Social media darling Twitter has just announced it’s going public. The company, founded in March, 2006, has an estimated 200 million active users, and is expected to post annual revenue of $1 billion next year.
Goldie Taylor has become the victim of a racist’s death threat and repeated attacks from the lone Twitter user who goes by the name of Americanist or True Americanist, under the Twitter handle of @breakobama.
In perhaps the ultimate mix of social media and new media, MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes of “All In With Chris Hayes” just posted to Facebook an announcement via Twitter’s Vine that he will be hosting a Google hangout on marriage equality
Eleven-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz was mercilessly attacked on Twitter, accused of being un-American for singing the Star Spangled Banner wearing a mariachi costume. Watch as he gracefully responded to his critics.
Yoko Ono tweeted this image of John Lennon’s bloodied glasses on Wednesday, with an anti-gun violence message hard for anyone to ignore:
“31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone.”