Fadeke Adegbuyi

@fadeke_adegbuyi

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On Twitch, You Can Never Log Off

The demands of daily livestreaming are driving creators to rethink the benefits of Twitch fame

20 Dec 6, 2022 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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An AI Might Have Written This

Writers are using apps like Sudowrite and Subtxt to craft essays, short stories, and screenplays

25 Oct 18, 2022 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Artificial Intimacy

Replika users believe their AI companion chatbots have come to life

59 Sep 19, 2022 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Screaming Fangirls Who Forged the Internet

Book Review—Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It by Kaitlyn Tiffany

21 Jun 13, 2022 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Internet Encyclopedia of Memes

An Interview with Don Caldwell, the Editor-in-Chief of Know Your Meme

22 May 31, 2022 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Blind Ambition

Big tech’s highest-paid workers get real on an anonymous professional social network

61 Apr 13, 2022 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Rise of YouTube Drama Channels

How drama, tea, and commentary channels keep tabs on internet influencers

11 Feb 16, 2022 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Our Pseudonymous Selves

The Past, Present, and Future of Online Identity

39 Dec 8, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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A Primer on the Parasocial Economy

How online platforms monetize one-sided bonds between creators and fans

5 🔒 Oct 6, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi and Yash Bagal

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The Anti-Fan Phenomenon

Inside the online communities where people love to hate

18 Aug 31, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Hard Work of Being a Fan Account

Cyberbits #12: How online fan accounts for Addison Rae, Ana de Armas, and Doja Cat keep followers in the know

5 Aug 6, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Genius Verified: Where Singers Spill Song Secrets

Cyberbits #11: Deciphering the hidden meaning behind popular lyrics

0 🔒 Jul 30, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Plastic World of RealSelf

Cyberbits #10: “The TripAdvisor of Boob Jobs”

3 Jul 23, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Are Writers Part of the Parasocial Economy?

Cyberbits #9: How online writing is converging with internet influencing

1 🔒 Jul 16, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Blurred Lines of Parasocial Relationships

The disappearing divide between “followers” and “friends”

36 Jul 14, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Is Internet Receipt Culture Our Undoing?

Cyberbits #8: How demands for evidence have become an impossible quest for truth

3 Jul 9, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Secrets of GetRichQuickTok

Cyberbits #7: The so-called steps to six-figure success

4 Jun 25, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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r/NoSurf: A Subreddit for the Very Offline

Cyberbits #6: The quest to use the internet less

16 Jun 18, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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How One Student Built a Study Discord Community With 150K Members in 15 Months

Nadir Matti, the Founder of Study Together, chats gamification, partnering with platforms, and the ins-and-outs of community building

8 Jun 16, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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TikTok as a Portal Into Different Worlds

Cyberbits #5: A housemaid in Kuwait, incarcerated inmates, and other unlikely creators

16 Jun 11, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Before Facebook, There Was eCircles

Cyberbits #4: The rise and fall of social media networks

3 Jun 4, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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A Certain Aesthetic, a Certain Facade

Cyberbits #3: Digging in to the creator side of Study Web

2 May 28, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Caught in the Study Web

Exploring Gen Z’s Ambitious and Anxiety-Fuelled Pursuit of Straight A’s Across YouTube, TikTok, Discord, and Twitter

148 May 24, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Longing for Internet Anonymity

Cyberbits #2: Avatars in Active Worlds, Online Ambivalence, and Alt Accounts

7 May 21, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Oh, to be young and online!

Cyberbits Edition #1, a weekly curated newsletter of internet finds.

10 May 14, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi