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Maps of hateful tweets shows hotspots are mostly in eastern parts of US
The Kansas City Star ^ | May 16, 2013 | Robert A. Cronkleton

Posted on 05/16/2013 10:12:05 PM PDT by yldstrk

Tweets containing hateful words are coming in larger proportions from people living in the eastern half of the United States, according to a new map that tracked hate speech on Twitter. “How much hate people are broadcasting online is a little shocking and upsetting,” said Monica Stephens, assistant professor of geography at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif. The map is based on tweets that were scanned for hate words that are homophobic, racist or demeaning to people with disabilities.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hateful; tweets
hip hop fans call each other awful names all the time....
1 posted on 05/16/2013 10:12:05 PM PDT by yldstrk
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To: yldstrk
See the map of hate
2 posted on 05/16/2013 10:15:37 PM PDT by Zarro (Recall EVERYONE in Congress voting for the NDAA 2012)
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To: Zarro

Oh yes. Lake Havasu AZ with 20K pop has more hate than Los Angeles...which shows none at all....


3 posted on 05/16/2013 10:21:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: yldstrk

hip hop fans call each other awful names all the time....


Rap is full of N-——, B——, etc.

Some black people routinely call each other the N word.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 10:23:22 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: yldstrk

One gang threatening another...Big news..

breaking....


5 posted on 05/16/2013 10:24:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: yldstrk

This is B S.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 10:24:52 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: yldstrk

Now I would like to see the REVERSE of that (if accurate), in other words, disparaging or discriminatory and biased/bigoted comments against CHRISTIANS on Twitter, and where they are primarily coming from.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 10:25:40 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: yldstrk
hate words that are homophobic

They're probably counting Bible quotes.

8 posted on 05/16/2013 10:26:42 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: yldstrk

I think one of the blobs on the map was spotted over a BET show.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 10:26:52 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: AmericanInTokyo

We need an International Gang Union...Former, present etc..Everyone must get involved so things can be fixed....Our honor must be restored!!


10 posted on 05/16/2013 10:29:26 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: yldstrk

twitter sucks.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 10:33:31 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: yldstrk
[In Kansas and Missouri, the most common racial slur that was tweeted was a derogatory word for black people.]

I received a series of tweets a while back on my cell phone that used the N-word and some gang slang. I thought it was somebody playing a joke. I finally called the number and it was black guy living in a town about 30 miles away. He apologized saying my number was similar to one he called frequently.

12 posted on 05/16/2013 10:36:21 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: right way right

twitter sucks.


I guess I’m an old codger because I wouldn’t know how to twitter....I mean tweet.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 10:39:35 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: yldstrk
I don't think it's about hate at all...it's about leaving people alone...these groups just keep pushing the envelope...

I don't want to hear about gays, pay for the lazy and immoral or hear Obama and his minions lie their a***** off.

14 posted on 05/16/2013 10:45:26 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AmericanInTokyo
...disparaging or discriminatory and biased/bigoted comments against CHRISTIANS on Twitter, and where they are primarily coming from.

DC and Hollywood

15 posted on 05/16/2013 10:58:36 PM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: yldstrk

[[Maps of hateful tweets shows hotspots are mostly in eastern parts of US]]

I hate reports liek htis


16 posted on 05/16/2013 11:01:50 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: yldstrk
It's the big meanie map!

Because using certain words means I hate an entire race of people, right?

What was that First Amendment for again? How about a map showing where people's Constitutional rights are most threatened. Oh, wait. Here it is!


17 posted on 05/16/2013 11:06:07 PM PDT by itzmygun (Elitism + hatred of mankind = LIBERALISM)
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To: yldstrk

What’s a tweet?

Seriously.......I have never sent one....and I hate a lot of people....LOL


18 posted on 05/16/2013 11:06:33 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Oh yes. Lake Havasu AZ with 20K pop has more hate than Los Angeles...which shows none at all....

They probably only counted tweets in English, so it makes perfect sense....
19 posted on 05/16/2013 11:07:31 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: laplata

Your probably like me, its no ones business about my day to day activities, what I had for breakfast, what I want to do tomorrow etc. Some people seem to think their 150 + followers really give a da..n.don’t twitter, tweet or have a face page....I figure those that do must feel important..thats sad....


