For cis and trans women, living life out loud and expressing joy on social media has become an act of resistance in the face of unrelenting online misogyny.
In this excerpt from the memoir I QUIT EVERYTHING, the Gen-X writer—a retired drummer and vocalist for several alt rock bands—reflects on the addictive nature of social media, and the liberation of signing off.
Twitter was one of the most important tech utilities for reporters to break stories and deliver real-time news, until Elon Musk bought the company. He not only killed the social media platform, he destroyed one of our most vital news outlets.
Since Twitter has turned into an unmitigated right-wing troll farm, users are looking to Bluesky in hopes of finding a well-moderated, inclusive haven for LGBTQ people, Black and brown people, and women. That doesn’t mean it’s an echo chamber.
Years of policy failures built our modern media reality long before Elon Musk shared his first meme. Reformers need all the help they can get to reverse the tide.
Elon Musk has been doing everything in his power to drive media from Twitter. Should journalists stay or go?
As the owner of Twitter, Musk is proving to be a disastrous CEO. And his fragile ego and bizarre fascistic politics threaten to make matters even worse for the once-successful social-media platform.
The audio app quickly became a playground for trolls and harassment, driving many users away. When free speech becomes violent, Clubhouse revealed itself to be like many other platforms.
Women-organized Facebook groups have popped up to support the more than 6 million Ukrainian refugees with transportation, accommodations, legal issues, and much more.
While your laundry is piled up in a corner waiting to be folded, social media serves up videos of put-together women in idealized versions of homemaking.