Cybernaut

An expedition into internet culture, and what it says about us.

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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

122 May 24, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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LinkedIn’s Alternate Universe

How the professional platform makes networking weird

76 Dec 3, 2020 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Creeping as a Service (CraaS)

How Spoonbill reveals our obsession with identity

42 Feb 9, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Blurred Lines of Parasocial Relationships

The disappearing divide between “followers” and “friends”

30 Jul 14, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Cashing in on Clubhouse

Hustle Culture Takes Center Stage on the Audio Social App

21 Apr 28, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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The Anti-Fan Phenomenon

Inside the online communities where people love to hate

16 Aug 31, 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

15 Jun 11, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi

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Introducing: Cybernaut

A newsletter about internet culture by Fadeke Adegbuyi

14 Apr 21, 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

13 Jun 18, 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

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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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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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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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A Primer on the Parasocial Economy

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

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

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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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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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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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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

2 🔒 Jun 16, 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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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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Genius Verified: Where Singers Spill Song Secrets

Cyberbits #11: Deciphering the hidden meaning behind popular lyrics

0 🔒 Jul 30, 2021 by Fadeke Adegbuyi