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Weibo's 2011 interface
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Weibo’s Free-Speech Failure

How a dissident movement almost broke through China’s internet censorship

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I Gave Up and Let Instagram Shop for Me

Targeted advertising has turned the platform into the best and worst place to buy stuff online.

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Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why?

Correction fluids have improbably outlasted the typewriter and survived the rise of the digital office.

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Social Media Are a Mass Shooter’s Best Friend

A terrorist attack in New Zealand cast new blame on how technology platforms police content. But global internet services were designed to work this way, and there might be no escape from their grip.