“The term Weblining describes the practice of denying people opportunities based on their digital selves. You might be refused health insurance based on a Google search you did about a medical condition. You might be shown a credit card with a lower credit limit, not because of your credit history, but because of your race, sex or ZIP code or the types of Web sites you visit.” —
@afrolicious This is relevant also because the ways in which bodies are marked by race, class and gender as well, both on and offline. Is our search data and other data being used against us?
“The deluge of criticism Komen faced on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr came two weeks after online protests led Congress to suspend an effort to pass anti-piracy legislation that some in the Internet community saw as a threat to online freedoms. It demonstrated again how social media can change the national conversation with head-snapping speed.” —NYTimes (via meredithbklyn)
I Overheard One Side of a Prequel To Maury On The Red Line Today
- Lady Across From Me On Her Phone: Girl, you just had a baby! You sure you can work?
- Me: *reads book*
- Lady: Ain't you sore?
- Me: *glances over, then back to my book*
- Lady: WHAT?? WHY HE WANNA TAKE A DNA TEST???
- Me: O_o
- Lady: Well, who she look like??
- Me: O__O
- Lady: How much the DNA test cost??
- Me: O__O
- Lady: DAYUM!!!
- Me: *dying inside*
- Lady: He gon' make his mama pay for it. She always helpin' his triflin' ass.
- Me: -__-
- Lady: Girl, you do got a beautiful baby, though.