The Social Study of 2016 – Pokemon Go

I’ll start this editorial here with a hard truth: this is not the first blog post about the ridiculously popular app that came out last week, and it certainly will not be the last. I would like to think, though, that I can add some thoughts and unique experiences to the pile of articles already littering the Internet in the short time that Pokemon Go has been available to the United States. I’ve experienced quite a bit in my admittedly casual pace of playing at the game compared to other people, and it feels like this game has graduated, even if temporarily, from a cool Augmented Reality Game to a social experiment of sorts.

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