How to Use Robots.txt to Hide Your Dumb Blog

Completely deleting something from the internet is like corralling drunk, feral geese after setting them loose: Damn near impossible. But there are ways to conceal the web content you don’t want anyone to lay eyes on. You can hide all sorts of webpages with what’s essentially a “Keep Out” sign for search engines: a… » 4/29/15 12:30pm 4/29/15 12:30pm

69 percent of Americans have never heard of Buzzfeed

People in media are dissecting the latest Pew Research figures on politicization in media. There are quite a few interesting factoids to draw from the poll. But what surprised me most was the percentage of Americans who say they'd heard of each news outlet. Almost seven out of ten Americans have never even heard of… » 10/27/14 2:47pm 10/27/14 2:47pm

PlayBuzz Is the New Upworthy and Maybe a Little Grosser

Our Facebook News Feeds already runneth over with links promising to surprise and/or reaffirm your faith in any number of entities. But recently, you may have noticed that these Upworthy-esque links have gotten even more mindless. More hollow. More all-around absurd. And no, we're not talking about The Onion's… » 10/08/14 2:56pm 10/08/14 2:56pm