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Teens Don't Use Twitter (Why Should They?)

Star intern Matthew Robson’s report on teen Internet use has one key takeaway: for teens, the Internet is fun, and that might be all that it is.

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I Saw You: Comics, the Internet, and Everyday Life

In this Iconographies feature, I Saw You will be used as a spring-board to understanding how the internet might be examined and made sense of through comics.

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15 Second Theater Presents…

PopShots introduces 15 Second Theater -- radically distilled dramatic readings designed to accommodate the contemporary attention span.

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We Are United in Our Digital Isolation

The paradox of the new media is that for each face-to-face interaction we sacrifice, we open up the possibility of connecting with thousands of like-minded people.

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The Public Display of the Private Individual

As a professor of mine once opined, it is the shift from Rockwell's paranoid "I always feel like somebody's watching me" to the insistence that someone need be watching to validate private feelings.

Ben Medeiros
Technology

Google and the End of Wisdom

What today’s students do not realize is that what Google provides is sometimes fact and oftentimes opinion – but never answers.

Bob Batchelor
Books

The Peep Diaries by Hal Niedzviecki

Niedzviecki holds a party for his 700 Facebook followers, but is dismayed when only one person is willing to actually show up.

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The Power of Story in the Digital Age

In an age where Twitter and Google seem to be taking over the world, how do people communicate information in a meaningful and memorable manner? They tell a story.

Catherine Ramsdell
Technology

Screaming In Digital: The New Media Generation's Inner War

Both Twitter and Facebook are attempts to inject organic humanity into the cold, artificial realm of networking technologies -- our humanity cannot survive the conversion process.

D.C. Elliott
Technology

Pixelated Brains and New Media: Part Two

Pixelated Brains continues... Today: “The Power of Story in the Digital Age” argues that the ancient art of storytelling emerges from the random bytes of factoids. “Screaming in Digital” asserts that we are permanently altering the DNA of communication.

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Surfing Alone: Is Digital Technology Destroying Relationships?

On the Internet, we must continually ask ourselves what we are doing, to borrow Twitter's slogan, which sounds at turns like a taunt, a greeting, and an admonishment from God.

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And Then There's This by Bill Wasik

Wasik examines nanostories and how they are spread through the viral culture of the Internet. This may be one of the most important works of non-fiction on the digital age.

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YouTube's Budget Travel Through Space & Time – Yours & Mine

I was momentarily freaked out that I was stuck in the afterglow of The Summer of Love for so long, but I trusted it, went with the synaptic flow, and discovered YouTube’s true power.

Devin Harner
Technology

Pixelated Brains and New Media: Part One

In Pixelated Brains, a four-part section spanning June and July, we consider: R WE UNABL 2 THNK & COMMUNIC8 N MENINGFL WYZ NE MORE? Today: In "YouTube’s BudgetTravel through Space & Time – Yours & Mine" by Devin Harner and "24 Tweets" by Michael Dare.

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24 Tweets

Having to bop back & forth between Facebook & MySpace & Plaxo & Blogger & Skype & Twitter is just too fucking much & I’m wading thru all thi[0!]

Michael Dare
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The Future is an Empty Room

As digital technology consolidates its conquest of the known universe, emptying our living spaces and assimilating our lives, all that will be left in our future is space. Lots and lots of empty space.


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