Internet Nerd Compendium

Internet Nerd Compendium

internet // philosophy // politics // sociology

Year: 2020

The backlash against the sociological imagination

We hear frequently that spending time on social media is bad for our mental health. But this doesn’t tell the whole story – so are there happy parts of the internet? And what is happiness anyway?

Imagine a secretive group who believe they, and they alone, possess secret knowledge that will allow them to deliver the world from darkness.

Virtue signaling is a controversial term often bandied about on the internet as a criticism of both individuals and brands. But what does it mean and where does the term come from? And what is virtue anyway?

Disruption has become somewhat of an industry buzzword, but what does it actually mean? And do the key players claiming to have ‘disruptive’ tech or ideas live up to the hype?

The threat to leave the almost ubiquitous platform of Facebook is practically a meme in of itself – but this time, I mean it. I’m getting off Facebook for good.


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