Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends

Caitlin Dewey
"Links" is a lighthearted weekly roundup of the internet's absolute best reads on culture & technology, curated by Caitlin Dewey and mailed on Friday mornings.
Created 19 Apr 2019
  • Multiple wtf moments
    24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Hi friends. Today is September 24, 2021. It’s been roughly two weeks since Gabby Petito disappeared and roughly 13 days since I tired of the discourse around her disappearance. Having already thorough...
  • The future is not what we wanted
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi friends. Today is September 17, 2021. It’s been 10 years since Occupy first took Zuccotti Park, and somehow we’re still memeing about taxation. Chairing is the new laughing, I … guess? The D’Amelio...
  • History is an edit war
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi friends. Today is September 10, 2021. It’s been 31 years since some nerds laid the groundwork for Wi-fi, sparking profound innovations in the way we troll now. The internet didn’t make trolls thoug...
  • I’m still not buying the fancy toothbrush
    27 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Hi friends. Today is August 27, 2021. This edition is coming out a greaaaat many hours later than usual, courtesy several deadlines, this engrossing Twitter thread and my imminent embarkment for the n...
  • Talking grief and Goodreads with "Seeing Ghosts" author Kat Chow
    24 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Hi friends, and happy Tuesday! You know a midweek Links can only mean one of two things: Either I have finally lost the plot and believe that it is Friday, or … I have something really special for y’a...
  • This feels like a Rorschach test
    20 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi friends. Today is August 20, 2021. It’s been six years and fourscore divorces since the larger and more damning of the Ashley Madison data dumps. Yik Yak is back; OnlyFans is floundering; and the d...
  • The punchline is that good
    06 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi friends. Today is August 6, 2021. It’s the 30th birthday of the world’s first website, so it’s … maybe about time for the web to grow up. Signs of late summer are in the air: “zucchini bread” began...
  • Hell, I have no idea
    30 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi friends. Today is July 30, 2021. We’re on Day 8 of the Cursed Olympics and Day 2 of the New Gawker. It’s been six years since the adoption of the middle finger emoji, because we needed more ways to...
  • Consider this an aspirational share
    16 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Goooood morning, everyone. Today is July 16, 2021. It has been 17 years since Martha Stewart was sentenced to prison and six years since my all-time favorite reality-show whackos got cancelled. “Beggi...
  • Let’s not get meta about it
    02 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Good morning, beautiful people! Today’s edition will be slightly briefer than usual, because I’m writing it in large part from the Fort Lauderdale airport. Someone recently told me that flying again p...
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