Is stealing wrong? (Or, The internet, Part 2)
In this conclusion of a two-part series, Elizabeth explains how and why her generation makes desire paths around and between the walled gardens of the internet, and Karen marvels at the orality of an apparently literate form.
This episode will sort of make sense on its own, but it will be even more satisfying if you first listen to Part 1.
Here are links to the things we mentioned:
- Steal Like an Artist
- For a refresher on praxis, listen to Episode 20
- Examples of meme accounts and bots bringing one platform to another:
- @luigi_atthedisco — pretty personality-heavy and advertises infrequently or never
- @textpostgiant — a very commercial-seeming meme account on Instagram
- Classical Studies Memes for Hellenistic Teens — a Twitter meme account run by a person
- Am I the A**hole? — a Twitter Reddit-post account run by a mod
- me_irl — a Twitter Reddit-post account run by a bot (also a good example of reposting and cross-posting)
- Moldy Memes — a subreddit Jon wanted us to share
- The Lincoln Project is accused of stealing memes
- Beverley Theresa’s post about being on Twitter just to screenshot for Insta
- @_citizen_dane’s super-long Instagram captions about heritage buildings in Edmonton
- Definition of desire path
- Elizabeth has two poems in the Edmonton Youth Anthology, Volume 1, from Ink Movement. Here’s the book launch video (Elizabeth reads her poem at 12:18).
- Salute to Mack Male, my business partner at Taproot Publishing and a blogger since 2003!
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