Social Media

Fighting Words

The Agony of Seeing Miscarriage Stories Shared Online

I want people to be able to talk about their loss, but seeing these posts opens up a wound for me.
Kristi Pahr
19 hours ago

The Indian General Election Is Going to be a Huge Problem for Facebook

“India is a particularly tough challenge.”
David Gilbert
4 days ago

I Went Marie Kondo on My Twitter Follows to Spark Some Joy Into My Feed

Tokimeki Unfollow helped me KonMari who I follow on Twitter.
Samantha Cole

A Chinese Woman Dumped Her Boyfriend Because His New Year's Feast Sucked

The food her boyfriend’s parents served her for Chinese New Year just wasn’t up to snuff.
Alex Swerdloff

ASMR Creators Want You to Know It's Art, Not a Weird Sexual Fetish

The sexual stigma of ASMR is kneecapping creators' earning potential.
Gaby Wilson

I Pretended to Be a Young Joseph Stalin on Tinder, and It Went Weirdly Well

Hot people seem to get away with anything on dating apps. But does that rule still apply when those people are dictators?
Paul Schwenn

We’re Still Talking About That Fyre Festival Evian Story

How Andy King's revelation in Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary divided the internet.
Mitch Parker
Social Media

This Illustrated Series Is Using Instagram to Spark Social Change

‘The Student’s Guide To Sexual Harassment’ is a tongue-in-cheek take by Sharath Ravishankar to raise awareness about mismanaged #MeToo claims.
Shamani Joshi

Leaving Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Informed, Study Finds

When researchers measured the welfare of hundreds of people who left Facebook for a month, they found they were happier, less politically informed, more active in IRL activities, and less likely to go back to Facebook.
Daniel Oberhaus

We Asked Experts How to Nail Awkward Small Talk

The science of getting deep or getting the hell out of there.
Beatrice Hazlehurst
sex work

How Sex Work and Social Media Launched a Music Career

As Cortana Blue, she’s a top-ranking camgirl. As Laika, she’s a synth-pop artist carving out more space for sex workers in mainstream culture.
Brad Garcia
content moderation

Social Media Is Broken, But You Should Still Report Hate

Users shouldn’t feel obligated to help Facebook, Twitter, and other social media giants police hate. But experts say it’s still worthwhile.
Rachel Chen