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.
At some point in your daily online existence, while either participating in or bearing witness to some argument or controversy, you will, without fail, discover that you have stumbled into a real life brain meme. In a world of reactions, counter-reactions, and counter-counter-reactions—each one served up so as to…
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.
Dan Devine of Yahoo Sports wrote an article Saturday about former Cowboys QB Tony Romo’s plan to suit up for a Dallas Mavericks game Tuesday. The blog’s an inoffensive piece of aggregation, but also appears to have served as the basis for a piece of video which I hope isn’t the future of sports news.
If you’ve been on the internet long enough, and in particular around fan fiction circles, no doubt you’ve stumbled upon the oddly prevalent Coffee Shop Alternative Universe fan fiction. From Stargate: Atlantis to Christopher Nolan’s Inception, BBC’s Sherlock to Naruto, everybody has a Coffee Shop AU; it has become an…
Trying to guess what the future will be like is almost always a losing proposition. Every correct prediction will be inevitably accompanied by many more wrong ones. Still, it’s fascinating to revisit a bit of cultural ephemera like Year 1999 A.D., a 21-minute educational film from 1967. Produced by the Tom Thomas…
It’s Thanksgiving, which means you are using the internet to avoid talking to that uncle who really wants to give you his thoughts on the status of America and the aunt who doesn’t understand why you are still single. The internet may be our savior now, but remember when it used to suck?
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.
Neo-nazis really aren't that clever.
At the first presidential debate in September, Donald Trump said a lot of really stupid shit about "the cyber."
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 happened to my internet? I was all set this morning to get angry over things said by people I don't know about things I can't change, but my favorite sites weren't loading. Did you do this, Ecuador?
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:
A lot of times, when celebrities go to Reddit to answer questions, they need to create a new account in order to participate. Not Ken Bone. Ken Bone has been waiting for this.
For a 24-year-old into virtual reality and games, Palmer Luckey seemed to have it pretty sweet: He's had great success with his virtual reality headset company, Oculus; gets to hang out at video game conferences; and generally be rich and have a good time. Apparently, though, he found a new hobby: funding…
When 70 new emoji came into the world this past June, there were avocados and face palms and even pregnant women, but no head scarf. A new proposal by 15-year-old Rayouf Alhumedhi seeks to remedy that and bring our favorite pictographs one step closer to inclusivity.
On Monday, Dr. Jennifer Gunter, a practicing OB/GYN with a large social media following, experienced the indignity of having someone on Twitter try to mansplain to her that "moodiness is associated with ovulation not menstruation."
Millennials: history's greatest monsters?
Prepd is a lunchbox that has raised $2.8 million. It has an app. Fundamentally, that's it.