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"A Form of Damage Limitation:” Why We Use Twitter Alts and Finstas

We hear from some people maintaining an online double life. Spoiler alert: not everyone uses their secret accounts to shit talk their friends.
Yusuf Tamanna
3 days ago
Culture

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.
Justin Caffier
4.11.19
Music

Meet the Taylor Swift Stan Who Went to Prison

The slammer could not hold back the power of the @LegitTayUpdates fan Twitter account.
Funké Joseph
4.9.19
Unpopular Opinions

People Tell Us the Opinions They'd Never Share with Friends

It’s trendy to be a contrarian on social media. Here are some thoughts nobody is brave enough to tweet.
Mica Lemiski
4.5.19
LGBTQ

There Needs to Be More Support for Britain's LGBTQ Elders

With the current landscape of queer culture and advocacy so focused on the voices and feelings of millennials and Gen Z, there’s a growing concern that older members of the community are being forgotten about.
Yusuf Tamanna
3.27.19
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
The Truth and Lies Issue

Why People Post Fake News

When it comes to the stories we share on the internet, the line between empirical truth and emotional truth can be extremely hard to parse.
Emilie Friedlander
3.18.19
Beauty

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.”
Mica Lemiski
3.8.19
feminism

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
2.28.19
money

What I Learned About Millionaires at Vancouver’s International Boat Show

Turns out most attendees aren’t insanely rich, they’re just faking it for the ‘gram.
Laura Bell
2.26.19
mental health

I’m Constantly Stressed That My Weekends Aren’t Fun Enough

How to deal with weekend anxiety.
Richard Morgan
2.20.19
Internet

Brand Twitter Is Absurd, and It Will Only Get Worse

SunnyD tweets about depression. Steak-umm is lonely. Wendy's is sassy. Do we actually want our brands to be that "human"?
Alex Norcia
2.14.19
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