How Social Media Normalized Mediocrity: Through the Lens of Music
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The Internet culture of social media has created a phenomenon that allows for mediocrity — on and offline. If word is bond, social media is the opposite.
I grew up when people used to “kick it” in real life without a mobile device. Online socializing happened exclusively inside of AOL Instant Messenger, chat rooms and on music torrent sites — with desktop computers that stayed inside of our house. …