Social Media

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
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
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
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
Think Pieces

we’re addicted to notifications, likes and follower counts. so what now?

Withholding notifications and then releasing them en masse is just one sinister tactic employed by social media platforms to increase our addiction. Do we need to take heed of Kanye's advice and eradicate follower numbers and likes altogether?
Claudia Paterson
9.25.18
News

the first piece of riccardo tisci-designed burberry is here

Don’t sleep, the Burberry monogram logo Tisc-shirt is on-sale for 24 hours only.
Steve Salter
9.13.18
Culture

5 reasons why your ex is getting back in touch

With help from the founder of cult Insta account @textsfromyourex, we break down why your former bae isn’t staying away.
Megan Wallace
9.13.18
News

selena gomez doesn’t like instagram either

The artist discusses wine, but omits Woody Allen.
i-D Staff
9.5.18
Think Pieces

what does changing social media use reveal about the shifting anxieties of gen z?

Does migration to self-deleting media and trigger-happy liking mean that Gen Z are less anxious than millennials?
Brian O'Flynn
8.22.18
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