social

vrchat

VR's Hit Social App Is a Dank Meme-Soaked Chat Room

Ugandan Knuckles is why we can't have nice things.
Matthew Gault
1.16.18
transparency

Facebook’s Internal Moderator Policies Should Have Been Published Years Ago

It's taken a leak to the press to understand what Facebook really wants.
Ben Sullivan
5.22.17
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
ASPERGERS

This AI Wearable Helps Make You Less Socially Awkward

Researchers at MIT’s CSAIL hope the wearable will help people with social anxiety better navigate the nuances of human communication.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.1.17
nasa

NASA Has Joined Pinterest and GIPHY, and Yes, Its Memes Are Dank

Rockets, and rovers, and planets, oh my.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
Gaming

Hanging Out in Virtual Reality Is Now as Easy as Making a Phone Call

AltspaceVR will let participants play games and view videos together from around the world.
Kari Paul
4.6.16
machines

With Remote Hand-Holding Tech, We Can Touch Each Other Around the World

"It will be as common as making a telephone call or using your webcam.”
Ben Richmond
6.10.14
Motherboard Blog

Love in the Time of Tinder

Has the dating app to rule them all become a part of us?
Daniel Stuckey
6.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Here Are Some Candidates for the White House's First GIF

The White House just got itself a tumblr page, and it's accepting GIF submissions now. Here are a few suggestions for the inaugural entry.
Daniel Stuckey
4.26.13
Motherboard Blog

In Praise of Animated GIFs Over Boring Headshots

Google+ has opened up its border to animated profile picture capabilities. That's a good thing.
Daniel Stuckey
3.27.13
Motherboard Blog

Bangability: A Klout Score For Bang With Friends

Bang With Friends is now quantifying sexiness with a FICO-esque number.
Daniel Stuckey
3.5.13
Motherboard Blog

Tinder, a No-Bull Dating App, Is the End-All of Online Dating

The dating app that translates superficial flirting into an interactive game on your phone.
Daniel Stuckey
2.13.13
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