Tumblr was a trans technology: the meaning, importance, history, and future of trans technologies

@article{Haimson2019TumblrWA,
  title={Tumblr was a trans technology: the meaning, importance, history, and future of trans technologies},
  author={Oliver L. Haimson and Avery Dame-Griff and Elias Capello and Zahari Richter},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={21},
  pages={345 - 361}
}
ABSTRACT Building from previous researchers’ conceptions of queer technologies, we consider what it means to be a trans technology. This research study draws from interviews with Tumblr transition bloggers (n = 20), along with virtual ethnography, trans theory, and trans technological histories, using Tumblr as a case study to understand how social technologies can meet the needs of trans communities. Tumblr supported trans experiences by enabling users to change over time within a network of… 

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