Monday, November 2, 2015

Thinking about African Americans in Digital Space

Why Is Twitter More Popular With Black People Than White People?

New data confirms that Twitter's population is disproportionately black.    According to Edison Research's annual report on Twitter, black people represent 25% of Twitter users, roughly twice their share of the population in general.->

Here are two lectures about African Americans and Technology. The speakers featured are Jessica Marie Johnson, Howard  Rambsy, Mark Anthony Neal.  Please consider twitter and electronic archiving in the African American Community.  

A Day In The Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation  "NPR's Tell Me More is again using social media to reach out to a new community of leaders — this time, to recognize black innovators in technology. African-Americans represent just 5 percent of America's scientists and engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National Science Foundation."

Please take a moment to learn more about the #NPRBlacksinTech movement and participate in the twitter discussion #NPRBlacksinTech.  Follow @blkintechnology @blackfemcoders @BlackGirlsCode  @BWIcomputing @MyBlackTechnology @digifeminist   

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