Sous-cultures

How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures


In the mid-1990s, body modification enthusiasts – a long-ostracized subculture – created an online community that incorporated blogs, dating and wikis. philippe leroyer/flickr , CC BY-NC-ND Before the internet, people interested in body modification – not just tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, but those drawn to more unusual practices like ear pointing , tongue splitting , suspension , scarification and the voluntary amputation of limbs and organs – had a difficult time meeting others who shared their interests.

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