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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
a guide to forgotten internet heroes
Tell me here, where are you now that I need ya?
self harm can be digital too
The virtual world is increasingly the place self-harmers go to hurt themselves.
instagram have finally revealed the algorithm that dictates what you see first
But really we just want chronological order.
who is lil tay and should we care about her?
Let’s take a moment to work this out.
why are people actually smashing make-up on the internet?
Between cutting up lipsticks and melting expensive powders, the beauty industry has found a new way to interrogate itself about consumerism, waste and excess.
harambe is just the latest attraction at the petting zoo of internet outrage
The recent Cincinnati Zoo incident involving the shooting of an endangered gorilla is merely the latest example of a world where consternation and condemnation is out of control.