Facts, Framing, and Social Capital On The Social Media Landscape[Part One]

“We are living in an age when thinking itself is no longer a personal activity but a collective one. We are immersed in media and swimming in the ideas of other people all the time. We do not come up with our thoughts by ourselves anymore, so it’s awfully hard to keep them to ourselves Read the full article…

The Six Unavoidable Principles Of Twitter Beyond Twitter

“I’m not telling you something you don’t already know/Personal or business/You got to know who your friends is…”– Eightball, “Friend or Foe”   I have for the most part of my writing career held on to the notion that all forms of writing are simply conversations extended through time. Although, a written piece may have Read the full article…

5 Things You Should Do Now To Preserve The Integrity Of Black Blogging

1. Hold Your Black Bloggers Up.   In many ways, the number reasons for lack of support of Black businesses, offline or online, is that Blacks don’t have a true sense of saving face, or creating their own icons. With an incentive to bolster the efforts of those that have shown a dedication, passion, and Read the full article…

Black Bloggers: Don’t Hate Your Own People While Writing About Santorum In The Hood

“Our interpretations are rooted in personal narratives about ourselves, and these narratives aren’t always so positive, as is the case with teenagers who feel like rebels without a cause, college students who are convinced they were admissions errors, and adults who always seem to assume the worst about their relationships.   …Cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT). CBT assumes Read the full article…

Preaching To The Choir

Many writers of the academic training strain enjoy the practice of beginning their works with a nice quotation that opens up their piece, article, chapter, or works. There is also a habitude among these fine practitioners of the written way to proceed with an anecdote of some sort that serves as inception of an idea. Read the full article…

We Write The Web…

A few thoughts tonight.   Had a great conversation early about the need for bloggers to be sincere with their content. It wasn’t another one of those “keep it real” type of discussions, more so about writing what you feel without limitation. I was reminded of a post I read earlier this week that touched Read the full article…

Aiyana Jones, Unforgotten

As the world slowly becomes aware of the tragedy that occured when a quasi-military style apporach used by Detriot special units to capture a suspect of murder ended up in a murder, we here at the Asylum would like to reflect on Aiyana. Today mourners viewed the young angel’s body. Statements have been made regarding Read the full article…