Tumblr and Terminology

In the last several weeks, I have been starting to make much more focused effort on my M.A. thesis. For my thesis, I am planning on studying Tumblr's changed adult content policy and how this so-called "porn ban" represented a flashpoint between a platform's corporate owners and its users. I recently defended my prospectus, and … Continue reading Tumblr and Terminology

After 15 minutes, we’re legally allowed to leave

If you ever attended public school at any point for your education, there's a pretty good chance you may have heard this truism at some point. In elementary school, middle school, and high school, there were always whispers of this "rule" that "they" didn't want students to know about. And on the days when everyone … Continue reading After 15 minutes, we’re legally allowed to leave

Ambiguity and Ambivalence: Revisiting Online Disinhibition Effect and Social Information Processing Theory in 4chan’s /g/ and /pol/ Boards

Paper written for my M.A. Communication Theory Seminar. Spring 2019. Numerous communication theories have been established to articulate key differences between computer-mediated communication (CMC) and traditional face-to-face (FtF) interactions in the physical world. Although many aspects of communication remain the same in online settings, people do behave differently once no longer speaking FtF. Social Information … Continue reading Ambiguity and Ambivalence: Revisiting Online Disinhibition Effect and Social Information Processing Theory in 4chan’s /g/ and /pol/ Boards