July 24, 2020

Making It Up 129: Paid communities and the Simone Biles Vogue photoshoot

On Making It Up 129, Charis and Eugene talk about Toby Shorin’s latest essay, “Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool”, which talks about the emergence of paid communities from the combination of social, content, and commerce. They also discuss the recent Vogue cover of Simone Biles shot by Annie Leibovitz and the criticism that arose regarding the photos.

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00:01:10 Paid communities
00:29:51 Vogue cover

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