social network

#deletefacebook

Facebook Has Been Preparing for #DeleteFacebook for More Than a Decade

To many, the social network is irreplaceable because there's nothing to replace it with.
Sarah Emerson
4.2.18
Facebook

Facebook Is Being Sued for Discriminatory Ad Targeting

Housing groups say they were able to create ads that discriminated against mothers, the disabled, and minorities.
Jordan Pearson
3.27.18
Bitcoin

Facebook Is Investigating Bitcoin Ads Bypassing Its New Ban

It appears some ads have already found simple workarounds.
Joseph Cox
2.5.18
Facebook

Facebook Just Banned All Cryptocurrency Advertising

Facebook banned ads for "financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices."
Jordan Pearson
1.30.18
Essays

Last.fm Was the Only Music Social Network That Made Sense

Inside the rise and fall of Last.fm, the social network that understood how online music worked and that resembled bits of Facebook, Songkick, Blogspot, and Spotify.
Elia Alovisi
12.4.17
If you can't beat 'em

A Canadian Company Tried to Build a Facebook Competitor in Ukraine and Failed

Ukrainians.co was meant to replace banned Russian sites.
Jordan Pearson
9.6.17
Broadly

What Happened When I Tried to Get Laid on LinkedIn

"I'd like to add you to my professional network xoxoxox Maria"
Maria Yagoda
8.8.17
for the 'gram

Instagram Is Driving Indonesia's Wedding Culture to New Levels of Excess

Because nothing says "true love" like a million Instagram likes.
Alice .
8.2.17
anxiety

People Are Telling Us What Makes Them Anxious

Share publicly or go anonymous.
Tonic Staff
6.28.17
AIM

Relive the Torrid Human Dramas of Old AIM Chats in 'Emily Is Away Too'

A game that rethinks nostalgia.
Jess Joho
5.18.17
Makeoutclub

Friendster Was the Best Social Media Site, Ever

I'm serious.
Yudhistira Agato
5.16.17
EEEEEEEE

From Witches to Dolphins, These Are the Communities That Make Mastodon Great

The top five Mastodon instances as judged by meaningless criteria that we refuse to disclose.
Sarah Jeong
4.14.17
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