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  • Experiment
  • September 10 2015, 3:02 PM

I was a shameless self-promoter for a week and no one called me on my fake book

I was a shameless self-promoter for a week and no one called me on my fake book

Hope&Fears challenged one writer to shill for herself on social media and in real life. Here's what happened when she became a good little neoliberal.

A user's guide to drug apps
  • Drugs
  • July 9 2015, 1:04 PM

A user's guide to drug apps

Here is a guide (and a Los Angeles-based user's commentary) to the apps that might make your life as a recreational drug user easier, more interesting, and definitely more tech savvy.

  • Fashion
  • July 6 2015, 6:37 PM

The internet is for queers: an interview with “Gender Is Over”
t-shirt creators

The internet is for queers: an interview with “Gender Is Over”
t-shirt creators

We interviewed Gender Is Over’s Marie McGwier and Nina Mashurova about fashion, the future of genderqueer youth, and what it’s like to be all over Miley Cyrus’s Instagram.

  • News
  • July 6 2015, 3:10 PM

Instagram now stores hi-res photos, here's how to find them

Instagram now stores hi-res photos, here's how to find them

Instagram has started storing images at 1080 x 1080 pixels (as opposed to the standard 640 x 640) and the hi-res versions can be found in the source code.

  • News
  • June 23 2015, 12:48 PM

North Korea bans Instagram

North Korea bans Instagram

Warnings are appearing on mobile phones when accessing Instagram, indicating that the site has been blacklisted due to harmful content.

  • News
  • June 17 2015, 11:21 AM

China is trying to ban "your mom" jokes online

China is trying to ban "your mom" jokes online

China will soon be filtering out a list of 25 offensive words, from the Chinese words for 'your mom' to 'fuck,' on Weibo and other government-operated social media platforms.

  • News
  • June 10 2015, 5:02 PM

Hillary Clinton joins Instagram, immediately posts pantsuits

Hillary Clinton joins Instagram, immediately posts pantsuits

Hillary Clinton, “doting grandmother” and pantsuit aficionado among other things, one of which being one of the Democratic frontrunners for the 2016 presidential election just joined Instagram.

  • News
  • June 2 2015, 5:40 PM

Instagram will try to sell you products soon

Instagram will try to sell you products soon

Your shirtless selfies will never be safe again.

  • News
  • June 2 2015, 12:31 PM

Google tool will count the calories in your food porn

Google tool will count the calories in your food porn

Calorie-counting artificial intelligence technology will look at your food pics on Instagram and tell you how many calories you're about to eat.

  • Number of the day
  • May 28 2015, 3:34 PM

72% of young adults would rather use emoji instead of words

72% of young adults would rather use emoji instead of words

Emoji is the fastest growing language in the UK.

  • Experiment
  • May 4 2015, 3:28 PM

Sousveillance and the impossibility of not being seen in New York City

Sousveillance and the impossibility of not being seen in New York City

Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to document and avoid surveillance cameras for a week. This is his story.

  • News
  • April 28 2015, 12:39 PM

Instagram censors your "eggplant"

Instagram censors your "eggplant"

Instagram doesn't let you look for eggplants in its emoji-enabled hashtag search, assuming that users would probably use the phallic fruit to tag the ubiquitous dick pic.