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News

on its 30th birthday, the internet’s creator says it’s not necessarily good for humanity

Happy birthday babe! Looking fab!! xx
Roisin Lanigan
3.12.19
News

jonah hill's response to being trolled is what the internet needs

He used an impassioned post to start a conversation about online rage after taking on an Instagram troll.
Mitch Parker
3.1.19
Opinion

why do we still not trust influencers?

The new guidelines might not help anything.
Jake Hall
2.12.19
News

we’re still talking about that fyre festival evian story

How Andy King's revelation in Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary divided the internet.
Mitch Parker
1.30.19
News

facebook denies using the 10 year challenge to improve their facial recognition software

Bet you still used this as an excuse not to share that awful 2009 throwback though.
Roisin Lanigan
1.21.19
News

excessive social media use is like drug addiction, says new study

Scrolling through Instagram for hours could have a worse effect on your brain than you might think.
Roisin Lanigan
1.11.19
mental health

we all know social media can seriously harm your mental health, so what now?

Despite the detrimental effects of social media, we’re still completely hooked. Refinery29 Editor at Large Sarah Raphael shares her tips on how to use it safely.
Sarah Raphael
1.2.19
Opinion

the resolutions i aim to keep this year, none of which involve exercising or cooking

Less watching strangers’ Instagram stories, more going to the doctors when necessary.
Mahoro Seward
1.2.19
Culture

without nsfw content there is no tumblr

The community that will be most hurt by the site’s rules are sex workers, who are increasingly being pushed out of platforms like PayPal and Instagram.
Marianne Eloise
12.7.18
News

instagram is declaring war on fake followers and paid for likes

Could this mean the death of the influencer, as we know it, is upon us?
Roisin Lanigan
11.20.18
Culture

your selfies actually make you (post)human

In 'Faceworld', theoretician Marion Zilio shows how selfies allow us access to previously hidden parts of ourselves
Micha Barban Dangerfield
10.31.18
Culture

'assassination nation' is the first true horror film of the twitter age

The internet has not only emboldened the voiceless — women, queer youth, and people of colour — but also the vitriolic conservatives reflecting the very worst elements of the patriarchy.
Adam White
9.25.18
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