Prejudice: judgement based on a single aspect; considering someone to act and behave in a certain way because of a certain quality. Discrimination: dividing a group of people into multiple groups using prejudice. Ableism: creating an us and them using disability, a prejudgement of persons with disability second-class to “normal” people or people without a visible disability is a relatively new form of discrimination. North America has battled discrimination since the landing of the Europeans. Aboriginals, Indigenous persons, Inuit, and others were classified as second-class. Although it as made strong gains in attempts to silence discrimination it is still alive in North America, both within society and among social leaders in Canada and United States. Continue reading →
The influence of Twitter Hashtags Rahman Mohamed
Updated 1 February 2017
Social media has been changing the world. Today people are more interconnected than ever before; more than one person from Greenland can discuss food or politics with users in South Africa and India on Twitter; without leaving their home, seeing each others faces or even knowing their real name they know what’s happening in each others’ life. Today a man from America can share photos with a lady from China on Facebook. Eventually they may meet, fall in love, and marry.
Earlier this year, February 12, Bloomberg reported that Facebook has higher earning, users, and is used more frequently than Twitter. On the other hand Twitter is used more often by urban and higher educated users. It’s also used more than Facebook to stay in touch with the world. More recently social movements have taken to social media using Hashtags – words or a phrase with “#” in front. If you click on a hashtag you see all the public Tweets that have used it, Tweets that have included the hashtag.