Entries Tagged as 'gentrification'

Friday, March 20th, 2015

SXSW 2015: The End of Techno-Joy

  Art by: Sue Zola   I used to be pretty excited about technology. I’ve worked in social media since before the term existed; I co-created an app, I wrote pretty rah-rah-tech essays that people liked, like “Why Iron Man is the First 21st Century Superhero” (hint: his relationship to tech). I, like you, side-eyed wet blankets like […]

Friday, September 7th, 2007

facebook: cyber-suburbia

in her essay “Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace” a few months ago, danah boyd offered her observations on the dichotomy she was seeing emerge in user-demographic trends on myspace/facebook. a dichotomy that involves such ethnographic aspects as lifestyle, heritage, even aesthetics, for instance. MySpace became popular through the bands and fans dynamic […]