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Social media has changed the way that war reporting works — and that’s a good thing

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Petteri Sulonen<p>We’ve been writing for a long time at Gigaom about the ways in which the web and social …

How Social Media Is Fueling the Israel-Palestine Conflict in Gaza

Ever since Israel began its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, both the press and social media have been abuzz with opinions about the conflict. While the opinions of professional journalists have been somewhat balanced, the rhetoric on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms has been …

How Social Media Makes Us Feel Less Alone and Other Fascinating News on the Web

1. Just Look at Yourself<p>Work, email, social media, a never-ending to-do list, too many commitments, too much on the schedule — you’re crazy busy. But …

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11 Ways To Lose All Your Friends On Social Media

Social media affords you the chance to be a wonderful mix of creative, connected and ever-so-slightly self-centered. The right balance keeps your friends and followers up-to-date on your life without being overwhelming. Sadly, this is a lot easier said than done. Here are some ways that you may be …

Teens Are Setting Themselves On Fire In Hopes Of Becoming Social Media Famous

The Daily Dot reports on this phenomenon, saying "the trend isn't exactly new, but it seems to have reached a fever pitch in the last week: A 15-year-old in Lexington, Ky., suffered second-degree burns after torching his torso, while a phony report of another boy dying in Buffalo, N.Y., has begun …

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Social media users could be charged for sharing Wikileaks story

Using a hashtag such as "Wikileaks" is not in breach of the order but any mention on social media of the information detailed in it, such as people's …

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This Week in Racism - Stop Using Black People as Props for Viral Videos

Hood Prank videos are some of the most popular pieces of content on the internet. White people go to the ghetto and play cruel tricks on unsuspecting black people, such as stealing their phones, staging fake murders, and forcing them to watch magic.<p><i>Welcome to a special "hood pranks" edition of This</i> …

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Kim Kardashian West Faces Racism First-Hand on 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'

It may be 2014, but Kim Kardashian West still ran into racism when she took a recent trip to Austria, as seen on last night's "Keeping Up with the …

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A Newspaper Used The N-Word In A Headline To Try To Make A Point About Racism

86 year-old youth author and journalist James Lincoln Collier penned an opinion piece about the racism of right-wing voters for New York City’s West Village publication, the <i>WestView News</i> — which has a circulation of around 20,000 voters. So that’s great, because racism is bad, right? I mean, good …

This Week in Racism - A Racist Swan Is Attacking Foreign Students in England

A swan at Warwick University in England is allegedly attacking foreign students, which has led to the media labeling the bird a racist. I'm not a scientist, but I'm pretty sure swans can't be fascists.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Tony Donnelly</i><p><i>Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be</i> …

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Eric Holder Said the Obvious: Racism Drives the Obama Bashing

Attorney General Eric Holder finally said the obvious and that's that racism drives and has always driven the relentless bashing of President Obama. In the past, Holder has strongly hinted that "racial animus," as he put it in his frank charge, has been the mainstay behind the GOP's non-stop, take …

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