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What happened to Harambe?

posted by Humanele on June 9, 2016

Just last week, you couldn’t scroll through your Facebook feed, open Instagram or watch TV without hearing about what happened to Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo. On May 28th a young zoo visitor fell into Harambe’s enclosure, resulting in the Zoo’s decision to shoot the animal. Social media, protestors and news sites took sides as arguments erupted – some saying the zoo was right to take the action they chose and others questioning why a tranquilizer wasn’t used. Even Jane Goodall, a pioneer in our understanding of primates and considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees spoke up – releasing…

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The Meanest Places on the Internet

posted by Humanele on May 11, 2016

  The Meanest Places on the Internet? The Internet is boundless, full of everything you could ever wish to read or see.  With such a large unregulated space, where people can anonymously speak their mind (and often without repercussions), there are bound to be some bad apples. We’ve poked around in the dark corners so you don’t have to and put together a list of the meanest places on the web.   Reddit   Reddit is often referred to as the front page of the internet – unfiltered and live, it’s the place where anything goes. Reddit is also an…

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The Harsh Realities of Being a Woman on Social Media

posted by Humanele on April 22, 2016

  Being a woman on social media can be unsafe. A research finds nearly half of women experiencing abuse or harassment online, and 76% of those under 30.   Harassment of women online is at risk of becoming “an established norm in our digital society”, with women under 30 particularly vulnerable, according to the creators of a new Australian study. Nearly half the 1,000 respondents in the research by the digital security firm Norton had experienced some form of abuse or harassment online. Among women under 30, the incidence was 76%. Harassment ranged from unwanted contact, trolling, and cyberbullying to sexual harassment…

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Political Sentiment Analysis: March Debates

posted by Humanele on March 11, 2016

Curious about how Political Sentiment Analysis works – check it out here! On March 9 we watched as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton went head to head in the latest round of debates. The tone of the debate was a lot less civil than we have seen earlier in the election race, as the two candidates for the Democratic party turned up the heat on their opinions, now focussing on where the other candidate falls short instead of on their own policies. Then on March 10 we entered round 12 of the Republican Presidential Debates that were surprisingly civil given…

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YouTube Sentiment Analysis and The Oscars

posted by Humanele on January 29, 2016

One night a year, millions of individuals all over the world turn on their tvs to watch one of the greatest award ceremonies for both movie makers and movie viewers alike – the Oscars. The Oscars takes place on the night of February 28th, leaving around a month to watch as many Oscar-nominated films as possible. With such limited time, it’s crucial to be selective about what films to watch, leaving us at the doorstep of one of our favorite movie assessing tools: trailers. A single movie trailer has the ability to either send viewers  running for the theater or…

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