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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Small Talk:
Vanity Fair's Melanin Deficient View of Twitter

As you guys should know - I don't twitter, but I sense so many of you o, you may find this interesting.
Vanity Fair released an article this month title America's Tweethearts (I think the title is adorable), which talks about some aspect of Twitter that I find totally irrelevant (most followed tweeters, I believe) but you might enjoy.  However, this post is about a follow-up article written by Angela over at Black Web 2.0 entitled Vanity Fair’s Tweethearts Are a Clear Miss, which questions the conspicuous lack of color in the Vanity Fair article: 
About half of the women they featured in the story have over 1 million followers, no easy task regardless of race. But the other half only have a few tens of thousands followers, between 24,000 and 33,000 to be exact. You would think that it would be fairly easy to find Twitterers with that kind of following that more accurately reflect the actual make-up of who’s most active on Twitter. People like NY Times tech reporter Jenna WorthamSomaly MamLaura Gomez (86,361 followers),(274,434 followers), or self described “Latina Geek” (288,976 followers), anti-slavery activist (Read full post)

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