Brenda Wardle and the Twitactivism

The most famous hacktivists may be the Internet group Anonymous, but Woke Twitter is causing a storm of its own. In early January 2016, the group exposed racist remarks made by three prominent individuals. Penny Sparrow, Chris Hart and Justin van Vuuren all had charges leveled against them as a result of this information going public, and Hart was suspended from his job at Standard Bank.

The name of the group has its origins in the slang term “woke”, which gained prominence during the Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall movements. The word woke signifies someone becoming socially and politically conscious and focusing on the real issues facing the world, but particularly the United States. It is not limited to race, but also tackles issues of sex and gender.

Woke Twitter is a faceless, anonymous group of “twitactivists” that use social media to propagate the offensive, racist or sexist quotes, pictures or new they find. They spread the information and the perpetrators with the hope that, with the truth out in the open, further steps can be taken. They do not believe America is as welcoming and progressive as it might seem. Woke Twitter is convinced only radical measures will transform the nation. However, this sort of virtual activism allowed because of social media can have real repercussions. People have become frightened, not knowing who is attacking them or sharing their personal information. Some believe that the freedom of speech, no matter how offensive, should not be cause for such aggression and anger being taken out on them.

Brenda Wardle, a legal analyst, does not agree. Wardle was born in East London and is note legal commentator. She holds a Master of Law and has published many books and papers relating to prison time, parole and reversing sentences. She works as the Chief Operating Office at the Wardle School of Law. During her studies, she specialized in many areas including medical law, media law, and constitutional law and fundamental rights.

According to Wardle, the right to human dignity is threatened by these racist, sexist or homophobic messages. She is of the opinion that the threat to the basic humanity of all people is greater than the repercussions of attacking a person’s free speech on sites such as Twitter. Wardle asserts that impinging a person’s dignity is a more serious crime than attacking a person’s words, and defends Woke Twitter for its campaigns.

One thing is certain: the age of privacy is over, and anything said or done risks being published (rightfully so or not) on social media and exposed by groups such as Woke Twitter.

Darius Fisher is Honored for Reputation Management Work

Darius Fisher is someone many in the media go to when question arise about reputation management. Interviews with Fisher have appeared in a number of online magazines and on aggregate news sites. He has discussed the seriousness of negative data in the Google results pages and the folly of making foolish statements on a social media page. Fisher does a lot more than just admonish people. He points out that there are great ways to help improve a harmed reputation.

Online reputation management entails investing in solid strategies for digital marketing and public relations. Darius Fisher’s company, Status Labs, provides expert service in these areas. Thanks to the impressive work Fisher has done with Status Labs, he has been named to PRWeek’s Innovation 50 list.

The Innovation 50 list is compiled by the editors of PRWeek to cast a positive light on those professionals doing new and innovative things in digital marketing. The concept of using online marketing techniques to improve a harmed reputation is surely innovative. The assumption online and digital marketing is solely about generating sales is incorrect. Branding a business or person’s online reputation certainly can be done with good marketing principles.

Fisher is doing more than just being innovative. He is generating revenue. The revenues generated by Status Labs have increased by over 900% since its inception in 2012. Fisher is widely meeting a host of demands.

Such success would not be possible without the brilliant work performed by Status Labs co-founder and president Fisher. Fisher has a great deal of experience in the world of online marketing. He worked as a copywriter and helped craft sharp marketing messages. Fisher understands search engines, social media, and business and personal branding. His knowledge, experience, and skill has allowed Status Labs to reach amazing and deserved heights. 1,500 former clients surely agree.

Fisher is always trying to draw attention to his company in positive ways. This is why he makes himself available for speaking engagements and media interviews. Fisher once served as a political consultant and he deeply understands the huge positives associated with getting a lot of press.

Look for more news and awards to be bestowed upon Fisher and his company in the future.