What Wi-Fi From the Past Tells Us About Ourselves

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Hello my weekend warriors. It's been quite the week hasn't it? But now it's come to end, but many of the great stories across the internet still live on. Make sure you don't miss these four awesome reads.

  • On August 27, 1883, there was a massive explosion. Not one that you could even hear up to 100 or 200 miles away—try something closer to 3,000. A volcano on the island of Krakatoa just ripped the island apart, and days later, instruments would continue to pick up the sounds traveling across the world again and again. [Nautilus]
  • We may not remember every minute of every day, but our computer's Wi-Fi connections list links us to our past. Some may be toss away moments, like trying to connect to terrible Starbucks internet or sneaking a connection of an unsuspecting neighbor. But others, can recall memories that mean much, much more. [Motherboard]
  • The listicle has become as much of an established tradition as any other story telling method. But the biggest users and abusers of the listicle, Buzzfeed, was by no means the originator of the trend. In fact, it's a story that starts all the way back in the 19th century. [The Morning News]
  • The latest internet-wide troll session, dubbed Gamergate, has once again shifted attention to the insane and misogynistic world of internet trolling. One former online troll reflects on the culture, his 14-year-old misguided self, and how trolling has mutated into something else entirely. [Vox]