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“Links” is a weekly round-up of new stories about culture and technology, curated by an aging millennial with increasingly low tolerance for nonsense and fads. It launched 1,000 internet years ago — a.k.a., in 2014 — and has existed on and off in some form since then.
Praise for “Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends”
"It's exactly what it sounds like: a couple dozen hand-picked links of the day's top online stories, curated by someone whose job it is to have her finger on the pulse of the Internet world at all times." — WNYC's Note to Self
"Smarty pants doesn’t really begin to explain the intelligence and wit that pepper this daily dose." — David Carr, The New York Times
"Dewey has managed to create an incredibly exhaustive daily newsletter to explain exactly what’s happening on the Web for those of us who don’t spend our days trolling 4chan and Reddit ... The newsletter’s tone is super conversational—it’s like she really is our friend." — Greatist
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For all other inquiries and messages, please shoot me an email at linksiwouldgchatyou at substack dot com.
Meet your host
My name is Caitlin Dewey and I am currently a writer and reporter based in Buffalo, N.Y. I was previously the first digital culture critic at the Washington Post, a semi-professional dog sitter, and one of the subjects of an academic study on the internet reading habits of professional fact-checkers. You can read more about the genesis of this newsletter on the Substack blog and the tools I use to make it on Uses This.