[Ads-l] "yt [white] women"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 28 22:35:13 UTC 2020

The following are the earliest three syntactic matches for "YT People"
according to advanced twitter search. The twitter search engine
sometimes does not show all matches. The phrase "YT People" is
ambiguous. The third match apparently refers to the horror film "Saw"
and seems to provide a solid semantic match. I do not know whether the
first two tweets have the desired sense

Timestamp: 9:18 PM · Apr 24, 2008
Identity: Sam Proof #livestreaming #mobcrush #streaming @Samproof
[Begin excerpt]
woot featured on YT People & Blogs - http://tinyurl.com/56zfnt
tonight I'm celebrating by eating food!
[End excerpt]

Timestamp: 8:00 PM · Jun 16, 2008
Identity: Philip DeFranco @PhillyD
[Begin excerpt]
back to the hotel.  no idea what to do tonight.  All the YT people are
[End excerpt]

Timestamp: 2:08 PM · Jul 25, 2008
Identity: Baepriℓ @owldara112
Replying to @DirtyWhoreleb
[Begin excerpt]
@DirtyWhoreleb ditto...SAW is the TRUTH...nothing like blood, guts &
seeing YT people run all while enjoying lightly buttered popcorn...
[End excerpt]

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 5:05 PM Alice Faber <afaber at panix.com> wrote:
> On 1/28/20 3:42 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
> > I just saw this in a thread on Facebook about reactions to Kobe Bryant's
> > awful death: https://www.facebook.com/31712671/posts/10103591004654998/,
> > the thread beginning with Jocelyn Sawyer's comment. As far as I've read,
> > she's the only one who used it there, so I can't tell if it's an
> > idiosyncrasy or on a wider (subculture?) txt vocabulary.
> >
> It's extremely, extremely common in Twitter feeds of activist black
> women, and I've been aware of it for at least 5 years.
> AF
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