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The Problem of Advice Columns in the Age of Twitter, Yelp and 24/7 Digital Access

Rachael Jennings

Curious historians, cultural fanatics, stumped friends, and inquisitive introverts alike may turn to advice columns. In the age in which columns are run by anonymous “therapists,” in which answers are archived and extremely accessible, and in which screens can be more frequented than friends or professionals, the columns hold a contradictory positive support and easy avoidance. 

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