Lessons from going viral — twice
If you haven’t seen it, Andy Boyle has a thoughtful follow-up to this piece, which was seen more than 1.3 million times on Medium and became the most-viewed article online in the history of the Chicago Tribune.
It was as if, with a collective chorus of support, the Internet absolved me of my past digital sins. Instead of being a minorly Internet-infamous trolling jerk, I was spotlighted for being happy with myself. I’d finally given something back to my beloved, the Internet.