cultural notes from all over

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Oct 7 00:51:21 UTC 2008

from the latest issue of Details (for style-sensitive -- straight
metrosexual or gay -- men):

1. "cougar", covered here in 2007

2. "revenge porn": 'homemade porn uploaded by an ex-girlfriend or
(usually) ex-boyfriend after particularly vicious breakup as a means
of himiliating the ex' (from Urban Dictionary in 2007), p. 105 on.
distressing story.  no doubt discussed elsewhere,  but not yet here.

3. "fameballing" (p. 120 on): exploiting internet blogging to magnify
one's public image.  again, no doubt discussed elsewhere, but not here.


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