Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic

Kaitlyn Tiffany

The Atlantic

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • The Atlantic
Past:
  • Nextgov
  • Route Fifty
  • Vox
  • The Verge
  • Racked National

Recent articles by Kaitlyn:

Elon Musk Can’t Solve Twitter’s ‘Shadowbanning’ Problem

For several years, social-media users have expressed anxiety about algorithmic suppression. Now they’re getting some unexpected clarity. → Read More

Sideways Forever

The thrilling conclusion to Lizzie and Kaitlyn’s three-part wine tour in Santa Barbara. → Read More

Why Doesn’t Every American Have a Robot Dog?

Fake puppies that could move and bark and dance were all the rage in the early 2000s. How is it possible that we live in a society that could fall out of love with such a thing? → Read More

Tumblr Gets the Last Laugh

As Twitter crumbles, Tumblr is welcoming back the internet’s weirdos. → Read More

People Born After 1997—Are They Just Better?

The way everyone talks about Gen Z is weird. → Read More

People Say They’re Leaving Twitter. Are They Really?

Twitter would have to become functionally worse, and something else would have to be obviously better. → Read More

The GIF Is on Its Deathbed

The internet’s file format has been diagnosed as “cringe,” but there are other threats to its existence. → Read More

Don’t Trash Your Old Phone—Give It a Second Life

Responsibly disposing of used gadgets is more complicated than it may seem. → Read More

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