Social Media

KonMari

I Went Marie Kondo on My Twitter Follows to Spark Some Joy Into My Feed

Tokimeki Unfollow helped me KonMari who I follow on Twitter.
Samantha Cole
2.5.19
politics

Leaving Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Informed, Study Finds

When researchers measured the welfare of hundreds of people who left Facebook for a month, they found they were happier, less politically informed, more active in IRL activities, and less likely to go back to Facebook.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.30.19
content moderation

Social Media Is Broken, But You Should Still Report Hate

Users shouldn’t feel obligated to help Facebook, Twitter, and other social media giants police hate. But experts say it’s still worthwhile.
Rachel Chen
1.23.19
environment

The Earth's #10YearChallenge Is Grim

People are co-opting the hashtag to talk about climate change and the environment.
Sarah Emerson
1.17.19
Nuclear Weapons

Why the People Responsible for US Nukes Tweeted a Veiled Threat on New Year’s Eve

The horrifying gaffe raises questions about how the US military uses social media.
Matthew Gault
1.16.19
cybercrime

Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp social engineering scams have become common in the country.
Melanio Escobar
1.16.19
good habits

Life After a Brain Tumor With Simone Giertz, the Queen of Shitty Robots

For years, Giertz’s robo-fails have made us laugh. Now she wants to build something that will actually help people.
Ali Jaffe
1.14.19
retractions

Researchers Retract Study That Said Fake News Is Just as Likely to Go Viral as the Truth

A paper that claimed the quality of information doesn't factor into how viral it becomes under conditions of "information overload" has been retracted.
Jordan Pearson
1.10.19
fake news

Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

A new study found that age was the main factor that determined whether someone would spread misinformation on Facebook.
Sarah Emerson
1.9.19
Social Media

TikTok Has a Nazi Problem

TikTok, which is mega popular with children and teens, has a problem with blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism.
Joseph Cox
12.18.18
adblockers

Facebook’s Arms Race with Adblockers Continues to Escalate

Typically, adblockers are able to counter Facebook’s updates within a matter of days, but the latest was a more substantial undertaking.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.10.18
Social Media

TikTok, the App Super Popular With Kids, Has a Nudes Problem

TikTok is seen as being child-friendly. But a section of the social media platform is dedicated to hunting for nude images from its underage users.
Joseph Cox
12.6.18
Newer0156Older