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  1. capitol riot
    ‘The Internet’ Wanted an Insurrection, So Trump Gave It OneIf you define “the American people” as your own noisy base, then the lies they spew online represent a mandate.
  2. the internet
    Internet Outage Hits Major Websites WorldwideSites including Amazon, CNN, the New York Times, Reddit, and the U.K. government went dark on Tuesday morning, and are still coming back online.
  3. habits
    Welcome Back to the Appointment InternetSocial distancing has given rise to an older — and better — way of being online.
  4. who were the 2010s?
    BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a MemeTalking the dress, the dossier, and the next pivot to video with the CEO of the company that transformed digital media over the last decade.
  5. select all
    The Internet Is Lying to YouThe modern practice of redirecting links runs counter to the original vision of the internet.
  6. select all
    Why Wikipedia Puts Its Users FirstThe Wikimedia Foundation’s executive director, Katherine Maher, weighs in on incentive-based media models.
  7. select all
    ‘F*ck Them. We Need a Law’: A Legendary Programmer Takes on Silicon ValleyA conversation with legendary programmer Richard Stallman on the real meaning of “privacy rights” and why he only ever uses cash.
  8. select all
    The Internet Can Save Itself From Ajit Pai. Just Not Here.Ajit Pai may be right that ending net neutrality will increase competition. Just not the competition he wants.
  9. select all
    2016: The Year the Internet Became RealImagine being rid of the internet. Doesn’t some part of you knot up with rash, intimate desire?
  10. One Sandy Hook Parent’s Fight Against an ‘Emboldened’ Conspiracy Culture“My hatred for Google and YouTube and Facebook has increased 1,000 percent,” says Sandy Hook parent Lenny Pozner.
  11. select all
    A Compelling Reason Not to Move to North Korea: They Only Have 28 WebsitesThe country’s internet was suddenly made public on Tuesday evening.
  12. the internet
    The FCC Wants to Let Us Choose What the Internet Knows About UsEver wonder why you get travel ads after you visit Expedia.com?
  13. select all
    The Internet’s New Celebrity Cat Is a Coconut-Oil Addict Called ‘Goal Kitty’You may have seen the tragic pictures floating around the internet: a black cat with a white splotch on her front, her paws awkwardly splayed up and out.
  14. The Nine Canonical Responses to ‘U Mad,’ the Internet’s Most Grievous InsultActually, I’m laughing.
  15. Good Morning, User! Welcome to the New Intimacy EconomyWe often imagine the inevitable future tech dystopia will be cold, populations marching under the eye of sterile robot overlords, our speech monitored and scrubbed of sentiment and intonation. Increasingly, though, it seems like we’re hurtling toward the opposite.
  16. empire building
    There’s an Amazon Bookstore NowThe tech company extends its empire into the real world. 
  17. cybersecurity
    The Key Lesson of the Ashley Madison Hack — Even for Non-AdulterersHow to know when to hand over sensitive data — and when not to.
  18. crime
    Why Did Two Girls Want to Kill for Slender Man?The problem wasn’t that they didn’t know they were living in a fantasy world. The problem was that they couldn’t — or didn’t — extricate themselves.
  19. the internet
    What Really Caused the Reddit Revolt?Untangling the theories on what sparked the ongoing meltdown on the “front page of the internet.”
  20. the internet
    Facebook Will Just Ask You What You Want to SeeNovel approach.
  21. the internet
    Where Were You When That Dress Destroyed the Internet?Kim Kardashian’s butt was nothing compared to “gold and white versus blue and black.”
  22. the gop
    The National Republican Congressional Committee Has Seen the Internet #OnFleek.
  23. the internet
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Facebook Account PrivacyReviewing your timeline, preventing break-ins, and avoiding creepy ads. 
  24. new york’s finest
    NYPD Stepping Up Social-Media MonitoringAfter last month’s hatchet attack.
  25. the internet
    Michael Bloomberg Owns the Domain BloombergBlows.nycAnd 399 others, just in case.
  26. the internet
    Woman Crowd-Funds More Than $500 to Pay for Halloween UberIt was also her birthday.
  27. weinergate forever
    Anthony Weiner Continues to Creep on the Sexy Women of TwitterAt this point, he knows we can see him.
  28. speeches
    Everyone Loves This Emotional Monica Lewinsky Speech on Sexism and Cyberbullying“I was Patient Zero: The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed, wordwide, via the internet.”
  29. the internet
    Why Would We Need Something Called ‘The Whiteness Project’?A Q&A with the project’s creator, Whitney Dow.
  30. the internet
    Nigerian President Threatens to Sue Content Farm Over ‘Libelous’ ListicleApparently RichestLifeStyle.com’s journalistic standards are not very high.
  31. technology
    The DEA Is Catfishing Drug Dealers on FacebookWithout permission.
  32. the internet
    Upper West Siders Horrified by Plague of ‘Internet People’“I don’t want children walking near ‘Internet people’ meeting.”
  33. The New Ice Bucket Challenge Is Just Guys Grabbing Their BallsI guess this was inevitable.
  34. the internet
    Lawsuit Threatened Over Leaked Celeb Nude PhotosSinger claims Google is “making millions from the victimization of women.”
  35. the internet
    Jared Leto’s Hair Is Reddit’s Newest InvestorFrom Angel Face to angel investor.
  36. Teen Finally Gets His Laser Cat Photo in the YearbookAlbeit with a slight addition.
  37. the internet
    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.”
  38. new york’s finest
    Police Discouraged From Posting Naked Men on TwitterSocial-media school for New York’s finest.
  39. the internet
    Student Can’t Use Cat Photo As Senior PortraitBummer.
  40. nice things
    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.
  41. Reddit Made a Ton of Money Off of Those Nude Celebrity Photos“Instead, they chose to milk a week of publicity and a month of server time in Reddit gold before they stepped in.” 
  42. the internet
    Your Gmail Password Might Be on a Russian Bitcoin Forum Right NowIt’s worth checking to see. 
  43. the internet
    Should We Ban That Subreddit? A Flowchart Look Inside the Mind of Reddit AdminsTo help explain Reddit admins; thought process behind banning subreddits.
  44. the internet
    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.
  45. the internet
    Charity Rejects Reddit Donations Over Celeb PicsHey, they tried.
  46. The Celebrity Nude Photo Hack May Have Contained Child PornographyA Reddit forum is now working to scrub the underage images.
  47. the internet
    Apple Denies iCloud Breach in Celeb Nude-Photo HackThe company chalked the leak up to user error.
  48. messing with texas
    Rick Perry Attacks Enemy With Beer Ad Parody Someone’s still stewing over his felony indictment.
  49. the internet
    Amazon Reportedly Acquiring Twitch.tv for $1BAccording to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
  50. ferguson
    Darren Wilson Charity Page: A Racist CesspoolGoFundMe has shut down the comments, but the $228,000 remain.
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