Digital Sisterhood Network’s Digital Civility and Security Initiative Coming in July


Technology, the Internet, and social media are amazing.  They have empowered people with information, a global space, and a portfolio of tools to communicate, promote, and debate their ideas and experiences.  They have also presented challenges in how people communicate and engage with each other as they exercise their freedom of speech on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sites in cyberspace.  Some of these challenges include speech that causes fear or creates a threat of being the target of unwarranted abuse, harassment, or lies.  Thanks to organizations like CiviliNation, an education and research nonprofit that focuses on advancing the full capability of individuals to communicate and engage in cyberspace in a responsible and accountable way, work is being done to educate people about these challenges.

In an effort to support CiviliNation’s work and to promote digital civility, the Digital Sisterhood Network is launching its Digital Civility & Security Initiative on July 4, 2011.  From July 4 to July 11, the Digital Sisterhood Network will use its web site, Digital Sisterhood Wednesday celebration, Twitter page, and radio show to promote and celebrate women in social media and organizations that provide awareness and outreach on digital civility, Internet freedom of speech, online security,  privacy, and digital etiquette.  In addition, Andrea Weckerle, CiviliNation’s founder will co-host the July 6th Twitter chat on digital civility from 8:00 pm ET to 9:00 pm ET.  Please use the hashtag #digitalsisterhood to participate in the conversation.

What do you think about digital civility?

Do you feel safe in expressing your thoughts online?

Share any stories about online communication challenges you have faced in the comment section below.

Be sure to check out the videos below featuring CiviliNation Andrea Weckerle and Digital Sisterhood Network founder Ananda Leeke.


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Twitter Highlights from 12/31 Episode of Digital Sisterhood Radio featuring Digital Sister Sociologist Jessie Daniels, Author of Cyber Racism


Digital Sister Sociologist Jessie Daniels - Photo Credit: Jessie Daniels' web site

Digital Sisterhood Month ended with a discussion about cyber racism. Digital sister sociologist Jessie Daniels led the discussion on the December 31st episode of Digital Sisterhood Radio.  She also talked about her Racism Review blog and 2011 Internet research project on feminist bloggers and memoir writing efforts.  If you missed the show, click here to listen to the audio recording.  Also, check out the Twitterstream from the radio show below.

 

Cyber Racism by Jessie Daniels

 

