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#IHateHashtags

I’ve held a couple of social media-centric positions, and in my current job I spend a part of each day monitoring Twitter. When a major, usually tragic, news story breaks, I tend to hear about it on Twitter before any other media source, and along with the scant details of the emerging story there’s usually an annoying hashtag that people jump onto to “show support” for the victims. 1,224 more words

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#BringBackOurGirls: The Influence of a Social Media Campaign

By Sriya Chadalavada

In April of 2014, over 200 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram, an terrorist Islamic Jihadist group, from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria. 417 more words

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