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?
The Anxiety Hour
Filthyratbag Is the Viral Artist Drawing the Internet’s Midlife Crisis
18-year-old illustrator Celeste Mountjoy is here to remind you that teen angst is real angst.
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.
The 19 Types of Instagram Like
Understanding what we like, and why.
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.
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.
We Asked Young People Why They’re Into Botox
“The younger generation understands what you see online is not real. But they’re more willing to look not-real because that’s what they’ve grown up with.”
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.
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.
Instagram Is a New Frontier In Women's Life Writing
You could say that the fastest growing social media network is the logical conclusion of everything from 16th-century letters to DIY zines.
Freya Marshall Payne
What I Learned About Millionaires at an International Boat Show
Turns out most attendees aren’t insanely rich, they’re just faking it for the ‘gram.
Instagrammers Are Getting Scammed by a Mysterious 'Con Queen'
By imitating film directors, CEOs, and Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, some unknown woman is duping influencers out of thousands.