#BlackTwitter Stops Juror B37’s Book Deal
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#BlackTwitter Stops Juror B37’s Book Deal

2003

Google obtains Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger. In December, Google Book Search (originally called Google Print) is released.

Fun fact: The American Dialect Society voted “google” the “most useful” word of the year in 2002 at the top of this year.

If there’s one thing social media rarely gets credit for, it’s facilitating the exchange of meaningful ideas, igniting movements and mobilizing a younger demographic to bring about social change.

It’s been three days since a jury of six women found George Zimmerman guilty on all charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin, and emotions are still running high with people taking to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to weigh in on the matter. When literary agent Sharlene Martin released a statement on Monday that a member of the jury, “Juror B37,” would write a book about the case, the Twitterverse refused to stay mum about the news.

One passionate Twitter user, Genie Lauren, known on the platform as @MoreAndAgain, began circulating a Change.org petition that ultimately led Juror B37’s book deal to fold:

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