Illustration: Patrik Mollwing

While Facebook and Twitter get the scrutiny, Nextdoor is reshaping politics one neighborhood at a time


Pattern Matching

The company’s campaign to encourage vaccination is fighting against the dynamics of its own platform.

Promotional art showing the Covid-19 Information Center on Facebook.


A grotesque segment mocking Black farmers illustrates just how much bigotry a conservative star can get away with

Screenshot: YouTube


Pattern Matching

Blockchain takes a substantial toll on the environment that experts are beginning to reckon with

Alpine Mining co-founder and CEO Ludovic Thomas works at the company’s main cryptocurrency mining site in the tiny southern Swiss village of Gondo. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

The Pattern

Crypto faces…


An industry veteran on why recent moves from the tech giants should be the impetus for a federal privacy law

Street view of New York City featuring a billboard that reads “DoubleClick Welcomes you to SILICON ALLEY.”
A large billboard for the online advertising agency DoubleClick stands on a rooftop at 22nd and Broadway in New York City. Photo: Erik Freeland/CORBIS SABA/Corbis via Getty Images


Pattern Matching

Why the search giant can afford to kill the cookie

Photo Illustration: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The Pattern

The internet’s giants are building its post-cookie future.


‘Twitter description guy’ isn’t a guy. It’s Twitter’s curation team, and I talked to the woman who runs it.

Twitter’s director of curation, Joanna Geary. Photo courtesy of Joanna Geary


Apple’s new privacy measures will test the theory that underlies Facebook’s business model

Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images


Pattern Matching

Products like Clubhouse and Twitter’s “Super Follows” offer a new kind of engagement

A slide about Twitter’s “Super Follows” pulled from a recent presentation for investors


Pattern Matching

How to bolster the media without breaking the internet

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Will Oremus

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