Wondering what is the #TheEmptyChair and the #EmptyChair hashtag all about? You would be forgiven if you were thinking that it was a reference to the prophet Elijah, but it’s not. It’s referring to the women who don’t come forward after being sexually assaulted, and so are faceless, nameless, and uncounted.
E.L. James (real name: Erika Mitchell, nee Leonard) got more than she bargained for when she opened herself up to questions from her fans on Twitter, taking questions with the Twitter hashtag #AskELJames.
If you’ve been seeing the #hmu4atbh hashtag in your Twitter or newsfeed, and are wondering what it means, we’re here to tell you exactly what #hmu4atbh means. But first, you need to understand a fundamental part of it, as, as you may have imagined, #hmu4atbh stands for a seven-word phrase.
In the past few years the term “dark social” has come into play, but just what is dark social – what does it mean, and why does it matter (if it does matter)? Here’s the low-down on dark social.
A married man who was having an affair with a colleague at the Marsh Ltd. insurance office in the Rabobank building in Christchurch, New Zealand, got more than he bargained for when having an evening quickie at the office. The couple inadvertantly put on a show for a the patrons of a bar across the street, and the photos that the voyeurs snapped quickly went viral as they were live-tweeted on Twitter and posted to Facebook, leading to full disclosure of the affair.
Teenager Cella (@cellla_ on Twitter) apparently really wasn’t looking forward to her new job at Jet’s Pizza in Mansfield, Texas. So much so that she tweeted “Ew I start this fuckass job tomorrow,” followed by seven ‘thumbs down’ emoji. Following that tweet, she was promptly fired, also on Twitter.
During a diplomatic visit to China, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez Kirchner sent out a tweet mocking the Chinese, and perpetuating the stereotype that native Chinese speakers cannot pronounce the letter R.
Last week Amy Strickland joined a growing number of people who have lost face, if not their jobs, owing to stupid tweeting. The Booker T. Washington assistant principal had tweeted “Every white father’s nightmare – Or Nah?” above an image of seven interracial couples – white high school girls with their African American prom dates.
You may have noticed tonight exclamations of “Tainted meat!!” all over Facebook and Twitter. No, it’s not the latest game for breast cancer awareness. Here’s why people are shouting “Tainted meat” all over social media.
Black Twitter’s power has risen in public awareness with the proliferation of the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, following the killing of unarmed teen Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. But while people are talking about it a lot now, #BlackTwitter has been around for a while.
A Southwest airlines (SWA) gate agent took exception to being called “the rudest gate agent”, and so flexed her tiny muscles by having a passenger and his children thrown off the flight for tweeting his displeasure, even after he had deleted the tweet, as gate agent Kimberly S. had demanded.
The FBI glossary of Internet slang acronyms reads like a leet speak (l337 5p3@k) primer, albeit a massively over-inclusive one. Indeed, in the time it would take an FBI agent to skim through the Internet slang glossary looking for a particular term, one would hope they could have just inferred it from context. Put together by the FBI Intelligence Research Support Unit (IRSU) and starting with ADN (Any Day Now) and ending with ZOMG (“emphasized OMG”) and ZUP (“what’s up?”), and everything in between, the FBI primer on ‘net slang is a whopping 83 pages containing nearly 3000 terms, many of them, if not most of them, not even really a thing. Although we are fond of BOGSAT (bunch of guys sitting around talking) and are now using it every chance we get.
The social media campaign to help find the nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, hashtag BringBackOurGirls ( #BringBackOurGirls ) is now under a cloud because the pictures that the campaign is using are not only not of the kidnapped girls, but they aren’t even of Nigerian girls.
So what constitutes a lousy honeymoon? For some people it is a rainy week at a resort. For others it means that everyone on their cruise ship got sick or food poisoning. And for one unlucky fellow recently, it meant getting shoved off a cliff by his bride. Well, Twitter’s stock value honeymoon ranks somewhere in that range between food poisoning and murder. (Although we’d still place it far above than Facebook’s botched IPO.)