Twitter

extremely online

In Defense of Cancel Culture

“Cancellation isn't personal. It’s a way for marginalized communities to publicly assert their value systems through pop culture.”
Shamira Ibrahim
4.4.19
influencers

The Dark Reality of Being a Brand Influencer

Aspirational content, akin to thousand-dollar "Vogue" spreads or "Travel & Leisure" editorials, bank on creating a sense of fantasy—however the actual return is low for most users.
Shamira Ibrahim
3.4.19
Rihanna

The Signs as Vintage Rihanna Tweets

Deeply Rihlatable.
Sara David
2.20.19
Browsing Black History

How Black Women Made GIFs Into a Language of Self-Expression

GIFs give voice to Black women who, because of their shared erasure and oppression, often communicate in a silent dialogue.
Starrene Rhett Rocque
2.20.19
Love Bites

The Post-Breakup Guide To Social Media

When to block, when to mute, and when to post a thirst trap.
Anna Pulley
2.14.19
Browsing Black History

Why White Allyship Isn't Enough

Feminista Jones' new book "Reclaiming Our Space" delves into modern Mammys, Twitter trolls, and the difference between white allyship and advocacy.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
2.4.19
terrorism

Woman Says Twitter Did Nothing After Suspected Mail Bomber Threatened Her

Twitter found "no violation" in threats to Rochelle Ritchie less than two weeks before Cesar Sayoc was taken into custody on suspicion of mailing bombs to politicians and prominent figures.
Leila Ettachfini
10.26.18
Memes

The Inventor of Big Dick Energy on the Rise and Demise of a Horny Twitter Joke

The inevitable life cycle of a meme, as explained by someone who watched other people take the credit (and profits) for her idea.
Kyrell Grant
6.29.18
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
Drag Race

We Don't Deserve Leslie Jones and Alyssa Edwards's New Friendship

But we desperately need it.
Amelia Capaz
6.15.18
Dating

I Asked People Who Ghosted Me Why They Still Watch My Instagram Stories

Their answers range from "I'm trash" (true!) to "you post good videos of your cat" (also true).
Sara David
4.25.18
Internet

Trolls Are Illegally Posting Rape Survivors' Names on Twitter

Victims in sexual offense cases are guaranteed lifelong anonymity in the UK, but an investigation has found hundreds of posts on the social network identifying survivors.
Sirin Kale
4.19.18
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