Black Twitter 101: What Is It? Where Did It Originate? Where Is It Headed? (UVA Today)

UVA Today: Black Twitter 101: What Is It? Where Did It Originate? Where Is It Headed?. “Meredith Clark was scrolling through her Twitter feed recently when she came across a tweet that made her think back to her childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, and smile. The tweet linked to a video of an African-American woman waving her hands through a running faucet with the caption, ‘This makes the water heat up faster.’ In that instant, Clark, an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, felt connected to a group of African-American Twitter users – none of whom she knew personally – who were in the midst of a discussion about the video. “