The first film I remember crying in front of was OLD YELLER, but only because my mum hit me for laughing when the dog got shot
Kathryn Janeway, Our Lady of Determination.
My mom’s girlfriend on the side
I finsihed DS9 yesterday and started Voyager. I’ve determined I saw a grand total of two episodes on the first run.
But Janeway was always awesome.
Stats Pr0n of the Day: U.S. Map of Hate Speech on Twitter
Since June 2012, Dr. Monica Stevens of Humboldt State University in California has been mapping more than 150,000 geotagged tweets that contain homophobic, racist or abliest language. The result is the Geography of Hate, an interactive map of the U.S. which reveals the hotspots of “hate tweets” across the country. A deeper analysis of the project is available at Floating Sheep.
It’s really interesting to see that the hateful messages aren’t divided into North and South, but left and right! And the more hateful side is….. right wingers! Somehow I’m not surprised at all.
Actually it seems like it mostly just follows population density and urbanization, AKA the frequency of teenagers and young adults who know what twitter is and use it frequently to say dumb shit.
So this is basically just a recoloured population density map, marking how many people are where. And surprise surprise, more people means more racists.
your location has nothing to do with racism and its frequency. I’d hope this would do well to be known by any enlightened, white 20 somethings who live out west.
That is a point, however, it doesn’t mean that the map is inaccurate. It measures how often hate speech is made in each location. If you are in an area with higher population, you’re likely to hear it more often. But look at the most populated cities like NYC and Boston and compare the relatively low occurrence of hate speech there, compared to the more sparsely populated midwest. It’s not an exact indicator.
As someone who lives in one of the more bigoted states on the south east, went to college in the Bible Belt, and has also lived in more liberal areas (like the Bay Area of CA and various European countries) I can attest to the fact that you hear a lot more hate speech around those “red” states. And it has little to do with population density(the most bigoted places I’ve been were small town, sprawling country areas) and more to do with lack of education and a culture, religion, and media that reinforces paranoia, bigoted stereotypes and hatefulness.
I believe in the notes for it, they say that it accounts for tweet density, which would roughly correspond to population density. I thought it was just a population heat map at first, but then noticed that the areas of the country that should be hugely red (NY, Chicago, LA) are all pretty benign here.
I’m mostly boggled that the person who posted the actual population map didn’t consider overlaying the two and actually seeing that they don’t correspond. It would have revealed that, say, that huge red blob in the upper middle is actually west of Chicago and not obviously on the shores of Lake Michigan.
It IS actually interesting to compare it to the population density map, because it tends to indicate that hate speech clusters AROUND heavy population areas, without actually being at the center of that population. What does that mean? It’s possible that it indicates that in suburban areas, there are higher instances of technological assumption than in inner-city areas, so that people there actually tweet more. It could also indicate that the people are less tolerant in those areas. More study would be needed to know for sure, though.
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