51 min

Evolving Internet Culture with Default Friend The Deep End by ODF

    • Technology

Today's guest is "Default Friend," an internet personality who writes about internet culture and digital communities.

Our discussion starts by using the recent Taylor Lorenz controversy regarding her story on Libs of TikTok to launch into a broader discussion of how the internet and tech are reported on, and why there’s a one-dimensional focus on fear mongering or trend analysis in media coverage of internet culture and digital communities.

We then broaden our conversation to the different eras of the internet and its evolution through time, including the cultural effects of digital communities migrating from one platform to the next, the reversal of the sex-positive movement online, and why big tech vs. crypto vs. luddites may soon replace the culture wars.

It’s a fascinating glimpse into the past and the future of the internet which highlights the increasing convergence between the internet and “real life”.

Today's guest is "Default Friend," an internet personality who writes about internet culture and digital communities.

Our discussion starts by using the recent Taylor Lorenz controversy regarding her story on Libs of TikTok to launch into a broader discussion of how the internet and tech are reported on, and why there’s a one-dimensional focus on fear mongering or trend analysis in media coverage of internet culture and digital communities.

We then broaden our conversation to the different eras of the internet and its evolution through time, including the cultural effects of digital communities migrating from one platform to the next, the reversal of the sex-positive movement online, and why big tech vs. crypto vs. luddites may soon replace the culture wars.

It’s a fascinating glimpse into the past and the future of the internet which highlights the increasing convergence between the internet and “real life”.

51 min

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