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.
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
Hallelujah! Instagram is trialling desktop DMs
Get ready to direct message on work's dime
@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.
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.
has the internet helped breed a new generation of queerphobia?
Study finds Gen Zers have the most negative attitudes to LGBTQ+ people
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.