Snapchat funds ‘Real Life’ internet magazine examining tech and modern life


If you’ve been aching for some high-minded chatter on the topic of how we, as social animals living in a postmodern society, interact with and are affected by social media and technology, you’re in luck. Snapchat is funding a site called ‘Real Life’ on which just such chatter will be published.

The site, headed by ‘social media theorist’ and Snapchat researcher Nathan Jurgenson, will be posting one article a day on various topics, but not app reviews or hot takes on the latest web drama.

“Popular discourse on technology has sustained the idea that there is a digital space apart from the social world rather than intrinsic to it,” Jurgenson writes in an introductory post explaining the mission, structure, and conflicts of interest the endeavor comprises.

“I’ve…

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