Social Media

Think Pieces

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

Withholding ‘likes’ and then releasing them en masse is just one sinister tactic employed 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
3 hours ago
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 color — but also the vitriolic conservatives reflecting the very worst elements of the patriarchy.
Adam White
a day ago
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
News

selena gomez doesn’t like instagram either

The artist discusses wine, but omits Woody Allen.
i-D Staff
9.4.18
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
News

more people than ever are ditching their iphones for burners

R.I.P. the smartphone?
Roisin Lanigan
8.20.18
beauty

are people getting plastic surgery to look like instagram filters?

Doctors say maybe, minus the puppy ears.
Hannah Ongley
8.9.18
Culture

even instagram knows it's bad for your mental health

Instagram and Facebook are rolling out tracking tools to tell you how much time you've wasted online.
Hannah Ongley
8.1.18
News

45% of teens are "online constantly" and don't think that's a bad thing

But they’re no longer using Facebook as much.
Jack Sunnucks
6.5.18
love week

queer women and the rise of passive online flirting

What's driving the phenomenon, and does it help anyone get a girlfriend irl?
Sophie Jackson
5.30.18
Culture

the rise of finstas shows we're all being fake online

Teens share how the explosive trend of fake Instagram accounts plays into our generation’s social media anxieties.
Dane Scott
4.18.18
Culture

addison timlin is the spellbinding star of a horror film about youtube culture

Timlin stars as a click-hungry teen in the eerily prescient thriller 'Like Me.' The 26-year-old actor talks to i-D about social media obsession, holding up convenience stores, and her next role: playing a young Hillary Clinton.
Hannah Ongley
1.26.18