No doubt, if you have watched television or paid attention to absolutely anything on social media in the last three days, you’ve experienced someone’s take on the transition of Caitlyn Jenner. Don’t worry, this post does not aim to persuade, but only to comment on the conversation.
Social media radically changes the dialogue about every major (and impossibly insignificant) news story. Content emerges as rapidly as the acute reactions which regard it. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how citizen journalism created swell in Baltimore that traditional media sources failed to capture. By contrast, Caitlyn Jenner’s ascension to the Internet Hall of Fame has included a lot less news gathering and a lot more eye-rolling.
Jabbing responses to a person’s choice have taken over the conversatio...Read More