2nd Congressional Rep. Jared Polis on the House Floor Feb. 25.
Floor speeches in the U.S. House debating consumer access to unlocked cell phones rarely set social media on fire. But that’s exactly what happened to 2nd Congressional Democratic Rep. Jared Polis – and his sartorial taste.
Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 1:01 am
By Steve Henn
Emily Kitfield, 16, says she's not sure if she would have been able to come out to her parents and community without being able to reach out to others online.
Credit Courtesy of Emily Kitfield
In the past 20 years, the Internet has significantly impacted what it means to grow up as a gay kid in this country.
Before the Web, many gay young people grew up in what seemed to be isolation, particularly those in small towns. But with the advent of online chat rooms and Websites dedicated to gay culture, communities formed, and that demographic began finding new support.
That change can be seen in the experiences of two women who grew up in the same town, two decades apart.
Social media is booming in Brazil, which has become a major market for both Facebook and Twitter. But Brazilian law is still in flux, and legislation is only just being created to deal with the rise of social media.
The use of social media is exploding in Brazil. It's the third largest market for Facebook and the fifth largest for Twitter.
The controversial women-only app Lulu recently launched here and quickly became the top downloaded app in the country, making Brazil Lulu's biggest market.
"I think it is cool because it's a social network for what all women throughout history have always done — talk about the guys we like, the guys we think are handsome," says 20-year-old Marcela, as she taps away at the Lulu app on her iPhone.
Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 9:53 am
<strong>Original caption via Instagram:</strong> #pscommute 5:15 PM on the C Train. 34th Street, Penn Station back home to Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Giving the gift of reading. A magical moment between mother and son. It may seem like just another subway ride, but with a book and an imagination, the adventures are limitless.
Each month on Instagram, we team up with KPCC and suggest a photo assignment for our project Public Square. In October, we wanted to see your commute — that perfectly average and ordinary part of the day that many of us share. Lots of you participated. And one photo in particular had a special story.