By Dan Nott
Nov 30, 2015
Political leaders in the U.S., particularly on the far right, have used the attacks in Paris to galvanize support for their anti-immigrant platforms. Based on evidence that one of...
By Lisa DeBened
Nov 20, 2015
As updates on the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris transpired over last Friday night, social media users across the United States and elsewhere struggled with how their social presences...
By Jessica Pierce
Sep 29, 2015
Upon perusing Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind recently, a Gabbler member came across the idea that the admission of ignorance (the very foundation of the scientific method!) and...
Many have noted the Obama campaign’s use of social media to reach younger voters in both 2008 and 2012. And it looks like the next crop of presidential hopefuls are following in his footsteps by taking advantage of the millennial generation’s most popular social outreach app-Tinder. After a weekend of furious swiping (and quite a […]
Well folks, this is it. An epic showdown going back hundreds of years – basically since one of our ancestors invented a sharp rock and the other drew pictures on a cave wall. In one corner, we’ve got The Pen. In the other, we have The Sword. Who is REALLY Mightier? It’s time to […]
Facebook is proving that it cares more about expanding internationally than protecting users’ rights to privacy and expression. On Jan. 9, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a firm and emotional statement on the importance of free speech to Facebook, signing off with the ubiquitous hashtag, “Je Suis Charlie.” A few weeks later, Facebook complied with […]
We live in very exclamatory times. Thanks to the internet, we have a ton of outlets for our enthusiasm, most commonly expressed by the use (and overuse) of the exclamation point. But have you ever paused to consider how the Exclamation Point feels about this sudden turn in the spotlight? To find out The Gabbler […]
We’ve heard a lot about how ISIS uses social media to recruit new members and spread it’s message. And as MATTER pointed out- if ISIS was a start-up, they’d be working with some pretty impressive statistics. But we could never have guessed how much the start-up mindset is engrained in their culture. Recent documents acquired […]
Anti-suncial: Avoiding social activities because your pale or sunburnt skin can’t bear being outdoors. Sorry I can’t make it to the beach tomorrow, guys, I’ve just been really anti-suncial after the terrible burn I got today.
SUMMER IS COMING: A warning phrase whispered by women and gay men everywhere as spring flowers start to blossom and temperatures begin to rise, meaning only one thing: bikini season is drawing nigh. “This warm sun feels so lovely on my face and I love that the days are getting long– WAIT, wait just a minute,
KLINGTON: The evolution of Hillary Clinton from an idealistic liberal who wanted to change the world into a hardened lifelong politician, characterized by Klingon-like attributes of ruthlessness, brutality, and aggression. “Hillary Clinton’s running for President! Finally!” “I’m sorry, I think you mean Klington. Sometimes I don’t even recognize her anymore.”