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STOP SNAPCHAT FROM EATING ALL YOUR DATA

If you have unlimited data, this article is not for you. Stop reading now and go frolic in the gigabytes, you lucky bastard. For the rest of us: Snapchat eats a lot of data. Like, a lot. Even if you’re vigilant about jumping on Wi-Fi whenever possible, it’s easy to rack up data overage charges every billing cycle. Here are two easy tricks that’ll help dial back Snapchat’s data-guzzling in those instances when Wi-Fi just isn’t available.

 
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THE HIPSTER IS DEAD, AND YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE WHO COMES NEXT

Young Urban Creatives: a slice of Generation Y infected by the conviction that not only do we deserve to pursue our dreams; we should profit from them.

 
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INSIDE THE FLEETING WORLD OF SNAPCHAT COMEDY

Outlet: Kernel Magazine How do you laugh online? It’s a weird thought, right? You don’t laugh online; you laugh in real life (IRL), then convey your laughter by typing in …

 
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“THE PUSSY POSSE”: THE BEST THING EVER PUBLISHED ABOUT LEONARDO DICAPRIO

Google “Leonardo DiCaprio” right now, and approximately 146,000,000 results will come hurtling back at you. And 145,999,999 of those are utter and complete shit. There is only one important article about the prolific American actor, but because it’s not a new item, it eludes even the sharpest celebrity gossip algorithms. Nevertheless, this piece — “Leo, Prince of the City,” written by Nancy Jo Sales in 1998 for New York Magazine — is the single greatest thing anyone has ever published about Leonardo DiCaprio.

 
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ASK A COOL TEEN™: HOW TO DATE GOOD

Dating is confusing no matter what age you are. But there used to be rules to the romance, man. Wait three days before calling back. Don’t overspend on the birthday gift. Only round third base if you’re serious. But for Cool Teens™ growing up in a world where Tinder is the norm and awkwardly introducing yourself to your crush’s mom when she picks up the family’s landline phone is a thing of the past, the courtship game has changed. We asked verified Cool Teens™ from around the country to tell us what it’s like to chase love these days.

 
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TINDER LOST ITS SHIT OVER THAT ‘VANITY FAIR’ STORY

Yesterday, as millions of its users swiped left and right ’round the world, the mobile match-making monolith Tinder took to its Twitter account. This is not, itself, bad news; #brands use Twitter to #engage all the time. But what burst forth from the dating app’s verified Twitter handle was hardly garden-variety, on-message micro-content. No, no. What burst forth was 30 consecutive tweets responding to a piece in the September issue of Vanity Fair called “Tinder and The Dawn of The Dating Apocalypse.”

 
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GRANDPA’S SNAPCHAT CHRISTMAS: A STORY OF THE MODERN SPREAD-OUT FAMILY

With a Samsung Galaxy and a messaging app, this 77 year-old solved a riddle of a billion-dollar business and reconnected with his grandson.

 
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I BECAME A SNAPCHAT CELEBRITY BY CATCALLING FIRE HYDRANTS

Most mornings, I take a photo of a fire hydrant. It can be any fire hydrant—the one outside my apartment in Brooklyn is a frequent subject—but in my travels, I’ve …