015 - Information Age II: Social Media & Subtweeting


  1. Feature Topic: Social Media & Subtweeting
  2. Required Reading: “The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory” by John Seabrook
  3. At The Movies: Sing Street


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Final training run / pasta party, complete with Olympic medals! (Instagram)

Episode 003, the beginning of our discussion on the Information Age (Audio)

NYT: The Agony of Instagram (Article)

Medium: Affirmation Desperation, or, “Negative Positive Reinforcement” (Article)

Relevant: Instagram's Envy Effect - Everyone's life looks better on social media. And that's the problem. (Article)

Human Pursuits: Andrew's thoughts on the importance of patience in a world of screens (Article)

Fascinating episode of This American Life which covers the social media world of teenage girls (Audio)

"Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion" by Os Guinness (Amazon)

"Pensées" by Blaise Pascal (Google Books)

An example of a celebrity subtweet (Twitter)

The Guardian: Subtweeting - what is it, and how to do it well (Article)

Another great This American Life episode looking at cruelty on the internet, mean comments, and trolls - illustrating some of the effects of impersonal communication (Audio)

Seventeen: 7 Shadiest Celebrity Subtweets of 2015 - Here, there, thinly veiled disses everywhere! (Article)

Daily Mail: Zayn Malik & One Direction Twitter feud (Article)

Karl's #52in2016 books (Instagram | Website)

“The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory” by John Seabrook (Amazon)

Kirby Ferguson's "Everything Is A Remix" (Vimeo)

Sing Street (IMDB | Trailer)

Visuals by Rob Alvey (Website

Music by Rob Griffith (Bandcamp | iTunes

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Recorded: April 26th, 2016