Friday, Jul 10, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Ron Gregg
Jump Cut (March 2009)

YouTube is a site of both pleasure and danger, self-invention and mass-mediation and has become a powerful cultural force for queer youth that deserves our attention.

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— James Gleick (The New York Review of Books, 18 August 2011)
Daniel Ek’s Spotify: Music’s Last Best Hope
— Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg Businessweek, 13 July 2011)
How the Internet Transformed the American Rave Scene
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— Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave, and Lucas Graves (Columbia Journalism Review, 10 May 2011)
Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?
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— Emilie Prattico (Cafebabel, 16 July 2010)
New Orleans’s Gender-Bending Rap
— Jonathan Dee (The New York Times Magazine, 25 July 2010)
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— Andrew O'Hehir (Salon, 29 January 2010)
A Risky Proposal: Is It Too Soon to Petition the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?
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The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage
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How a Few New Yorkers Are Trying to Save the Hunted Gay Men of Iraq
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//Mixed media

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

// Marginal Utility

"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

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