A rush to save the memes of Imgur

Imgur’s impending content purge proves the impermanence of the internet.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 10, 2023
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The next big app is here — until it isn’t

Chart-topping social apps like BeReal don’t always have a long shelf life.

Ben Berkley • April 26, 2023
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France vs. social media dishonesty

A French bill may require influencers to disclose payments, photo editing, and filters.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 7, 2023

Some personal news: LinkedIn is cringe AF

When did LinkedIn turn from a professional networking site to absolute cringe?

Sara Friedman • March 2, 2023
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Snapchat gets the AI treatment

My AI will “write a haiku about cheese” for your friend.

Jacob Cohen • February 28, 2023

These influencers are so fake… no, really

Virtual influencers are on the rise. Are these characters the next Marvel or Disney?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 16, 2023

Meta’s board wants new nudity guidelines

Meta’s confusing nudity policies often wrongfully delete posts from women, trans, and nonbinary users.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 19, 2023

TikTok’s new plan to avoid getting banned in the US

The app will consider letting Oracle and others police its algorithm.

Mark Dent • January 17, 2023

How LinkedIn’s handling its bots

Social media is teeming with bots and scammers, and LinkedIn is no exception.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 12, 2022

The next big thing for influencers is less influencing

As the economy falters, influencers may lose clients and connections with their audiences.

Mark Dent • December 8, 2022

Singles want partners who vote

Tinder’s annual dating survey revealed an interest in political engagement and “situationships.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 30, 2022

Let’s talk about dabloons

TikTok users created a sprawling RPG involving a cat and gold coins.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 29, 2022

Facebook took out the trash

In the last year, Meta has cracked down on spammy posts.

Rob Litterst • November 28, 2022

Digits: Twitter math, sports betting, and more

Plus: The Wii U’s anniversary, and a railroad strike.

Jacob Cohen • November 21, 2022

TikTok’s swooping in to grab laid-off talent

But is the move a business need or a reputational one?

Jacob Cohen • November 17, 2022

Twitter users are flocking to Mastodon… but WTF is it?

The decentralized social platform is growing like crazy in the wake of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover.

Sara Friedman • November 10, 2022

TikTok vs. record labels

TikTok is huge now, and music labels want a bigger piece of the pie.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 9, 2022

Digits: Plasma, funerals, and Hallmark

Plus: Funeral homes and AI surveillance art.

Jacob Cohen • September 26, 2022

How Americans get news on socials

How many people get news on social media, and what’s it look like?

Jacob Cohen • September 22, 2022

Why YouTube’s best weapon is its library

Five hundred hours of content are added to YouTube every minute.

Rob Litterst • September 15, 2022

Twitter caves on the edit button

Twitter users will finally be able to edit their typos. Well, some Twitter users will.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 2, 2022

Goodbye, paper business cards?

Some are ditching paper business cards for digital solutions… like implanting a chip in their hand.

Jacob Cohen • August 30, 2022

What’s up with Twitter’s whistleblower?

Things are getting interesting before the Musk-Twitter showdown in October.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 24, 2022

TikTok’s plan to not screw up midterms

The spotlight is on TikTok to prove itself during this year’s midterms.

Jacob Cohen • August 23, 2022

LeBron James, the influencer?

LeBron James is the NBA’s king of Instagram.

Rob Litterst • August 16, 2022

The implications of teen internet usage

A recent CDC study shows the scary consequences of too much screen time.

Rob Litterst • August 15, 2022

Digits: ‘Quiet quitting,’ canola oil, and more

Plus: A TikTok slowdown, a Tesla speedup, and road trip struggles.

Jacob Cohen • August 15, 2022

What the heck is a LinkedInfluencer?

Of course LinkedIn wants in on the creator economy.

Rob Litterst • August 10, 2022

TikTok’s grand plans to take over our ears

The company is laser-focused on music as its next frontier.

Jacob Cohen • August 4, 2022

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