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Former BET Networks President and Tech Founders Launch New Social Media Platform For BIPOC

Social networks have quickly become our saving grace in the pandemic during a time where people are trying their best to stay connected while safely social distancing. For communities all over, mainly the BIPOC community, a tech company has launched a new social media platform with an overarching goal to unify people during this hectic time. RepItSocial, which is the same name as the tech company, is a revolutionary social media app that is poised to become the central hub for all things BIPOC, according to a press release. Courtesy of RepItSocial RepItSocial — developed by co-founders D’Oyen and Azalaya Fraser, and former BET Networks president Jefferi K. Lee  — is described as “the new face of social media that represents the voice, energy and true diversity of this new generation. It is the premium platform for entertainment, empowerment and unification of all things BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color),” a press release shares. Similar to the melting pot that is America,...

Nov 27, 2020

Silicon Valley's Buzzy 'Clubhouse' App Makes Waves in Tech and Causes Controversy For Users

The next hottest voice chat app out of Silicon Valley just might be a new breeding ground for controversy and contempt for its users. If you’ve been following along online for the past few days, you’ll know that Clubhouse — a live audio platform still in its private Beta stage — has the potential to lead the pack for new buzzy social media apps this year. Screenshots from Clubhouse/ Credit: Business Insider; Sriram Krishnan, Ben Parr What is Clubhouse exactly? Currently, it’s an invite-only, group voice-chat social network that allows users to speak to each other in real time. The only way to gain access to the app is to reportedly be invited by an already established member on the platform. From there, users can start their own dedicated groups or casual chat groups to speak with followers and other fellow users on any and all topics. In the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, the app’s spontaneous means of communication caught the eye of hundreds of users and quickly became a breakout...

Oct 14, 2020