Now that I’m here, I find that seemingly tiny details and tonal choices can have a big impact over how a story is perceived. There may yet be Times readers out there, for instance, who don’t know what #TBT stands for, and lack the internet-native reflex to just Google it. But if I explain what #TBT means in a piece, internet-savvy readers will see it as a big flashing sign that says: “THIS COLUMN ISN’T FOR YOU.” So I leave it be.
The internet can make you
feel like you have all of this
control over the political
“Internetting with Amanda Hess.”
(ALL IMAGES SOURCED
FROM THE INTERNET)
“Pokemon Go to the polls.”
Hillary Clinton was famously
one of the least charismatic politicians. “I’m just chillin’
in Cedar Rapids.”
But on the internet, her image
took on a life of its own.
Seven years ago I wrote about rampant sexual harassment at the Marijuana Policy Project, led by director Rob Kampia. he went to "therapy" and came back a few months later. now he's finally stepping down. hmm! https://t.co/f6pt2Ap7uQ
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