Kevin Driscoll reconsiders narratives of 1993’s Eternal September to argue these communities were not the end, but the beginning of a more open, inclusive internet.Read more
Kevin Driscoll explores the internet that might-have-been through the history of Juno’s ad-supported email service.Read more
Juan Llamas-Rodriguez considers how the use of cuteness to market VPN privacy and security services illustrates the ideological negotiations with which these user-friendly services must engage.Read more
Tumblr’s GIF Economy: The Promotional Function of Industrially Gifted Gifsets
Lesley Willard / University of Texas at Austin
Lesley Willard examines the industrial logics and consequences of the television industry’s creation and distribution of GIFS on Tumblr, as well as the potential implications for fandom’s gift economy.Read more
by: Thomas Streeter / University of Vermont
Beyond Janet Jackson’s breast: an investigation of how to rethink the moral discourse of media reform.