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    Take a Look at Very Funny Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand’s Meme ShirtThe New York senator and 2020 presidential candidate is back in Iowa and paying tribute to “Ranch Girl.”
  2. college admissions scandal
    What Every Kid in the College Admissions Scandal Knew About the ScamWhile it appears some teens participated, many were kept in the dark — though doctored photos and tests proctored by mom should have tipped them off.
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    Bitcoin Tie Guy Is Breakout Star of the Elizabeth Holmes DocumentaryVenture capitalist Tim Draper chose to make a, uh, fashion statement in the HBO documentary about failed blood-testing start-up Theranos.
  4. whoops
    If You Posted Music on Myspace Between 2003 and 2015, It’s Probably GoneOver 50 million songs have reportedly been deleted.
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    Silicon Valley Wants a Monument to Itself. Will It Scale?So far it’s just vaporware.
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    Unfaithful Boyfriend Meme Couple Reappears on Billboard in HungaryA meme that just won’t die.
  7. fix the subway
    A Foolproof Guide to Making Your Subway Misfortunes Go ViralRats. Sweat. Waterfalls. Just throwing out some ideas, here.
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    Amazon Finally Stops Selling Some Books Promoting Fake Autism ‘Cures’It’s unclear why Amazon only chose to pull two titles and not all of them.
  9. influencers
    For Once, Influencers Are Not the Worst People in the StoryLori Loughlin’s daughter is a first-year student at USC with nearly 2 million YouTube subscribers. Her parents are accused of buying her admission.
  10. college admissions scandal
    College Admission Scam Involved Photoshopping Kids’ Heads Onto Athletes’ BodiesA truly hilarious detail from newly unsealed court documents.
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    Tesla Says It Was Just Kidding, Stores to Remain OpenThe company is only closing 10 percent of its stores, despite a previous announcement.
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    YouTube’s Plan to Keep Kids Safe Shows How Little It Cares About CreatorsThe platform is finally tackling its child predation problem, but the new rules could prove expensive or impossible for G-rated YouTubers to manage.
  13. not a gouda idea
    Ranked: Best Cheeses to Throw at Your BabyA guide to this week’s viral challenge.
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    Amazon’s Charity Funds Anti-VaxxersAmazonSmile, which gives 0.5 percent of your cost of purchase to charity, lets people donate to organizations spreading misinformation about vaccines.
  15. good grief
    Facebook Still Wants Your Friends to Engage When You’re DeadThe platform is rolling out a new “memorial tributes” feature.
  16. god save the teen
    A Rare Happy Ending Story Involving Reddit and Anti-VaxxersEthan Lindenberger decided to defy his anti-vaxxer parents and get inoculated at 18. Reddit helped him do it.
  17. kids these days
    How Are Kids Supposed to Learn to Be Smart Online If Adults Are Such Dummies?The Momo challenge spread not because of children online, but because their parents didn’t bother to do their homework on whether the threat was real.
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    Momo Isn’t What Parents Need to Worry About on YouTubeUnderstanding this week’s overhyped internet panic.
  19. dumbphones
    Motorola’s Foldable Phone Has Me Nostalgic for My Pink Razr DaysThe greatest phone ever made.
  20. michael cohen
    Hey, Did You Know Michael Cohen Has an Accent?The native Long Islander has a lot to say to the House Oversight Committee — and people have a lot of opinions about the way he’s saying it.
  21. select all
    Momo Isn’t What Parents Need to Worry About on YouTubeUnderstanding this week’s overhyped internet panic.
  22. fix the subway
    Bad Subway Still BadIf your commute involves the Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street station, maybe consider rerouting.
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    Google Does Thing It Should Have Done Months Ago, Ends Forced ArbitrationThe change comes months after thousands of its employees walked out of work, demanding change.
  24. technology
    Some American Airlines Seats Have Built-in CamerasThe airline says they’ve never been used, so everything is fine.
  25. don't read the comments
    YouTube Is Scrambling, Again, to Fix Its Child Predation ProblemThe company has already removed 400 channels.
