Tag: Twitter

Can Twitter be “Nice”?

Cesspool. Hellscape. Party. Those are a few of the terms people use to describe Twitter. I prefer the last one, by Amy-Willard Cross, an entrepreneur and a former journalist (@amy2pt0), at a book launch party I organized (yes, it was online). Let’s leave aside the topic of the Twitter-Musk tussle, now playing out in court […]

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Outrage Against Chuck E. Cheese Mascot that Ignored 2-Year-Old Black Girl

Outrage Against Chuck E. Cheese Mascot that Ignored 2-Year-Old Black Girl Advertisement I grew up in the creepy, animatronic phase of Chuck E. Cheese, so I was never enthusiastic about the mouse. Though, the feeling of being noticed by your favorite character as a youngin’ meant the world for the few moments you had with […]

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Twitter’s New Statuses Are Going Straight to Porn, Because Twitter Is Full of Porn

Examples of Statuses. Twitter screenshot Twitter’s new “statuses” feature is showing some users a lot more than they expected: a whole lot of porn. This week, Twitter started publicly testing a new feature that lets some users add a trite little clickable phrase to their tweets. People can choose from over a dozen pre-set statuses […]

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“Dear White Staffers” Speaks: Inside the Effort to Unionize Capitol Hill

CWU’s organizers say there is nothing stopping Senate staffers from unionizing, but their organizing focus has mostly been in the House, where, in May, Pelosi raised the minimum salary for House staffers to $45,000 per year. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—who has a pay floor of more than $50,000 for staffers in her office—had been quietly leading […]

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