IYKYK: How the internet changed language.
Thanks to the internet, language is evolving faster than ever. And, while some of us fully adopt ‘doomscrolling’ and ‘fitspo’, others cringe as they migrate from the twitter-verse to the spoken word. But, language has always evolved and if we accept that, then the internet can teach us all about it. And no, it’s not all SPAM.
How the internet changed self identity: Social Media
Most of us know about the negative impacts of social media on our mental health. Yes, influencers (and the companies that sponsor them) have twisted the concept of the ideal lifestyle—lifting it to unachievable heights. But, the root problems are the social network’s algorithms that intentionally manipulate human behavior.
How the internet changed adventure.
In 2021, Guillaume Moreau and Nicolas Roulx did something no one else had ever done before: they crossed the 7600kms that make up Canada’s North-South axis by ski, canoe and bicycle. It took over 234 days. But they didn’t do it alone. The Internet was with them every step of the way.
How the internet changed our relationship to ghosts: A reflection on ghosting.
On nights during which a blood-red moon renders everything it touches eerie and where the silence is broken by the sound of Fireball shots being clinked together, the ghosts of today come back to haunt us in the wee hours of the morning with a “U up?” glowing on our phones.