Social Media

Opinion

Can the algorithm ever be spiritual?

From Tarot TikTok to 'If you're seeing this, it's for you' Instagram posts, we explore whether social media can be a medium for divine messaging.
Laura Pitcher
5.17.22
Opinion

The cult of the dissociative pout

Why this lobotomy-chic, dead-eyed pose is taking over your Instagram feed, and becoming the duckface of a nihilistic era.
Rayne Fisher-Quann
5.4.22
News

Watch out, Instagram scams are coming for us all

It's not just boomers getting tricked into pyramid schemes.
Jenna Mahale
4.12.22
Culture

The rise of 'compassion fatigue'

“Flooded with images of the sort that once used to shock and arouse indignation, we are losing our capacity to react."
Daisy Schofield
3.30.22
News

TikTok is testing a 'watch history' feature

The proposed update will finally let you find that one video you thought you lost forever.
Jenna Mahale
3.29.22
Opinion

Narcissism is our latest online moral panic

The reality of the much-maligned personality disorder is being distorted by the internet.
Jessica Lucas
2.8.22
Culture

Casual Instagram has killed the finsta

As the app enters it's 'flop era' and users pivot to the close friends filter or TikTok, once popular finsta accounts are falling off.
Laura Pitcher
2.3.22
News

A study has found what makes an Instagram photo more likeable

Here’s how your next selfie can break the internet.
Tom George
1.25.22
News

Thoughts on Instagram’s new ‘edit grid’ feature

A reported update that would allow users to reorder their posts might make the platform less authentic, but is that necessarily a bad thing?
Tom George
1.13.22
News

Influencers could soon have to admit if their body's been retouched

A new UK bill would make digitally altered bodies in paid posts display a logo to combat a rise in eating disorders. But how effective will it be?
Tom George
1.13.22
Opinion

Is unfollowing someone ever really that deep?

Seeing that someone has cut you out of their social media life can hurt. But are we taking it too seriously?
Douglas Greenwood
1.11.22
Opinion

The rise and rise of the meta-selfie

Just another irony-pilled Instagram trend or something more?
Amy Francombe
12.29.21
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