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Amelia Tait is a freelance journalist, and was previously the New Statesman's tech and digital culture writer. She tweets at @ameliargh
Their messages are rarely threatening, strange, or sexually forward – they’re simply there.
The online reaction to Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain proves we still can’t think critically about how reality TV turns ordinary people into heroes and villains.
“All of us are doing what we can to find the good bits in a scary world – and for some people, that’s Disney.”
Thanks to the internet, I now know that there is a person in the world who can read about the death of ten-year-old Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle from El Salvador and reply “bummer”.
My babcia had many stories to tell, but the treatment that she and other Poles received in India teaches us a lesson that’s needed now more than ever.
Meet the Instagram offspring, the children behind the lens, taking the perfect photo of mum and dad.
How is it that a YouTube star can fall so dramatically and rise again so quickly?
Mrs Hinch is a 28-year-old hairdresser from Essex who shares her cleaning tips and videos, product recommendations and gleaming home with millions.
Once considered faddish, plant-based eating is now a huge movement. But has it drifted too far from its ethical roots?
Facebook’s comment section is home to an overwhelming number of people who are absolutely adamant that they will never die.