Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic

Kaitlyn Tiffany

The Atlantic

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Past articles by Kaitlyn:

The 10-Year-Old Tweet That Still Defines the Internet

A cryptic utterance from a supposed spambot never lost its relevance. → Read More

The Personal Brand Is Dead

Gen Z would rather be anonymous online. → Read More

Why Fangirls Scream

From bobby-soxers to Beatlemania to Bieber Fever—we all know what a screaming fangirl looks like. But do we really know why she’s screaming? → Read More

'Doxxing' Means Whatever You Want It To

The word once defined a category of behaviors. Now it expresses an emotion. → Read More

The Many, Many Beautiful Cartoon Women of Web3

Is everyone finally welcome in the crypto community—or is this just non-fungible tokenism? → Read More

TikTok’s Algorithm Spews Out Viral Villains

Why is the app so focused on abusive “investigations,” and is there any way to make it stop? → Read More

RT America, You Were Very Weird and Bad

The Russia-funded news network staffed by American journalists shut down this month. What was it even trying to do? → Read More

The Myth of the ‘First TikTok War’

The world is viewing the Russian invasion of Ukraine with startling intimacy on social media. But how or whether this matters remains unclear. → Read More

Crypto, NFTs, Web3: People Hate the Future of the Internet

Web3 is making some people very rich. It’s making other people very angry. → Read More

How the Snowflakes Won

The soft, sad freaks on an unprofitable website claimed victory in the battle for the internet’s soul and defined the worldview of a generation. → Read More

Cringe Culture Isn’t What It Used to Be

Early cringe culture was about empathy and secondhand embarrassment. Today, being “cringe” is a serious infraction. → Read More

The Absurdity of Renting a Car Will No Longer Be Tolerated

Supply is low, demand is high—but that alone cannot explain the weird indignity of renting a vehicle. → Read More

‘No, Like, Everyone Has COVID Right Now’

New York City, again! → Read More

Facebook Sent Me Down a Centrist Rabbit Hole

I set up a new Facebook account with the most generic interests possible, and wound up in a place no one should ever have to go. → Read More

Boyfriend Reveal vs. Boyfriend ‘Soft Launch’

In the age of Instagram, starting a new relationship means coming up with a public-relations strategy. → Read More

Gossip Bloggers Caught Canoodling With QAnon

Is it ever okay to speculate that Hollywood celebrities are drinking the blood of children? → Read More

Maybe You Missed It, but the Internet ‘Died’ Five Years Ago

A conspiracy theory spreading online says the whole internet is now fake. It’s ridiculous, but possibly not that ridiculous? → Read More

Left-Wing Activists Are Bringing Back MAGA Twitter

An anonymous social-media account claims to “combat right-wing threats” to democracy, and recently started fundraising through a PAC. → Read More

To Be Honest With You, No Influencer Has Been Treated More Unfairly Than Donald Trump Jr.

The most furious and oddly compelling of the Trumps is developing a personal brand as a victim of the platform he loves. → Read More

You Can’t Escape the Attention Economy

That’s not just a tweet; that’s your original idea and your intellectual property, and maybe you can sell it. → Read More