Tag: social media
It's the outrage scavenger hunt! Hooray! It's time to get offended! Time to get outraged! What fun! What's this? Is that a white woman wearing a kimono? Appropriation! Let's all pile on and ruin her life! It's time to make a difference. Did someone ignorant share an extreme opinion you don't like? We can't just … Continue reading Scavengers
“Humble selfie” is the perfect oxymoron for our times. I realize that most people who do the whole selfie thing probably have no idea what I'm talking about here. Not just that they don't know what the word oxymoron means (although most probably don't), but that they aren't able to get why it is oxymoronic. … Continue reading Humble Selfie
In social media the user is simultaneously the consumer and the product; just as we are both the audience and performer. It does not end there, though. In this modern economy of commodified outrage, the offended are so often offensive in turn. It's a cycle that self-perpetuates and enriches the host of the arena. Free … Continue reading Blurred Lines
Is getting offended about people being offended a satirical critique of the blurring of the subject/object lines in our social media worlds, or are some people just unconscious dickheads with no capacity for self-reflection?