I did not get to write a dissertation about how people become radicalized not by encountering a (1) media artifact espousing an idea, but rather through a continuous sustained exposure in low-stakes everyday situations, such as lazily watching that one youtube streamer you've incorporated into your daily routine more for the comfort of familiarity than by virtue of anything else

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"but skateboard academic sargoth, isn't this highly relevant under conditions of increased social isolation and heightened media consumption, such as a global pandemic?"
we will never know

@Sargoth but that might challenge the mega billion mass media industry, who sponsors this department?

@tqft nah. it was probably me being fast and loose with the definition of what the discipline is all about

media studies folks get real worried when someone comes along and suggests that it's about studying media. they have their own sweet thing going

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