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.
An app that matches people based on their offline lives is a great idea—but 2019 is a strange time to have it.
Memes and moments come and go on TikTok, but its fascination with celebrity look-alikes is forever.
Influencer culture has normalized charging money for all kinds of intimacy.