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10.8.19

Am I an Asshole for Hating People Who Tweet 'Send Cute Pets?' An Investigation

I asked social researchers why people request cute dog and cat pics from strangers online when they're having a bad day.

1.17.19

How do you do, fellow kids? Old Democrats want to be as relatable as AOC and Cardi B

"The below pic is called a selfie," Rep. Ted Lieu tweeted from AOC's social media seminar.

1.16.18

VR's Hit Social App Is a Dank Meme-Soaked Chat Room

Ugandan Knuckles is why we can't have nice things.

8.30.17

One of 2017’s Most Overlooked Games, ‘Hidden Agenda,’ Hits October 24

The developers of ‘Until Dawn’ have worked up a very cool social game.

5.22.17

Facebook’s Internal Moderator Policies Should Have Been Published Years Ago

It's taken a leak to the press to understand what Facebook really wants.

4.7.17

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.

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2.1.17

This AI Wearable Helps Make You Less Socially Awkward

Researchers at MIT’s CSAIL hope the wearable will help people with social anxiety better navigate the nuances of human communication.

12.8.16

NASA Has Joined Pinterest and GIPHY, and Yes, Its Memes Are Dank

Rockets, and rovers, and planets, oh my.

8.23.16

We Asked Experts How to Nail Awkward Small Talk

The science of getting deep or getting the hell out of there.

5.24.16

Haunting Scenes of Homelessness and Poverty in 'Los Santos'

Alan Butler captures a moving series of photographs that document poverty within 'GTA V.'

5.2.16

There's Only Room in Your Brain for Five Best Friends, Says Science

Turns out it doesn't matter how many Facebook friends you have, because your brain only has room for five BFFs.

4.6.16

Hanging Out in Virtual Reality Is Now as Easy as Making a Phone Call

AltspaceVR will let participants play games and view videos together from around the world.

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