internet culture

Our Internet, Ourselves: 7 Extremely Online Books for the Twitter-Weary

These seven books explain our dysfunctional relationship with the internet.

Foundational Power: The Rise of Bangladeshi American Beauty Vloggers

Makeup can build, dismantle, assert, and help defy ideas of what “disciplined” bodies should look like. Read more »

I Knew You Were Trouble When You Logged In: “The Swift Life” Monetizes and Exploits Fandom

Taylor Swift manipulates a feeling of closeness to deepen fans’ investment. Read more »

Pistols or Pearls: Gender Reveal Parties Are a Sham

Gender-reveal parties reinforce a faux binary. Read more »

Killer Crush: Inside Tumblr’s Serial Killer Fandom Problem

Social media has made serial killer fandom more accessible. Read more »

Picture Perfect: #Homes is the Whitest, Most Bizarre Community on Instagram

The rules for Instagram homes are a throwback to the 1950s. Read more »

Welcome To Tingletown: ASMR Is YouTube’s Most Controversial Secret Community

YouTube comments and Reddit threads about ASMRtists reveals an assortment of harassment, body snark, and slut shaming. Read more »