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Social Networking


Making Friends of Trolls

Spring 2019Caitrin Keiper on finding familiar faces behind the black mirror

Imagine All the People

Spring 2019James Poulos on how the fantasies of the TV era created the disaster of social media

The Emergent Order of Twitter

Spring 2019Andy Smarick on why the platform should be fixed from the bottom up, not the top down

The Distance Between Us

Spring 2019Micah Meadowcroft on why we act badly when we don’t speak face-to-face

Do You Know Who Your ‘Friends’ Are?

Spring 2019Ashley May on why treating others well online requires defining our relationships

The Four Facebooks

Spring 2019Nolen Gertz on misinformation, manipulation, dependency, and distraction

How Not to Regulate Social Media

Spring 2019Shoshana Weissmann on proposed privacy and bot laws that would do more harm than good

Preserving Real-Life Childhood

Spring 2019Naomi Schaefer Riley on why decency online requires raising kids who know life offline

The Inescapable Town Square

Spring 2019L. M. Sacasas on how social media combines the worst parts of past eras of communication

The Ruin of the Digital Town Square

April 30, 2019