Tag: Twitter

Jeb Bush Aide Resigns Because of Insensitive Tweets, Comments

By Julissa Catalan Ethan Czahor, chief technology officer for Jeb Bush’s Right to Rise committee, announced his resignation just days after accepting the role after some controversial tweets surfaced. “The Right to Rise PAC accepted Ethan Czahor’s resignation today,” Kristy Campbell, a representative for Bush, said in a statement. “While…

#CrimingWhileWhite: White Privilege or White Guilt

By Chris Hoenig Eric Garner was allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. He didn’t assault a police officer, but he still died at the hands of an NYPD officer in a videotaped chokehold. His case may be a (not-so) rare, but extreme example of the unjust punishments Blacks face at the…

Twitter Joins Tech Peers in Showing Lack of Diversity

By Julissa Catalan On Wednesday, Twitter became the latest tech-industry giant to release its workforce diversity stats to the public in a blog post headlined “Building a Twitter we can be proud of.” Following in the footsteps of its Silicon Valley brethren, Twitter announced that a majority of its U.S….

Twitter Board Highlights Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

By Chris Hoenig Twitter is going public, valuing itself in the $10 billion to $12 billion range. And who best to control a company with that valuation Apparently, nobody but white men. As part of the paperwork for its initial public offering, the company has revealed its board of directors….

Twitter Apologizes to Women, Tries to Slow Hate Speech

By Manuel McDonnell Smith Annette Shaff/Shutterstock.com With a low key announcement on its United Kingdom blog, the popular microblogging service Twitter has unveiled new rules and features aimed at those who use offensive, derogatory and threatening language on the site. The site has introduced a one-click report button in the…

Will Social Media Help Hospitals Engage Patients

by Debby Scheinholtz One in three U.S. adults has gone online to figure out a medical condition, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. In addition, in the era of the Affordable Care Act, patientsincluding newly insured Blacks and Latinoswill be more likely to choose their hospitals; patients…

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…