January 2018, an 8-year-old girl named Asiafa in India was kidnapped, raped and murdered. Due to the young age of the Muslin victim and the chilling statements of the criminal that he wanted to scare Muslims, this event aroused an outrage in India and on social media worldwide. Rape crimes on young girls have always been a […]Read more "Give the Angels Wings: us or politicians?"
One short hashtag shared on social media can cause a movement if it catches wind. In 2014, security camera footage showing NFL player Ray Rice violently hitting his then-fiancee was released. This video initiated a conversation of why domestic abuse victims stay in toxic relationships. In response, Beverly Gooden, a domestic abuse survivor, created #WhyIStayed […]Read more "How #WhyIStayed Was Used to Make Changes"
There are many hashtags referring to the last wave of activism for gun control: #neveragain, #marchforourlives, #guncontrol, #enoughisenough and #Parklandstudents, among others. All of them are full of controversy, different opinions, points and counterpoints that divide the entire nation. However, in #Parklandstudents is really clear how the different political groups fight to show two versions […]Read more "#ParklandStudents: the extreme public debate about gun control and young activists"
Recently the #DumpDevos and #WeChoose have been trending together on Twitter in efforts to move towards the impeachment of recently elected Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Most people using the hashtags are linking their tweets to articles detailing a policy of Devos’ they disagree with, like her decision to defend the rollback of protection for […]Read more "The Twitter Fight for Better Education: #DumpDevos and #WeChoose"
Last week #5WordAdviceForTeens was trending on Twitter. Tweets ranged from practical advice to various political support. To kick things off: #5WordAdviceForTeens There's nothing cool about socialism. Gender Studies is completely useless. Donald Trump is your president. Stop being offended by everything. David Hogg is a bully. There are only two genders. PLEASE stop eating tide […]Read more "#5WordAdviceForTeens: From Politics to Safety"
Earlier this week news broke that Tristian Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian, who is due to give birth to their daughter any day. When #TristianThompson started on Twitter, it was clear that people had varying thoughts on the subject. There were people who had sympathy for Kardashian and believed no one should experience this heartbreak. […]Read more "Twitter Reacts to the #TristianThompson Scandal"
All eyes have been on Mark Zuckerberg in light of the most recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal. As Zuckerberg faced Congress on April 10, 2018, people turned to Twitter to voice their opinions on not only his answers, but the lawmakers questioning him using #Zuckerberg. Am struck by generational divide watching #Zuckerberg hearing. Am […]Read more "The Zuckerberg Effect"
Different views about Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony were formed on Twitter. I choose and search the hashtag #Zuckerbergtestimony to analyze different public responses to this landmark case which might decide the future direction of social media regulation enforced by lawmakers. This tweet praised the significance of this testimony and affirmed the value of questions proposed […]Read more "Tweets about #Zuckerbergtestimony"
#BangladeshPolice attacked students in a peaceful protest while they were demanding quota reform. Government uses this discriminating tool fo their personal financial gain against unemployed poor students. #Quotareform pic.twitter.com/92epHzeRxU — Sharif H. Khan (@khanjr_sharif) April 9, 2018 Scores of students in Bangladesh staged a demonstration on Monday, demanding reformation of the discriminatory quota system in […]Read more "Quota System Sparks Protest in Bangladesh"
Taylor Swift returned to the social media realm in August after months of completely falling off the grid. For Swift fans, this felt like an eternity as she is known for sticking to a strict music release schedule. Upon her return, she dropped her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” and believe me […]Read more "Look What You Made Me Tweet"