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How Subeta Works

There are many different sites on the Internet that offer the opportunity to adopt virtual pets, but there's only one Subeta. What makes the site so different?


Why Most of Us May Never Get Verified on Twitter

Trying to get verified on Twitter? It's way more random than you think.

Our Online Personalities Change Across Different Social Media Platforms

Do we portray a consistent self across different social media platforms? A new study examines the faces we share.

Can the President Legally Delete a Tweet?

President Trump is an avid tweeter, and not always the best speller (remember unpresidented?). Can he delete his tweets or are they now public property?

Got a Bad Case of FOMO? Get Off Social Media

Bummed out by the Internet and how much more fun everyone else seems to be having? Seeking out better times offline may ease your FOMO.

NPR Says No Comments

News organizations have been dropping their commenting sections for years, and NPR has recently joined them. But not everyone thinks ditching comments is the way to go.

When Live-streaming Bumps Up Against Freedom of Speech and Privacy

There's a lot of live-streaming going on lately. As a result, courts may soon be busy defining when it's appropriate to record or broadcast video.

Retweeting Isn't Doing You Any Comprehension Favors

In an odd twist, retweeting could be negatively affecting your memory of the content, and causing comprehension declines even after your Twitter session is over.

Can You Scrub Bad Press From the Internet?

After the pepper-spray incident, UC Davis paid a company to repair its online image. But can anyone make negative search results disappear?

Twitch Serves Up Julia Child and Bob Ross — to Gamers

The hugely popular streaming platform wants you to know that it isn't just for gamers.

Why Couples Share a Facebook Profile — And Why It Bugs The Rest of Us

Some couples have a shared Facebook account, even though Facebook frowns on the practice. What does it say about their relationship?