Category Archives: internet culture

The hamster wheel of digital late modernity…

Unsustainable in just about every sense you can think of (nb Svensson is describing, not endorsing…) Sociologists often refer our time as late modern (Giddens, 1991; Bauman, 2001). Dahlgren (2006) characterises late modernity by identifying two interrelated cultural processes at … Continue reading

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Manuel Castells on “self-communication”

Manuel Castells’ book Networks of Outrage and Hope is a “must-read” (for the purposes of most regular commenters on DT, probably more must-ready than the other great book I just read, Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s “The Black Swan”). I hope to … Continue reading

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Dum Dumb, Dum DUMB: Jaws, T800s and Macbeth

Or “Wilfully “perverse” readings” Three great examples of the humour to be had at deliberate mis-reading.   This review of “Jaws” This mash-up of “Terminator” as a RomCom <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> And James Thurber’s “Macbeth Murder Mystery“

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Proper Tea is theft…

Is not the punchline to this joke.  Let me just go and watch some roaches climb the wall…

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Worst. Phish. Ever.

I mean, really. Shouldn’t they have their scumbag license revoked?

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Banality alert: The internet as campfire

Warm, illuminating, convivial.* But as the major singer-songwriter of the late 20th century warned “the closer you get to the fire the more you get burned.” And so it is with the internet. Too much time (too close) and you’ll … Continue reading

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Are you syrias? Nigerian phishing scam via … “Damascus”?!

And the cheeky sods even used google calendar to “invite” me to this event. That’s a clever way around the spam filters, but I bet it will be shut in a day or three. These “Nigerians” never give up, do … Continue reading

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