On the whole, academia is quite anti-popular writing

Mainstream sociology & history have a bias towards thinking that nothing is new, ever, & thus ignored the internet

Use the emoticons & gift-wrap your message for data-miners or stick to plain English & limit yr audience to humans

I was hoping one of my cat vines was popular, not this tragedy

Think very carefully about whether tragedies belong on Vine, and about whether you should put them there

Goatse was the perfect totem for a burgeoning web culture that prized free speech and unpredictability

Jenna Marbles already embodies the future of celebrity

Digital dualism can blind us to the real and serious problems of online vigilantism

Facebook invites us to forget we even had a self before Timeline was there to organize it

the emoticon scheme makes us shoppers for new, bonus feelings à la carte

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