An epilogue to the episode titled, “Why Isn’t the Internet the ‘Real’ World?” Dylan and Zach consider a phenomena that might be in tension with Zach’s idea that we, in some vague and unarticulated way, take the internet to occupy a lower level of reality. It isn’t the “real world.” The episode is about the sentiment behind the phrase, “pics or it didn’t happen.” What should we make of the idea that, in some cases (like with relationships, vacations, or jobs), we say that something isn’t real until it is posted online?
Dylan and Zach provide a recap and some corrections to the previous episode. Then they dig into the role that the internet has in documentation. (Then there is a digression into the role of social media in the world.) They finish by addressing the crucial issue: does ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ show that Zach is wrong? No spoilers!
Listen to the previous episode: https://thevimblog.com/2019/04/23/why-isnt-the-online-world-the-real-world/
Read the article: https://thevimblog.com/2018/07/24/online-life-and-real-life/
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