Our 24-hour data onslaught bombards us with headlines, tweets and comments. Social media is expanding exponentially, fracturing our online and offline personas. Natural disasters seem to ravage the planet more frequently, and school shootings are becoming distressingly normal. Even our never-really-down downtime has the added pressure of “YOLO” and “FOMO.” Every update is important. Everything is now.
These are intense times. The Cultural Dictionary is here to corral the chaos.