The Internet is Exploding

The Internet is Exploding

2023 Lists from Wikipedia, Columbia Journalism Review, NPR, Merriam-Webster, Longreads, Time, Rolling Stone, The Verge, Huff Post, and more

A Year in Podcasts, Albums, Articles, Memes, Inventions, TikToks, Essays and also - what's missing from these lists.

Things that happened: Rashida Talaib was censured, Keke Palmer was granted a restraining order, Omarosa got got, Gaza continues to be attacked, The Committee, the SAG strike came to an end, Tierra Whack, turtles, and Omegle is no longer. 

Some inconceivably cruel things happened on the internet this week, and so did some funny moments. 

Things that happened: Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks out, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghans expelled from Pakistan, Keith Lee vs. Atlanta, Cup Noodles, Palestinian bombing, Winnie Harlow's Halloween, Megan Thee Stallion, Jamila Woods, and Flavor Flav sings the national anthem. 

The internet was both a reminder of all the concurrent crises, as well as joy, hope, and the silly things of the world.

Harlan Crow’s other sugar baby, Art Forum and David Velasco, Maine mass shooting, Judith Butler speaks out, Black Feminism and Palestine, Queen Latifah, Hasan Minha, Britney Spears, and Taylor Swift. 

This internet was difficult this week.

Things that happened: Israel-Palestine conflict, War, War Crimes, Misinformation, but also: Derecka Purnell, Banned Books, Drake, and Aliah Sheffield

The internet mirrored the events in the world this week and it was terrible.

Highlights: OceanGate's Titan, ‘Flat Places’, Dearica Hamby, the WNBA expands, Jimmy Butler, Offset v. Bobbi Althoff, ‘Love is Blind’, Morgan State, Bedbugs in Paris, and Jon Romano. 

The internet was a dramatic mess this week.

Highlights: Marriage plots, Airlines, Colin Kaepernick, grief and love, “Black math,” Blueface and Chrisean, the WGA, pandas, WNBA expansions, and remembering Dianne Feinstein. 

The internet was FUNNY and engaging this week.

Highlights: Florida Man, Kirk Franklin, Deion Sanders, Jann Wenner, Russell Brand, Clarence Thomas, James Ho, Jens Haaning, Diddy, and F-35s. 

I could not keep up with the internet this week!

Sometimes things happen on the internet, but life is too much.

Highlights: Coco Gauff, the VMAs, Erykah Badu, Diahann Caroll, Mitski, Lake Lainer, celebrity auctions, Hasan Minhaj, the Roman Empire, and UAW is on strike. 

Highlights: Summer of Black women, Black press v. Black media, rotting Rotten Tomatoes, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, Danny Masterson, Jimmy Fallon, orange yolks, Oliva Rodrigo and Taylor Swift, Burning Mud, and talking with sperm whales. 

I learned a few things on the internet this week.

Highlights: Death on K2, leisure, RENAISSANCE, hip-hop, Coco Gauff, PinkyDoll, racial capitalism, Queen and J. visit Stitch Please, abortion trafficking, and gun violence.

The internet made me kinda mad this week.

Highlights: Embodying heat, ‘Jaguar II’, remembering Aaliyah, Rhiannon Giddens, reproductive justice in Mississippi, the world is going blind, Gwyneth Paltrow’s guesthouse, the Blind Side, narcissism, and inmate P01135809 (AKA Trump).

It's been a while and the internet has been a lot this week.

Highlights: The Sweet Tea Party, Noname, Tory Lanez, Liz Cambage, medical racism, Hawaii, Lil Tay, Montana, and Clarence Thomas.

A lot happened on the internet this week.

Highlights: Lizzo, O’Shae Sibley, Henrietta Lacks, the Shakurs, country music, Halle, Doja Cat, Cardi B, Hoochie Daddies, and competitive eating. 

The internet was yet again a mess this week.

Highlights: Sinéad O’Connor, Wanda Coleman, Amy Winehouse, Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Offset, Jason Aldean, snow monkeys in Texas, aliens are real, and X. 

The internet was messy this week!

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