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Gossip Girl's Prophetic Relationship With Technology

The 10-year-old show predicted the codependent, toxic relationships people would one day have with their phones.
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The surveillance state has a Blogspot.

At least that’s what it looks like in the opening credits of Gossip Girl, when the titular website flashes on the screen, and Kristen Bell, the narrating omniscient voice of Gossip Girl herself, intones: “Gossip Girl here: your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.”

The site that obsessively monitors, and regularly ruins, the characters’ lives looks like it was made on the classic Blogger platform: There’s a header, a series of bordered posts that run straight down the middle, and a left rail full of links. It’s the most iconic of the many ways that the show, which turns 10 years old this

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