It’s important to remember, too, that Facebook rolled out first at Harvard, and then at other Ivy League and otherwise prestigious schools before it opened to state colleges and, later, high schools; exclusivity was clearly a tactic in the early development stage, and this led to its image as a high-class, elite platform.

"404 Page Not Found", Kate Wagner

on The Baffler.
The internet feeds on its own dying dreams
January 2019.


cf. clubhouse.


the 2nd of 3 related blocks:
1 — https://www.are.na/block/12378131
3 — https://www.are.na/block/12378273

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