tracks mentions of homophobic slurs used on Twitter in real-time. There are a ton of lessons about hate speech we could delve into, but that’s not the point of my post. No, I want to look at the statistics here.

First off, here are the stats for today:

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I clicked over to the All Time tab and saw the following graph. Anything stand out to you?

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You see that spike on the pink, “No homo” line? What the heck is that all about? Click on it and you learn it happened on June 2.

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What happened on June 2, 2013 to cause that huge spike in the use of “No homo” on Twitter? Thanks to a little creative Googling, my friend @park_star thinks she has the answer. You want go give it a try?

h/t Eliot, with whom I teach.