Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Link roundup

1. "The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia"

2. "The Mayor of Crystal City, Texas, Just Can't Stop Getting Arrested." (Great town seal, too.)

3. The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens

Each social media network creates a particular kind of teenage star: Those blessed with early-onset hotness are drawn to YouTube, the fashionable and seemingly wealthy post to Instagram, the most charismatic actors, dancers, and comedians thrive on Vine. On Facebook, every link you share and photo you post is a statement of your identity. Tumblr is the social network that, based on my reporting, is seen by teens as the most uncool....The culture of Tumblr began to be dominated by teens—weird teens.


teens perform joy on Instagram but confess sadness on Tumblr.