Jordyn Paul-Slater
Dissecting Digital Culture, One Notification at a Time!
Created 07 Jan 2021
  • Did Critical Role Steal Opal?
    27 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Graphic made by Director of Marketing, Karla Rubalcalva. Art by Hannah Friederichs and Joma Cueto About a month ago, I was scrolling through TikTok when I came across a teary-eyed, red-haired Katy For...
  • Cancel Culture is Coming for DaBaby
    23 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    I’m sure what I am about to explain is not news to anyone with a cell phone or access to the Internet, unless you choose to protect your sanity by abstaining from social media, in which case —I applau...
  • Internet Thieves
    18 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 6 0
    One of the many perks of the Internet is that it is easier than ever before for valuable information and inspiration to circulate worldwide. It is hard to miss out on any current national news or pop ...
  • Online Olympic Sports Culture
    16 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    *TW: This post mentions abuse by the USA Gymnastics’ former doctor Larry Nasser. There are no detailed descriptions of said abuse included, but one link in the first paragraph referring to McKayla Mar...
  • Boutique App Review: BePerk
    09 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    In May, I discussed the creation of several boutique social media apps in the past year as a response to the toxicity of mainstream platforms like Instagram or TikTok. One of the apps that I wanted to...
  • Patient No. 2
    06 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Graphic made by Director of Marketing, Karla Rubalcalva The doctor places the clear plastic mask over my nose and mouth. I hear the hiss of the gas and get out my phone. I’m not wearing makeup, but my...
  • JULY 2021 IN CLICKS: Maybe Social Media WAS a Bad Idea...
    31 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    What an insane summer thus far. Putting aside the skyrocketing temperature and Jeff Bezos trying to colonize space, the internet has been heating up in different directions. In the influencer space, F...
  • The Ethics of TikTok Recommendations
    30 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    The online universe has allowed misinformation to flourish, especially when it comes to things like recommendations, advertisements, or a blend of both. Suspicion is a necessary trait for our generati...
  • Faking It
    26 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 7 0
    In the past decade, the Internet has surpassed newspapers, print media, and television as a prevalent news source for those all around the world. Since it is so effortless to discover new knowledge an...
  • A Taste of "Americacore"
    26 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 5 0
    The first time I was introduced to the concept of “Americancore” was on my For You page. Without context, it was absolutely bizarre: in many ways, it resembled many of the other “#aesthetic” videos fl...
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