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Sexting through Snapchat

When new communications technology emerges, there is usually a social fear that arises with it: “Watching television will corrupt your mind!” “Sleeping next to your cell phone will cause cancer!” “Quick and easy access to search engines on the Internet will shorten your attention span!” (quoted from author) These dystopian deterministic fears are common and […]

A taste of who we are…

Whether it is a selfie, your view, your dog, your mom 2o years back, your car, the meal you just had or about to have, or even just something cool… What we post on Instagram, is so more than just an image… In his article Social Network Profiles as Taste Performances, Hugo Liu talks about […]

The Microcelebrities of Vine

In Zeynep Tufekci’s, Social Movements, the Attention Economy and Microcelebrity Networked Activism, she covers these three topics by narrowing in on the key actions that a person can take to gain publicity for themselves or for a cause. I know you may be thinking, “this was just published in March 2013” but that is exactly […]