Heather Schwedel
Heather Schwedel

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

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June 22 2018 11:23 AMWhat Is With Instagram and Cotton Candy?
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June 19 2018 2:21 PMMost Likely to Succeed (at Getting Likes)Why yearbook photos are viral candy on social media.
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June 18 2018 3:06 PMMarvel Fans Have Opinions on Which Mega-Conglomerate Should Get to Buy Fox
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June 12 2018 8:31 PM“It’s Like a Big Lighter”What it’s like to own one of Elon Musk’s flamethrowers.
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June 1 2018 1:01 PMThe New Yorker Swears It’s Fixed Its Pesky Paywall Issue
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May 30 2018 2:03 PMThat Blind Item in New York Magazine About the Futurist Who Dated a Fake Heiress Is the Most Exciting Thing to Ever Happen to Futurists
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May 24 2018 9:47 PMWe Went Back in Time to 2008 and Twitter Was Strangely Pleasant There
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May 19 2018 10:50 AMWhy We Loved Harry’s Wedding-Aisle Lip Bite—and Can’t Resist Overanalyzing Couples’ Body Language
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May 16 2018 9:00 PMOf Course the Pope Thinks Selfies Are the Problem With Kids Today
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May 11 2018 6:53 PMA Reddit Mix-up Over the Word “Binary” Gave Us the Week’s Most Heartwarming Internet Moment
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May 10 2018 12:18 PMIn Defense of Peeking at a Stranger’s iPhone ScreenIt’s not “shoulder surfing” or “visual hacking.” It’s people-watching.
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May 8 2018 4:44 PMBan Scorpios?Every internet community has a scapegoat. Apparently even astrology.
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May 3 2018 9:48 AMMichael Avenatti’s Doomed Quest to Make the #Basta Hashtag Happen
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April 26 2018 6:02 PMAll the Celebrity Texting Insights We Gleaned from Kanye West and John Legend’s Exchange
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April 25 2018 1:41 PMThink Your Old Tweets Are Embarrassing? At Least They Aren’t Evidence You Were Recruiting for a Sex Cult.
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June 20 2018 5:32 PMInstagram Wants Its New Video App to Be the Vertical YouTube
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June 19 2018 12:31 PMAutoplay Video Ads Are Coming to Your Facebook Messenger Inbox. Gross.
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June 15 2018 5:52 PMIn Praise of the Screenshot, an (Admittedly Sometimes Petty) Internet Behavior That Instagram Just Sanctioned
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June 7 2018 5:59 PMTwitter Broke a Bunch of the Weird Bots That Make It BetterThankfully, @infinite_scream and @tinycarebot are back now.
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May 31 2018 2:24 PMGreeting of the SeasonThe annual “Louie” awards honor the greeting card industry’s best. But in an era of Facebook birthday posts, is there much to celebrate?
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May 25 2018 6:12 PMIrish Citizens’ #HomeToVote Tweets Show the Internet at Its Most Inspiring
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May 21 2018 6:28 PMGmail’s New Nudge Feature Is a More Efficient Way to Feel Guilty About Your Inbox
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May 18 2018 6:24 PMWhat Twitter’s Nosiest Brits and Yanks Are Saying About the Royal Wedding
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May 15 2018 5:01 PMYanny vs. Laurel Is “the Dress” for Your Ears
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May 10 2018 4:50 PMWho Was in the Wrong in the Greta Gerwig Movie Case? Everyone, but Mostly Society.
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May 9 2018 7:26 AMFans of Elon Musk and Grimes Are Worried Their Relationship Has Broken Art and Capitalism
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May 7 2018 7:29 PM“Be Best” Has to Be Bad on Purpose, Right?
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May 2 2018 12:45 PMFacebook’s Move Into Online Dating Has Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble Acting Like Spurned Lovers
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April 25 2018 6:02 PMAmazon’s New Alexa for Kids Will Raise Your Child For You
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April 24 2018 8:29 PMOnline Trolls Are Waging Their Own Infinity War Against Avengers: Infinity War

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