It's official, Black Twitter has made it.
The almighty, powerful force that is the social media community behind "Paula's Best Dishes" and Black BuzzFeed, and is even responsible for snatching away the book deal dreams of Zimmerman trial juror B37 has left us in awe once again by scoring a page on Wikipedia.
The Black Twitter Wikipedia page, which was posted on Wednesday, defines it as a "cultural identity in the Twitter social network focused on issues of interest to the black community, particularly in the United States."
It goes on to chronicle African-Americans’ over-indexing use of the social network, and the distinctly different ways the community interacts on the site, as well as the entity's influence on social change.
Of course, once Black Twitter heard the news, Black Twitter did what Black Twitter does best-- erupt into full-blown commentary. Here are a couple of gems:
Such is the fascination w/ Black Twitter that there's a Wiki page? Like a whole, quoted & referenced Wiki page dawg? http://t.co/ryeNr12DM9
— nancioishiphop (@nancioishiphop) August 21, 2013
I'm curious to know what other twitter subcultures have their own wikipedia page. I'm sure just black twitter. http://t.co/qk1bsshYVr
— Brian Patrick Davis! (@blacksocialite) August 19, 2013
Black Twitter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://t.co/BNfMY9rCXP (Black Twitter has a wiki page and SA gets a mention)
— Father Your Dads (@khanyisile) August 19, 2013
So does this mean Black twitter is more popular than Karlie Red? Or did she finally get that wikipedia page?
— Mr. Anderson Show (@noJOEkingaround) August 19, 2013
After seeing that Black Twitter Wikipedia page I think I'm officially over this entire thing.
— Stefan Twerquelle (@070180) August 19, 2013
What are your thoughts on the Black Twitter Wikipedia page?