digital-culture

The Strange Phenomenon of Online Follow-Shaming

People never use an invention exactly as intended, do they. I’m reasonably sure the four dudes who launched Twitter in 2006 didn’t foresee it becoming…

Texting Is Out. Spontaneous FaceTime Is In.

Priya Mittal, a 19-year-old freshman at Brown University, lives for spontaneous FaceTimes. She’ll be at the library in the middle of her Intro Economics problem…

Why Are People Starting to Purge All of Their Instagram Photos?

Once a month, Ellie Moore, a 17-year-old high school student in London, deletes every photo on her Instagram. It’s so ritualistic that she even sets…

Getting Yang-Pilled by the #YangGang

The 2016 election was a milestone moment for Charlotte, a 23-year-old in Connecticut, and her boyfriend — it was their first time casting a vote….