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Black Twitter is defined as a cultural identity on the Twitter social network focused on issues of interest to the black community, particularly in the United States. If you are not apart of Black Twitter, then you wont necessarily understand what goes on. It is essentially a cultural force, it is our culture and it stays that way. For example the one of the most popular epidemic that has erupted Twitter has been the hashtag #ThanksgivingwithBlackFamilies. This hashtag was followed by comedic pictures that we identify with in our personal community. It is also an outlet to express things such as civil rights. For example the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and #PrayforFerguson. It brings the community closer together, we get to express ones self and me also bring light and comedy to heavy situations. It is a place where black people connect and discover that even though we may be separated by a phone screen, we are still close at heart.

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Posted Below are some links to websites that give you an idea of what Black Twitter actually is.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/03/entertainment/the-wiz-live-black-twitter-feat/

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/the-truth-about-black-twitter/390120/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Twitter

 

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