"But as long as others re-share what you share, your being is secure. You are rippling throughout the network, and you can hear the reassuring echoes"
"But the “viral self” remains an aspiration, even when disparate viral-content sites flame out. Social media supply the infrastructure for a kind of everyday epidemiology of oneself, of one’s social infectiousness"
"he can no longer tell the difference between stories he finds interesting and stories that will be popular. “If it’s not worth posting then I’m not interested"
"Despite Disney’s futurist/modernist designs, this massive project of flattening history, future, technology, and science into an eternal and consumable present, sold as a perfect childhood experience seamlessly combining fun and education, sounds rather more like the vanguard of End of History postmodernism"
identity performance isn’t about deceiving others but deceiving your self into existence
announcing Theorizing the Web 2014! #TtW14
as many of you all know, i co-founded/run a conference called Theorizing the Web. here are all the 2014 details, including expanding to a two-day event and the killer warehouse space we’re doing it in. this is going to be fun! theorizingtheweb.org