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Can a Thirst-Trap Selfie Lead to True Love? – Youth, Now – Medium
I created my Instagram account in 2014, under a handle too pretentious to admit, back when I was 18, when both the platform and I were different beasts than we are today. Then, Instagram was…
Meet the emoji designer
Making personalised emojis for celebrities sounds like a fun job, but nobody realises how demanding Amanda’s tween-idol boss is
'I tried 'Instagram face' for a week and here’s what happened...'
Don’t feed the trolls, and other hideous lies
The mantra about the best way to respond to online abuse has only made it worse
Facebook introduces time limit tool
Users will be able to restrict time spent on the app, but some people say it doesn't go far enough.
I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore
The other day, I found myself looking at a blank address bar in a new tab of my web browser. I wanted to waste time, but … I didn’t know how.
Reddit Goes Old School With Subreddit Chat
Reddit wants to bring its communities closer together. Its solution: throwing it back to real-time chatrooms.
How to Break Up With Someone in the Digital Age
Ever wonder the best way to break up with someone? Or how to deal with a break up? So did we, so we spoke to a therapist to find out.
This New Tool Helps You Turn Off Facebook’s Surveillance and Reclaim Some Privacy
An activist group made a how-to guide to opt out of as much Facebook ad targeting and surveillance as possible. But it's still a pain.
Facebook is finally giving users the option to clear their history
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, today announced the site would introduce a feature which will grant users a measure of control over their data — specifically, giving them control over how much information from their history is shared without third-party apps. The feature, appropriately named “Clear History,” will flush your browsing history on Facebook, including which …
This Hacker News thread is a masterclass in how to put down your damn smartphone
While it’s not worth rehashing the details, I believe most of us would agree that smartphones are both good and bad. On the one hand, we have a device that holds the vast majority of human knowledge. It’s an invention responsible for a shift in power that democratizes information and empowers those most capable of …
What to keep away from social media to land your dream job role
Social media is a source for potential employers to learn about you, so be mindful of what you share
The fascinating world of Instagram’s ‘virtual’ celebrities
Gorgeous, popular, sought-after by brands... but these models on Instagram aren't real. They're digitally created. And to a lot of people, that doesn't matter at all.
Addicted to your Smartphone? This Formula is Why
Ten years ago, a Stanford lab created the formula to make technology addictive. Now, Silicon Valley is dealing with the consequences.
The Follower Factory
Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.
Welcome to Poppy’s World
Pop singer? YouTube star? Cult leader? Whoever she is, Poppy is taking over the internet.
Blogging In 2018: A Trend On The Wane?
As some ponder whether the practice of blogging should be seen in the past tense, it may be better to consider what the concept gave us in the first place.
29 Viral Photos and GIFs From 2017 That Were Totally Fake
It’s that time of year again when we look back at the photos and GIFs that went viral over the past 12 months. We did similar year-end round-ups in 2014, 2015, 2016 and I must say that 2017 was even weirder than usual. How so? There were so many fake images swirling around the internet that it was difficult to decide which ones to debunk.
Antisocial media: why I decided to cut back on Facebook and Instagram
Only when I tried to quit social networks did I realise how addictive and enveloping they are designed to be. Now I am convinced we are heading for a public health crisis
The 7 types of people who still use Facebook
All the cool kids are migrating to YouTube and Instagram.