Internet History

The Internet Won’t Be the Same After Trump

How the president changed life online—for better and for worseKAITLYN TIFFANYOCTOBER 30, 2020 Being online has changed Donald Trump. He was the internet’s candidate in 2016—he appears in Urban Dictionary’s definition of meme god—and his campaign leveraged the power of Facebook advertising to beat Hillary Clinton. Since then, he’s become even more obsessed with petty grievances and conspiracy theories that play well […]

Internet History

The internet’s last great myth is finally dead

Many of us once saw the internet as a place separate from the real world. But over the course of the past decade, it’s become all too clear that the digital and the physical will forever be intertwined. BY RUTH READER In April, 10 years ago, I’m sitting at a beige desk under fluorescent lights in […]