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Kaitlyn Tiffany Argues for Fandom’s Undeniable Influence on Life Online

Kaitlyn Tiffany Argues for Fandom’s Undeniable Influence on Life Online

Kaitlyn Tiffany’s history of fandom and its influence on life online, Everything I Need I Get From You, is both lighthearted and erudite.

‘War in 140 Characters’ Is to the Point

‘War in 140 Characters’ Is to the Point

David Patrikarakos has written an engaging narrative that covers the activities and surroundings of eight 21st century social media crusaders.

Roseanne Barr: A Curdled Avatar of White Resentment

Roseanne Barr: A Curdled Avatar of White Resentment

Anybody surprised by the conspiratorial sitcom star's latest rant hasn't been paying attention to what Trump Nation has been trying to tell us.

A 21st-century Muckraker Pierces the Heart of the Internet in ‘Reading the Comments’

A 21st-century Muckraker Pierces the Heart of the Internet in ‘Reading the Comments’

If Eggers' The Circle gave us a glance at the inimical nature of social media via Orwell’s idea of “groupthink”, then Reagle takes us even deeper into why we love to comment on anything and everything.
The Gospel According to Ricky Gervais (in 140 Characters or Less)

The Gospel According to Ricky Gervais (in 140 Characters or Less)

One of today's most accomplished and revered comedic minds has jettisoned himself onto the frontlines of the culture wars where he wittily battles on behalf of humanism, reason, and secularism.
Considering Twitter: An Interview with App Artist Nora Reed

Considering Twitter: An Interview with App Artist Nora Reed

Twitter is a place where bots prevail. And where they don't rule, people, acting like bots, rule. This uneasy person-bot rapprochement offers a fertile space for artistic exploration.

What Would Jessica Fletcher Tweet?

Isn’t It Always Complicated, When It Comes to Teens?

Isn’t It Always Complicated, When It Comes to Teens?

Hangouts at a drive-in theater, bowling alley, or mall have moved to online spaces as changes in commuting, school districts, and chronic overscheduling of teens means they need a new way to network.
What Does the Success of ‘Sharknado’ Reveal About Social Media?

What Does the Success of ‘Sharknado’ Reveal About Social Media?

In 2013, Syfy's Sharknado became a trending topic on Twitter and a pop culture phenomenon. Here's why none of it matters.

Rob Delaney’s Zany, Surrealist, and Frequently Ribald Humor

In Defense of Wanting to Quit the Internet Because of the 2013 Oscars

In Defense of Twitter as the Devil