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Dating

Introducing 'Wholesome Trapping', the Thirst Trap's Cutesy Cousin

If the thirst trap is about showing a little skin to remind the object of your horniness that you exist, the wholesome trap is about showing what a lovely down-to-earth person you are – in a hot way.
Helen Meriel Thomas
5.13.19
Culture

Why Are We so Nostalgic about the Problematic Noughties?

If pop culture really did die in 2009, it was probably for the best.
Dani Ran
5.9.19
Instagram

Instagram Might Remove ‘Likes’

One small step for Instagram, one giant leap for… mental health?
Nicole DeMarco
5.2.19
Social Media

When an Influential Pastor Becomes an #Influencer

A new Instagram account tracking the luxury clothes favored by celebrity pastors begs the question: What (and for whom) are they actually selling?
Allie Jones
4.26.19
Instagram

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.
Amelia Tait
3.26.19
Instagram

The 19 Types of Instagram Like

Understanding what we like, and why.
Joel Golby
3.21.19
Instagram

Instagram Finally Admits It's a Bra Shopping App

With "Checkout for Instagram," the photo-sharing platform becomes what it was always meant for: shilling.
Samantha Cole
3.20.19
In Moderation

Documents Show How Facebook Moderates Terrorism on Livestreams

On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in terror attacks in New Zealand. Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees show how difficult it is for social media companies to moderate live footage.
Joseph Cox
3.18.19
Social Media

Social Media Is Ruining Our Memories

Documenting our lives for Snapchat and Instagram can decrease the likelihood of retaining those moments as a significant memory.
Eda Yu
3.11.19
influencers

The Dark Reality of Being a Brand Influencer

Aspirational content, akin to thousand-dollar "Vogue" spreads or "Travel & Leisure" editorials, bank on creating a sense of fantasy—however, the actual return is low for most users.
Shamira Ibrahim
3.5.19
Facebook

Censoring Self-Harm on Facebook Might Do More Harm Than Good

Social media companies are grappling with how to identify and censor other self-harm.
Mason Marks
3.4.19
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Guessed What These Recipes Look Like

These food pictures were generated by a computer, and they look surprisingly edible.
Bettina Makalintal
3.4.19
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