HEY! This Is Important: Vol. 9

HEY! This Is Important is a (semi) weekly series in which I examine developments in the past week that impact internet culture.


Scott Dadich, EIC of WIRED, released a fascinating memo on office cleanliness, revealing himself to be a total lunatic. I guess we should have seen this coming.

Likely the best thing on the internet last week was a revealing piece on teen social media use, privilege and perspective from danah boyd. TL;DR — the habits of one extremely well-off teen are not representative of all society!

I’m quoted (or at least Twitter embedded) on a CBC piece about everyone’s favorite millennial listicle publisher. Yes, I am referring, of course, to John Boehner and his Taylor Swift gifs.

Conventional wisdom holds that technology increases stress levels and introduces harmful pressure. That may be the case at times, but an interesting Pew study on Facebook finds that often, social media makes users happier.

Susan Sontag had (would have had?) a birthday. Happy Birthday, Susan Sontag!


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I’m a student at General Assembly entering the Web Dev Immersive program. My passion is exploring how the internet is working to reshape culture. Find me on Twitter or

18. January 2015 by jamesfacts
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