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You Decide with Errol Louis


Sep 7, 2023

The nearly constant shifts in our relationship with the internet have permanently altered our lives and they show no signs of slowing down. In her new book, “Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet,” Taylor Lorenz, a technology columnist at the Washington Post, documents these shifts and the rise of social media. The book chronicles what Lorenz calls the “history of the social internet.”

Lorenz joined NY1’s Errol Louis to discuss her book, as well as her career in tech journalism. They also discussed how “mommy blogging” was the true beginning of content creation and pioneering revenue streams; the significance of going viral; the downfall of Vine; the role of Netflix in the writers’ strike; and how former President Donald Trump’s social media campaign could fare in his third election cycle. They also touched on Lorenz’s struggles with long COVID and how she uses her platform to strengthen communication around the virus. 

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