Black Twitter

Black Twitter

A collective name for the black users on the social media site Twitter. Black Twitter is losing it over Kanye today. A lot of social justice causes rise to prominence after beginning on Black Twitter.
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Some say a lot of the hype that led to the success of Popeye's chicken sandwich can be credited to Black Twitter users that spread the word about the new menu fare.
"I just kind of wanted to do it for black Twitter, black Shawn stans everywhere out there.
Praise for the sandwich began on Black Twitter, but it wasn't long before others weighed in.
On the flip side, some people on black Twitter have been dragging the rapper anew over comments he made in a 2015 Time Out interview where he appeared to dismiss Ferguson, Mo., and the Black Lives Matter movement, saying he wasn't Al Sharpton and "did not sign up to be no political activist."
That's one of the reasons why Black Twitter is so attracted to memes, because memes distill complex thoughts into a thing you can respond to immediately, and I think the complex thought about what I was doing is, "Who does this boy think he is playing with our history in front of white people?" And 1 think that was a really good question for people to ask me and for me to have to think about.
Sengwatse is also a black Twitter writer and director where he uploads his work.
He would also be determined to see the never-ending Black Twitter chat, the many marches and protests of 2018, and the overall resistance to Trump as proof his lifetime of work attempting to unify the Black community could, if not would, survive and thrive in his very notable absence.
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Among the black diaspora this is especially significant, particularly in spaces like Black Twitter where the use of memes in conversations surrounding holiday pastimes (#ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies) or lifestyle customs (#DuragHistoryWeek) are reflective of specific social and political modes that inform--by speaking to, from, and expanding on--black identity.
Overall, the academic analyses of the impact of social media on the Ferguson story celebrate the success of "Black Twitter" in countering what many communications scholars see as the corporate, anti-protest, pro-government slant of the mainstream media.
"Black Twitter has gone from being seen as these frivolous conversations that black people are having at night," said Sherri Williams, a post-doctoral fellow and professor at Wake Forest University who was among the panelist at the conference.
That 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 140 characters at a time.
More specifically, I focus on the phenomenon of 'Black Twitter' that has become evident, principally in relation to the relative magnitude of Black (especially African-American) activity, and in particular the creation of certain kinds of 'hashtags'.