Now here’s an academic paper about two other big social media properties, and how the ability to add “bling” to your MySpace supposedly made it a favorite with blacks.
(Without even reading the paper, I’m pretty sure one other reason is that MySpace makes it far, far easier to integrate music with your page. I don’t even know if such a thing is possible with Facebook. Cuz, well, I’m a square boring old white person.)
This white teen’s comments about how MySpace’s gave some “users the freedom to annoy as they pleased” may bring a wry smile (or something) to the face of any white person who’s tried to enjoy a movie at an “urban” movie theatre in the last 10 years…
As Sailer points out, papers like this one demonstrate the universal truth that everyone is fascinated by race — white liberals simply feel obliged to disguise their fascination behind elaborately constructed if unsound theories.