On Friday, xoJane published a most necessary confession. The women’s site that brings you the “It Happened To Me” first-person essay series (“It Happened To Me: There Are No Black People In My Yoga Classes And I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It,” “It Happened To Me: My Gynecologist Found a Ball of Cat Hair in…
If you’ve used the internet over the past year and a half or so—and especially if you’ve visited the front page of Yahoo in that time—you may have seen some strange, seemingly ESPN-branded stories about NFL stars getting caught up in scandals you’ve never heard about anywhere else and promoting the use of sketchy…
Greetings and Salutations, O Tenants of The Hump. May it round out and shore up your week, rather than flatten it by tumbling around you.
Far be it from Gawker.com to claim to be the finest financial blog “in the markets,” but we can tell you this: your special “high flying” “IPO” stocks are getting clobbered!!!
Will Leitch, senior writer at Sports On Earth, culture writer for Bloomberg Politics, contributing editor at New York magazine, film critic for The New Republic and founder of Deadspin, is doing his yearly fill-in for Drew Magary on today’s Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo. (Here is 2011’s version, and here’s…
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…
25 years ago this week, the internet’s first webpage went live. Created by Tim Berners-Lee, it was essentially “an explanation of how the hypertext-based project worked.” Engadget has images of what the page, entitled “Welcome to the Universe of Hypertext,” looked like at the time.
In a profile on Net-a-Porter, Tina Fey talks parenting, body hair, reality television and being the “mean girl” back in high school. She’s also clear about her disdain for internet outrage, and says she refuses to spend time explaining her jokes.
Donald Trump uses the internet a lot, sure. But based on his answer from last night’s debate on how he would “shut down” parts of the internet to combat ISIS, he doesn’t actually know what the internet “is” or “anything about how it works.”
Fate/stay night has spawned several mainstream console games and anime, such as above. The original visual novel, known for its engaging story, does have sex scenes. One Twitter user decided to one moment in particular would be perfect for a Photoshop meme.
This year’s Grammy nominees are out, and for the most part, it’s business as usual: a bunch of people who topped sales charts, a couple of wild cards and seemingly random choices (Meghan Trainor, Best New Artist?) and Taylor Swift.
The Question: Should addictive websites be subject to regulation?
The same UK Internet Service provider who gave us an explanation of the pointlessness of David Camerons speech about wanting to get rid of encryption:
Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New Year was approaching. It’s considered good luck to set out a bowl of oranges during the Chinese holiday, so Li, figuring he could use some luck, decided to buy some for…
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.
In the wake of an extremely distressing report which found that Seamless and GrubHub restaurants often use unregulated “ghost kitchens,” the company has officially changed its policies.
It’s astonishing to think how much of the world has changed thanks to the internet. It’s difficult to think of another recent technology that has so totally changed how people experience the world - the invention of the telephone well over 100 years ago is probably the only thing that comes close.
Weekly, a pre-approved, snap-judged music guide based on our very scientific, non-subjective Yes/No rating system. There’s really no debating this, come on stop.
Want to relive the feeling of accompanying a shopping cart down a dingy fluorescent-lit aisle, trying to decide whether to drop your allowance money on the new 98 Degrees album or the Sun-In you need to get those frosted tips looking phat again? I have good news for you, my friend, my home dawg, my backstreet boy. I…