publication date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 (part of Spring 2018)

category: Internet

clue: Is social media just an attention delivery mechanism? It is for this New Yorker.

explanation: Franklyn was a delivery driver who became popular on social media in 2015. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


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