Social Media

Political Campaigning in the Digital Age: Memes, Livestreams, Twitter and Female Candidates

Political Campaigning in the Digital Age: Memes, Livestreams, Twitter and Female Candidates

There is no quick solution to addressing this problem, but it seems that female candidates — especially democratic, pro-choice ones — can benefit from utilizing social media to face the misogynistic critiques that they receive.

Black Mirror: How On-Screen Dystopias Reflect our Relationship with Technology

Black Mirror: How On-Screen Dystopias Reflect our Relationship with Technology

What makes Black Mirror most unsettling, however, is that its ultimate critique is of us rather than the technology itself: because at the end of the day, technology is a mere catalyst to the morals and motives that already exist within us.

Let’s Hash It Out: Hashtags as a Linguistic Innovation in 21st Century Political Discourse

Let’s Hash It Out:  Hashtags as a Linguistic Innovation in 21st Century Political Discourse

My Facebook newsfeed was ablaze as I scrolled through countless posts ending in #Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, and #HandsUpDontShoot. Moments earlier, a Missouri court had ruled not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed young black man. Friends of mine had swiftly taken to the internet to voice their outrage, disgust, and demands for action. Within minutes of the decision, millions of similar posts had already surged across the Internet -- but the public outcry didn’t stop there.