“Taunts that once could be forgotten now live on before large audiences, prompting people to take action.”
Instagram’s Threads proves that social media is fated to repeat a cycle of life and death.
“With more than four billion people now active on social media platforms, our virtual lives are beginning to devour our actual ones.”
“Not so long ago, retired NBA stars could put on a suit, go on ESPN, and lay into the next generation of young players with little pushback. Then something shifted.”
“When I scroll TikTok, I see creativity, joy, pleasure, energy, and a contagious enthusiasm for books.”
“Nims Purja has become the first celebrity mountaineer of the social media age—and the most controversial figure in the global climbing community.”
“Millennials, the first generation to be online as kids, are starting to feel like we’ve aged out. Is there a way to age gracefully on the internet?”
From the current New York issue’s package on drill music comes this urgent, saddening profile of Jayquan McKenley, a sweethearted teenager and burgeoning artist whose murder sparked a new wave of handwringing around the rap subgenre. Even to drill’s defenders, it seemed clear that social media had sped up a cycle of retaliatory shootings; the Bronx’s […]
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Five stories that demonstrate we’re living in the golden age of the personal hoax.