jesszimmerman

Jess Zimmerman


Jess Zimmerman is the editor-in-chief of Electric Lit, and her byline has previously appeared in the Guardian, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Vice, Slate, Refinery29, and many other outlets. She's the co-author of Basic Witches: How To Summon Success, Banish Drama, And Raise Hell With Your Coven.

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Why do men need to watch their girlfriends get catcalled to wake up?

Hey dudes—women have been telling you this for years.

On Jul 29, 2015 by Jess Zimmerman

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The year of shutting up

To save social media, we need to make it less social.

On Dec 30, 2014 by Jess Zimmerman

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The Twitter bot that draws your soul with emoji

As of today, I finally understand myself: I am a panda in a dress, top hat, and sneakers, drinking a margarita.

On Jul 11, 2014 by Jess Zimmerman

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An updated Internet slang guide for the FBI

Wait till they get their hands on the first dude to tweet “IADMACTAAGI.”

On Jun 19, 2014 by Jess Zimmerman

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The secret occult conspiracy hidden in the new emoji set

The bell, book, and candle are used to damn people to hell. What are they doing together? What’s going on?

On Jun 18, 2014 by Jess Zimmerman

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How men can handle #YesAllWomen without being jerks

What to do if you’re a dude who does not want to be a noisy baby about #YesAllWomen? I’m glad you asked.

On May 26, 2014 by Jess Zimmerman

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Punctuation is dead because we’re tweeting like teenagers

When I was in high school, my mother refused to listen to me if I ended my sentences by trailing off into a questioning up-note.

On Nov 25, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman

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When should you stop following your ex online?

In Tangled Web, we field your questions about how to be a decent human online. 

On Oct 30, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman

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Your couple profile pic is gross

In Tangled Web, we field your questions about how to navigate the weird intricacies of the social Web. 

On Oct 26, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman

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My girlfriend’s telling secrets about me on Twitter

Need advice? Tangled Web is here to help. 

On Oct 16, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman

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The hostess with the mostest… annoying emails

Have you ever encountered one of these party planning overzealous emailers?

On Oct 8, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman

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How to tune out an angry Twitter tirade

Tirade of those Twitter streams that are all outrage and politics? Here's what to do. 

On Oct 3, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman

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When to back away from your online dating mistakes

I thought it was just a neutral little, "Hey, where do we stand?" email!

On Oct 2, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman

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Help, I’m patient zero for TV spoilers

Having actually watched it live, I'm dying to talk about it already! 

On Oct 1, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman

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Do I really have to use Gchat?

Everyone in the dorm is doing it, but I so don't wanna. 

On Sep 26, 2013 by Jess Zimmerman