Extrapolating Insufferability from Fandom Affiliation: The Case of Elon Musk Fanboys

Image description: Elon Musk smiling Elon Musk is perhaps the only billionaire with an actual fanbase–his Twitter features high engagement from fans of Musk’s supposed scientific and technological contributions as well his business prowess. This fanbase was as active as ever when Elon Musk made headlines again this Halloween for dangling the prospect of donating […]

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Tough Guys to Terrible Takes: Top Ten Times Tik Tok Trends Took Things Too Far

The addictive formula of short videos and easy scrolling makes TikTok one of the most influential social media platforms at the moment – TIkTok uniquely enables and incentivizes users to watch an enormous quantity and diversity of different videos. This in turn creates an ecosystem where extremely niche creators and content can develop large audiences […]

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Socialism is when no house: the false irony of successful leftists

Image Description: a glass of champagne.  Left-wing political commentator and popular twitch streamer Hasan Piker, who goes by the name HasanAbi on twitch, faced heavy backlash after a data leak revealed the incomes of the platform’s top creators. Thousands of twitter users and numerous popular conservative commentators rushed to express their outrage at the nearly […]

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