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  • One Direction teenage fangirls created the internet as we know it

    One Direction teenage fangirls created the internet as we know it

    You’ve seen the images: grainy black-and-white shots of teenagers, mostly girls, crying, screaming, flailing their arms across blockades as police officers try in vain to hold them back. In photos, they look pained, ecstatic, desperate, devoted. The term that came to describe the phenomenon alluded to the irrationality of it all: Beatlemania. Fifty years later,…