Why America's Internet Is So Shitty and Slow

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. » 3/10/15 3:37pm 3/10/15 3:37pm

Fired Community Manager Says He Was A Victim Of 'Outrage Culture'

"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… » 6/04/14 3:28pm 6/04/14 3:28pm

Why Can Men Be Such Jerks to Women Online?

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… » 1/16/14 2:01pm 1/16/14 2:01pm

Don't Ignore the Trolls. Feed Them Until They Explode.

It's been a bad week for women on the internet—but also a clarifying and validating one. British MP Stella Creasy began receiving rape threats on Twitter (in other news: fish are bonkers about water!) after expressing support for feminist activist Caroline Criado-Perez, who was also being deluged with misogynist… » 7/31/13 5:21pm 7/31/13 5:21pm

No One Is Saying Whether NBC's Olympic Streaming Is A Success

NBC coughed up more than $1 billion to air these 2012 Summer Olympics and it's going to squeeze every last revenue dollar out of its investment. That means constant tape delays, tons of commercials, overly creative editing, and jingoism galore. (And you can probably forget about seeing anything interesting live again… » 8/02/12 9:15am 8/02/12 9:15am

A Reader Reports: The Real Loser Of The Orioles-Red Sox Marathon Was…

Time will tell what yesterday's 17th-inning Chris Davis-Darnell McDonald pitching showdown means for the 2012 American League East race. But for the world's scattered Red Sox and Orioles fans, it already proved one thing: MLB.tv can't do the job. Not long after both teams ran out of pitchers, MLB.tv ran out of… » 5/07/12 3:53pm 5/07/12 3:53pm

The Bunt Home Run And The World-Famous Sneaker Company That May Not…

Seoul, Korea, 1982. A Korean baseball player, wearing Didibao shoes, lunges to bunt a ball at least two feet off the outside corner of the plate. He connects, and the ball takes off. Improbably, impossibly, it carries down the left field line, all the way for a home run. "Imagination has become reality," the video… » 9/08/11 3:10pm 9/08/11 3:10pm