Can a person “cast a shadow” in the light of the internet or is it merely wispy pixels that…
Mary Holden
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Everyone on the Internet has a shadow, but they might not be aware of it or know where it is. If you catch someone’s Internet shadow it’s like catching their mojo, except you put it on a thumb drive instead of in a glass bottle. The best shadow to catch is a cat’s shadow, because cats are the spirit animals of the Internet and can move easily among the nine planes of digital ether.

I have the shadow of an overweight Siamese named “Louie”. It is a very powerful collection of ones and zeros. I take it with me when I go to Reddit so that if anyone threatens me or things turn bad I can say, “the cat’s out of the thumb drive”, release the shadow, and get the fuck out of there.

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