Twitterstream from December 31st

  1. Img_0350_grey-3_normalSavvyPreneur RT @digitalsisterhd: If U missed #DigitalSisterhood Radio’s interview w/ @JessieNYC re: cyber racism, listen http://bit.ly/RU8jz 2 days ago via HootSuite
  2. Plain_normalAmphitrit@DigitalSisterhd It rocked hard today. You are on top of things! 2 days ago via web
  3. Jd_bwprofileimg_small_normalJessieNYC .@Amphitrit@DigitalSisterhd Thanks to you both ~ enjoyed the discussion! 2 days ago via web
  4. Plain_normalAmphitrit Great discussion this morning-motivating me to get busy in 2011! @DigitalSisterhd@JessieNYC 2 days ago via web
  5. Cimg0345-1_normalRaisingChild@DigitalSisterhd and where per-say is this discussion? 2 days ago via web
  6. Plain_normalAmphitrit@DigitalSisterhd@JessieNYC Sock puppetry taken to a whole new level, or propaganda cloaked as neutral sites, pretending to be govt or univ 3 days ago via web
  7. Plain_normalAmphitrit@DigitalSisterhd@JessieNYC Doublespeak 3 days ago via web
  8. Amphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: 2 learn about @JessieNYC‘s cyber racism work, visit http://jessiedanielsphd.com. She is a digitalsister U want 2 know! #Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  9. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: @JessieNYC is sharing her lessons learned now from her digital media, race, gender, race, class & sexuality work now. #Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  10. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: We R having a great discussion on feminism online and intergenerational issues among feminists. DEEP. #Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  11. Jamie_new_normalmochawriter RT @DigitalSisterhd: Happy Day #31 of #Digitalsisterhood Month! Today is the last day of a great celebration of women online! #Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  12. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: @JessieNYC is talking about her journey of writing her book White Lies now. She is also writing a memoir now. #Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  13. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: She is motivated to help her digital native students make sense of race, gender, and class online esp. w/ cloaked sites #Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  14. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: Cyber Racism book deals w/ individual racism from ppl who R not associated w/ any organized grp says @jessienyc#Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  15. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: @JessieNYC says almost every country in Europe Union has hate speech legislation that covers Internet. USA does not. #Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  16. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: Australia & Canada have been at the forefront in leading fight a/g cyber racism. USA is an outlier in this area. #Digitalsisterhood 2 days ago via TweetChat
  17. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @JessieNYC: Source Watch: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php#digitalsisterhood 3 days ago via web
  18. Jd_bwprofileimg_small_normalJessieNYC Source Watch: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php#digitalsisterhood 3 days ago via web
  19. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: Domain name registeration is a place we have a political battle going on with race, gender, and class says @JessieNYC#Digitalsisterhood 3 days ago via TweetChat
  20. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: Cloaked web sites R hard 2 detect.White supremacist cloaked sites R easy 2 detect due to unsophisticated graphic designs #Digitalsisterhood 3 days ago via TweetChat
  21. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: Giant corporations have been behind cloaked web sites like NYC tax on sodas. Beverage industry created them. @JessieNYC#Digitalsisterhood 3 days ago via TweetChat
  22. Plain_normalAmphitrit RT @DigitalSisterhd: Right now @JessieNYC is talking about why she created Racism Review blog in 2007. Join us now. http://bit.ly/RU8jz#Digitalsisterhood 3 days ago via TweetChat
  23. Jd_bwprofileimg_small_normalJessieNYC RT @DigitalSisterhd: Tune into #Digitalsisterhood Radio on 12/31 @11AM ET 4 conversation about cyber racism w/ @JessieNYChttp://bit.ly/RU8jz#Digitalsisterhood 3 days ago via TweetChat
  24. Sorry U missed the radio show live discussion @RaisingChild this AM. Listen to audio http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015. Friday, December 31, 2010 12:18:50 PM via web in reply to RaisingChild
  25. Amphitrit Great discussion this morning-motivating me to get busy in 2011! @DigitalSisterhd @JessieNYC Friday, December 31, 2010 11:59:02 AM via web Retweeted by DigitalSisterhd
  26. Amphitrit @DigitalSisterhd It rocked hard today. You are on top of things! Friday, December 31, 2010 12:13:48 PM via web in reply to DigitalSisterhd Retweeted by DigitalSisterhd
  27. 2 learn about @JessieNYC‘s cyber racism work, visit http://jessiedanielsphd.com. She is a digital sister U want 2 know! #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 12:15:46 PM via TweetChat
  28. TY for RT @JuneMo41 @mochawriter @MySkinConcierge @feministlibrary #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 12:14:03 PM via TweetChat in reply to JuneMo41
  29. Many thanks for listening to the radio show and tweeting about it @Amphitrit #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 12:12:32 PM via TweetChat in reply to Amphitrit
  30. If U missed #DigitalSisterhood Radio’s interview w/ @JessieNYC about cyber racism, listen to audio http://bit.ly/RU8jz #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 12:11:40 PM via TweetChat
  31. Many thanks to @JessieNYC for being a great guest on #DigitalSisterhood Radio this morning. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 12:07:51 PM via TweetChat
  32. TY everyone for tuning into #DigitalSisterhood Radio’s interview with @JessieNYC. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 12:07:29 PM via TweetChat
  33. @JessieNYC shared what’s next for her: lots of academic work, Internet projects, blogging, teaching, and memoir writing. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:53:03 AM via TweetChat
  34. @JessieNYC is sharing her lessons learned now from her digital media, race, gender, race, class & sexuality work now. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:50:12 AM via TweetChat
  35. We R having a great discussion on feminism online and intergenerational issues among feminists. DEEP. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:49:38 AM via TweetChat
  36. @JessieNYC also talked about her project on LGBTQ homeless youth use mobile digital technologies 2 survive in the city. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:47:12 AM via TweetChat
  37. @JessieNYC is working on a project about feminist bloggers. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:42:07 AM via TweetChat
