Doug Hamlin

1031 days ago

I’m often asked to explain what makes internet culture different from some previous mode of human experience, and the maybe boring answer is that it is not always so different. There is a temptation to overemphasize the novelty of internet culture, but our media, economic system and values did not spontaneously appear in, like, 1996. I sometimes think about the internet as a fun house mirror, a tool for stretching and magnifying existing dynamics.

When Online Procrastination Is Your Job

There’s a reason that logging off is very important to Amanda Hess, a critic at large who covers the internet and the culture it creates.