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TikTok offers a brand new experience of both technology and media. This is my attempt to explain how the platform changes our perceptions and the consequences it has for the future of culture.


Companies had to adapt quickly as players swarmed digital versions of classic games

Catan Universe. Image courtesy of Catan Studio, Inc. and Catan GmbH


How the urge to simplify becomes more things to buy

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The Whiplash Decade

Material goods were so 2000. Now we consume on a higher plane.

Illustration: Brennon Leman




How Google thinks I email



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Kyle Chayka

A writer about tech and culture: kylechayka.com & twitter.com/chaykak.

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