Everything I Need I Get from You by Kaitlyn Tiffany audiobook

Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It

By Kaitlyn Tiffany
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Blackstone Publishing 9780374539184
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A thrilling and riotous dive into the world of superfandom and the fangirls who shaped the social Internet. In 2014, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, a One Direction fan erected a shrine in the spot where, a few hours earlier, Harry Styles had vomited. “It’s interesting for sure,” Styles said later, adding, “a little niche, maybe.” But what seemed niche to Styles was actually an irreverent signpost to an unfathomably large, interconnected, and influential multiverse: stan culture. In this book, Kaitlyn Tiffany, a staff writer at the Atlantic and proud superfan herself, guides us through the nebulous online world of fans, stans, and boybands. Along the way we meet girls who damage their lungs from screaming too loud, fans rallying together to manipulate streaming numbers using complex digital subversion, and an underworld of inside jokes and shared memories surrounding band members' allergies, Internet typos, and hairstyles. In the process, Tiffany makes a convincing, and often moving, argument that fangirls, in their ingenuity and collaboration, created the social Internet we know today, effectively making One Direction the first Internet boyband. “Before most people were using the Internet for anything,” Tiffany writes, “fans were using it for everything.” With humor, empathy, and an insider’s eye, Everything I Need I Get from You reclaims Internet history for young women, establishing fandom not as the territory of hysterical girls but as an incubator for digital innovation, art, and community. From dangerous, fandom-splitting conspiracy theories about secret love and fake children, to the interplays between high and low culture and capitalism, Tiffany’s book is a riotous chronicle of the movement that changed the Internet forever.

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A thrilling and riotous dive into the world of superfandom and the fangirls who shaped the social Internet.

In 2014, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, a One Direction fan erected a shrine in the spot where, a few hours earlier, Harry Styles had vomited. “It’s interesting for sure,” Styles said later, adding, “a little niche, maybe.” But what seemed niche to Styles was actually an irreverent signpost to an unfathomably large, interconnected, and influential multiverse: stan culture.

In this book, Kaitlyn Tiffany, a staff writer at the Atlantic and proud superfan herself, guides us through the nebulous online world of fans, stans, and boybands. Along the way we meet girls who damage their lungs from screaming too loud, fans rallying together to manipulate streaming numbers using complex digital subversion, and an underworld of inside jokes and shared memories surrounding band members' allergies, Internet typos, and hairstyles.

In the process, Tiffany makes a convincing, and often moving, argument that fangirls, in their ingenuity and collaboration, created the social Internet we know today, effectively making One Direction the first Internet boyband. “Before most people were using the Internet for anything,” Tiffany writes, “fans were using it for everything.”

With humor, empathy, and an insider’s eye, Everything I Need I Get from You reclaims Internet history for young women, establishing fandom not as the territory of hysterical girls but as an incubator for digital innovation, art, and community. From dangerous, fandom-splitting conspiracy theories about secret love and fake children, to the interplays between high and low culture and capitalism, Tiffany’s book is a riotous chronicle of the movement that changed the Internet forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A heartfelt memoir wrapped in an ethnographic analysis, as the author insightfully examines contemporary loneliness and our growing need to feel like we’re a part of something…Should appeal to readers interested in the ‘unlimited chaotic energy’ of life online.” Kirkus Reviews
“Immensely entertaining…shedding light on what she argues is the women-led demographic’s bottomless power in the digital age…[with] an alternately waggish and reverential tone that perfectly captures the absurd genius of this influential army of women.” Publishers Weeky (starred review)
“With her insider-outsider perspective, patience, and wit, Kaitlyn Tiffany does remarkable justice to the complexity of online culture…It makes a rich and heartfelt explainer on the feelings and phenomena that thrive on the internet.” Jenny Odell, New York Times bestselling author
“A brilliant demonstration of the joy, power, technological innovation, and world-changing shifts that happen when girls turn on their love.” Samantha Hunt, author of The Unwritten Book

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Author Bio: Kaitlyn Tiffany

Author Bio: Kaitlyn Tiffany

Kaitlyn Tiffany is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers technology and culture. She was previously on the same beat at Vox’s consumer vertical The Goods, after starting her career writing about pop culture, fandom, and online community at The Verge. She was formerly the host of the popular podcast Why’d You Push That Button, which considered the tiny technology decisions that have an outsized effect on our modern social lives.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 6.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English