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Black Lives Matter is just one movement whose online presence took root among black Twitter users.
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One person’s bubble can be another person’s safe space — a place where you don’t have to pretend and where you can feel supported and understood. For many black Americans, that place is Twitter. Media scholar Meredith Clark explains why.

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Doug Rushkoff believes personal technology is having an insidious effect on our relationship with time. He calls it “present shock.”

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For three decades, MIT professor Sherry Turkle's been looking at the ways we interact with machines. She believes our digital devices are taking a toll on our personal relationships.

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Chuck Klosterman thinks the Internet has ruined a lot of things, including death.

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Filmmaker Astra Taylor wants to reclaim the democratic potential of personal technology.

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Alexander Weinstein’s “Children of the New World” is a collection of cautionary tales about extreme emotional attachment to software and silicon.  

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