Internet

activism

Two Years After Qandeel Baloch's Murder, Women Are Rallying in Her Name

The social media star dubbed "Pakistan's Kim Kardashian" was the victim of a brutal honor killing. Here's how her legacy has inspired a generation of women.
Sophie Hemery
9.6.18
Internet

Why Memes Express the Feeling of Disassociating Better Than Words Do

Disassociation is an isolating and sometimes indescribable experience in which sufferers feel disconnected from reality, or even from their own identity. For some, memes are the best way to describe that feeling.
Leonie Shinn-Morris
7.31.18
Internet

Are Russian Bots Selling Weaves on Instagram? An Investigation

Even if the accounts are just spam bots, suspicions that they may be political propaganda directed specifically toward Black people are warranted.
Donovan X. Ramsey
7.10.18
revenge porn

Revenge Porn Bill in New York Killed After Google Campaign

Advocates blamed the tech company for helping to essentially kill a bill that would have made nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a crime in New York.
Kimberly Lawson
6.21.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Searching for Traces of My Late Father Online

My father was murdered years before the Internet existed as we know it. But I still search for traces of him there.
Gabrielle Birkner
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

I Was Tricked into Becoming a Cam Girl at 18

It all started with a mysterious MSN message asking me if I'd like to be a model.
Sarah Hurtes
6.18.18
Sex

As a Teen, I Was Haunted by the Sexual Persona I Created to Protect Myself

The person I created on the internet shielded me from the slut-shaming I endured at the hands of high school bullies. Rather than let their words break me, I molded my online image to embody sexuality.
Eda Yu
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Online, I'm the Picture of Health. Offline, I Have a Chronic Illness

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 19—but you'd never guess that from scrolling through my Instagram feed.
Ione Gamble
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos of Young Brazilians Capturing Themselves on Social Media

Photographer Larissa Zaidan took portraits of men and women on Instagram and off.
Larissa Zaidan
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Stages of My Life in Usernames

"Who knows what people are doing in real life so long as they present their purest front online? What is the opposite of catfishing?"
Aditi Natasha Kini
6.18.18
Internet

As My Family Tried to Arrange My Marriage, I Was Secretly Swiping on Tinder

My parents, unaware that I already had a dating profile of my own, signed me up for an online matchmaking service—similar, in a sense, to Tinder, but with far different expectations.
Mithila Phadke
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Subversive Sexual Power Found in Erotic Fandom Forums

For young women on fandom forums, the freedom to profess subversive attractions online means becoming agents of their own sexual journeys.
Rebecca Liu
6.18.18