What happens when alt-right figurehead Mike Cernovich gets a hold of your old "edgy" joke tweets? If you're James Gunn, you get fired. If you're Patton Oswalt... hopefully nothing?
It wasn't until Apple released an emoji keyboard in 2011 that the Cambrian exploji ensued, a flowering to rival the birth of any language.
After photographs go viral, your child becomes a social-media influencer and a celebrity on Instagram. Should you step in? Parents reveal the contrasting conflicts of instant fame.
For cryptocurrency scammers, imitation is the sincerest form of fraud.
An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018, and nearly all of them have been live-streamed on Twitch, without passenger consent.
People work very hard to convince people on YouTube to click on trailers that aren't real. Sometimes their work leaves a little to be desired.
The e-commerce giant has finally made self-publishing lucrative. But does its dominance come at a cost?
If you can come up with a reason for Venmo to still have a public feed of users' transactions — other than, "Ummm, they had this feature since the start and probably haven’t reconsidered it" — please, tell me. I’d love to know.
In "some sort of carbonated energy drink."
With the 88rising posse album about to drop, the internet's favorite rappers (after Drake, obviously) take another painful turn in the hot seat.
The jokey way Slack talks is one of its most defining features. But what happens when the joke's on you?
Before the emergence of Warcraft, and the PlayStation, Pavel Curtis created LambdaMOO. Players used text, not images, and imaginations ran wild.
Playful propaganda masks a dangerous and toxic culture.
False rumors of child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp in India, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April
Think of it like a community center for a subreddit: It creates a space to talk without pretense, to bring discussions beyond the comment threads or simply hang out with strangers online.
Nearly 40 years ago, DOS reshaped computing on the IBM PC. These days, nostalgia for that era — and a dose of fresh creativity — is keeping its legacy alive.
We spend all dang day culling cool things from the internet, so trust us when we say that this is one of the most amazing digital creations we've ever seen.
Some Instagram users are at particular risk of sim hijacking, where a hacker takes control of their phone number and uses that to break into accounts. Now, Instagram is pushing towards app-based authentication, which should make the hackers' job harder.
It would take a short memory, however, not to notice that these sorts of polemics over political correctness are anything but novel: they have been around for at least 30 years, ever since a strikingly similar set of media debates centered around college campuses took off in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Everything was on the table — and after Facebook's wildest year yet, that's a really big table.
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