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April 02, 2013

Rumbles, Mustangs, and Poking: The Outsiders on Facebook

By Kate Gavino
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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was written over 45 years ago, but its memory lives on thanks to nostalgic middle school English teachers and the wonderful brat pack filled 80's movie. Since the book follows a gang of rough-and-tumble teenagers, one can't help but wonder how they'd fair in today's world. Perhaps Two-Bit would troll Reddit, or Ponyboy would fill his Xanga with the breathings of his heart? But there's no doubt about it: the Greasers would definitely be on Facebook. In fact, the whole novel could be told through the social media website, so we took the liberty of photoshopping this alternate universe. Don't believe it could happen? See for yourself, Soc.

Credit: all photo-illustrations by Kate Gavino