  26. anti-vaxx
    Pinterest Temporarily Blocks All Vaccine Content (Factual and Otherwise)The platform, like many tech companies, is trying to figure out how to handle conspiracy theories.
  27. google
    Google Sorry It Forgot to Mention Nest Security Systems Have Secret MicrophonesTurns out that piece of tech you bought under the guise of self-protection actually has the capability to spy on you.
  28. ranch resistance
    Kirsten Gillibrand Couldn’t Keep This College Student From Her Ranch DressingTalking with Twitter’s mystery ranch woman.
  29. viral video
    Kirsten Gillibrand Couldn’t Keep This College Student From Her Ranch DressingTalking with Twitter’s mystery ranch woman.
  30. youtube
    Problematic Tech Billionaire Teams Up With Problematic YouTube MillionairePewDiePie is trying to win a popularity contest, and it appears Elon Musk is lending a hand.
  31. flat-earthers
    Can You Believe YouTube Caused the Rise in Flat-Earthers?Big if true.
  32. privacy
    Even If You Delete Your Account, Twitter Doesn’t Delete Your DMsA new report from a security researcher might make you think twice about your messages.
  33. the tweet beat
    Twitter Still Won’t Let You Edit Tweets, But Might Let You Clarify ThemJack Dorsey said the company is considering a new feature.
  34. prime humor
    Why I’m Leaving New YorkAmazon’s Jeff Bezos weighs in on the company pulling out of Long Island City.
  35. prime humor
    Congrats, Everyone, on the Great Jokes About Why Jeff Bezos Is Leaving New YorkGreat tweets. Really.
  36. tell me something i don't know
    Today in Ugh: Online Harassment Up 20 Percent in 2018A new study from the Anti-Defamation League paints a grim picture.
  37. scams
    Happy Valentine’s Day: Romance Scams Cost People $143 Million Last YearAh, love.
  38. data privacy
    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Saved All Your AnswersNetflix won’t say for how long or where it is storing your data.
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    You Can Now Pick Up Your Amazon Order at CoachellaThe online giant is getting into the music festival business.
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    Did You Spend More Than the Average American on Apps Last Year?If it was under $80, you’re below average.
  41. nut button
    Finally, a Device for Telling Your Partner You Want to Bang Without SpeakingLoveSync is the nut button meme come to life.
  42. nut button
    Finally, a Device for Telling Your Partner You Want to Bang Without SpeakingLoveSync is the nut button meme come to life.
  43. youtube
    Don’t Congratulate YouTube for Trying to Tame the Conspiracy Monster It CreatedThe company announced it is no longer recommending conspiracy videos. That’s long overdue.
  44. dot com bowl
    Revisiting the Ads From 2000’s ‘Dot-Com Super Bowl’The average price for a 30-second website ad at the 2000 Super Bowl was $2.2 million. It wasn’t enough to save most of these early internet companies.
  45. error 2020
    Oh No, the 2020 Candidates Have Discovered How to Make Funny 404 PagesHow many months until the primaries?
  46. the tweet beat
    New York Attorney General Settles With Fake-Follower PeddlersDevumi, an artificial-engagement company, will no longer be able to sell fake likes and followers.
  47. polar vortex
    Just How Cold Is It? Let the Tweets Show You.Frozen toilet bowls. Frozen pants. Frozen boiling water.
  48. buzzfeed
    Remaining BuzzFeed Staff Still Very Unclear on What’s Going OnIn an internal Slack, CEO Jonah Peretti is “getting slammed in multiple languages,” a source said.
  49. just asking questions
    BuzzFeed Paid the Teen Making Its Top Quizzes in Free SwagRachel McMahon is a 19-year-old college student in Michigan who learned this week that she was BuzzFeed’s second-highest traffic driver in the world.
  50. just asking questions
    BuzzFeed Paid the Teen Making Its Top Quizzes in Free SwagRachel McMahon is a 19-year-old college student in Michigan who learned this week that she was BuzzFeed’s second-highest traffic driver in the world.
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