Our Modern World

Our Modern World

Posting a Selfie Is Now ‘Social Currency’

#### (Photo: Twitter/MileyCyrus)

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has once again sent its demographers out into the binary wilds to examine how human behavior is evolving in the digital age. The organization’s latest report, culled from interviews with 1,005 respondents over 18 years old, found that “Photos and videos have become key social currencies online.”

While you can’t yet trade this currency in for durable goods–just Instagram and Twitter followers and fans/haters of your personal brand–this iteration of our value system has necessitated a new nomenclatureRead More