best of 2012

off the top of my head, these are the posts i most remember and think about from 2012 in no particular order 

most “important” (need a better word)

It’s Trigger Warning Week by Laurie Penny

Twitterland by Malcolm Harris

Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web by Adrian Chen


Speaking in Tongues by Sarah Nicole Prickett

The Death of the Cyberflâneur by Evgeny Morozov

Quantum Drift by Miranda Trimmier

most correct

The Myth of Cyberspace by PJ Rey

Social Media’s Small, Positive Role in Human Relationships by Zeynep Tufekci

Facebook in the Age of Facebook by Rob Horning

2012 was a cool year because I got to meet everyone except two on this list in person. I also wrote some stuff:

top 5 of my own writing from 2012

The IRL Fetish in The New Inquiry

The Facebook Eye in The Atlantic

Against Ted in The New Inquiry

Pinterest and Feminism at Cyborgology

Speaking in Memes in The New Inquiry

seems pretty obvious from this list that The New Inquiry was a big part of my 2012 - special thanks to all of them, especially Rob Horning, who edited my essays. those three TNI essays ended up with me live on the radio with CBC’s Q program, live on the air on NPR’s The Kojo Namdi Show (broadcast live to DC), and Al Jazeera English television. The IRL Fetish essay was covered widely, even at The New York Times. i hope to see lots more of them in 2013, especially as the conference i run with PJ Rey moves up to their home, NYC, in March. More info on that:

Theorizing the Web

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    Great list by Jurgenson, as usual. Things off the top of my head to add (for varying reasons): The Web We Lost - Anil...
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