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HEY! This Is Important: Vol. 8

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

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On Vulture, I caught a surprisingly thorough discussion of the Twitter etiquette surrounding praise: is it ever acceptable to retweet it?

As is typically the case, it turns out the correct answer is the opposite of what Donald Trump does.

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11. January 2015 by jamesfacts
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Internet Culture Lives On Twitter


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Twitter is the most valuable social network for anyone who earns a living thinking or making. It’s like eavesdropping on the cultural nerve center of the internet. Twitter is where ideas are born, where public intellectuals square off, and where the most noteworthy creativity on the internet bubbles to the surface.

Everyone has heard the lame old trope that likens Twitter to a water cooler. I would posit it more closely resembles a cocktail party. On Twitter, you get to select your guests, and they speak freely, sharing a glimpse into what is going on that matters.

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11. September 2014 by jamesfacts
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