Tag: Facebook

Facebook Apologizes for 'Real Name' Rule

By Daryl Hannah What’s in a name That’s the question Facebook officials will ask and answer before deactivating or flagging users who use pseudonyms instead of their “real names,” the company announced on Wednesday. Chris Cox, the company’s Chief Product Officer, announced the change via a Facebook post, saying: “I…

Heidi Klum Called A Racist for American Indian-Inspired 'Redface' Photoshoot

By Julissa Catalan A well-known model is defending herself from controversy following a “redface” photoshoot. Following the recent backlash from Vogue Magazine’s Blackface spread, it is confusing as to why veteran model Heidi Klum would follow suit and promote contestants from Germany’s Next Top Model sporting “redface,” but she did….

Study Shows Black Teens Use Social Media Differently Than Whites

By Manuel McDonnell-Smith Photo by Shutterstock In spite of the recent announcements of new technologies from the likes of Apple, Sony and Nintendo, a new study shows that teen selection of social media is frequently becoming a Black or white choice. The report, “Teens, Social Media, and Privacy,” recently released…

Red for Equality: What Are the 10 Most Powerful Memes for Same-Gender Marriage

The Supreme Court’s oral arguments for same-gender marriagemay have concluded, but advocacy for LGBT-rights across social-media platforms continues to go viral. Thousands of users from networks including Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Tumblr and more turned their profiles redincluding DiversityIncand shared dozens of pro-LGBT memes this week in an effort to promote…

Sandberg's 'Lean In': Women's Biggest Barrier to Success Themselves

Why are so few women in senior management According to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, it’s because women haven’t taken enough responsibility in advocating their own successand it’s about time they stepped up and got themselves out of this “stalled revolution.” In her newly released book Lean In: Women, Work and…

Fox Anchor In Trouble After Calling Rachel Maddow 'Angry Young Man'

Be careful what you say on Facebook. That’s the lesson Cincinnati Fox 19 anchor Tricia Macke learned this week when she made homophobic comments about MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and was subsequently suspended. Macke posted on her Facebook page that Maddow, an out lesbian, is an “angry young man.” After…

Is This the End of Rush Limbaugh Advertisers Flee Show

Photo: George Gojkovic/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images Rush Limbaugh is paying the price for his latest misogynistic comment. In today’s social-media world, where everything is on immediate public display, advertisers are fleeing his show. Limbaugh has made racist, homophobic and anti-women comments before without major repercussions. But this time, after he…

Lowe's Muslim Publicity Gaffe Serves as Case Study of What Not to Do

The Florida Family Association (FFA), whose website states its mission as to “educate people on what they can do to defend, protect and promote traditional, biblical values,” mounted a campaign to convince corporate advertisers to stop advertising on TLC’s reality show “All-American Muslim.” Lowe’s and kayak.com were the only advertisersout…