All these living things have been declared dead…
- Anonymous travel
- Apple (in 2005)
- Blogging (by Francine Hardaway herself, no less)
- Common courtesy
- Google (in 2006)
- Internal medicine
- Journalism (in BuzzFeed, next to “The 30 Most Important Cats of 2012”)
- Microsoft (Paul Graham, in 2007)
- Social Networking
- Social media
- Starbucks (in 2008)
- Thinking (with various adjectives, especially “design…”)
- Twitter (in 1999)
… and then some. Look up any subject with “is dead” as its direct object and there’s a good chance somebody will have said exactly that. It’s one of the most overworked clichés in all of journalism (if that’s still alive enough to use as a label). Let’s move on.
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