Grio ran an article about a new social media platform App.net that allows a Twitter experience for a $50 annual membership. Grio implies this as being something to attract those in a economic class that would be able to afford this, most likely being richer whites as the cost could segregate class and color. The article goes on to touch on how cultural ideologies affect Internet technology use and design, and a pattern of racism and classism being promoted by ‘geek’ culture under the guise of an empty rhetoric of universal acceptance. With the increasing growth of people of color using social networks do you believe that there are groups looking to avoid integration on their social networks? Read the article and let us know if they are onto something or reaching.
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