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Despite Beijing’s best efforts, images from the Hong Kong protests are spreading around the world. Emily Parker investigates the “powerful psychological effect” of the demonstration’s social-media reach.
"The statistics, cold as they are, tell a strange story about the compressed news cycle of public condolences and grieving for those hundreds of millions of people—a minority in the world, but an ever-growing population—who participate in social media on an ongoing basis."
— Paul Ford and Matt Buchanan look at how social media wrote its eulogy for Philip Seymour Hoffman: http://nyr.kr/1lzdVu9
millions of users of [Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks] have supplanted their profile pictures with that symbol to display their support and hope that the Justices will rule in favor of marriage equality…
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