  38. Right now @JessieNYC is talking about her current projects. Join us. http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015 #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:41:29 AM via TweetChat
  39. When she was a girl, @JessieNYC‘s family moved from place to place to avoide desegregation. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:40:49 AM via TweetChat
  40. @JessieNYC grew up in a family that was dedicated to maintaining segregation in south Texas. WOW. She has transformed! #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:40:06 AM via TweetChat
  41. When her 1st book White Lies was about to be published, @Jessie NYC says her dad tried to stop publication. DEEP! #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:39:18 AM via TweetChat
  42. @JessieNYC grew up in south TX during late 60s and 70s. She had a personal transformation while writing White Lies book. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:36:12 AM via TweetChat
  43. @JessieNYC‘s White Lies book started when she was in grad school and doing research for her dissertation #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:35:35 AM via TweetChat
  44. @JessieNYC is talking about her journey of writing her book White Lies now. She is also writing a memoir now. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:34:58 AM via TweetChat
  45. @JessieNYC wrote Cyber Racism to get USA and its ppl to pay attention to cyber racism and make it hate speech. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:33:39 AM via TweetChat
  46. Australia & Canada have been at the forefront in leading fight a/g cyber racism. USA is an outlier in this area. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:32:56 AM via TweetChat
  47. @JessieNYC says almost every country in Europe Union has hate speech legislation that covers Internet. USA does not. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:32:15 AM via TweetChat
  48. Cyber Racism book also looks at how org grps use Internet to mobilize ppl to join their cause says @jessienyc #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:31:27 AM via TweetChat
  49. Cyber Racism book deals w/ individual racism from ppl who R not associated w/ any organized grp says @jessienyc #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:30:47 AM via TweetChat
  50. She is motivated to help her digital native students make sense of race, gender, and class online esp. w/ cloaked sites #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:29:11 AM via TweetChat
  51. @JessieNYC is talking about the intervws she did w/ college students she taught on cloaked web sites 3 Cyber Racism book #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:26:22 AM via TweetChat
  52. TY RT @JessieNYC: Source Watch: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:25:46 AM via TweetChat
  53. @JessieNYC says use Source Watch 2 find ppl & orgs who have cloaked web sites http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:25:35 AM via TweetChat
  54. @JessieNYC tracked how white supremacists moved to the Internet which helped her write Cyber Racism. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:23:22 AM via TweetChat
  55. @JessieNYC is talking about her book Cyber Racism now. She also wrote White Lies. #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:22:46 AM via TweetChat
  56. Domain name registeration is a place we have a political battle going on with race, gender, and class says @JessieNYC #Digitalsisterhood Friday, December 31, 2010 11:21:04 AM via TweetChat
  57. Check out who registered the domain names via WHOIS to check on cloaked web sites says @JessieNYC #Digitalsisterhood 11:19 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  58. @JessieNYC says always look for the About Us section on web sites to check on cloaked web sites. Use WHOIS directory too. #Digitalsisterhood 11:18 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  59. We R learning a lot today about cloaked web sites that are created by front grps from @JessieNYC now http://bit.ly/RU8jz #Digitalsisterhood 11:16 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  60. Cloaked web sites help ppl disguise is behind a particular view says @JessieNYC #Digitalsisterhood 11:15 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  61. Reproductive health and healthcare reform caused the creation of cloaked web sites says @JessieNYC #Digitalsisterhood 11:14 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  62. Giant corporations have been behind cloaked web sites like NYC tax on sodas. Beverage industry created them. @JessieNYC #Digitalsisterhood 11:13 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  63. @JessieNYC is breaking down cloaked web sites now. Hot button political issues spark the creation of cloaked web sites. #Digitalsisterhood 11:13 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  64. Cloaked web sites R hard 2 detect.White supremacist cloaked sites R easy 2 detect due to unsophisticated graphic designs #Digitalsisterhood 11:11 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  65. TY for tweeting @Amphitrit @JessieNYC #Digitalsisterhood 11:10 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat in reply to Amphitrit
  66. @JessieNYC is talking about cloaked web sites now. Join us now. http://bit.ly/RU8jz #Digitalsisterhood 11:10 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  67. Racism Review blog’s job is to point out that racism still exists and is pervasisve #Digitalsisterhood 11:09 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  68. Cyber racism is racism online. @JessieNYC on DS Radio now. Join us. http://bit.ly/RU8jz #Digitalsisterhood 11:07 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  69. @JessieNYC says that old and new forms of racism called cyber racism gets a lot of attention on Racism Review blog. #Digitalsisterhood 11:06 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  70. @JessieNYC says police brutality and new Jim Crow incarcenation like killing of Oscar Grant spark interests on RR blog. #Digitalsisterhood 11:05 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  71. In the past 3 yrs, Racism Review blog has discussed white savior films. They get a lot of traffic to the site. #Digitalsisterhood 11:04 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  72. Right now @JessieNYC is talking about why she created Racism Review blog in 2007. Join us now. http://bit.ly/RU8jz #Digitalsisterhood 11:03 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  73. Do you know what cyber racism is? Find out @11AM ET on DS Radio http://bit.ly/RU8jz #Digitalsisterhood 10:57 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  74. Use http://tweetchat.com 2 follow DS Radio show w/ @JessieNYC @11 AM ET. http://bit.ly/RU8jz #Digitalsisterhood 10:53 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  75. Tune into #Digitalsisterhood Radio @11AM ET 4 conversation about cyber racism w/ @JessieNYC http://bit.ly/RU8jz #Digitalsisterhood 10:52 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat
  76. Happy Day #31 of #Digitalsisterhood Month! Today is the last day of a great celebration of women online! #Digitalsisterhood 10:51 AM Dec 31st via TweetChat