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Great piece by @shivaaaamm, teen journalist for i-D Magazine, writing about his generations experience with politics online. "Neo-fascists are using social media platforms to spread racism, homophobia, transphobia and sexism. " ...Read More
Doomer, Gloomer, Bloomer, Zoomer, Boomer explained. The piece itself is not as sensational as the title but it is a bit disturbing to see how quickly these types of memes get coopted by extremist movements.
Good thread about this from @robhorning “the "fakeness" of deepfakes is not necessarily supposed to trick people; viewers know it's fake and enjoy seeing a hidden "truth" revealed symbolically ...Read More
just in case fact hadn't been beaten to pulp already: "traditionally researchers have used a large number of images to create a talking head model, a new technique can achieve it by few, or potentially even one image." ...Read More
Really interesting research PDF/book by artist Joshua Citarella, Politigram & the Post Left Focused on: "A group of libertarian teenagers whose online activity began to rapidly heat up in 2015 alongside the American primary races. ...Read More
"The platform is likely where the next great battle against misinformation will be fought, and yet it has largely escaped scrutiny. Part of this is due to its reputation among older users, who generally use it to post personal photos, follow aspirational accounts, and keep in touch with friends. Many ...Read More
This article provides a succinct macro-level introduction to the concept of applying blockchain technology towards a relatively novel use, namely the tokenization of memes and the subsequent creation of economies surrounding the exchange and curation of those tokenized memes. It also delves into aspects of why such an application of ...Read More
Cannot deny Relevant's gamified arena of meme fitness is exciting but how long before emergent social/economic exploits become apparent? Anyway some hashtags for the article as that seems to be incentive for reward here:
"Jia Tolentino on how Donald Trump, Jr., embodies the “large adult son” meme, an Internet joke inspired by Mike Huckabee’s sons, David and John Mark."