How Do Black People Use Twitter?

Citing the abundance of trending topics started by Black people on Twitter, Slate writer Farhad Manjoo ponders "How Black People Use Twitter." Manjoo points out how popular "blacktags" (trending topics started by Black people) like "Black Ghetto Names" and "If Santa Were Black" generally dominate Twitter trends. "Are other identifiable groups starting similar kinds of hashtags, but it's only those initiated by African-Americans that are hitting the trending topics list?" he asks... Here's what you had to say: Tomeka commented via Facebook: "I use Twitter as a marketing tool for my online boutique." Kenote' wrote via Facebook: "My Twitter usage is sort of parallel to my socializing in 'the real world.'"


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