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Why'd You Push That Button?
Why'd You Push That Button?
The Verge

Why’d you like that celebrity photo on Instagram? Why’d you leave that restaurant review on Yelp? Why’d you text in lowercase, or... more

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Episodes

Will virtual dates stick around after the pandemic?

Why’d You Push That Button? is back for a special episode all about virtual dating in 2020. The pandemic has... more

15 Jul 2020 · 36 minutes
What does ‘being verified’ actually mean?

I have sad news today: we’re publishing the season 4 finale of Why’d You Push That Button? The good news,... more

07 Aug 2019 · 32 minutes
Why do you use Close Friends on Instagram?

Instagram introduced its Close Friends feature, the ability for users to assign followers to a Close Friends list and only... more

31 Jul 2019 · 30 minutes
What keeps people on Snapchat?

In the social media world, Instagram has dominated as the most used app in 2019, but what happened to Snapchat?... more

24 Jul 2019 · 36 minutes
Why do you slide into someone's DMs?

In 2019, what's really going down in people's Instagram and Twitter direct messages? How has the behavior and usage changed... more

17 Jul 2019 · 36 minutes
Is auto-replying ruining email?

Do you use Gmail's "smart reply" feature when answering e-mails? Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany explore the world of the... more

10 Jul 2019 · 33 minutes
Death Online: When celebrities die

In the third and final episode of the Death Online series, Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany analyze why people flock... more

26 Jun 2019 · 39 minutes
Death Online: Mourning a robot

What happens when your robot friend dies? Ashley Carman explores the grieving community surrounding the short-lived social robot Jibo. Learn more... more

19 Jun 2019 · 39 minutes
Death Online: Planning your digital afterlife

What’s going to happen to all of your tweets, Instagram photos, and emails when you die? To kick off a... more

12 Jun 2019 · 37 minutes
Does deleting Instagram make you happier?

People are becoming more conscious of their phone and app usage to a point that tech companies, including Google and... more

05 Jun 2019 · 47 minutes
Why'd You Push That Button?
Will virtual dates stick around after the pandemic?
Why'd You Push That Button?