Thursday, August 22, 2013

Today's Big Whoop: BlackTwitter Gets a Wikipedia Page

The Huffington Post Black Voices reported yesterday that Black Twitter has reached a social media milestone with Wikipedia "formally" recognizing it with it's own page.

I have mixed feelings about the announcement.  On the one hand, I don't like the idea of positioning Black Twitter as something that needs substantiation from outside entities (big boo to Bossip for this article title), especially since the insular nature of Black Twitter is where it derives a lot of its power.  On the other hand, I think the Wikipedia page can serve to catalog the history, use and cultural significance of this modern day movement.

Final thoughts:   Let's keep the celebration to a minimal on this one.  Thanks for the shout out Wikipedia, now excuse us as we get back to business.

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