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Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

It’s the holiday season for data nerds: That is, Mary Meeker is delivering her annual Internet Trends Report — the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley — again at Code Conference 2019. The general partner at venture capital firm Bond Capital delivered a rapid-fire 333-page slideshow that looked back at every important internet…
Instagram Explore Has Been Taken Over By Nature Posts & The Internet Is Freaking Out

Instagram Explore Has Been Taken Over By Nature Posts & The Internet Is Freaking...

A seemingly benign glitch, yes, but an alarming one at that — what had become of my endless stream of Bravo content, reliably fed to me after so many steady years of following and keeping tabs on Andy Cohen's universe? Like me, the internet had feelings. (Also, apparently more people look at their Explore tabs…
The Snapchat Gender Swap Filter Is Taking Over The Internet — But Is It Problematic?

The Snapchat Gender Swap Filter Is Taking Over The Internet — But Is It...

I, like everyone I follow on Instagram and Twitter, returned to Snapchat this week for one specific order of business: the gender swap filter. It did not disappoint. Seeing myself as a dude made me laugh-spit out the water I was drinking, and also think about my dad (to whom I bore an uncanny and…
3 Black Women Just Made Pageant History — & The Internet Is Celebrating

3 Black Women Just Made Pageant History — & The Internet Is Celebrating

Making an even stronger statement, both the new Miss Teen USA and Miss USA were crowned wearing their natural curls, obliterating the myth that straight hair is more likely to win. "There were a few naysayers saying, 'You look better with straight hair,' or 'You should put in extensions and straighten your natural hair," Garris…
The bogus “Momo challenge” internet hoax, explained

The bogus “Momo challenge” internet hoax, explained

Images of a demonic chicken lady are stoking panic across the globe, with warnings of a dangerous “suicide game” that targets children on social media. But behind the hysteria linked to the so-called “Momo challenge” is an issue far more revealing: This urban legend is likely little more than a hoax fueled by media reports…
How face tattoos turn unknown teens into internet stars

How face tattoos turn unknown teens into internet stars

The grace of God is inked into the skin above Justin Bieber’s right eyebrow. It’s been several years since the repentant pop star found religion, but only a few months since the teeny-tiny wisp of a shoutout appeared on his face — so small that it took eight weeks for the professional snoopers at People…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Clashed With Children Over Green New Deal & The Internet Isn’t...

True, the children visiting her office likely did not vote for her — but as another child points out, the steps taken or not taken to improve climate change will affect their generation in the near future. A report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel found that devastation from climate change could be seen as…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Clashed With Children Over Green New Deal & The Internet Isn’t...

True, the children visiting her office likely did not vote for her — but as another child points out, the steps taken or not taken to improve climate change will affect their generation in the near future. A report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel found that devastation from climate change could be seen as…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Clashed With Children Over Green New Deal & The Internet Isn’t...

True, the children visiting her office likely did not vote for her — but as another child points out, the steps taken or not taken to improve climate change will affect their generation in the near future. A report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel found that devastation from climate change could be seen as…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Clashed With Children Over Green New Deal & The Internet Isn’t...

True, the children visiting her office likely did not vote for her — but as another child points out, the steps taken or not taken to improve climate change will affect their generation in the near future. A report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel found that devastation from climate change could be seen as…

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