First dates. Local bands. College years. The word "nostalgia" is mentioned frequently in regard to our beloved haunts that shuttered long ago. But how do we form these special feelings for a place?
While Facebook and Twitter have come under criticism for the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories, Instagram has flown relatively under the radar, says Taylor Lorenz of The Atlantic.
Emotions circulate through social networks — the good, bad and ugly. And these days, the feeling that seems most viral is anger. Sometimes it takes just one act of kindness to stop the vicious cycle.
Her unretouched face set off a heated debate about beauty standards — and whether freckles are uglifying.
Russian lawmakers have passed a bill restricting social media and smartphone use by service members.
"The age of inadequate self-regulation must come to an end," says Damian Collins, chair of the committee behind the report, which is often scathing on Facebook's practices and corporate conduct.
Akiko Busch sets out to argue against visibility, "the common currency of our time." But she neglects to expose why she dislikes social media and networked culture.
As Venezuela grapples with a major political crisis, people there are struggling with misinformation online. WhatsApp, a popular messaging app, has been used to spread both rumors and news reports.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun's real-time Twitter pleas for help went viral as she begged for refugee status. Thai officials have let her talk to U.N. refugee officials.