Social Media

Far right

Here’s How Big Far Right Social Network Gab Has Actually Become

Gab has experienced a huge growth spurt in the first half of 2019, a worrying sign of the spread of hateful ideologies and radicalisation online.
David Gilbert
3 days ago
tech-power

Amazon’s Creepy Twitter PR Army Is Growing

Amazon now has dozens of apparent employees tweeting about how much they love the company. But even former employees are suspicious of the accounts.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
Social Media

The 'Selfie Factory' Is Not the End of the World

For £19.99, you can spend an entire day taking photos of yourself in front of pink elephants, sunflower walls and neon ball pits.
Amelia Tait
8.15.19
mind

We Talked to People in the 11 Percent of Millennials Who 'Always' Feel Lonely

"How can I be this old and not have any friends?"
Allie Conti
8.14.19
Social Media

The Rise of the Instagram Therapist

With more therapists than ever on social media, we should ask whether they need to follow a new set of guidelines.
Emily Reynolds
8.12.19
Internet

Inside the Weird Facebook Group Where People Roleplay as Baby Boomers

"A group where we all pretend to be boomers" is just the tip of the iceberg for the increasingly unhinged trend where people post as anyone but themselves.
Dominique Sisley
8.5.19
BEYOND THE GRID

Remembering Instagram Before the Influencers

Artists like Audrey Wollen, Alexandra Marzella and Arvida Bystrom moved to Instagram from Tumblr in the early 2010s. But the past few years have seen the platform shift.
Daisy Jones
7.30.19
Social Media

Stop Blaming Instagram for Ruining the Great Outdoors

We don’t need less nature photos on social media, we need more funding for our public lands.
Madeleine Gregory
7.29.19
politics

The Worst Tweets About Boris Becoming Prime Minister

The biggest takeaway of this whole nightmare: people on Twitter are incredibly annoying.
James Greig
7.26.19
mind

The Worst Effects of Online Death Threats Are Things No One Can See

"I confined myself in my home for nearly a month. I lost half my hair and gained 20 pounds.”
Philip Eil
7.23.19
Beauty

The Unstoppable Rise of YouTube's Child Make-Up Artists

A generation of kids are racking up huge follower counts and making big money with their beauty videos – and infuriating older MUAs in the process.
Kamila Rymajdo
7.16.19
extremism

The Nazi-Free Alternative to Twitter Is Now Home to the Biggest Far Right Social Network

Gab, which has been used frequently by neo-Nazi terror groups to organize and recruit, is now the biggest node on the Mastodon network.
Ben Makuch
7.12.19
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