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Status anxiety

The real reason I’m a target for the twitchfork mob

6 January 2018

9:00 AM

6 January 2018

9:00 AM

Shortly after midnight on 1 January my phone began to vibrate repeatedly. Happy New Year messages from absent friends? No, I was trending on Twitter — the third-most popular topic on the network after #NYE. The cause was a story about me in the next day’s Guardian that had just gone live.

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