In 2017, one UW Madison student created a Facebook group for students to share their own comedic jabs at campus life through memes. Today, the group has grown to nearly 30,000 members – and the community is shaping campus culture and discourse. This week on New Domains, we hear from Shane Linden – the founder […]
New Domains is a series about what's happening in online spaces by WORT reporter Paul Hermann. It seeks to tell the stories of the ever-changing landscape of new media, share engaging tales of online culture, and explain how virtual spaces are affecting the physical world of south central Wisconsin.
Governor Tony Evers has declared 2021 “the year of broadband access,” joining lawmakers across the country making plans to increase spending for high-speed internet access. This week on New Domains, we look at the state of broadband in Wisconsin, why high-speed internet is critically needed, and what to expect in the debate for how the […]
Last Friday, an Amazon warehouse in Alabama held a historic vote on whether to unionize. The vote drew national attention, as it would be the first worker’s union for the online retail giant. But in advance of the vote, Amazon’s various Twitter accounts targeted high-profile politicians who were pushing for the union vote and speaking […]
Back in March of 2020, when Covid-19 lock-downs first emerged, Paulo Delgado was just one Madison citizen who saw a need for help. He created a Facebook group, Dane County Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Over one year later, it’s now approaching 15,000 members – all local citizens working together on the platform to tackle the needs […]