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We can model trends (cultural adoption) the same way we model technological adoption. There are innovators who create the trend and define the paradigm. There are early adopters who pioneer its usage and evangelize to their peers. In the _...Read More_
We can model trends (cultural adoption) the same way we model technological adoption. There are innovators who create the trend and define the paradigm. There are early adopters who pioneer its usage and evangelize to their peers. In the _...Read More_
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>"The “Deep Nostalgia” face animator conflates the desire to honor the past with an impulse to appropriate it"
>"The “Deep Nostalgia” face animator conflates the desire to honor the past with an impulse to appropriate it"
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TikTok is a corporate product generating multibillion-dollar revenues for its owners, but some of its users have carved out space within it for a new culture of youth _...Read More_
TikTok is a corporate product generating multibillion-dollar revenues for its owners, but some of its users have carved out space within it for a new culture of youth _...Read More_
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"TikTok is a sign of the future, which already feels like a thing of the past. It is the clock counting down our fifteen seconds of fame, the sound the _...Read More_
"TikTok is a sign of the future, which already feels like a thing of the past. It is the clock counting down our fifteen seconds of fame, the sound the _...Read More_
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If TikTok is a talent show, then it’s rigged towards the popular kids, which itself is biased towards thinness, _...Read More_
If TikTok is a talent show, then it’s rigged towards the popular kids, which itself is biased towards thinness, _...Read More_
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“If we define movies as primarily a directors’ medium, and television belongs to writers, then online videos are the editors’ form.”
“If we define movies as primarily a directors’ medium, and television belongs to writers, then online videos are the editors’ form.”
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"He was asked if he would date a trans woman. He was repeatedly told, upon responding no, that his answer was transphobic."
"He was asked if he would date a trans woman. He was repeatedly told, upon responding no, that his answer was transphobic."
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>Instagram is coordinating with other social media platforms, including Twitter and TikTok, to ban users who have been involved in stealing hundreds of single-word user names. These short, covetable handles, known as “O.G. user names” _...Read More_
>Instagram is coordinating with other social media platforms, including Twitter and TikTok, to ban users who have been involved in stealing hundreds of single-word user names. These short, covetable handles, known as “O.G. user names” _...Read More_
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>"How algorithmic feeds conflate identity with diagnosis"
>"How algorithmic feeds conflate identity with diagnosis"
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YouTube Is Profiting Off Creeps Hacking a Sexy, Body-Positive TikTok Challenge
YouTube Is Profiting Off Creeps Hacking a Sexy, Body-Positive TikTok Challenge
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>"The whaling story behind 'Soon May the Wellerman Come' reminds us of the crucial connections between Māori and Europeans that shaped early 19th century settlement."
>"The whaling story behind 'Soon May the Wellerman Come' reminds us of the crucial connections between Māori and Europeans that shaped early 19th century settlement."
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Among many online subcultures and communities, there is an online space which rejects Internet-era aesthetics in exchange for the soft glow and calm reminiscent of romantic paintings. Rustic picnics,flowing garments, embroidery tutorials _...Read More_
Among many online subcultures and communities, there is an online space which rejects Internet-era aesthetics in exchange for the soft glow and calm reminiscent of romantic paintings. Rustic picnics,flowing garments, embroidery tutorials _...Read More_
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>"Nathan Evans’s viral TikTok covers have sparked a huge surge in interest in the formerly neglected genre, making him an _...Read More_
>"Nathan Evans’s viral TikTok covers have sparked a huge surge in interest in the formerly neglected genre, making him an _...Read More_
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>"Whether you’re on the app or not, you can’t deny its fashion impact in 2020."
>"Whether you’re on the app or not, you can’t deny its fashion impact in 2020."