
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The Corrector

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There are a lot of mistakes in this dang world, Jon Delfin tries to correct one or two of them.
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Tweet to a Grecian Urn: Behind #TwitterPoetryClub

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snap snap snap. Twitter has its own poetry salon. Snap snap snap.
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Locked Out of the Alt: Why One Woman Turned to Alt Twitter for a Room of Her Own

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Lily locked her Twitter account to try to find some privacy online, but it wasn't enough. Then she found "alt" Twitter.
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#CrimingWhileWhite: How Should an Ally Be?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

#CrimingWhileWhite tells tales of white privilege. But are those the stories we need right now?
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#39 - Little Sh*ts

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them.
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An App to Stop Suicide

Friday, November 07, 2014

An app that alerts you to potentially suicidal tweets from the people you follow on Twitter raises ethical and even legal questions. 

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Want to Make a Bot That'll Write a Novel? November is the Time to do it.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

November is National Novel Writing Month. This year, for the second time, it's also National Novel Generation Month
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Men Can Finally Pay Someone to Explain Feminism to Them

Monday, October 06, 2014

Artist Elizabeth Simins made something to draw attention to a particular and often ignored form of abuse. 
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There's a Tweetstorm Coming

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make sure to get your hands on a tweet-umbrella.
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If They Gunned Me Down

Monday, August 11, 2014

On Twitter, people are using the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown to respond to the way the media shows young black men killed by police.

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TLDR #33 - Unfollow A Man

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A few weeks ago, writer Katie Notopoulos created a holiday called Unfollow a Man Day, wherein everyone (women and men) was encouraged to Unfollow a Man on social media. Men's rights activists were enraged, cable news was intrigued, and a lot of people felt quiet relief. This week PJ talks to Katie about her mission and her manifesto.

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#33 - Unfollow A Man

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A few weeks ago, writer Katie Notopoulos called on the Internet to devote one day a year to unfollowing a man on social media. Men's rights activists were enraged, cable news was intr...
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Twitter is Testing Hashtag Translations

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Twitter is testing out a new feature for hashtags. The way it seems to work is that searching for a hashtag will yield a translation of what Twitter thinks that hashtag means underneath the search term. Twitter declined to comment about the feature for the Journal, so the details remain a mystery.

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