The award-winning memoirist reflects on her intense, instantaneous social-media friendship with a favorite singer—only to be left to try to make sense of her just-as-sudden disappearing act.
We've seen social media sell our personal data and spread misinformation and hate, and our personal data. But we still can’t break up with it.
‘I don't think that raising media literate kids is going to somehow save democracy. But I do believe that a generation which is able to see truth will be better advocates, organizers, and consumers.’
We appear to be living in the upside-down, where people are bots, facts are fiction, and our reality is governed by algorithms.
The image-driven platform allows us to share our most vulnerable moments. But is this really the best way to foster community and engage in meaningful dialogue about mental health?
And in a culture that cleaves to youthfulness and positivity and cowers in the face of mortality, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Sharing real stories about raising her son with disabilities helped this writer feel less alone in the hyper-curated online world. But, as she learned, truth on social media is all relative.
From gun violence to the Mueller report, are knee-jerk reactions and social media #campaigns doing more harm than good?
Models and photographers rely on the social-media platform for networking and promotion. But the lack of regulation against scams, harassment—even abuse—leaves young women extremely vulnerable.
Activist Charlotte Clymer joins Ashley to talk about surviving trolls, what it means to be a good ally, and the power in speaking up in awkwrd situations.