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Antisocial network: how self-deprecation is taking over the internet | Technology | The Guardian
"...in a world of constantly switched-on, ostentatious displays of popularity and people having an ostensibly TOTALLY AWESOME TIME, perhaps it isn't surprising that things would start to pitch in the opposite direction (known as JOMO, joy of missing out)."
society  internet  illusions 
may 2016 by kevan
The Growth of the Internet and the Happy Recession
"The web offers cheap social status. [...] Given the opportunity to switch from a difficult contest for social status to an easier one, people will tend to opt for the most difficult contest they have any shot at winning. Thus, online communities tend to encourage marginal corporate climbers to be satisfied with worse career outcomes, so long as they’re still well-liked within their online subculture."
internet  society  future 
january 2012 by kevan

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