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Nassim A
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2013 In Review
This is my 52nd blog post on the Internet. I have regaled you, my captivated audience, for 52 weeks this Monday. Oh boy, a meta-post! Having blogged now for a full year, I'm ready to take a break on this project in order to focus on other things. So this is...

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Faces Online
The past couple weeks' blog posts delved into some pretty broad topics that I might not be entirely qualified to talk about! This week, I wanted to tone things down and talk about something simpler. This is me. Well, it's me circa a year and a half ago. But...

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Widening Epicenters
Online culture is a fascinating thing. I've talked about it a lot, pointing out individual community behavior , the sizes and lifespans of online communities, community regulation , and  community leadership . But now I want to ask a broader question: How h...

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Left to obscurity
The other day, I read an article about libertarians, the Internet, and how they're affecting leftist politics . For a moment, I was thrilled - someone else on the Internet was as upset about Internet libertarians as I am ! And then my friends started pointi...

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The Eastern Connection
When people first start hearing about the "depths of the Internet", they inevitably start hearing about 4chan. 4chan has recently  passed its tenth birthday , and is one of the biggest social hubs that exists on the Internet. And then some! However, the web...

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Reddit, Online Hubs, and Street Gangs
Yes, yes, sensational title. Today's thesis is completely crazy and unlikely to actually be correct. But hey, I thought it might be interesting. Of course, this post's written mainly from an American perspective. Reddit has a multifaceted reputation. As one...

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Race and the Internet
Let's talk about race. Well, this'll be good. The Internet is an arena where we are disconnected from defining physical characteristics. Things like race, gender, and other personal traits are only a part of your online identity if you want them to be. But ...

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War of the Gatekeepers
Although the Internet encompasses many things , we often colloquially use the term 'Internet' to refer to what is known as the Web. The Web is the specific part of the Internet where you have web pages and web sites (aha, it all comes together!). The interf...

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Death and the Internet
A family member turned 50 a little while ago. I don't really keep track of family members' birthdays outside of those in my immediate family, so I happened to find out about my cousin's birthday on Facebook. It was a little unsettling to see, because this c...

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Identity Dunces
We've talked about online social justice before, and its profound ability to bring information and perspective to otherwise sheltered individuals. We focused on the most powerful and most socially pressing of the movements, but in reality, there are a varie...
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