tech

Digitizing the Dead is Capitalism’s Next Ghoulish Move

When celebrities, especially musicians, die, fans rightfully grieve for them, but what happens when mourning marries capitalism? Read more »

Here For a Black Planet: Solange’s New Album Sparks Nostalgia for a Pioneering Social-Media Platform

Solange’s partnership with BlackPlanet feels like its own homecoming. Read more »

From Information Superhighway to Digital Runway: The Complicated Legacy of Fashion Blogging

In its own way, fashion and beauty blogging is as aspirational as traditional fashion media. Read more »

Unzuck Your Life: A Post-Facebook Vision for Online Organizing

The rent on Facebook is just too damn high. Read more »

The Weird and Wild World of Reddit Relationships

It’s not surprising that people turn to the internet for relationship advice. Read more »

Reclaiming Hysteria: Disability Advocates Have Embraced YouTube—But the Feeling Isn’t Mutual

Demonetization and algorithm bias can dramatically affect the income that disabled creators stand to make. Read more »

Digital Crackdowns on the Sex Trade Can Put Sex Workers at Risk

Raiding sex worker websites may look good for law enforcement—but it can push sex workers further underground. Read more »

The Real Truth About YouTube’s Obsessive Purity Subculture

There’s something sickly comforting about believing that staying pure will give you power, about the idea that everything will be okay if you follow the rules. Read more »

Black Retribution in Tech: The Audacity to Imagine

“I have cultivated a special relationship with revenge—one that is built on the idea that I and other Black people deserve acknowledgment as creative individuals and equitable access to tools that can nurture our gifts.” Read more »

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