Jules Terpak

Contributing advice columnist
Jules Terpak is a video-first content creator who covers tech and digital culture and writes advice columns for The Washington Post.
Latest from Jules Terpak

Ask Jules: I want to make a podcast but worry I’ll ruin my career

A law student is interested in making a podcast, but worries it could "pollute my professional reputation."

November 23, 2022

Ask Jules: I’m online all day and I want to quit

A reader struggles with signing offline. How do they stop using the internet as their default?

November 16, 2022

Ask Jules: My favorite social platforms are a mess. Should I leave?

A reader is frustrated by changes to their favorite social platforms but doesn't want to "just let it go."

November 9, 2022

Ask Jules: I’m young but not experienced with tech. Is that a problem?

A reader who didn't get an iPhone until they were 19 is concerned their lack of knowledge about technology isn't normal.

November 2, 2022

Ask Jules: I just moved to a small town. How do I make friends online?

How does a reader who just moved to the countryside find people who share similar interests online?

October 26, 2022

Ask Jules: My friends watch harmful content online. How do I talk to them about it?

A reader looks for help talking to friends about "harmful" media they consume from social media personalities.

October 19, 2022

Ask Jules: How should I respond to hateful comments on social media?

A reader struggles with responding to mean comments and messages on social media. Should they respond at all?

October 12, 2022

Ask Jules: I want to share my life on social media, but no one engages with my posts

A reader posts personal stories and is frustrated by the lack of response.

October 5, 2022

Ask Jules: Should teachers let students follow them on social media?

A public high school teacher isn't sure how they should respond to students who want to follow their Instagram and Twitter accounts.

September 28, 2022

Ask Jules: I want to be a content creator. No one in my life gets it.

A reader who wants to launch a career online yearns to be taken seriously by friends and family.

September 21, 2022