Last year, a feeling crept up in me like dread until I could no longer ignore it: Twitter was making me dislike people.
I have a confession to make. I read the comments. Actually, it’s worse than that. I don’t just read the comments, I enjoy reading the comments. I’ve been getting paid to write on the Internet for more than 15 years, and you, Ungentle Reader—yes, you, the one who used to write “More liberal claptrap!” under my articles…
For some people, the internet is like the wild west: a lawless play-pen where they can get away with being an asshole to anyone they’d like. You know—trolling.
Guys. I’m kind of freaked out right now.
Go look! After six months of beta testing, ESPN.com officially unveiled its redesign. Considering it's the second most viewed sports website in the country, we're all going to need to get used to it.
Get ready to start using that sexy little brain of yours, because March Madness 2015: Internet vs. IRL is about to commence. I'm your host, the very cool and knowledgeable one who didn't really get how brackets worked until today.
You may have heard that the internet is winning: net neutrality was saved, broadband was redefined to encourage higher speeds, and the dreaded Comcast-Time Warner Cable megamerger potentially thwarted. But the harsh reality is that America's internet is still fundamentally broken, and there's no easy fix.
Sometimes in this world, you want to make someone as wildly uncomfortable as humanly possible. That’s why Facebook’s here.
Yesterday, we all appreciated the meme that is Randy Orton RKOing people on the internet. It's still happening, and—BY GAWD, THAT'S STONE COLD'S MUSIC.
You might have seen this Derek Jeter photo somewhere on the internet today. Wow, look at all those twos! The baseball gods made it so, #R2p2ct, etc. Unfortunately, it's fake, and the guy who made it feels bad for fooling you.
As I sat, sweating, at a keyboardless iMac in a sweltering bar, an amplified voice announced the beginning of competition: "The previous rounds were based on a combination of luck and skill, but this one is really all about skill. Can you surf? Can you rip?"
Recently, on a Vietnamese morning show, a guest was talking about the serious flooding in Lang Son when something unexpected happened: His phone rang.
Recently, the above GIF has been appearing on numerous Japanese sites. Commenters have been criticizing the woman based only on this animated image. But what's going on? Time to delve deeper.
If WatchESPN crapped out on you during today's World Cup matches, you weren't alone. ESPN wasn't prepared to handle the deluge of online support for the U.S.
Poor Kevin Durant is just so dang bad at the internet and feuds, mostly because he seems to have a gift for doing and or saying completely innocuous things that he later has to back down from because the internet is stupid.
"There's a lot of—for a lack of better words—politics in the games industry," the voice on the other end of my Skype call started. Pausing for several seconds before continuing, he elaborated, "This game of politics is influenced by outside forces and, in this case, the outside force was this outrage culture that's…
It's the story of a man. A man who went to war. And then went to college. And then decked a godless shithead professor. It's a feel-good story! And it went viral among God-fearing Murkans. And then Twitter got hold of it. And then it got really good.
Last week, after I connected the ugly internet harassment of women to the nasty tone of Republican politics, one reader wrote to say: "Way to politicize everything." So let me explain in one short paragraph why politics and sex are always inseparable:
Right now, I must confess, I'm feeling queasy about my stash of Sarah Palin porn. I was collecting it with a mind to write an article about it, I swear. I thought it was funny and revealing that the Great American Subconscious was percolating up Photoshopped images of Palin getting fucked by Barack Obama's giant…
Japanese animation isn't just for television programs or movies. It's also for the internet. And thank goodness for that.