Social Media

How (and Why) Do You Create a Personal Brand?
September 29, 2015

A Twitter conversation with freelance writer Ann Friedman.

Me, Inc.
September 28, 2015

Is it possible to appeal to everybody and still be authentic?

How Will Hillary Break the Internet?
April 03, 2015

The question is not whether Hillary Clinton will announce she's running for president in 2016. The question is: in what hip new social media format will she announce it?

I Was Once a Racist, Sexist Jerk. Thank God I Didn't Have Twitter.
January 09, 2015

Those block lists, those grudges, those bridges we burn—we could be stuck with them. 

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'
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
June 12, 2014

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