Will Oremus
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Will Oremus is Slate’s senior technology writer. Email him at will.oremus@slate.com or follow him on Twitter.

Users
March 7 2018 7:24 PMStop Tweeting by the NumbersA fascinating Chrome extension will completely change how you think about—and use—social media.
The Industry
March 2 2018 3:31 PMNobody Bought Snapchat’s Goofy Spectacles. So Of Course It’s Making New Ones.
The Industry
Feb. 28 2018 8:13 PMDid Facebook Really Charge Clinton More for Ads Than Trump?How to make sense of a confusing controversy.
The Industry
Feb. 26 2018 9:06 PMWhy Is Vero Going Viral?The barely capable social app’s popularity suggests Facebook and Instagram may be facing a deeper backlash than we thought.
If Then
Feb. 21 2018 4:00 PMHow Russian Trolls Went LocalA deep dive into how Russia gamed Facebook.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 8 2018 5:52 PMHow to Watch the Winter Olympics If You Don’t Have Cable
If Then
Feb. 7 2018 3:02 PMFISA and FuryNational security expert Marcy Wheeler explains the hypocrisy behind the Nunes memo.
The Industry
Jan. 29 2018 11:09 PMFacebook Is Putting More “Local News” in Your Feed. That’s a Lot Harder Than It Sounds.
The Industry
Jan. 25 2018 8:15 PMFacebook’s Plan to Rate the Media Isn’t As Dumb As It SoundsHow its already-infamous two-question “trust survey” might actually work.
The Industry
Jan. 23 2018 9:00 AMSnapchat’s New Feature Means You Can No Longer Avoid Snapchat
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 8:35 PMFacebook Crushed Everyone’s “Pivot to Video”—Except Its OwnHow the shift from “passive” consumption to “meaningful interactions” could boost Facebook Live and Facebook Watch.
The Industry
Jan. 12 2018 10:55 PMLess News Is Good NewsFacebook is stepping back from the news business. Thank goodness.
Gizmos
Jan. 11 2018 12:21 AMWhat Happens If Someone Yells “Fire” in a VR Theater?When the power went out at CES, I was immersed in a virtual show—and didn’t notice the potential emergency.
The Industry
Jan. 10 2018 11:39 AMHey Siri, Where Are You?Apple always skips CES. This year, it might actually regret it.
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 2:58 PMIs This Weird, Boxy, Self-Driving Toyota the Future of Shopping?
If Then
March 7 2018 3:05 PMNietzsche With a 3-D PrinterMeet the DIY weapons maker who says gun control is “a fantasy.”
The Industry
March 1 2018 7:11 PMTwitter Is Rethinking Everything. At Last.In a tech industry plagued by overconfidence, Jack Dorsey’s admission of helplessness is a refreshing blast of honesty.
If Then
Feb. 28 2018 3:00 PM“You Have to Be Heard”FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn says the fight for a free and open internet isn’t over.
The Industry
Feb. 23 2018 6:50 PMHow Newsweek CollapsedIt stands accused of improper ties to a religious institution. Its newsroom has been gutted by firings and resignations. Here is the inside story of the magazine’s explosive growth and spectacular downfall.
If Then
Feb. 14 2018 3:55 PMLike Is Too Simple an EmotionThe inventor of Facebook’s iconic button reflects on technology’s unintended consequences.
The Industry
Feb. 8 2018 3:12 PMA Surprising New Study Says Facebook’s Ridiculed Plan to Rate the Media Could Actually WorkBut there’s one big caveat.
If Then
Jan. 31 2018 4:21 PMThrough the Revolving Door Between Facebook and DemocratsA former Facebook employee and Clinton campaign adviser on how advertising tech and disinformation campaigns are a perfect fit.
The Industry
Jan. 26 2018 12:36 AMGoogle Is Testing a New App That Would Let Anyone Publish a Local News Story
If Then
Jan. 24 2018 3:19 PMDudebros Every DayJournalist Taylor Lorenz takes us inside the cultish, male-dominated world of teen YouTube stars and explains how they make millions.
The Industry
Jan. 19 2018 6:43 PMWhat Could Go Wrong With Facebook’s Plan to Rank News Sources by “Trustworthiness”A lot.
If Then
Jan. 17 2018 7:22 PMWhy Facebook and “Meaningful Interactions” Don’t MixA media studies professor argues that the social network’s design makes serious discussions impossible.
Gizmos
Jan. 12 2018 8:00 AMAre “Smart Displays” the New Smart Speakers?Amazon, Google, and Facebook think this is the next big thing. Now they have to convince the rest of us.
If Then
Jan. 10 2018 3:23 PMThe Future Is “Smart” and DumbIf Then reports from CES on the A.I. battle between Amazon and Google, Intel’s cybersecurity problem, and a robot that shoots dog treats six feet in the air.
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 8:12 PMAlexa, Watch Out!Google’s Assistant is about to be everywhere .
Gizmos
Jan. 8 2018 9:03 AMThis Nonfunctional $980 Laundry-Folding Robot Is the Most CES Thing Ever

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