Retailer Faces Social Media Backlash Over “Holocaust Shirt”

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The Spanish fashion retailer, Zara, has removed a tee-shirt that sparked a massive backlash on Twitter. The item in question is a striped tee-shirt with a large yellow star designed for children. The retailer claimed the design was inspired by the “sheriff stars from the classic western films.” However, thousands of people in traditional and […]

Ferguson Police Tactics Equal PR Fail

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Like so many of you, I have been stunned by the images of a militarized police force in Ferguson, MO harassing, tear gassing, arresting and even beating citizens who are protesting the police shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown. For reference, here is a quick timeline of the events: On Saturday August 9, Michael Brown […]

Online Privacy Survey

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Hey readers, Do me a solid and please take this Online Privacy Survey for me. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NJDFXH5) It will only take a couple of minutes but it will help me immeasurably. Please share it through your social networks to help me get the best sample possible! – Jennifer    

Hashtag Activism Changes Chipotle’s Open Carry Policy

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A few hours ago, a photo depicting two heavily armed men standing in a Dallas Chipotle began circulating the web. The accompanying copy encouraged customers to share the image with the hashtag #BurritosNotBullets and to let Chipotle know they should prohibit “open carry” activity inside their stores. The copy also reminds people that Chipotle serves alcohol. The topic has become a […]

Hashtag Wars: Jon Stewart v Rush Limbaugh

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Jon Stewart launched a hastag war with Rush Limbaugh Monday night that lit up Twitter into late this morning. Stewart featured a report on the Boko Haram terrorists holding more than 200 schoolgirls hostage in Nigeria. During the report, he discussed the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign in which various celebrities, activists and politicians around the world used the […]

State of The News Report Delivers Digital, Mobile and Social Trends

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Pew issued a new report on the State of the News Media report detailing the good news – and the bad news – about the news. Here are the highlights: The explosive growth over the last year at digital native sites includes a wealth of top-name journalists, but the biggest group of journalists – some 38,000 – are still […]

OkCupid Encourages Customers To Drop Mozilla

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The internet has given rise to many forms of protests over the years. From petitions and calls to boycott shared through social media to weaponized hashtags, a phrase beautifully coined by The Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Yang when reporting on the so-called #CancelColbert controversy, the interwebs seem to have been made for shared outrage. But, today, […]

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