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The Problem with Knowing Too Much

everyone I know watched a show called is a sexy, murdery thriller about a stalker named Joe (Penn Badgley) who uses social media to burrow into the lives of women he’s obsessed with. That the show became a Netflix phenomenon is not especially surprising, given the aforementioned sex and murder. But also jolted some viewers into an introspective spiral over their social-media use. Joe’s behavior crosses the line from innocuous research to stalking pretty quickly—about 15 minutes into the show’s pilot, he masturbates in the bushes outside his stalkee’s apartment—but at times the way Joe gathers data on his targets is unsettlingly relatable. After watching the show, a lot.”

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