Circuit of Culture: Twitter 2007-2010

Twitter is an application and website used by most people who own technology and the site helps us to communicate and receive news faster than ever before. Today, Twitter sees about 330 million monthly users which is short of only Facebook. In the early days of Twitter, messages and status updates would come through your

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The Distracted Boyfriend

The Distracted Boyfriend November 2020                The “Distracted Boyfriend” meme became an internet sensation in 2017, with anybody having a social media account probably seeing it at least a few times. It is known as an object labelling meme, where users place different labels on the people in the meme to produce different effects. The

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Most interesting man in the world

In 2006, the Dos Equis began playing their most famous ad campaign of all time. The campaign was centered around Jonathan Goldsmith and how he’s the most interesting man in the world. At the end of these ads, Goldsmith says, ‘I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.” As seen

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A critical exploration of internet history

This is the blog for the Cultural History of the Internet course at Johns Hopkins University. It features interconnected student projects on internet history and web ephemera.

Before the Internet
Bulletin Board Systems
Web Design
Walled Gardens
What the Internet Means Today