20 posted on 05/16/2013 11:50:35 PM PDT by goat granny
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LOL-You’re right. The young people are the biggest gossipers now.

I have no use for all the “social media”, either.

Heck, we remember party lines on the telephone.


21 posted on 05/17/2013 12:43:55 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

Had forgotten about party lines, and if carefull could listen in. Sometimes you had more than 1 party on your line...could be as much as 3 if I remember correctly..


22 posted on 05/17/2013 12:51:52 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

I remember the listening in part but I think party lines went out before I was too old. I was born in 1951.

I do remember some old crank phones.


23 posted on 05/17/2013 12:55:47 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: yldstrk

This is another example of libs getting the results they want hby selecting the questions. was there any measure of anti-Christian tweets, anti-conservative tweets, anti-Republican tweets? Anti - Jewish tweets?


24 posted on 05/17/2013 1:28:29 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: laplata

I was born in 1955. We had a party line up until the early 1970’s!


25 posted on 05/17/2013 2:44:48 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: yldstrk

What a total and complete waste of time and bandwidth.


26 posted on 05/17/2013 3:06:45 AM PDT by Roccus (I hate EVERYBODY!!!)
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To: Zarro

Looks like a NOAA t-storm map.


27 posted on 05/17/2013 3:42:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: yldstrk

who defines “hateful”?


28 posted on 05/17/2013 3:45:52 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: yldstrk
Tweets containing hateful words are coming in larger proportions from people living in the eastern half of the United States, according to a new map that tracked hate speech on Twitter.

Twitler lives!

This is crap, BTW...

29 posted on 05/17/2013 4:24:44 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: yldstrk
hate words that are homophobic, racist or demeaning to people with disabilities.

Well, that just lost my interest in the article, now that I now what they're labeling as "Hate Speech".

There's a lot of hate out there targeted at Christians, and the right, in general, and anyone who doesn't believe in the liberal way of thinking and who doesn't march lockstep (goosestep?) with all its beliefs.

The left loves to say how it has the youth vote. And the "twitterverse" is a bastion of that same constituency. If there's a lot of hate, mathematically speaking, it's easy to tell where most of it is coming from.

30 posted on 05/17/2013 4:27:09 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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It is mostly idiot kids, movie stars and others with a lot of time on their hands who know how to use technology and a lot of Obama voters............I have never sent a tweet and don’t know anyone who does.


31 posted on 05/17/2013 4:35:33 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I think a map of the population density of the US would look about the same...


32 posted on 05/17/2013 5:19:50 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: yldstrk

A lot of “self-selection” going on here. Like/Like. Any correlation with heavy voting for socialism is mere coincidence.


33 posted on 05/17/2013 5:43:47 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: yldstrk

Looks like two generations of liberal (er, “progressive”) scolding about race has been a waste of time.


34 posted on 05/17/2013 6:38:34 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: yldstrk

“Hate” terms like fag? Queer? Sodomite? Anally-obsessed perverts who play with feces?

Hey, Cronkleton, be sure to slap a few more numbers down for central Virginia...I can keep ‘em coming.


35 posted on 05/17/2013 7:32:52 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: yldstrk

I started tweeting only to advertise my blog and webcomic. Coworkers found me, so I *had to* friend a couple of them. I rarely exchange tweets with anyone other than when there’s a new comic. I’ll sometimes respond to a direct question from someone, but I usually refer them to the blog where there’s more space for that.


36 posted on 05/17/2013 7:51:23 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: sneakers

And we all survived without cell phones. LOL


37 posted on 05/17/2013 8:32:41 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

I am a bit older, 1939 and using the telephone was a big deal to kids...but the best thing ever invented was indoor plumbing....LOL on my grandma’s farm, a chamber pot under the bed for nighttime, hand water pump in the “laundry” room. Yep, indoor plumbing is not appreciated enought...:O)


38 posted on 05/17/2013 3:33:52 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

. Yep, indoor plumbing is not appreciated enought...:O)

LOL You’re exactly right.


39 posted on 05/17/2013 4:53:51 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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