Heather Schwedel
Heather Schwedel

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

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
Oct. 16 2017 6:37 PMMemory MachineLike Facebook before them, iPhones are now serving up prefab slideshows—whether you want them or not.
Technology
Oct. 12 2017 1:22 PMWhatever Happened to “Hey Mom, Can I Have 20 Bucks?”Amazon introduces a new way for teens to spend their parents’ money online, no talking required.
Future Tense
Oct. 4 2017 1:28 PMMr. Monopoly Is the Consumer Protection Hero We Need
Technology
Oct. 3 2017 7:30 PMShould You Use Instagram’s New Polling Feature?Vote yes or no.
Technology
Sept. 29 2017 12:20 PMIs It Possible to Go on Tinder and Not Get Catfished by a Celebrity or Journalist?Stars—they swipe like us!
Technology
Sept. 27 2017 2:39 PMThose Extra Characters on Twitter Just Became the World’s Geekiest Status SymbolEveryone hates this change, and everyone wants it immediately.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2017 4:50 PMEquinox Has Had a Rough Couple Weeks on Twitter, Thanks to Autocorrect
Always Right
Sept. 19 2017 9:45 AMOvercoming My Fear of Returns, With the Help of E-Commerce
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2017 10:04 PMStephen Colbert Made As Convincing a Westworld Host As He Made an Emmys Host
Technology
Aug. 29 2017 5:05 PMStock MarketingHow Shutterstock tried to cash in on one of the summer’s biggest memes.
Brow Beat
Aug. 17 2017 12:37 PMI Can’t Stop Conspiracy-Theorizing About Jennifer Aniston’s Voice in This Smartwater Commercial
Medical Examiner
Aug. 11 2017 5:54 AMSearching for My Summer Sole MateI love sandals, but they make my feet ache. So I went shoe shopping with a podiatrist and learned some things about commitment.
The XX Factor
Aug. 7 2017 3:31 PMWhy Does the Anna Faris/Chris Pratt Breakup Feel So Singularly Heartbreaking?
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.
Technology
Oct. 13 2017 11:50 AMThe Fun May Be Over for New York Times Power TweetersAt the paper of record, a call for restraint.
Technology
Oct. 11 2017 1:02 PMTaylor Swift Announces an Exclusive App, the Swift LifeLook what the Kardashians made her do.
Brow Beat
Oct. 4 2017 11:36 AM“It’s Not History, It’s Blood”: A Glee Fan Remembers the Tumblr Wars the Show Inspired
Future Tense
Sept. 29 2017 7:20 PMThe Genius of the Pause Pod: You Can Crawl Inside It When People Mock You
Future Tense
Sept. 28 2017 4:18 PMPsychics Didn’t See the Internet ComingNow they’re getting into the app biz.
Technology
Sept. 25 2017 6:15 PMAll Shows Are Internet ShowsBuzzFeed’s new morning broadcast was supposed to shake up a bland genre. So far, the show mostly mimics it.
Future Tense
Sept. 20 2017 3:02 PMWhy Do the Terms of Service for This Dating App Have a Whole Section on Polo?
Technology
Sept. 18 2017 4:54 PMDo Not Follow the Romantic Advice of This Adorable Samsung AdThe device will not explode. Your head might.
Technology
Sept. 12 2017 5:58 PMThe iPhone X Is a Lava LampThis is its grooviest use case.
Technology
Aug. 21 2017 8:25 PMBehold, the Eclipsternet!The tweets, instagrams, and Bonnie Tyler singalongs that turned the total eclipse into a transcendant indoor experience.
Food
Aug. 13 2017 7:04 PMThe Devilish Magic of Halo TopAmerica’s gone crazy for the low-calorie ice cream. It’s an illusion of healthiness I can eat right up.
Movies
Aug. 10 2017 5:15 PMIngrid Goes West Is Like a Black Mirror Episode Set in the PresentWhat if Instagram, but too much?
Future Tense
Aug. 4 2017 6:08 PMIt Would Be Great if Celebrities Could Stop Talking About the Joys of “Unplugging”

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