Young Women and Social Media

I’m currently reading a lot about the way teenagers use social media, partly for my thesis, and partly based on fascination. One of the aspects that interest me in this context is the connection of speech/voice and space in relation to the new possibilities of the internet. I just finished danah boyd’s great new book …

#IStandwithJamilah and Civil Inattention

Last weekend, Ebony editor Jamilah Lemieux, a Black woman, was severely attacked by (mostly) U.S. republicans after she mistakenly identified a right-wing critic of color as white. (She quickly apologized after realizing her mistake.) Racism ensued. I didn’t follow the mess in close detail, here is a good way to get a sense of it. …

The Value of Snapchat (and Other Image-based Communication)

danah boyd published an interesting post on the value of Snapchat: In a digital world where everyone’s flicking through headshots, images, and text without processing any of it, Snapchat asks you to stand still and pay attention to the gift that someone in your network just gave you. As a result, I watch teens choose …