Heather Schwedel
Heather Schwedel

Heather Schwedel is a Slate staff writer. Follow her on Twitter.

Technology
Dec. 4 2017 6:32 PM“Dunking” Is Delicious SportBut it might be making Twitter even more terrible.
Technology
Nov. 30 2017 12:41 PMHow Nefarious Was Matt Lauer’s Secret Door-Locking Button?They’re not unheard of in high-powered offices. But in the hands of an abuser they can be terrifying.
Technology
Nov. 27 2017 11:06 PMMan Up and Reactivate Your Twitter, Armie HammerThere are plenty of reasons to flee social media. “BuzzFeed wrote mean things” is not a good one.
Technology
Nov. 22 2017 10:40 AMHQ Trivia Is Idiot-ProofIt turns out the game-show app is so fun even its CEO’s unhinged tirade can’t stop it.
Future Tense
Nov. 17 2017 4:39 PMThis Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for Everyone’s Bizarre, Performative Display Names on Twitter
Technology
Nov. 15 2017 5:30 AMTo: You. From: My Butt.Thanks to our feature-stuffed smartphones, we now inhabit a golden age of butt dialing.
Future Tense
Nov. 10 2017 6:23 PMKeep Twitter Scannable! A Plea for the 280 Era.
Technology
Nov. 7 2017 5:55 AMHow Shea Serrano Uses the InternetThe Ringer writer was once a web commenter who actually used his real name. Now he commands a Twitter army.
Future Tense
Nov. 6 2017 1:31 PMiPhones Are Suddenly Autocorrecting the Letter I. How Are We Supposed to Talk About Ourselves?
Future Tense
Nov. 2 2017 6:22 PMStaff at Emoji HQ Are Going to Battle Over a “Frowning Pile of Poo”
Technology
Nov. 1 2017 9:45 AM“Our Agenda Is Awe”Welcome to Cloud Twitter, the least stressful place on the internet.
Future Tense
Oct. 26 2017 7:10 PMThere’s Got to Be a Better Nickname for the Big Tech Companies Than “Frightful Five”
Future Tense
Oct. 24 2017 12:43 PMThere’s a New App for Protecting Your Nude iPhone Photos. Does It Work on Nude Paintings?
Technology
Oct. 20 2017 12:03 PMThe Jewelry Designer Who’s Already Selling #MeToo Necklaces Explains Herself“When #MeToo started gaining currency, I was like, ‘I need to get on the ball on this quickly.’ ”
Technology
Oct. 17 2017 1:23 PMGoogle Maps Ditches Its Half-Baked Cupcake CounterThe app began showing users how many calories they’d burn by walking—then the company wisely turned the feature off.
Technology
Dec. 4 2017 11:57 AMFacebook Now Has a Messenger App for KidsIt has no ads. It’s also a giant ad for future Facebook use.
Technology
Nov. 28 2017 3:34 PMBumble Just Bumbled Into the Prince Harry–Meghan Markle RomanceIt ignored the fact that there are no royal couples on Bumble.
Technology
Nov. 24 2017 10:00 AMHow Matt Bellassai Uses the InternetThe comedian on Harry Potter chat rooms, Seamless vs. Postmates, and why he loves the Beyoncé hair flip.
The XX Factor
Nov. 21 2017 5:36 PMBan Men’s Bathrobes
Technology
Nov. 16 2017 5:36 PMTwitter May Make It Easier to TweetstormMust it?
Technology
Nov. 14 2017 6:06 PMWe Used the App That Reveals What Women Look Like Without Their Makeup on the Man Who Created ItHe probably doesn’t like it, either.
Technology
Nov. 7 2017 4:58 PMWe Used to Be Mark Ruffalo. Now We’re All the Hulk.Is this Election Day 2017 meme the catharsis we need?
Technology
Nov. 6 2017 6:55 PMA Tribute to Two Beautiful Months of Beyoncé’s Perfect Instagram GridApparently imperfection is what’s in now.
Technology
Nov. 3 2017 7:45 PMDylan Went Electric. Selena Goes Vertical.Too bad her innovative new music video is more boring than rocks.
Technology
Nov. 1 2017 5:20 PMIs This Video of Gigi Hadid Wordlessly Staring Into a Camera the New ASMR?When you stare into the void, Gigi Hadid stares back at you.
Technology
Oct. 30 2017 3:49 PMPity the Other Guy on the Internet Named George PapadopoulosIt is a terrible day to have this name on Twitter.
Technology
Oct. 25 2017 5:52 PMSeven Days, Seven Photos of Pensive CatsThe pretentious “challenge” taking over Facebook is neither a challenge nor a good meme.
Technology
Oct. 23 2017 4:08 PMJames Comey Is Tweeting Real AmericaThe former FBI director’s Twitter output, reviewed.
Technology
Oct. 18 2017 5:49 PMFree Fake MelaniaWhy we can’t resist—or dismiss—the week’s most delirious meme.
Technology
Oct. 16 2017 7:53 PMTeens Love the App TBH, so Facebook Is Buying TBHTBH, it sounds like a decent idea.

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