“The lapses of disconnect between me and my avatar are occasional, but odd”
“social media nurtures the impulse to speak”
“bloggers have reached the level of pop culture acceptance that comes w/ having a dog do their jobs for comedic effect”
“since the election of Barack Obama, the worldview of online hate groups has become more violent”
“the vaunted FiveThirtyEight model is only as good as the data it runs through its algorithm”
“Items that evoke sadness or contentment are unlikely to spur the clicks and conversations that lead to virality”
“Now a slightly more stomach-churning bit of online past can be yours with a custom Goatse email address”
“the anxious and microfamous risk their reputation and the immediate deciding outcome is likes, reblogs”
“few things make me contemplate digitally-mediated sociality the way being unwillingly cut off from it does”
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