A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Internet

The world wide web is a source of infinite information at our fingertips. You can learn something new, discover something old, or share something special of your very own. Here at Reader’s Digest, we know that not everything on the internet is as it seems, so we’re here to help you safely decode, understand, and explore all it has to offer.

Add Filter

What Is Mastodon, and Why Are People Leaving Twitter for It?

As Twitter deflates and users leave in droves—Mastodon gains traction.

Should You Use the Thumbs Up Emoji? Your Gen Z Co-Workers Want You to Stop

Many younger office workers see it as passive-aggressive, along with several other emojis used by "old people."


10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Security

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Follow these tips to protect your online security and digital privacy.


What Is the Metaverse, Exactly?

Our complete guide to the metaverse will teach you everything you need to know about the technology you haven't heard...


Web3 Is the Future of the Internet—Here’s Why You Need to Know About It

Web3 is the newest version of the internet. Here's what that means, what to expect and when it's coming.

What Are Cookies, and Why Do Websites Have Them?

Cookies simplify our online lives, but it's important to understand what they are before accepting them.


How to Prevent Companies from Buying and Selling Your Personal Information

Your information is everywhere. Here's how to stop data brokers from buying and selling it.

What Does TTYL Mean?

You’ve probably read it in a text or seen it online, but what does it mean, and how...


How to Browse the Internet Anonymously

Follow these expert tips to surf the Web without being tracked.


What Is Phishing, and How Can You Prevent This Cyberattack?

Phishing is one of the oldest and most common types of cyber fraud. Here's how to protect yourself.


Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference

Even the savviest of us can be fooled. Here's how to recognize fake info.

Tout icon

How Does In-Flight Wi-Fi Work, Anyway?

Ever wonder how you're able to use the Internet 36,000 feet above the ground? Here's how in-flight Wi-Fi keeps you...


Is Love Bombing the Newest Scam to Avoid?

Could your partner's grand gestures lead to a romance scam? Watch out for these red flags.


Tout icon

9 Things You Should Never Google

Avoid spiraling down the dark hole of Internet searches and creating unnecessary stress for yourself by skipping these keywords.


How to Get Free Wi-Fi Wherever You Go

Figuring out how to get free Wi-Fi when you're on the go isn't always easy. This step-by-step guide can help.


Amazon Music vs. Spotify: What’s the Difference?

Can't decide between Amazon Music vs. Spotify? We compare both services, prices, and features to help you decide.

15 Things That Could Happen If Social Media Disappeared

It could change society—for better and for worse.


Tout icon

What Does ICYMI Mean?

You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?


What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."


How to Disappear from the Internet

Take these steps to erase your activity from the internet's long memory


Tout icon

How to Delete Yourself from Google Searches

Looking to regain a little privacy? Follow these steps to remove your personal information from Google searches—or at least hide...


47 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts to Start Using Today

Spend less time on email—and save your wrists, too—with these helpful Gmail shortcuts you’ll wish you knew sooner.


What Is “Doomscrolling”—and How Can You Stop the Cycle?

Up late reading bad news on your phone again? Here's how to stop the unhealthy habit of doomscrolling.


Tout icon

How to Avoid Security Risks on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Protect your personal information by taking precautions when using public network Wi-Fi


Tout icon

7 Red Flags Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Having an outside party steal your Wi-Fi can be, at best, inconvenient and frustrating, and at worst, harmful to you...

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

Save Up To 84%!

Tout icon

35 Fun Google Tricks You’ll Want to Try Immediately

From functional to fun: The all-powerful search engine is packed with more cool Google tricks than you realized.


Tout icon

8 Signs You Shouldn’t Accept a LinkedIn Request

LinkedIn is a place to connect with people in your career field and grow your network, but before accepting every...


Tout icon

How to Hide Your House from Google Street View

If you've ever looked up your house on Google street view and seen your car in the driveway and your...


Tout icon

11 Hidden Reasons Your Internet Is So Slow

If your video is lagging and downloads are taking forever, don't bang your head on your keyboard. Try these fixes...