“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”
Nathan is on Twitter [@nathanjurgenson] and Tumblr [nathanjurgenson.com].
We live in a cyborg society. Technology has infiltrated the most fundamental aspects of our lives: social organization, the body, even our self-concepts. This blog chronicles our new, augmented reality.
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