Heather Schwedel
Heather Schwedel

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

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Aug. 20 2018 5:11 PMLook at What Sarah Jeong Is Tweeting Now!Her take on inflation in Canada is truly wild.
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Aug. 17 2018 8:00 AM*Checks Notes* Was the Perfect Trump-Era Twitter Joke. It’s Time to Let It Go.
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Aug. 13 2018 5:31 PMThe Instagram Book Exchange Only Sounds Like a ScamUsers are actually sending each other books—and reclaiming the ever-sketchy genre of chain letters.
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Aug. 8 2018 5:17 PMThere’s a Fun New Game to Play When a Famous Person Sends a Nonsense Tweet
Science
Aug. 3 2018 6:11 PMEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Renting a GoatLeave the landscaping to the professionals.
The Slatest
July 31 2018 6:40 PMObserve Melania Trump Trying to Look Like She’s Ever Been in a Garden Before and Despair
Television
July 31 2018 5:55 AMThe Bold Type Is Getting Better and Better. Too Bad Its Main Character Isn’t.Season 2 is a big improvement. There’s just one problem.
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July 27 2018 12:33 PMDoes Grimes’ Newly Aggressive Twitter Style Seem Familiar to Anyone Else?
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July 25 2018 3:15 PMIt’s Been 24 Hours, and Taylor Swift Hasn’t Instagrammed About Karlie Kloss’ EngagementIs their friendship over?
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July 20 2018 8:00 AMCaption ThisFor a growing number of Instagrammers, the caption, not the photo, is the hardest part. An entire cottage industry is cropping up to provide support.
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July 16 2018 5:27 PMShruggies Are Not Good Enough in an Emoji Spelling BeeEven when you’re trying to translate “I really don’t care, do u?’
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July 12 2018 1:06 PM2 Million People Watched a Video of a Lemon Rolling Down a Hill Because Nihilism Rules the Internet
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July 5 2018 6:13 PMWhy the Twitter Thread About Two People Flirting on a Plane Felt So Good and So Bad
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July 3 2018 6:17 PMHenry Winkler’s Tweets About His Fishing Trip Were So, So Pure
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June 27 2018 3:59 PMHow Slate Survived the Great Slack Outage of June 27, 2018The complete oral history.
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Aug. 17 2018 7:17 PMFor Your Consideration: Eric Trump’s Use of the #Wife Hashtag
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Aug. 15 2018 5:45 AMGuys! Exclamation Points Are Out of Control.I hereby grant the internet full punctuation amnesty.
The Industry
Aug. 10 2018 4:20 PMHow Tagging @Jack Became the Go-To Way to Complain About Twitter, on Twitter
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Aug. 7 2018 12:32 PMThose “Dear Ivanka” Posts on Instagram Probably Won’t Do Much. They’re Still the Public Shaming She Deserves.
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Aug. 2 2018 6:28 PMWe Don’t Need a White-Wine EmojiWe have nearly 2,700 pictograms to converse with. Enough.
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July 31 2018 12:32 PMWhat if Tweets Had an Expiration Date?Old tweets are too easily weaponized. Maybe it’s time to accept that the medium is simply best observed in the present.
Relationships
July 28 2018 12:47 AMThis Email From a Bride Firing a Bridesmaid Embodies Wedding-Season Schadenfreude“I need to ask you to relinquish your duties as a bridesmaid.”
Watch Smarter
July 26 2018 6:04 AMWhy Every Actress on TV Wears Ridiculous Fake EyelashesAnd how to spot them.
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July 24 2018 12:12 AMIt Is Maybe Amazing That Michael Avenatti Is Texting With Someone Named “Maybe: Brent”
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July 19 2018 8:18 AMI Still Want to Sign on the Dotted LineSure, credit card chips are more secure, but in our digital world, the chances to put pen to paper are increasingly rare.
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July 12 2018 4:08 PMDonald Trump Lost 340,000 Followers After Twitter Purged a Bunch of Suspicious Accounts
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July 10 2018 2:24 PMThe #PlaneBae Saga Has Reached Its Final Destination: an Apology
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July 5 2018 3:39 PMLara Trump’s Instagram Feed Is an Achievement in BlandnessShe highlights her commitment to her kid, her dogs, and her father-in-law without ever betraying a hint of personality.
Future Tense
June 30 2018 12:19 PMThe Salesforce of Sun SalutationsHow Mindbody came to dominate the lucrative business of booking your yoga and pilates classes.
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June 26 2018 12:37 PMMarla Maples’ Blissed-Out Instagram Is the Antidote to TrumpismHer soul-searching yoga-rich lifestyle is extremely appealing. Too bad most of us can’t have it.

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