By now, you’ve all heard the horrible details. The satiric and “false-headline news” making site, The Onion shared a tweet last night during the Oscars that called nine year old Academy Award nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis a c*%t. I won’t repeat the word here because it’s not a word that even comes out of my mouth, but I’m sure you know what I’m referring to.
I believe if someone is nagging you about your Klout score, or using that data only to determine how “influential” you are or to decide whether or not they want to work with you, then they are doing themselves a disservice.
I am not by any means stepping on a high horse, because trust me, I am guilty as charged. But what would life be without Facebook? What could we be doing with that 53 billion hours other than sitting on Facebook, refreshing our screens to see if anyone has liked our latest online manifesto?
So if by chance you are following me on any of my various social networks, then you may have read that I am in the City of Angels for the Blogging While Brown conference. This conference celebrates bloggers of all races, spectrum, and colors in terms of social media and blogging.
As an only child, I grew up in a household where my father wanted a boy. And since he didn’t have one, he would have me sit with him during basketball, football, and boxing. I really didn’t care to watch, but it made my dad happy so I went along with the program.
With the boom of social networking websites during the last three to four years, the digital divide is lessening. More and more folk are becoming computer savvy with networking with others online on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Myspace.
Yesterday, I was invited to a Cardinals’ Social Media event in which we were given a presentation by the team manager John Mozeliak and other Cardinals executives.
I am always interested in trying out new applications and social networks that help me meet new people and share my tastes and interests.
Earlier this week, we learned that comedian and voice of AFLAC’s duck Gilbert Gottfried, had been let go by the long/short disability insurance giant because of racist remarks he tweeted against Japanese after the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis which has crippled their country.
Last week, the Twitter and Internets were abuzz with the announcement that several Twitter smartphone applications were terminated due to violations in their terms of service.
On Sunday, I met up with my good friend Curvatude and Diva Living with AIDS activist, Rae Lewis Thornton. If you are unfamiliar with Rae, she first graced the cover of Essence magazine in 1994 and has been living with AIDS since 1994.
I have written numerous pieces on this website about celebrities and Twitter—most of it has not been positive.