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Ian Bogost


“Social media is hyperactive”

The terms social network and social media are used interchangeably now, but they shouldn’t be. A social network is an idle, inactive system – a Rolodex of contacts, a notebook of sales targets, a yearbook of possible soul mates. But social media is active – hyperactive, really – spewing material across those networks instead of leaving them alone until needed.

From the essay “The Age of Social Media Is Ending”

— 10 Nov 2022

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