Why study the Internet?

"We don't use the expression 'IRL.' We say 'AFK.' But that's another issue. We think that the internet is for real."

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Facebook – The World’s Largest Communication Lab?

In the last several years, it has become increasingly apparent that social media and the rapid proliferation of online communication has had a significant influence on the U.S. political process. Despite the ongoing tendency to refer to the Internet as a "virtual world" that somehow exists wholly separately from the so-called "real world" the fact … Continue reading Facebook – The World’s Largest Communication Lab?

“Well what do you mean by that?” – Being Mixed-Race

I’ve never really considered myself the type to write these kinds of longform think-pieces. However, I’ve recently been grappling with the issues of race, identity, and my own experiences in higher education. And perhaps the longform think-piece is best outlet for me. This is something that is difficult for me to write. For the last … Continue reading “Well what do you mean by that?” – Being Mixed-Race