If you pick a setting other than the default, the reply icon will be grayed out for anyone not allowed to reply. Our intern is Heather Schröering. And then one day he builds a website called ALS Untangled. And then one day, that world forces her to make an impossible decision. Our show’s edited by Tim Howard.

Here are some nice things people have said about us: Perhaps you are a new Reply All listener checking out our show for the first time. Maybe it’s too much to assume that people won’t use the reply feature to deliberately snub people who can’t reply to them.

This week, producer Stephanie Foo tells a story about dating online that is unlike any we've ever heard before. Tweets that are @replies are public and visible to all Twitter users from your Twitter page, but they are directed specifically to one Twitter user.

Whether limiting replies to tweets actually improves conversation on Twitter remains to be seen, but the company says some users have used the settings to have more sensitive conversations about politics and social issues. How do we cover it when it’s happening here? This restriction applies only to tweets that begin with an @; you can include an @mention later in your tweet and it will be seen by all your followers.

It’s become something of a joke to note that between the addition of an expanded character count, bookmarks, and now comment moderation, Twitter is becoming more like LJ daily: Twitter should have an option to make tweets that only your friends can see, like on LiveJournal. The unlikely rise of Lee O'Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop.

Blogger Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims that he didn't commit. We will be opening up our phone lines a few times over the next couple days. One twin decides to plug her internal organs directly into the internet so the other twin can monitor her. In other, much bigger circles, Keith's known for having the same last name as Eleanor Calder.

One man tries to unite America. This week a man decides to sabotage the entire internet. At the same time, the ease of interactivity and engagement, discovering opinions held by strangers, and removing those opinions from their originally intended contexts and broadcasting them to a completely different audience has also made the platform a toxic place for many quieter members of emphatic fandoms. Difficult, complicated, heartbreaking ones. Alex and PJ take calls from anyone, about anything, for 48 hours straight. Tweet, Retweet, Reply to Tweets, Share or Like all that’s trending now! EVAN: Wait, do you have @loser on Twitter? Alex investigates. Even though technology evolves at a rapid clip, US government agencies seem trapped about a decade in the past. Two people date, they break up, they both go on Tinder. Ben loves podcasts, but he has a problem. In today's episode, we tal... Rukmini Callimachi is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times covering Islamic extremism, including Al Qaeda and ISIS. Carlos Maza started posting videos on YouTube, and ran afoul of a guy who reminded him of his high school bullies.

Liz lost her camera in a cab, so she went to the New York City Taxi website to submit it to their lost and found database.

You can send an @reply to someone by just typing the @ symbol and, without a space, his username. Seven years later, she disappeared entirely from the internet. A third faction emerges. One of Twitter’s more powerful conversational features is @replies (or @mentions). We went to his home in Austin to find out how he got caught and what it's like - in 2015 - to go from living online to not having any internet access. The dominance of direct messaging and group chats, locked Facebook groups, invite-only Slack and Discord servers, and lately even closed Zoom meetings — all of these services allow greater privacy and protection from harassment and outside observation. For starters, this new change existentially threatens the dreaded “ratio” — the ratio of replies to “Likes” on a viral thread, which indicates at a glance how controversial a tweet can be. Sruthi asks a question “why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates. Together, we can all make our inboxes less stressful for another year. This will push your reply to all of your followers’ timelines. This week, producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni looks at Paul's life before his conviction, and the crime that landed him behind bars. This week, a story about people who start hearing voices in their heads. Saidu Tejan Thomas Jr. shares a story from his new podcast, Resistance.

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. This week, updates on some of the stories we’ve done over the past year, some bonuses and surprises, some breakbeats, a motorcycle ride, and we take a glimpse into the future. Twitter is making its reply-limiting feature available to all users starting today, and it’s for real this time: You can finally say goodbye to the reply guys. The advent of moderated Twitter replies also continues to be what seems to be an ongoing trend of modern-day social media slowly becoming LiveJournal circa 2002, complete with most of the features of that veteran blogging site, once-beloved but now mostly out of fashion among US users (it’s still big in Russia).

Beyond jokes about LiveJournal, this change further reflects the inexorable privatization of the public sphere on Twitter. And it makes totally mundane online behavior illegal.

While discussing the recent apparent suicide of Japanese wrestler and reality TV star Hana Kimura, who had been bullied and harassed on social media prior to her death last weekend, Danish comedian Sofie Hagen explicitly referenced the new feature as a means of providing protection and safety: 22 year old wrestler Hana Kimura took her own life yesterday after having been bullied by trolls online. We’re taking calls and broadcasting live this week. On this week's episode, a new Yes Yes No, and we revisit our "Undo, Undo, Undo" segment to find out listeners most cringeworthy accidental messages. Reporter Laura Klivans has the story. Maybe I’m assuming too much. This week, PJ and Alex open up the phone lines and try to solve your problems, big and small.

But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. Plus many weird surprises. Before the new moderation options launched, Twitter only offered two options for dealing with unwanted conversations: deleting the attention-getting thread or locking your entire Twitter account for a while.

newsletter. This week, we talk to one of those Facebook friends, someone whose opinions got her into an enormous mess. Matt’s wife died a decade ago. Alex investigates. How to Use Twitter’s @replies in Your Tweets.

Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet. If you have already made a contribution to Vox, thank you. got it. Everybody has that one Facebook friend who just won’t stop posting their political opinions. This week, PJ tries to help a listener named Matt ask a very large company a very simple question. A tweet with a moderated reply setting doesn’t mean that people can’t still yell at you.