The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors that think it does
Are we failing to protect the child stars of YouTube?
Spitting out the Red Pill: Former misogynists reveal how they were radicalised online
Logan Paul filmed a dead body – on YouTube, there is no line that cannot be crossed
We need to talk about the online radicalisation of young, white women
Tweeting terror: what social media reveals about how we respond to tragedy
Inside the sex, money, and scandal of Instagram’s puppet community
How 15 minutes of fame became 15 minutes of shame
Why are children on YouTube saying their parents are dead?
The biggest racist on Twitter – and the ordinary man whose face he stole
The story of Brad and Jenny: why boyfriends humiliate girlfriends for social media fame
Why are “smol puppers” cuter than “little dogs”?
Every stage of the Keaton Jones saga exposed another terrible thing about the internet
Living the Meme: a series of articles on what life is like for the internet famous
How veganism went from a fringe food cult to a multibillion-pound industry
The Millionaire Makers: What happens when 100,000 people create their own lottery?
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June 2019 cover story, Greta Thunberg: How one teenager became the voice of the planet
October 2017 cover story, Swipe right for equality: how Bumble is taking on sexism
February 2019 feature, Safe and sound: The dodgy, vulnerable fame of YouTube’s child ASMR stars
THE MODERATORS: my regular column on the people who run online communities
The stressful, gruelling reality of being a #RelationshipGoals couple
The UK’s weird portion sizes make no sense. What went wrong?
Tiger King merch shows the deep flaw of ‘true crime’ entertainment
YouTube’s Candy King is running a sugary online cartel
So long, salt and vinegar: how crisp flavours went from simple to sensational
‘They have you in a cultish grip’: the women losing thousands to online beauty schemes
The strange case of Marina Joyce and internet hysteria
MeToo hummus: what happens when your brand becomes a global movement?
Got a grand for my cat’s gap year? The unstoppable rise of ‘I want’ crowdfunding
Is it safe to turn your children into YouTube stars?
Harry Potter and the explosion of Hogwarts’ merchandise
Zoella’s book club: cute, glittery – but all a bit vanilla
Don’t be proud of ignorance about YouTube celebrity culture
Leave Britney Alone was the prototype of a viral hit – it couldn’t happen now
‘I’m paranoid it’s meat’: the rise of vegan conspiracy theories
Forcing social-media influencers to be clear about #ads? Good luck with that
How Zoella could save Jeremy Corbyn
The only way to make a good film about anorexia would be to make a bad one
Cakes on the Great British Bake Off are getting more complicated – an in-depth investigation
And the winner is… How the pause became the biggest thing on reality television
Momo challenge: The media is whipping up a moral panic over a ‘suicide game’ which may not even exist
Entertainment vs ethics: how psychologists protect reality TV contestants’ mental health
April 2018 issue, #MeToo: The changing face of dating apps
One in ten men don’t think upskirting is sexual harassment – we investigate why
Red Dead Redemption 2’s male rape scene has divided players
Bros talk exclusively about going viral
“I hated every woman”: Former incels explain how their virginity evolved into rage
Face value: How movies cast “ugly” characters – and how it feels to get the part
How are doomsday preppers reacting now it actually feels like the end of the world?
“I didn’t think I was blackout material”: How it feels to get rejected on national TV
How one man became the unlikely face of British blokes
Predicting who will win the Great British Bake Off 2018 based on the contestants’ social media
Is your WhatsApp group toxic?
The Telegraph / Telegraph Magazine
18 August 2018 issue, Rise of the women haters: Inside the dark world of the British ‘incels’
‘I like it when there’s drama’: Meet the children addicted to Love Island
Murder, lies and the mother who wanted her girl to have cancer: with The Act, has true crime TV gone too far?
Why you should think twice before tweeting about Love Island contestants
Mary Beard interview: ‘I worry about the fate of anyone who appears on Love Island’
How are there fifteen separate Harry Potter advent calendars?
‘This was my life – not a game show ploy’: inside reality TV’s grim obsession with sob stories
Sadvertising: why banking TV ads become more mawkish in a crisis
British Airways High Life
May 2018 issue, What happens when your hotel becomes Insta-famous?
Seriously: why does everyone’s mum use that same cookie tin for sewing stuff?’
