Stats Pr0n of the Day: U.S. Map of Hate Speech on Twitter
Since June 2012, Dr. Monica Stevens of Humboldt State University in California has been mapping more than 150,000 geotagged tweets that contain homophobic, racist or abliest language. The result is the Geography of Hate, an interactive map of the U.S. which reveals the hotspots of “hate tweets” across the country. A deeper analysis of the project is available at Floating Sheep.
It’s really interesting to see that the hateful messages aren’t divided into North and South, but left and right! And the more hateful side is….. right wingers! Somehow I’m not surprised at all.
Actually it seems like it mostly just follows population density and urbanization, AKA the frequency of teenagers and young adults who know what twitter is and use it frequently to say dumb shit.
So this is basically just a recoloured population density map, marking how many people are where. And surprise surprise, more people means more racists.
your location has nothing to do with racism and its frequency. I’d hope this would do well to be known by any enlightened, white 20 somethings who live out west.
That is a point, however, it doesn’t mean that the map is inaccurate. It measures how often hate speech is made in each location. If you are in an area with higher population, you’re likely to hear it more often. But look at the most populated cities like NYC and Boston and compare the relatively low occurrence of hate speech there, compared to the more sparsely populated midwest. It’s not an exact indicator.
As someone who lives in one of the more bigoted states on the south east, went to college in the Bible Belt, and has also lived in more liberal areas (like the Bay Area of CA and various European countries) I can attest to the fact that you hear a lot more hate speech around those “red” states. And it has little to do with population density(the most bigoted places I’ve been were small town, sprawling country areas) and more to do with lack of education and a culture, religion, and media that reinforces paranoia, bigoted stereotypes and hatefulness.
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Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to…
…Arrival of the mass of neocons and genuine racists (there are too many to be trolls) that fester the Yahoo! comment section in 5…4…3…2…1…
Do you ever feel physically sick because you know you’re not good enough for anybody and you can’t do anything right and you’re too tired to go on
This maybe my last post about this drama that have been waging on for almost four months. It has teared the SM fandom on tumblr to pieces. Everyone is weary and just ready to throw in the towel. If sailormoonspou (I am not going to even say her new url) wants to continue her blog let her do so. Let her continue to get her story across in whatever manner she chose to.
I am not weak but tired. Some of us has been in this drama since it started.I have wrote so many post about this that is seem like that is what my blog is becoming to. I have not liveblogged or did a revisted post in like two months.I have not did a meme since January before it started. I feel like it’s my fault that I let this drama stop what I love to do but not anymore. Like I said in my post I feel like I have been using all my energy on this but not anymore.Also I know my followers are sick of this drama also. I am not doing it for me but I’m doing it for them. It’s not giving in or giving up. It’s just knowing when to stop. We can’t change her mind about us. You know who you are and the people who follow know you. Let them formulate their opinion about you.Nasty words+ Nasty words=more nasty words and no progress. I am stopping mines right here. It’s your choice to stop yours.
Amen, Tanya! That shows supreme maturity on your part. I think we all just need to stop this craziness and let that sad, pathetic little girl continue her hate campaign because it’s clear that’s all she wants to do. We just need to let it go and move on with our lives.
Except by calling anyone sad and pathetic, you’re continuing the hate campaign. You’re not “moving on” by flinging insults.
You can’t even follow the directions from the person you reblogged. Oh wait, you have more followers than her so you have to make sure the dogpile of criticism continues. We can’t have peace now. Nope. Somebody has to make you look good.
You can thank me later.
Lets remind ourselves of not only why we love gaming, but why it can be good for us.
We’ll be posting and linking things like the one above (source: http://visual.ly/gaming-good-you) here, and on our Twitter, Facebook & Website.
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Me and my sibilings are homeschooled, and you know what taught my little brother to read/ write? Minecraft. He plays on servers and had to learn how to talk to people on the chats
I don’t know if gaming helped me or not.
In many ways, I was an atypical gamer according to the statistics that have been shown. I rarely ever played with others unless I went to the arcade and then, I was usually kicked off the machine by the latest Akuma player who thought he was cool because he could mash buttons and Shoryuken the character I was using to death. Sometimes I would race my father in Mario Kart, but most of my gaming was solo.
I used to be a Tetris fiend in the summer vacations in my childhood, and I also played the stuffing out of Lock N’ Chase, Loopz, and even Yoshi! Despite this, though, it didn’t help me with puzzles in real life, because real life was too abstracted and continuous while Tetris was a controlled environment.
One of the things I notice is a lot of studies say “fast-paced” games are the ones that provide the most benefit. Those are the games I had the most difficulty with. Remember how badly I suck at Street Fighter and Mega Man (Maverick Hunter) X.
I guess another component is that I would spend far more than 20 hours a week on games, when I could and it’s hard for me to game if I don’t schedule a 3 to 4 hour block, because it takes me a few minutes just to actually get “into” the game. I’m a binger.