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Internet Culture

The Verge’s Internet Culture section is the home for daily coverage of how our online lives influence and are influenced by pop culture and the world around us. The ways in which we communicate, create, and live with each other have been radically altered by the internet’s powerful connective tissues, from the platforms we inhabit, like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram; to the policies, laws and guidelines that govern them (or don’t); to the subcultures, communities, and memes that bring us together there — for better or worse. Here you’ll find our coverage of life on the web, with an eye on what’s next.

Facebook and Instagram are going to show even more posts from accounts you don’t follow

Instagram is making almost all videos Reels and will show them to way more people

You’re not hearing things — yes, the Twitter app chirps now

TikTok is giving you new ways to control your For You page

Reddit will sell ‘Collectible Avatars,’ and yes — they’re NFTs

Go read this story about the guy behind RadioShack’s sex-crazed Twitter account

Social networks won’t be able to stay neutral on abortion

Snapchat adds paid subscription with more features for power users

Pinterest has a new CEO, who has one job: to build the internet’s shopping mall

Snapchat will pay emerging Black creators $10,000 a month to make more content

How to add Instagram close friends

How fandom built the internet as we know it, with Kaitlyn Tiffany

Her new book on the long history of fangirls, from the Beatles to One Direction

You can now pin three posts or reels to your Instagram profile

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NFTs, explained

Tumblr is adding a feature to disable reblogs of posts

Sheryl Sandberg on leaving Meta

Discord adds text chat directly inside your voice channels

The TweetDeck Mac app will go away on July 1st

Florida’s social media moderation ban is probably unconstitutional, says court

NY attorney general is investigating Twitch, Discord, and 4chan over Buffalo shooting

Fewer Americans think Big Tech should have more regulations

Crypto is winning and Bitcoin diehards are furious about it

As cryptocurrency thrives, Bitcoiners seethe

Jeff Bezos is already testing Elon Musk’s commitment to free speech by trolling

This AI clone of Reddit’s Am I The Asshole forum will give you the best bad advice

Telegram now lets you set any sound for your notifications 

Reddit adds comment searching to help improve search results

Substack accidentally sent duplicate emails for some of its newsletters

NYT’s new WordleBot tries to gamify something that probably doesn’t need it

Watching the r/Place timelapse is like staring into the heart of Reddit

TweetDeck might become a paid Twitter Blue feature

Reddit is bringing back r/Place, its April Fools’ Day art experiment

How Ukrainians are fundraising in cryptocurrency

More than $9.9 million has been donated so far