The Social Media Cure
How people with chronic illnesses use memes, selfies, and emojis to soothe their suffering.
Donald Trump’s Internet BunkerWelcome to the GOP front-runner’s online playground, where reality is negotiable.
Everyone Is Wrong About the Bernie BrosHow a necessary critique of leftist sexism deteriorated into a dumb flame war.
Don’t Ban Yik YakFeminists and civil rights groups are trying to get universities to block the very app that gives marginalized students a voice on campus.
The Hypnotic Appeal of the KardashiappsKim, Kylie, and the other sisters’ apps got 1 million subscriptions in a week. I think I know why.
Laugh FactoryIt’s not just the Fat Jew. A whole online ecosystem exists to cut, paste, and cash in on other people’s jokes.
Facebook Reactions Are Not WowThey don’t make me sad or angry, either. Where is the reaction for “this feels weird and constricting”?
Twitter Won’t Help You. The Courts Won’t Help You.What the Gregory Alan Elliott decision means for women on the Internet.
The Astonishing Power of YouNowTeens are getting famous on a social network you’ve probably never heard of.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Why I can’t stop listening to Adele, and what I’m reading about the senseless violence in Paris, Colorado, and San Bernardino.
Inside the Sony HackWhat it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee as the unprecedented cyberattack tore the company apart.
The Disgusting Coverage of Caleb Bratayley’s DeathReporters didn’t care about the YouTube child vlogger until he died.
Constant ConnectionWe used to believe technology made us lonely. A whole new body of research says it doesn’t.
How Should I Feel About the Ashley Madison Leak?The confusing moral compass of a hack targeting a cheating website and the cheating cheaters, and wannabe cheating cheaters, who use it.