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Social Justice, Newspeak, and (Meta)Communication Theory


Unpacking the communication styles of Social Justice advocates, and how the harmful effects perpetuate themselves. Grab your favorite beverage.

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Post-Mortem Analysis of the Feminism Debate, Part III


[Update 2017.10 – This series has gotten a lot of attention lately. It appears that it’s become an ancillary part of another discussion on a discussion forum. Welcome! I encourage you to read the followup to this series, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forums, for an epilogue to the discussion.] This is the final article in…

Post-Mortem Analysis of the Feminism Debate, Part II


This is the second in a 3-part series on an analysis of the Feminism Debate between Sargon of Akkad and Dr. Kristi Winters on April 30, 2016. This was a formal debate between two prominent YouTube personalities and tackled the highly-emotional topic in a structured and formal fashion. In the first part, we gave a short overview of the debate…

My Response to Snopes’ Response to Me


Claim: Snopes claims that Emory University students didn’t lose their minds over chalk graffiti that said “Trump 2016” What’s True: Snopes focused on the media aftermath What’s False: Everything related to the event itself I woke up this morning to a message from a friend that I had been included in a Snopes article. In particular, Snopes had decided to…

Balancing Act: The Struggle Between Orality and Linearity in Computer-Mediated Communication


This is a recovery of a peer-reviewed article published in 1996 in the New Jersey Journal of Communication (now the Atlantic Journal of Communication). Full Citation: Metz, J. M. (1996). Balancing act: The struggle between orality and linearity in computer mediated communication. The New Jersey Journal of Communication, 4, 61-70.000

A Brief History of the Internet


You probably thought that the Internet was created to survive a nuclear attack. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the true origins of the Internet had no military usage whatsoever. How do I know? I talked to several people who actually created the Internet (well, it was called the ARPANET back then). I took the material from…

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