Corporations' Sad Attempts at Using Memes: Death Is Too Good for Us

Like every other instance of vaguely subversive youth culture, text slang and internet jokes are now the property of people who want to sell you breakfast cereal and pasta sauce. One sub-Reddit called /r/FellowKids is dedicated to tracking all of these nauseating attempts at internet youthfulness. » 1/23/15 4:30pm 1/23/15 4:30pm

Dance Moms Fans React in Totally Normal, Sane Way to Essay About Them

Yesterday, we published a quick internet deep dive essay investigating the young, Instagram-based fandom of the Lifetime show Dance Moms. Amy McCarthy wrote about this manic and self-contained social media universe: the constellations of fake accounts, password-hacking, promises to leak "secrets" about the young… » 1/14/15 12:00pm 1/14/15 12:00pm

16 Signs You’re in a Women’s Magazine List About Some Bullshit 

What with human banality, the steady expansion of female-centered media and the slow morph of the internet into a honeycomb bristling with echo chambers for one, it's hard not to feel that we are truly living in a golden age of the woman's magazine list about some bullshit. Every day, more and more web content is… » 12/08/14 2:10pm 12/08/14 2:10pm

I Met Grumpy Cat and It Was Fucking Abysmal

Before last Thursday, I had no idea that Grumpy Cat was coming to San Francisco. And if someone had told me that less than 24 hours after learning about her impending arrival I would be in a conference room trying to ask her questions and sweating profusely, I wouldn't have believed it. I would have also been wrong. » 11/29/14 4:00pm 11/29/14 4:00pm