Social Media

Don't Let "Black Lives Matter" Become Another Ice Bucket Challenge
December 16, 2014

The social-media masses are turning it into a popularity contest.

GOP Staffer Shouldn't Have Scolded Sasha and Malia on Facebook. But She Shouldn't Resign.
December 01, 2014

She wrote something terrible. Then she retracted it and apologized. Maybe that's enough?

A Senator Tweeted My Ebola Story. Then Things Got Ugly.
October 13, 2014

Not a Side of America You Like to See

Dear White People, You Need To See 'Dear White People'
A Q&A about moviemaking, race, and Shonda Rhimes with the film's writer and director.
October 03, 2014

A Q&A about moviemaking, race, and Shonda Rhimes with the film's writer and director. 

Facebook Did Screw With You, and It Wasn’t Even Worth It
June 30, 2014

The worst part about Facebook's studying your data without your consent is that they didn't find anything interesting.

A Defense (Sort of) of Twitter
I don't tweet, but I see why some of you do
June 12, 2014

Leon Wieseltier responds to Alain de Botton's attack on Twitter.

The Smart Fan's 2014 World Cup Social Media Guide
All the feeds you need to be following, right now
June 10, 2014

All the feeds the savvy fan needs to keep up with this World Cup. 

Dear Facebook, I'm Fed Up
How social media has changed indignation
May 04, 2014

On Facebook, the letters of complaint are all addressed to no one. 

Iran Tweets, and the World Gets Way Too Excited
September 06, 2013

Maybe the Jewish New Year really has ushered in the positive change it’s supposed to represent.

The 20-Year-Old Crime That's Blowing Up on Chinese Social Media
May 04, 2013

The crime that Chinese social media just won't forget.

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