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Why the Historical past of Black Twitter Wanted to Be Instructed

2021-07-30 12:00:00

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When you’ve been on Twitter, then you definately’ve been on Black Twitter. No different subsection of social media has produced concepts and actions as influential or as dynamic as those who have come from Black voices on Twitter. Within the early days, it existed as an area the place Black individuals might join, bat round some jokes, and Share their experiences. Over time, Twitter’s Black neighborhood grew to grow to be a driving drive of real-world social change. It catalyzed tradition and led to vital actions like #OscarsSoWhite, #MeToo, and, in fact, Black Lives Matter.

This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED senior author Jason Parham joins us to speak about his three-part oral historical past known as “A Folks’s Historical past of Black Twitter,” what it means to be Black on-line, and the way Black Twitter has modified society.

Present Notes

Learn Jason’s oral historical past of Black Twitter (Half I, Half II, Half III). Additionally learn his September 2020 cowl story about TikTok and the evolution of digital blackface.

Suggestions

Jason recommends the present Jett on Cinemax. Lauren recommends the July 28 episode of The Each day podcast, The Saga of Congress’s Jan. 6 Investigation. Mike recommends The Summer season of Soul on Hulu.

Jason Parham will be discovered on Twitter @nonlinearnotes. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Photo voltaic Keys.

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You’ll be able to all the time hearken to this week’s podcast via the audio participant on this web page, however if you wish to subscribe without cost to get each episode, here is how:

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