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For Taylor Swift, a blank space on social media
The pop star’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook page, and Tumblr have been all but obliterated. Why?
By Eryn Carlson
What, pray tell, is pop star-sometime Rhode Island resident Taylor Swift up to? The “Blank Space” singer has left a literal blank space across social media platforms, wiping her Internet presence clean for reasons unknown. Her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook page, and Tumblr have been all but obliterated, with the accounts remaining active but void of all photos, posts, updates, and the like. Even her official website, taylorswift.com, has gone out of commission. So what’s T.Swift’s endgame? It’s possible she’s just looking for a fresh start after a year out of the spotlight, save for last week, when a jury ruled in her favor in a trial over allegations that a former Denver DJ groped her during a 2013 meet-and-greet. Or, there’s a small chance she was hacked. But the most likely scenario, at least according to her many fans? Taylor Swift is about to drop a new single — or even a whole album. It’s been three years since the singer came out with her last album, “1989,” and debuted the single “Shake It Off,” and her sixth album is overdue considering Swift is known for releasing an album every two years. While social media is abuzz with speculation and excitement, there’s no word from the megastar’s representatives on what Swift is up to, so fans will just have to wait and see if the rumors are true.