We think a lot about how we turn online relationships into offline ones – what we think of less is how it works the other way round.
Our social media experiences reveal a lot about who we are, how we communicate, and what we want to say, writes Emily Reynolds.
Telling a story with ourselves at the centre is the way that we make sense of the world. But when we tell this story to an audience we don’t quite know, it cheapens everything.
The blogging website’s ban on adult content threatens to alienate the most marginalised in society, and block future generations’ road to self-discovery.
Calling out injustice, sexual abuse, corruption, and industry-protected violence is necessary – but too often we’re aiming at the wrong target.
The ‘involuntarily celibate’ community is typically seen as being male-dominated, with female members – otherwise known as ‘femcels’ – often being overlooked.
Searching for connections online can stop us from meeting someone for real – sometimes we need to put down our screens and leave the house.
In the digital world, to touch someone – to change their body, their mind, the way they experience the world – you don’t have to touch them at all.
Our constant online presence means we’re always available, even when we don’t want to be.
Our connections with people are becoming harder to categorise. It’s the feeling we should cherish – not the words we use to describe them.
We’ve all been there: someone you’re talking to suddenly goes quiet, dropping off the face of the earth. For journalist and author Emily Reynolds, it’s the waiting that hurts the most.
Technology is increasingly being weaponised to erode our rights, privacy and democracy. It’s time we learnt to fight back, argues activist James Bridle.