Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up.
Google+ is rolling out its "Communities" interest-based discussion pages to all users today — all dozens of you.
Our readers are pretty spectacular. And on days like today, a couple were particularly on fire, with a few awesome jokes.
All the Gawker Media sites were compromised this weekend. This probably leaves you with a lot of questions on the status of your accounts. Here's the place to ask them. Both editors and tech are here at your disposal.
Infodumps are a double-edged sword. They allow filmmakers to cram a ton of worldbuilding into a short amount of exposition but can also bludgeon the audience into a glassy-eyed stupor. What's the secret to cramming plot into the audience's earholes?
Now that young-adult fiction is where most of great dystopian stories are being told, there are two awesome discussions going on. Kaitlin Ward asks what's the difference between dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. And Angie Smibert wonders where the utopias are.