A Technology Reading List: Is Being Inaccessible A Symbol Of Status?

smartphone-landscapeAn aggregated reading list of the best, in-depth thinking from around the web on the impact of technology and social media, curated by Nathan Jurgenson and Cyborgology.

the ipad pathetically asks: “Do you still think I’m pretty?”, shifting the gendered allusions into full culmination

by blending it with a more Victorian medium of calligraphy, the texts became more substantial in effect

people conceptualize the world into online and offline, which makes for a lot of very awkward experiences

an implicit assumption that any space characterized by digital media must somehow be less real than one that isn’t

Why is it so much easier to blame Facebook than look at the misogyny & hatred it reflects?

Surface, however, is like the Gaga, Ke$ha, or perhaps even Miley of tablet computing

the consistency in online iterations of the travelers’ gaze

The fact that the Supreme Court itself has links to its own Web site that no longer function shows the depth of the link rot problem

In some circles, being inaccessible is a status symbol

the intention behind the looking matters the most

clothing that does not move, rigid materials that force a body into an idealized appearance

romance was alive and well in the Instagram iteration of their marriage

Guys who try to hit on you by asking if you want to try on their Google Glass

Jesse Pinkman’s Roomba Starting bid: $200

Even if YouTube miraculously manages to defeat you, you’ll always have Reddit

Texting with your crush is about as “disembodied” as quill-to-scroll love letters were