Life used to be so inconvenient prior to the internet. There were no one-button presses to satisfy every want, no Google to find every answer, no screen through which to mediate every bit of communication. You had to talk to people in all their glory, ugliness, prejudice and promise. And if you wanted to get… Continue reading The era of the performer rises as civility plummets and partisanship spreads
Paying to pin a status update is another step in capitalism’s long slog to commercialize every aspect of human life.