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Cyber-Utopianism

Somewhat ironically, the Wikipedia page on cyber-utopianism offers a decent overview. (It’s ironic because cyber-utopianists are always offering Wikipedia as an example of why the internet is so great.) In a nutshell, cyber-utopianism is the view that the internet and … Continue reading

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Moral Panic

A moral panic, as defined by Stanley Cohen, occurs when “…[a] condition, episode, person or group of persons emerges to become defined as a threat to societal values and interests.” The Salem witch trials. Those were produced by a moral panic. … Continue reading

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