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Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Some of the biggest meme accounts on Instagram have gone private in recent months as their owners say it's a new way to gain followers on a crowded platform   —  Over the past six months, some of Instagram's biggest meme pages—like Shithead Steve, with more than 2.5 million followers …
Jul 16, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How Twitter Became Home to the Teen Status Update   —  A decade ago, if you were a bored teen looking to post about suburban life, relationship problems, Starbucks, or fleeting thoughts like, “The holidays are approaching and being single sucksssss lol,” you might turn to Facebook.
Jul 15, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
As Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has become the platform of choice for nudists as it allows content with full or partial nudity   —  Since Martin Belcher, a 50-year-old customer-services adviser based in the U.K., joined Twitter in 2012, he's tweeted out thousands …
Jul 14, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
A new law in Georgia that discourages drivers from even touching a screen, in effect from July 1, could help break people's phone habits   —  Last week, for the first time in years, I stopped my car at a red light and didn't bide the time by fondling my smartphone.
Jul 11, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Opponents wonder if WHO's bid to add gaming addiction as a disorder, while not mentioning internet or smartphone addiction, was made under political pressure   —  The international health community has decided that if you play video games like Fortnite or World of Warcraft a lot …
Jul 1, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Reporter recounts the day she spent delivering packages as an Amazon Flex driver in San Francisco, says she made less than minimum wage after expenses   —  I'm sure I looked comical as I staggered down a downtown San Francisco street on a recent weekday, arms full of packages …
Jun 26, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Samm Sacks / The Atlantic:
A look at how China is pushing dozens of regulations and technical standards to wrest control of the entire internet ecosystem from the West   —  Xi Jinping wants to wrest control of global cyber governance from the market economies of the west.  —  It's never been a worse time to be a Chinese telecom company in America.
Jun 19, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at some Instagram “thread” accounts aimed at teens and tweens that have racked up thousands of followers in recent months by offering self-help tips   —  How does a Google-averse generation figure out how to deal with acne, fake friends, and boy trouble?  On Instagram, of course.
Jun 9, 2018, 7:20 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
YouTube suspended some prominent gambling channels starting last week, citing community guidelines violations; some accounts have been reinstated after appeals   —  Days before he was set to begin a month-long promotional tour for his YouTube channel, Brian Christopher learned that his account had been abruptly terminated.
Jun 6, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Inside the community of “Bird hunters”, who search for and charge e-scooters for firms like Bird and compare the activity to playing Pokémon Go, but for money   —  “Bird hunting” has become a pastime and a side hustle for teens and young professionals, but for some it's a cutthroat business.
May 20, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context

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