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An aggregated reading list of the best, in-depth thinking from around the web on the impact of technology and social media, curated by Nathan Jurgenson and Cyborgology.

Paul Miller was never more aware of the internet than when he made himself live without it

Airbnb indulges the fantasy that we might temporarily inhabit another life

the MOOC threatens the liminal space currently held by colleges and universities within the life course

after about a year of usefulness, Yelp very quickly became a terrible source of information

Apparently no one has ever sent Nicholas Carr or Sherry Turkle a tastefully brief Snapchat

no one remembers what YOLO meant

If a Tumblr post has no notes, is it art? Does it exist? For young artists using social media, the answer is no

The more we share in social media, the more clearly we define the negative space where the ineffable self resides

It was a dazzling taste of something I’d previously seen only in science-fiction movies

To deny the indulgence of verification is a small gesture which holds religious meaning to me

You don’t get a real sense of personal, individual self until the end of the 19th century

it activates the sensory linkages that allow us to experience touch and movement through our visual sense

After several minutes, I looked out my third-story window to see a drone hovering a few feet away

what’s going on with gender, the gendering of various self-tracking practices, and Quantified Self?

In-person Bitcoin purchases rely heavily on QR codes. I’ve never seen so many people actually using QR codes

Image attribution flickr user The Nothing Corporation