Formerly “ugly” people describe how society treats you differently when you’re beautiful
Young, old, male, female: Who gets believed on the internet?
The full story of the legendary Fyre Festival cheese sandwich
I opened the most ridiculous Advent Calendars on the market
Home Coming: Richmond, North Yorkshire
Caroline Calloway and the gossip sites built to bitch about influencers
The real reasons kids want to become YouTubers
The Selfie Factory is not the end of the world
On Reddit’s ‘Am I the Asshole?’ This Is Who Decides If You’re the Asshole
People with dead meme tattoos tell us whether they regret it
Definitive proof The Simpsons kids have aged
The story of the ‘Baby Benz’, the world’s most coveted toy
An Exhaustive Analysis of 300 Winning Dishes on ‘Come Dine With Me’
Why do we experience the curse of conversation envy?
Experts explain why you don’t feel Christmassy
The strange rise of mukbang parents who feed their kids fast food for cash
The truth about generations: Why millennials aren’t special snowflakes
A new wave of apps say they can improve your friendships – can they?
Dazed & Confused
Why I love the trashy, hated, live-action Bratz movie
How AI is being used to create fake revenge porn of political women
My search for the most obscure subculture on the internet
Penguin’s The Happy Reader
Issue No.9 – Three Cheers for Piracy
Issue No. 12 – Electropets
‘Know My Name’ and the fallacy of the ‘perfect victim’
The 5 greatest film adaptations of ‘A Christmas Carol’
Life when you’re both overweight and anorexic
What happens when you get scammed by an influencer
Why do teenage girls scribble out their faces on Instagram?
It’s time to talk about chewing and spitting disorder
What happens when therapists get bad online reviews
The obsession with online beauty conspiracy theories
New Statesman columns
When my Polish grandmother was exiled to Siberia in WW2, India gave her a home
The myth of Generation Snowflake: how did “sensitive” become a dirty word?
JK Rowling created an army of liberals – now they are turning against her
Are you a reducetarian? Meat-eating is no longer all or nothing
“I just made spaghetti!” Why brands are selling millennials a twee vision of “adulting”
From subtweets to sarcastic put-downs – why we’re all becoming cyberbullies
Why we need to hear the phrase “I don’t know” more often in a world of instant online opinions
15 Extremely Rare And Little-Known Harry Potter Facts
15 Other Things We Can’t Believe Are Not Butter
15 Amazing JK Rowling Tweets That Somehow Went Under The Radar
The Essential English Dictionary of Words from Friends
This Is What Honest Summaries Of Friends Episodes Would Look Like
The Definitive Ranking Of Every Single Friends Character Ever
9 times cartoons scarily predicted the future
How a UTI nearly killed me
Should internet porn be banned?
The Observer / Observer Magazine
Why do some people develop the lost camera films of total strangers?
The man who takes tech apart – so we can learn how to fix it
Can we stop America’s teen vaping epidemic arriving in Britain?
Psychic future: what next for the ‘precog economy’?
Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch: ‘I’m still figuring out what’s going on with the comma ellipsis’
Mouse whisperers: meet the Disney influencers making a living at the Magic Kingdom
Walk on by: why do we ignore bad behaviour?
Pandemic shaming: is it helping us keep our distance?
Paths of desire: lockdown has lent a new twist to the trails we leave behind
“Everyone On Twitter Is Insufferable”: ‘Eighth Grade’ Director Bo Burnham On YouTube Fame And Online Anxiety
The New York Times
British reality television is a theatre of cruelty
Life after prison, on YouTube
Reality TV turned these kids into villains. YouTube gave them a chance to set the record straight
Why more and more people watch YouTube videos on 2x speed
How it feels to vlog your wife’s death
Whatever happened to quicksand?
The pandemic puzzle
Funko Pops: How aggressively cute toys for adults became a $686 million business
How foil balloons went from Instagram bait to every party in America
Reality Checks: why we’re tearing down the influencer industry
How it feels to be a young climate activist using social media
From how-tos to hauls: ten years of beauty YouTube
How and why we still feel FOMO in lockdown
MIT Technology Review
Meet the wannabe kidfluencers struggling for stardom
The futile, hypnotic quest of dumpster diving for gift cards
Playhouse flippers: the parents renovating toy houses for toddlers
YouTubers are destroying their hair for internet fame