Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Nicolais: Twitter locked me out — for a ubiquitous cultural reference

Forget Skynet or The Matrix. Social media algorithms have already come for me. Last week Twitter officially suspended one of my accounts. Generally, I support social media companies cleaning up the cesspools of bile that proliferate on their platforms. I have been an ardent opponent of bloodlust rhetoric, support efforts to combat dangerous disinformation and […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Politics and Government

What we can learn from the 10,000 tweets sent by Colorado’s congressional delegation in 2021

Colorado’s congressional delegation took to Twitter in 2021 to extol their policies, raise money and take jabs at their enemies, not necessarily in that order.  The state’s seven U.S. House members and two U.S. Senators tweeted 10,052 times in 2021 from both personal and congressional accounts. The Colorado Sun analyzed those tweets to identify a […]

Posted inTechnology

A former DU student launched an app to change charitable giving. Now he hopes to turn it into the next big social media platform.

Nearly three years ago, Reyn Aubrey abandoned his business studies at the University of Denver to launch a digital application called PocketChange, which reimagined charitable giving by offering individuals the power to turn online inspiration into small, instant donations. He thought he was thinking big. But on second thought, he wasn’t thinking big enough. The […]