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Very Online: You Can’t Escape Death on TikTok

We’re still learning what to do with death, both online and off.

Very Online: Biden Beauty and the Presidential Merch Wars

Biden Beauty feels to me like less of an investment in Biden himself than the result of a nagging uncertainty. Read more »

Very Online: Distilling RBG into a Meme Warps Her Legacy

In death, the memeification of Ginsburg fails her. Read more »

Very Online: Inside the Endless Post-Police Brutality Loop

We continue treading the same digital footsteps, hoping that, maybe, this time, it’ll make a difference. Read more »

Very Online: Quarantine Is Changing Influencer Culture. Will It Last?

In quarantine, influencer marketing is being tossed into harsher light. Read more »

Very Online: TikTok Has Embraced Pro-Eating Disorder Content in Quarantine

TikTok itself is also encouraging this behavior by promoting ads that encourage weight loss. Read more »

Very Online: Twitter is a Salve for Black People. It’s Also Anti-Black.

What does Twitter’s commitment to Black people actually look like, and what is the impact when Twitter fails Black users? Read more »

Very Online: Why Are “Euphoria” Viewers So Desperate to Paint Jules as the Villain?

The desperate desire to paint Jules as a villain is thinily veiled transphobia. Read more »

Very Online: Anti-Racist Readers Are Plaguing the DMs of Black People

We’re in the time of the online anti-racism book club. Read more »

Very Online: The Literary World May Never Recover from #PublishingPaidMe

For Black writers, Twitter acts as a guiding force. Read more »

Very Online: Wine Memes Are Taking over during Quarantine, and They’re Targeting Women

It’s not cute and relatable for a brand to keep pushing women toward alcohol during a pandemic. Read more »

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