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Learning from Obama, the commander in tweet

President Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign made history. Yes, he was the first black president of the United States of America, but he was also the first presidential candidate to effectively incorporate social media into his campaign strategy.
 
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#NotAllMen, #YesAllWomen: Let's keep talking.

The Isla Vista Killing is not the first incident of misogynistic mass murder in the US – but it is the first to stir up a social media storm of this magnitude.

For those of you who are still out of the loop: on Friday night (23 May), 22-year-old UCSB student Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured thirteen before turning the gun on himself.

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Five Ways the Internet has affected my Gender Identity

It would be impossible to pinpoint exactly what or who shaped the numerous aspects of my gender identity over my lifetime. One thing I’m certain of is that the internet has played a profound role in this process.

Without delving too deeply into the angsty idiosyncrasies of genderqueer adolescence, here’s a list of five things the internet taught me about gender that I would probably never have learnt from traditional media:

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Why we no longer trust our government

Imagine going through the days of your life knowing that a pair of eyes are watching your every move, daring you to, and daring you not to. Even if you were to attempt to escape its gaze, the mere shadow of it still manages to burn to the core of your existence?
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