Social Media

Facebook

Republican Senator Says Facebook and Instagram Need to ‘Disappear’

Josh Hawley, who works on antitrust, says social media companies don't need to be broken up, they need to be eradicated altogether.
Jason Koebler
a day ago
Art

We Spoke to Joan Cornellá, the Artist Who Really Should Have Been Cancelled By Now

You will have almost definitely seen his work on Instagram, whether it's an influencer being shot point blank in the face or a mother jump-shotting her newborn baby.
Christopher Hooton
5.17.19
internet culture

Your Unborn Kids Are Going to Be Known as Generation Alpha

We hear from parents and marketers about the children of millennials, born from about 2011 and swiping touchscreens before they can read.
Hannah Ewens
5.15.19
the internet

TikTok Has Created a Whole New Class of Influencer

While the app's stars might have millions of fans, they're not making nearly as much money as their contemporaries on YouTube.
Amelia Tait
5.14.19
Media Power List

All The Cursed Media News You Might Have Missed Recently

Which profession is the most long-suffering: Royal Correspondent or podcaster? Nicholas Witchell​ and Mark Zuckerberg battle it out.
Gavin Haynes
5.13.19
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
5.10.19
LGBTQ

For Gay Men in Indonesia, There's No Place Safer Than Twitter

It's the only place where we can feel like we belong to a community—but without the pressure of revealing everything about ourselves.
Amahl S. Azwar
5.3.19
Canadian Far Right Extremism

This ‘Uncensored’ Right-Wing Facebook Clone Allows Racism But Not Nudity

According to an expert, the attempted recruiting of far-right social media users by one Canadian man shows that deplatforming has its downsides.
Mack Lamoureux
4.29.19
the internet

"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
4.16.19
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
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