Caitlin Dewey

Culture bloggerWashington, D.C.

The latest from Caitlin

Further proof that nothing fun and carefree can exist online without eventually being co-opted by the man/the olds.

  • Jul 22, 2014

The funny thing about viral images is how endlessly easy it is to misunderstand them.

  • Jul 22, 2014

Web archivists and other digital sleuths are playing a potentially pivotal role in trying to determine what happened to the Malaysia Airline flight downed by a missile over eastern Ukraine.

  • Jul 21, 2014

A new report found the app was rife with prostitution spam. But Tinder is a marketplace for real sex workers, too.

  • Jul 21, 2014

The theories are outlandish and frequently offensive -- but they bear considering if only because so many believe them.

  • Jul 18, 2014

The 20th installment in a weekly series that debunks the Web’s hoaxes, rumors and exaggerations.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Cor Pan’s family and friends learned of his fate in a Facebook comments thread.

  • Jul 17, 2014

And more importantly, how should we celebrate?

  • Jul 17, 2014

Hidden from Google collects links to pages removed from Google under Europe’s “right to be forgotten” ruling.

  • Jul 16, 2014

Google+ and YouTube will officially allow anonymous comments again. A win for free speech, or a loss for everyone?

  • Jul 16, 2014

Searches for OkCupid trend in the same places as the phrase “wherefore art thou romeo” and “find a therapist.”

  • Jul 16, 2014

How the Internet, and a false rape allegation, took down Conor Oberst

  • Jul 15, 2014

Finally, proof that no one likes your uncomfortably sexy selfies. Even people your own age.

  • Jul 15, 2014

Polarizing news sites are doing unusually well on Facebook since the site’s last major algorithm change.

  • Jul 15, 2014

It’s bad for you, bad for your relationships, and bad for business-owners.

  • Jul 14, 2014

If you’re going to sext -- and you ARE going to sext -- might as well take some precautions.

  • Jul 11, 2014

This is what happens when you say a man hunts triceratops (... which went extinct millions of years ago.)

  • Jul 11, 2014

The 19th installment in a weekly series that debunks the Web’s hoaxes, rumors and exaggerations.

  • Jul 11, 2014

The meme is called #jadapose -- and it consists of lying prone and half-clothed on the floor.

  • Jul 10, 2014

If we had the chance to sell our own personal data, what would we sell it for?

  • Jul 10, 2014
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About Caitlin

Caitlin is a social media reporter on the Digital Audience team. Before joining the Post, she was an associate online editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. She has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic and other publications.