It's the internet's fault.
The internet has changed just about everything. We wanted to learn what that meant for the industries and people that aren’t us—aka people who actually know what they’re talking about—so we asked them.
How the internet changed shopping.
Even during the worst economic moments of the Pandemic, online shopping skyrocketed. The internet made it all possible by providing a convenient way to shop without ever leaving your home, with companies like Amazon and Shopify having built up success long before the global health crisis. What was once impossible is now as easy as a few clicks.
Motherhood & The Internet: A Brief History
Motherhood and the internet have always had a complicated relationship. The internet’s a place where moms have met lifelong friends and vicious critics. It brings inspiration and judgement, information and overwhelm. But Gen X and Millennials are uniquely equipped to use it in a way that reaps sizable benefits.
How the internet changed our relationship to money.
The internet has changed our relationship to money in a few pretty obvious ways: ATMs, online banking, cash isn’t quite as ubiquitous as it once was, and money advice is everywhere. But, you know what, on average, we’re actually not the worst when it comes to knowing about our own money.
How the internet changed first dates.
There once was a time when blind dates were a thing. Then came the internet and, more precisely, dating apps. Although this phenomenon might have diminished the spontaneity factor, it certainly has allowed people who are less familiar with traditional dating to find their match online. So, let’s talk about it.
How the internet democratized reviewing.
From helping us choose what to watch, to warning us about gummy bears from hell. A useful tool that we can access anywhere, or a deadly weapon placed at our fingertips? Explore how the internet has changed reviewing and its ultimate impact on our decision making process.
5 ways streaming changed music.
When it comes to music, it’s easy to feel like technology's going in the right direction. Almost every artist in the world is a click away and unlimited albums for a few bucks is pretty hard to turn your ears up at—for us listeners anyway. For musicians, it’s a whole other story.
IYKYK: How the internet changed language.
Thanks to the internet, language is evolving faster than ever. And, while some of us fully adopt ‘doomscrolling’ and ‘fitspo’, others cringe as they migrate from the twitter-verse to the spoken word. But, language has always evolved and if we accept that, then the internet can teach us all about it. And no, it’s not all SPAM.
How the internet changed self identity: Social Media
Most of us know about the negative impacts of social media on our mental health. Yes, influencers (and the companies that sponsor them) have twisted the concept of the ideal lifestyle—lifting it to unachievable heights. But, the root problems are the social network’s algorithms that intentionally manipulate human behavior.
How the internet changed adventure.
In 2021, Guillaume Moreau and Nicolas Roulx did something no one else had ever done before: they crossed the 7600kms that make up Canada’s North-South axis by ski, canoe and bicycle. It took over 234 days. But they didn’t do it alone. The Internet was with them every step of the way.
How the internet changed our relationship to ghosts: A reflection on ghosting.
On nights during which a blood-red moon renders everything it touches eerie and where the silence is broken by the sound of Fireball shots being clinked together, the ghosts of today come back to haunt us in the wee hours of the morning with a “U up?” glowing on our phones.