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The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens | New Republic
It had taken Pizza more than two years to reach this milestone. In late 2010 she had signed up for Tumblr, the then-three-year-old social network, and secured the URL IWantMyFairyTaleEnding.tumblr.com. At first, she mostly posted photos of party outfits—hipster photos, she thought.
Pocket  Tumblr  cyberculture 
october 2016 by j-l-r
How one couple’s wedding photos became an internet meme - BBC News
Adam Harris was initially amused when his wedding pictures went viral. But then the meme turned dark. He writes about his experience for BBC Trending. Weddings are a whirlwind.
Pocket  memes  cyberculture  image.culture 
may 2016 by j-l-r
The Scholarship in Selfies - www.nytimes.com
Consider Parmigianino’s “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror” for what it is: a selfie. Painting a Renaissance masterpiece takes more skill than tapping a camera app, but in the emerging field of selfie studies, they can be part of the same conversation. Cites MARK MARINO
Pocket  image.culture  art  cyberculture 
august 2015 by j-l-r
Daily Dot | 10 reasons why 2012 is the "Year of the GIF"
"GIF got a definitive mark of legitimacy Monday when Oxford English Dictionary officially named it America’s Word of the Year." From reaction GIFs to news/politics.
media.art  cyberculture 
january 2013 by j-l-r
Viral Culture… Before The Internet | The Awl
I'm always in favor of media archaeologies that counter the hype of "new" media, but this article doesn't do enough to distinguish underground hits from memes. Most of the examples are the former -- low-fi amateur productions that garnered an unexpected following. Only one or two have the participatory, collective character that we associate with viral culture on the internet today.
cyberculture  save 
october 2012 by j-l-r
In Search of the Living, Purring, Singing Heart of the Online Cat-Complex
Japan's Cat-Industrial Complex, finally explained in beautiful long-form investigative prose (Wired)
cyberculture  save 
september 2012 by j-l-r
Why the "S&%t X Says to Y" Version of This Meme Exploded
By Alicia Eler / Read Write Web / February 3, 2012 / I'm quoted in this article
june 2012 by j-l-r
The Auto-Tune Revolution — political satire videos fuel ...
"The Auto-Tune Revolution — political satire videos fuel political action around the world" By Dean Schaffer (Stanford) [I'm quoted in article and accompanying video]
media.politics  cyberculture  _me 
july 2011 by j-l-r
Crude, Inconsistent Threat: Understanding Anonymous
an informative and even-handed chronicle of 4chan culture and the Anonymous meme
june 2011 by j-l-r
Netprov - Networked Improv Literature at WRT: Writer Response Theory
Rob Wittig and Mark Marino on the definition and canon of networked improvisational elit, an introduction to their new project Grace Wit and Charm
digital.media  cyberculture 
may 2011 by j-l-r
danah boyd - Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media
super interesting analysis extending the concept of FLOW - EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 5 (September/October 2010): 26–36
october 2010 by j-l-r
The Attention Economy: An Overview by Alex Iskold
a useful beginning reference from RWW (via cryptoxin)
july 2010 by j-l-r
Core2: Interactive Technology and the University
via @mkgold CUNY course that includes units on social networks and cyberculture
pedagogy/internet  remix  cyberculture  syllabus 
february 2010 by j-l-r
Better Than Free - Kevin Kelly
famous blog essay on the eight "generatives" (values that can't be copied) that people will pay for on the internet
labor  cyberculture 
february 2010 by j-l-r
Click:Play - viral video
A selection of viral YouTube videos curated by students the Emerging Media and Communication program at UT Dallas for the Dallas Video Festival.
cyberculture  youtube 
january 2010 by j-l-r
Web Trend Map 4 Final Beta on Flickr
a visual snapshot of the internet in 2009 mapped onto the Tokyo metro - amazing
april 2009 by j-l-r
The New York Times > Brave New World of Digital Intimacy > Clive Thompson
This is the paradox of ambient awareness. Each little update — each individual bit of social information — is insignificant on its own, even supremely mundane. But taken together, over time, the little snippets coalesce into a surprisingly sophisticated portrait of your friends’ and family members’ lives, like thousands of dots making a pointillist painting.
cyberculture  twitter 
september 2008 by j-l-r
Rickrolling: A Timeline « NewTeeVee
Liz Miller takes us through the history of a meme.
april 2008 by j-l-r
the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats - a photoset on Flickr
brilliant cartoons featuring LOLcats in the style of old time hobo comics
august 2007 by j-l-r
EPIC 2014
GOOGLEZON at the Museum of Media History: "it is the year 2014..."
may 2006 by j-l-r
public domain audiobooks for your listening pleasure
february 2006 by j-l-r
Gallery of CSS Descramblers
responses to a DMCA case that barred the distribution of DVD descrambling code. is code speech?
copyright  cyberculture 
february 2006 by j-l-r
Create an e-annoyance, go to jail | Perspectives | CNET News.com
Bush makes it illegal to annoy people anonymously over the internet. this is not a joke.
cyberculture  media.politics 
january 2006 by j-l-r
blog about SEX in MMORPGs
blogs  porn  cyberculture 
january 2006 by j-l-r
Encyclopedia Dramatica
wiki about online drama. both informative and tasteless.
fandom  cyberculture 
november 2005 by j-l-r

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