online communities

Jan
20
Trump, QAnon and the limits of the “viral” metaphor to describe online communities

Trump, QAnon and the limits of the “viral” metaphor to describe online communities

Deplatforming Trump and QAnon won’t kill the movement. But it might just stop it growing as fast.
6 min read
Jul
06
Facebook is an accelerator of our toxic times, not its cause

Facebook is an accelerator of our toxic times, not its cause

Facebook has merely harnessed and amplified the networks already at work online. Blaming the symptom for the problem is no route to a solution.
7 min read
May
13
Lockdown journalism digest: virtual worlds, newsletters and the influencer evolution

Lockdown journalism digest: virtual worlds, newsletters and the influencer evolution

Some more reading to help you navigate the emerging information ecosystem of our pandemic age.
3 min read
Oct
21
The most toxic community on the internet is homeless

The most toxic community on the internet is homeless

8chan, home of mass shooters, QAnon and the cradle of GamerGate is fidnig it hard to get back online. And its founder it working to keep it that way.
2 min read
Feb
22
From nihilistic lulz to the White House: 4chan and Trump's electing coalition

From nihilistic lulz to the White House: 4chan and Trump's electing coalition

Dale Beran has written a fascinating and compelling long read, drawing a direct line from 4chan springing to life from
1 min read
Dec
11
Le Web 3: The Old Media Strikes Back

Le Web 3: The Old Media Strikes Back

An unfulfilling LeWeb discussion about online communities and the media.
1 min read