The internet is a portal to intercultural awareness. When discussing ramen versus pho, for example, all I have to do is pull out my phone and a quick Google search lets me know the noodle’s country of origin, the differences in their broths, and their evolution over time. Now I know what I’m talking about in future discussions about either, and I’m less likely to make potentially harmful assumptions around the cultures from which these foods come.
On the other hand, technology also makes it much easier to borrow elements of other cultures. When we all live behind the relatively…
There’s something extremely satisfying about having the perfect meme in your arsenal to deploy as a wordless retort on Twitter or in response to someone’s text. I probably have dozens, if not more than a hundred, memes squirreled away on my iPhone for future use. Whenever I see a good one, I immediately save or screenshot it, file it to “Favorites” on my Photos app, and move on with my life.
This simple method serves me well, but it’s far from the only way to bookmark images, GIFs, tweets, TikToks, and other precious media.
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