“If this post gets 10,000 upvotes, I’ll get Mutti tattooed on my ass!” announced Reddit user Errk_ fu in June, linking to a portrait of Angela Merkel.
The Los Angeles Times has lots of challenges, including years of harsh staff cuts, a corporate parent of questionable value, and an ongoing union drive at a historically anti-union company. Brand-new Times editor Lewis D’Vorkin is taking on the most important challenge first: what his employees must not tweet.
“UES Mommas,” a popular private Facebook group with nearly 28,000 members, is generally what you’d expect from an Upper East Side internet mommy group. The forum is filled with vacation advice, nanny recommendations, morning sickness questions, and discussions about the best way to shield one’s child from the eclipse…
The announcement that a large group of news media publishers are banding together in an attempt to bargain collectively with Facebook and Google over revenues is a big deal. And long overdue. But realistically, there are only a few ways that the future of the journalism industry can turn out.
Yesterday, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti added more fuel to the widespread speculation that the company could go public next year. If BuzzFeed employees are smart—and many of them are!—they will not let that happen without having a union drive first.
Deadspin is a liberal site (some might say too liberal), and to that end we encourage you to explore your sexuality. A great way to do that safely and limitlessly is online. Of course you already knew that. As soon as there was an online, people just like you and me were horny on it.
Monday night, Slate published an explosive new story suggesting shady ties between a server registered to the Trump Organization and ones own by a Russian bank. While the Clinton campaign quickly pounced on the story as possibly “the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow,” security analysts raised doubts
What is the purpose of the “World Wide Web”? Some would say that it’s to facilitate the free exchange of ideas on a global scale. (Hah!) Others might argue that it serves to democratize the tools of mass communication. (LOL) Personally, I believe that “on-line” exists to bring us videos like this:
I had just finished Christmas dinner with my family when I got the call: “A picture of you is on the front page of r/funny,” my friend told me. I’m not a regular Reddit user, but I know about r/funny—it’s a popular subpage, a place with a lot of cat pictures. Funny? Had I been funny? I traced back through the past…
A couple years ago, I wanted to find out the name of the actor who played my favorite character on House of Cards, so I googled the character. Big mistake. The very first Google search result was the character’s House of Cards Wikia page—including date of death. I didn’t even have to click on the link. Spoiled.
The other day I woke up convinced that Gawker Media management sent out an email that never actually existed. The dream was so real I had to search my inbox just to be sure. Has this ever happened to you?
When the New World was two centuries newer, Washington Irving set a fable, "Rip Van Winkle," in the oldest parts of New York State, where the original Dutch settlers' culture still lingered. Life was European then—just set in America. But progress stops for no man. The story's hero evades his nagging wife in the wilds…
For all its wonders, the internet does have some dark sides. Trolls. YouTube comments. 4chan. But as YouTuber Tom Scott explains by showing us what a completely offence-free internet dystopia would look like, even the lowliest of bridge-dwellers are a defining feature of online life.
It was the inherent beauty of the web. I had access to the same tools and the same publish button as any big time brand. As an indie player, this was incredibly powerful, and in many ways, that leveling of the creative playing field was what got so many of us so excited about this joint in the first place.
Earlier today, reports abounded that North Korea had suffered an unprecedented internet outage. While it remains unclear whether it's the result of a cyber attack or the country's longstanding technological woes, one thing is certain: you got jokes!
The death of net neutrality is a looming catastrophe that the FCC thinks it can slip past you, while you just twiddle your thumbs and fail to notice how much of a farce the whole process is. And if that hadn't hit home just yet, John Oliver's explanation from last night's Last Week Tonight is a solid (and funny)…
If you ever, for a second, wondered questions like what's the purpose of life or why the Internet exists or what are you going to eat for lunch today, the answer is simply this magical software tool created by GitHub user LindseyB. It automatically turns any Star Wars quote into an animated GIF, complete with caption…
You're a different person online compared to your real life. It's okay. You don't have to irrationally like cats just because you're obsessed with cat videos. You don't have to literally poke the people you poked on Facebook. You don't have to like or follow or tag or comment or stalk celebrities like you do on the…