Yep. Look at it. Straight from theGrio: #BlackTwitter has taken over.
The new concept behind the hashtag has been put on display for one thing: More conversations of African-Americans by using the 140 characters along with Hashtags. Techncially the use of Twitter with African-Americans is really blowing up. No matter who, what, where, controverisal, spiritual, or just everyday chatter conversations. Sort of like being in a virtual barbershop. If anyone historically knows, most of the talk about the events about black news in which most don’t hardly get picked up, usually goes on in barbershops. Black Owned Barbershops that is. But I don’t see that the virtual side of Black Barber Shop talk taking over the original shop. You can still have the original, but……like everything else, has gone virtual. Just like being in church online.
Now for me, as an African-American male, I’ve been using Twitter since @BarackObama got first elected to the presidency. Actually it was October 2008. And since then I’ve been following folks like Roland Martin, some of the #Milwaukee highlights, the Green Bay #Packers, Wisconsin #Badgers football, many other issues that I follow to summarize and/or converse. Plus I follow black news from Goldie Taylor and WNOV. One my usefulness about Twitter is my tweets going to Facebook. When I’m in church on Sunday, and again this maybe controversial to the religious folks, I use twitter to tweet messages of my Pastor’s Sermon to my social media masses every Sunday. And to those think it’s illegal, think again. It’s not. I don’t see texting fading out in Church yet. So to those in the Parish, Congregations and to those who don’t like it, now you might be the same ones don’t like rap music in church, but you’re gonna hear it. Along with DJ’ing.
With the use of Twitter among African-Americans aims so increasingly high, it’s almost like supply and demand. The topics in conjunction with African-Americans in interest is like the demand, and the supply to me is actually the product of Twitter with the message of the 140 characters. Nothing wrong with that. But however like things can be so cool to use, can also be conversely bad. Last year on Twitter during the olympics, remember when the issue with Gabby Douglas’ hair? Which was started by some bitter, stupid black women, who had to complain about her hair being so pressed back. And I know it’s long forgotten about, but I’m exhuming the carcass from the grave in which that things at times can be sour if not used properly. Just saying. Now when those who think of the name #blacktwitter, oh here come those who think it ties to racism. So, when I use the hashtag: #blacktwitter, am I fueling the racism on Twitter or via Twitter? Please. This is my first time viewing the phrase which was out, since late Decemeber of 2012? So I’m 5 months late? Ok I get it.
Another thing about the article I drew from was another hashtag: #blackprivilage. Oh here we go. The definition of “privilege” according to Dictionary.com is basically this: