Social media

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Twitter has stolen my life

July 26, 2020 11:06 am

I’m a slave to my online persona. And she’s a slave to the algorithm, and we must feed the algorithm

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So, you wanted to be famous?

July 6, 2020 11:16 am

Thanks to social media we all get the experience of being chased by the digital paparazzi

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The worst of Instagram activism

June 30, 2020 2:02 pm

Everything is racist

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Facebook is right. Twitter is wrong

May 28, 2020 5:46 pm

Fact-checking widespread information on social media should be the job of journalists — but journalists have lost interest in facts

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Our brave journalists

March 26, 2020 8:10 pm

In an uncertain time, the media falls back on the thing it knows best: dividing people

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Twitter is manipulating the election

March 9, 2020 6:17 pm

Context is everything

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Quaden Bayles is a victim — of exploitation

February 21, 2020 5:23 pm

The video of him crying is essentially trauma porn

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Confused by the Mike Bloomberg campaign? Maybe that’s the point

January 30, 2020 7:32 pm

The mayor wants your attention, and he’ll shake a dog by the face to get it

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TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing — and goofiest — digital platform, but should we fear it?

January 16, 2020 11:52 am

The Chinese video app, which has more users than Snapchat and Twitter combined, is underpinned by some of the most sophisticated AI in the world

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Why do we keep ignoring TikTok’s security problems?

January 15, 2020 2:54 pm

The media ought to know better by now

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Generation Gender Reveal — the weirdest fad of the 2010s

December 27, 2019 6:05 am

In the vacuous, conservative world of Instagram, it’s just easier to accept that the color pink is shorthand for femininity

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I’d rather live under communism than the tyranny of social media

November 14, 2019 12:28 pm

My advice to my fellow octogenarians? Lay off the cocaine

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Be more carthorse: why we would all benefit from a little self-loathing

November 14, 2019 9:48 am

Online praise is turning us all into narcissists

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Why is everyone on Facebook so paranoid about their privacy?

September 12, 2019 1:19 pm

Fussing over Facebook snooping insults the billions of people around the world who really are monitored

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Trump will be re-elected because of left-liberal stupidity

September 5, 2019 1:32 pm

Through all his shocking vulgarities, he is providing his followers with a narrative which makes sense

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The strange tale of the Deep Fried BBQ Stuffed Chicken Pizzadilla

August 26, 2019 1:05 pm

On the internet, someone is always profiting from your amusement

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Social media is making it harder to hear legitimate criticism

August 20, 2019 10:03 am

If you are unconsciously hooked on getting approval from an app, it hits much harder when you don’t

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How Google’s tunnel vision cost us all

August 14, 2019 11:42 pm

The company was so singularly obsessed with beating Facebook at its own game that it missed broader trends that were about to rattle the industry

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The bizarre, normal death of Bianca Devins

July 16, 2019 3:23 pm

If her killer is exceptional, it is in his pathetic keenness to make this a point of pride

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How C.S. Lewis predicted Instagram

June 7, 2019 1:51 pm

On Instagram, like Pornhub, you can sort by fetish

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Twitter is a virus of the mind

May 17, 2019 2:01 pm

If you log off, you lose your influence: An Encounter Ideas essay

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The quiet sorrow of the Instagram blogger

February 26, 2019 8:12 am

Do the small untruths we tell on social media play a role in disrupting our sense of reality?

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When did Donald Trump’s tweets become so boring?

February 12, 2019 6:05 pm

It feels like he’s tweeting by numbers

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The agonizing death of Hillary Clinton’s ‘Internet Freedom’ agenda

January 21, 2019 5:44 pm

The openness of the American internet is what makes it so dangerous

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Why is James Woods so obsessed with Melania Trump?

December 15, 2018 1:55 pm

‘Since no American magazine will have put her on a cover, we’ll just have to celebrate her ourselves. @FLOTUS’