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

'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

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

selena gomez doesn’t like instagram either

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

more people than ever are ditching their iphones for burners

R.I.P. the smartphone?
Roisin Lanigan

are people getting plastic surgery to look like instagram filters?

Doctors say maybe, minus the puppy ears.
Hannah Ongley

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

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
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

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

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