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  1. NYPD Stepping Up Social-Media MonitoringAfter last month’s hatchet attack.
  2. Michael Bloomberg Owns the Domain BloombergBlows.nycAnd 399 others, just in case.
  3. Woman Crowd-Funds More Than $500 to Pay for Halloween UberIt was also her birthday.
  4. Anthony Weiner Continues to Creep on the Sexy Women of TwitterAt this point, he knows we can see him.
  5. Everyone Loves This Emotional Monica Lewinsky Speech on Sexism and CyberbullyingI was Patient Zero: The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed, wordwide, via the internet.”
  6. Why Would We Need Something Called ‘The Whiteness Project’?A Q&A with the project’s creator, Whitney Dow.
  7. Nigerian President Threatens to Sue Content Farm Over ‘Libelous’ ListicleApparently RichestLifeStyle.com’s journalistic standards are not very high.
  8. The DEA Is Catfishing Drug Dealers on FacebookWithout permission.
  9. Upper West Siders Horrified by Plague of ‘Internet People’I don’t want children walking near ‘Internet people’ meeting.”
  10. The New Ice Bucket Challenge Is Just Guys Grabbing Their BallsI guess this was inevitable.
  11. Lawsuit Threatened Over Leaked Celeb Nude PhotosSinger claims Google is “making millions from the victimization of women.”
  12. Jared Leto’s Hair Is Reddit’s Newest InvestorFrom Angel Face to angel investor.
  13. Teen Finally Gets His Laser Cat Photo in the YearbookAlbeit with a slight addition.
  14. Ello and the High-Speed Hype Cycle of a New Social NetworkFor a day or so, everyone was obsessed with the site that promises to be the “anti-Facebook.”
  15. Police Discouraged From Posting Naked Men on TwitterSocial-media school for New York’s finest.
  16. Student Can’t Use Cat Photo As Senior PortraitBummer.
  17. Here Is a September 11 Story With a Nice EndingA woman spent 13 years trying to find the owner of a photo found at Ground Zero.
  18. Reddit Made a Ton of Money Off of Those Nude Celebrity PhotosInstead, they chose to milk a week of publicity and a month of server time in Reddit gold before they stepped in.” 
  19. Your Gmail Password Might Be on a Russian Bitcoin Forum Right NowIt’s worth checking to see. 
  20. Should We Ban That Subreddit? A Flowchart Look Inside the Mind of Reddit AdminsTo help explain Reddit admins; thought process behind banning subreddits.
  21. Reddit Got Rid of the Page That Hosted the Celebrity Nude Photos The site’s administrators claim that they “deplore the theft” of the images.
  22. Charity Rejects Reddit Donations Over Celeb PicsHey, they tried.
  23. The Celebrity Nude Photo Hack May Have Contained Child PornographyA Reddit forum is now working to scrub the underage images.
  24. Apple Denies iCloud Breach in Celeb Nude-Photo HackThe company chalked the leak up to user error.
  25. Rick Perry Attacks Enemy With Beer Ad Parody Someone’s still stewing over his felony indictment.
  26. Amazon Reportedly Acquiring Twitch.tv for $1BAccording to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
  27. Darren Wilson Charity Page: A Racist CesspoolGoFundMe has shut down the comments, but the $228,000 remain.
  28. Paul Ryan Gets Mitt Romney All Wet Just Like in Your Favorite Fan FictionI’m Mitt Romney,” he says. “And I’m about to get soaking, soaking wet.”
  29. U.S. Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket ChallengeState Department lawyers have barred U.S. ambassadors from participating in the charity meme
  30. Hipster Uses Gonorrhea-Laced Gowanus Water for Ice-Bucket ChallengeAlso, he added dry ice and raw fish.
  31. Only Obama Can End This Ice Bucket Challenge MadnessIt’s up to you, prez.
  32. George W. Bush Does the Ice Bucket Challenge Without Any IceHe challenged President Bill Clinton.
  33. Darren Wilson Supporters, Online and in FergusonThe other, smaller side of the protests.
  34. Fark.com Bans Misogyny, But What About the Men?Fark just became one of the first original link aggregators to ban misogyny from its community.
  35. BuzzFeed Has a New Excuse for Why It Deleted Old PostsNow it’s because the jokes “didn’t age well.”
  36. Nate Silver Apologizes for Ferguson Arrest StoryMy anecdote was so minor as compared to Ferguson that last night wasn’t the right time for me to share.”
  37. BuzzFeed Explains Why It’s Been Deleting PostsYou guys just don’t understand.
  38. Nate Silver’s Tone-Deaf Burrito Arrest StoryHow not to tweet during a national tragedy.
  39. Mark Zuckerberg Narrowly Escapes Having to Donate $100 to CharityThat was close.
  40. The Only Way the Jets Can ScoreJets players use Tinder, too.
  41. Chris Christie Dumps Ice on His Head for CharityAs part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
  42. Why Celebs Are Dumping Ice Water on ThemselvesDon’t call it a desperate plea for internet attention — it’s the nouveau version of Icing, and it’s for charity.
  43. unplugging
    Do You Hate Facebook, or Do You Hate Your Life?I thought I was allergic to the internet. Actually, I was just sad.
  44. Russian Hacker Group Steals More Than a Billion Passwords It’s the largest known collection of stolen user data.
  45. Facebook Went Down at the Worst Possible TimeA Friday morning in August.
  46. Sleepy, Litigious Yankee Fan Doesn’t Quite Understand the Internet Andrew Robert Rector is still trying to sue ESPN, MLB, and the Yankees over a YouTube video.
  47. Congressional IP Address Banned From WikipediaA House IP address has earned a ten-day editing ban.
  48. BuzzFeed Has Itself a Serial Plagiarist Viral politics editor Benny Johnson, from sources like Yahoo! Answers, Wikipedia, and About.com.
  49. How Anonymous Cops Online Are Reacting to the Death of Eric GarnerThe ugly, racist, frustrated, and defensive comments.
  50. ‘Michael Jeter’ Makes Final All-Star Game Appearance, According to CBS NewsNaturally, Twitter went nuts.
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