The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide to: Twitter

You’re a grown-ass woman. It’s time to relinquish the emoticons. Well, not necessarily, but it’s time to have a long and serious think about what you’re using them for and where and to whom. Like, I just figured out how to do little sharkheads on facebook chat and it’s definitely been a Big Deal this… Read More »

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Racist fans are decrying the Hunger Games casting on Twitter. What is the bigger picture signified by their disturbing reactions, and why is the racial scope of Panem so limited?

Last Friday night, like everyone else in their mid-twenties (right?) I walked home from The Hunger Games with my boyfriend. After clearing up the important plot points, I was filling him in on some salient text-only details. He interrupted my nuanced description of poverty politics in Panem with one question: “Where is this supposed to… Read More »

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11 Things I learned at #SMWTO Social Media Week Toronto: The Week-Long Event where it's kind of OK to Tweet to Someone Across the Room instead of Speaking to Them

From February 13-17, in 21 cities, and with over 60,000 participants worldwide from Washington DC to Sao Paolo, Social Media Week held over 80 events all over downtown Toronto. The event is in its 4th year, and like most things world wide web & technology, Social Media Week has seen rapid growth. Before noon on Monday of… Read More »

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