Digital Emotions

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Over at the Paris Review Daily, Wei Tchou explores writers’ presentation of their emotions via social media, and what that means for how their work is judged. Tchou concludes:

Overblown emotional posturing will go on, despite the occasional backlash, so long as clicks and voyeurism are the currency of the web. But perhaps with time, and with currently unimaginable technology, the rubrics by which we measure a person’s reliability will shift away from how well she’s able to perform her feelings online.


Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →