In “deathfic,” writers of fan fiction find unexpected comfort in killing off their favorite popular characters.
The users who reappear after countless left swipes have become modern urban legends.
“Doomer Girl” began as a cartoon for angry men. Then women started dressing up as her.
Assume that every website you visit tattles on you to the social-media behemoth.
Crude, emoji-based chain texts are an internet-indigenous art form, and a viral menace. But where do they come from?
When a woman picks up a pair of scissors, she also picks up a trope.
Anna Wiener’s new memoir, Uncanny Valley, tells the story of a regular person under the spell of disruption.
A man loved the singer so much, he spent a decade collecting dreams about her.
What’s the counterpoint to toxic fandom? Rude fandom.
How did a word once reserved for union bosses get co-opted by anybody with a viral tweet?
Americans with cellphones went into a recession and came out the other side with a new communication style.
The engine of internet culture is chugging along, changed.
Hanging out on Discord with today’s teen-idol ticket scalpers—average guys, no bots
In defense of location sharing, the best way to make life into a movie
wikiHow embodies an alternative history of the internet, and an interesting possibility for its future.
A slew of new start-ups want to help people manage their relationships the way they would sales leads. Should we be worried about our friends turning us into data points?
How a subreddit seemingly destined to devolve into chaos stays remarkably sane
The Facebook CEO’s recent speech was met with thousands of adoring, over-the-top comments. Who would write them?
Loneliness is Instagram’s hottest trend.
Venture capital has finally come for the least sexy communication style.