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  1. Nov 2020
    1. aggrandizing

      Very important to note that Ellis acknowledges Dale Beran's perspective with his book, It Came From Something Awful, is aggrandizing, this means that she is intentionally shifting away from the Technologically Deterministic argument that the technology of 4chan is what gave the U.S. Donald Trump as President. She's definitely, with this single word, displaying a preference towards the Instrumentalism end of the Technological Determinism vs Instrumentalism debate, whereas Beran's very premise, "How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office," is inherently Deterministic.

  2. Jul 2016