the internet

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
Restaurants

People Write Petty Restaurant Reviews When the Weather Is Bad, Study Says

People being petty on the internet? You don't say!
Jelisa Castrodale
4.24.19
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
Internet

Why You Should Make a 'Digital Will'

We spoke to psychologist Elaine Kasket about her new book, 'All the Ghosts in the Machine', which looks at what happens to our data when we die.
Emily Reynolds
3.28.19
Vegan

Popular Vegan YouTuber Admits She's Not Vegan Anymore After Being Caught Eating Fish on Video

YouTube's vegan community is calling Yovana Mendoza "deceitful" and "sickening" after she was forced to address the controversy.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.21.19
politics

New 'Conservative Yelp' App Will Identify Restaurant Safe Spaces for MAGA Hats, Handguns

63red Safe hopes to offer a platform where Trump supporters can rate businesses based on whether they're 'safe' for conservatives to visit.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.12.19
Internet Exploring

I'm Obsessed with the Story of Lil Xan's Allegedly Fake Ultrasound Pics

Internet sleuths have accused Xan and fiancée Annie Smith of using an ultrasound photo they found on Google as an image of their unborn child.
Leslie Horn
2.28.19
the internet

Inside the Organisation That Rids the Internet of Child Sex Abuse

We visited the Cambridgeshire headquarters of the Internet Watch Foundation, whose analysts are tasked with searching out and identifying child sexual abuse images and videos.
Michael Segalov
12.18.18
the internet

Happy One-Year Anniversary of Olly Murs' Terror Scare

Nothing funnier has happened since Murs tweeted about "gunshots" on Black Friday 2017 (turned out to have been a fight on the Tube).
Lauren O'Neill
11.23.18
the internet

A Bewitching Interview with Bougie London Literary Woman

The enigma behind the Twitter account winning hearts and minds sat down to tell us more.
Lauren O'Neill
11.22.18
the internet

The Facebook Group Where Men Shared Nude Photos of Their Dates

I dated a guy who told me about a page where guys gave each other dating advice – and exchanged intimate photos of their latest conquests.
Jessica Aszkenasy
11.21.18
Emojis

Did Anyone Really, Genuinely, Seriously Care that the Bagel Emoji Was Bad?

Or are we all screaming into the void?
Hannah Keyser
10.18.18
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