Experiencing Paul Walker’s death a thousand times everywhere I go on the internet has me thinking: first, who is Paul Walker, and second (in the context of mythology), aren’t things like Twitter and Facebook essentially representations of oral mythology? The major distinction I can make lies in the fact that whatever goes on the internet remains forever, whereas with oral mythology whatever one says was essentially lost save for the ears it fell upon. This actually has some interesting implications. Think of biographies in 50 years, will we be reading the facebook conversations of celebrities and artists in order to get an extremely personal glimpse into their lives? Or the google searches they made when writing their magnum opus? Oral mythology sought to preserve the culture and context of a group of people, social media does so literally.