Internet

Culture

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.
Emma Madden
5.5.20
Culture

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
4.15.20
News

Hallelujah! Instagram is trialling desktop DMs

Get ready to direct message on work's dime
Roisin Lanigan
1.16.20
Culture

@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.
Douglas Greenwood
1.15.20
Culture

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.
Roisin Lanigan
1.13.20
News

Instagram censors Grimes' naked pregnancy announcement

Her see-through stomach and visible nipples didn’t cut the platform’s strict nudity policy.
Rolien Zonneveld
1.9.20
Internet

Instagram isn't doing enough to tackle pro-eating disorder content

Despite the platform's efforts at moderation, and the rise of body positivity content, pro-ana accounts are easy to find. Here's what can be done.
Lianne Kersten
1.8.20
Culture

has the internet helped breed a new generation of queerphobia?

Study finds Gen Zers have the most negative attitudes to LGBTQ+ people
Douglas Greenwood
11.8.19
Music

yeule finds herself on her celestial debut album

Artist Nat Ćmiel has expanded her heavenly video game-influenced sound to cinematic proportions on 'Serotonin II.'
Sarah Gooding
10.25.19
Culture

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.
Douglas Greenwood
10.4.19
Culture

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
10.2.19
Culture

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.
Kelsey Barnes
5.23.19
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