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“Wait, what happened?”
My friend held up her phone. A blurry, streaked phone screen read “a bomb just went of at the marathon.”
I sat back, poker-faced.
“What the fuck?”
She stared back at me, eyes wide, uncomprehending. Together, we turned back towards my laptop screen, at the word document we were in the middle of writing. The…

Media Today

The global technology age has created a new way of receiving news. Gone are the days of reading the newspaper every morning to find out what is going on in the world around you. On April 22, 2013, I was working at an internship in Chicago. A slow day at the office, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, searching for something of interest. CNN…

#BostonStrong image

Blue and yellow image of the hashtag "#BostonStrong"

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing,"…

"Boston Strong" digital art

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing," which she has described in greater detail on her own web…

Digital art: Boston Strong written under American flag heart

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing," which she has described in greater detail on her own web…

Boston Strong "Wrong City To Mess With" meme

Blue and white image of the Boston skyline above the title "Boston Strong" with O's changed for the IAABO logo and an American flag ribbon. The subtitle for the image reads "Wrong city to mess with"

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research…

Photograph of crowd with Boston Red Sox Boston Strong signs

A young Red Sox fan holds a handmade sign that says "Boston Strong" next to others holding Boston Strong signs.

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection…

"How we respond to evil" note

Handwritten note that says "If you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil, that's it: selflessly, compassionately, UNAFRAID. Boston 4/15/13"

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for…

Digital art: Photograph of Copley Square with Boston Strong ribbon overlay

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing," which she has described in greater detail on her own web…

"Boston Strong" body art

Runner with "Boston Strong" written on arms.

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing," which she has…