Internet

Culture

TikTok has reinvented the teenage bedroom

Snogging your hand in secret? Worshipping the posters of pop stars on your bedroom wall? All this has changed in the age of Tiktok.
Emma Madden
5.5.20
Culture

Princess Gollum is reigning over the internet

The Korean American model on defying beauty standards, social distancing, and creating her own space online.
Elaine YJ Lee
4.15.20
News

Hallelujah! Instagram is trialling desktop DMs

Get ready to direct message on work's dime
Roisin Lanigan
1.16.20
Culture

@CHASEICON is the eternal mood of the internet

The California teen tells us how impersonating Lady Gaga and comically calling out transmisogyny on dating apps made her an internet sensation.
Douglas Greenwood
1.15.20
Culture

How autotuned confessional TikToks became therapy for Gen-Z

Oversharing isn’t new. Oversharing in a fifteen second video through the medium of a catchy autotuned ballad? Sign me up.
Roisin Lanigan
1.13.20
Culture

has the internet helped breed a new generation of queerphobia?

Study finds Gen Zers have the most negative attitudes to LGBTQ+ people
Douglas Greenwood
11.8.19
Culture

how gay tiktok became gay tumblr for gen z

After the blogging platform banned NSFW content, queer young people turned to the popular app to express themselves.
Rachel Charlene Lewis
10.4.19
Culture

how 'sadfishing' became our favourite coping mechanism

Far from being just a way of seeking attention, venting on social media is a way of reaching out across the void and forging a support network.
Douglas Greenwood
10.4.19
Culture

how queer teens are using instagram’s ‘close friends’ function to open up

More and more of us are shunning the main TL, instead embracing smaller, safer spaces to discuss sexuality, mental health, and identity.
Kelsey Barnes
5.23.19
Culture

in defence of 'daddy'

No one is above kinky gifting in the capitalist lottery that is life right now. Find me a person who wouldn’t wear a pig tail butt plug to live rent free in London and I’ll show you an idiot.
Bertie Brandes
8.8.18
Culture

remembering the golden age of the queer internet

In the pre-social media age a whole world of sites served as an entry point into identity and sexual discovery, a gathering place for queer young people who were closeted, feeling trapped in rural areas, or just looking to chat.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
8.3.18
Beauty

we tested the internet’s scariest beauty products

We asked a bunch of i-D friends to test out the most bizarre beauty products we were able to buy online for anything between £2 and £20.
Annie Lord
7.19.18
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