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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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What I learned from the #itwebsec 2014 summit

The annual IT Web Security Summit took place from the 27 to 29th of May in Sandton, South Africa. For someone like myself who has been blogging about issues surrounding cyber security and surveillance, I was envious of those who were able to attend. Thanks to Twitter and the invention of hashtags such as #itwebsec, I was able to pick up a number of things that I found worth blogging about.
 
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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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Zuma and the “bloated” cabinet

I remember casually scrolling down my Twitter timeline when President Jacob Zuma announced his new cabinet.  For some reason one of the first things I thought about was Trevor Noah's 'moving to Australia' joke.

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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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