How To Enjoy Twitter Without Working Yourself Into A Frothing Rage

In general, Twitter is superb. I use it for work, and I love it. As with anything, of course, there are minor aspects that'll make you want to spike your phone/computer into the pavement. But there are incredibly simple actions you can take to minimize the amount of Bad Twitter you have to endure. » 3/23/15 10:35am 3/23/15 10:35am

A 21st-Century Rip Van Winkle: What Changed In My Decade Behind Bars

When the New World was two centuries newer, Washington Irving set a fable, "Rip Van Winkle," in the oldest parts of New York State, where the original Dutch settlers' culture still lingered. Life was European then—just set in America. But progress stops for no man. The story's hero evades his nagging wife in the wilds… » 3/18/15 2:53pm 3/18/15 2:53pm

How To Tell If You're Being A Crank On The Internet, And How To Stop

Man, you sure are het up! Agitated. Can you believe these goddamn coddled athletes/P.C. Police/Now Finaglin' Cheatriots/Twitter-celebrated pop stars of possibly dubious talent/people talking about the colors on a dress when we haven't even solved all The Problems yet? I mean, cheese and rice! Where do they get… » 2/27/15 11:58am 2/27/15 11:58am

Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job, and How I Came To Peace With Her

The internet is a mountain, and if you climb that mountain, waiting for you at the top will be the person with whom you need to make peace. I climbed my mountain and a woman named Justine Sacco was there. » 12/20/14 10:20am 12/20/14 10:20am

I Am Mozart Boob Twerk Girl. I Twerked My Boobs to Mozart.

My name is Sara, but by now you might better know me as "the Mozart boob twerk girl" from sites all over the internet, including this one. A week ago exactly, I was sitting where I am now, editing a video I had no idea would garner over 21 million views worldwide in seven days. I was a… » 10/22/14 1:35pm 10/22/14 1:35pm

All The Internet Clues That Point To LeBron Going To Cleveland

Though LeBron James has remained totally silent about his free agency plans, the tea leaves are there, if you're desperate and crazy enough to read them. » 7/10/14 10:49am 7/10/14 10:49am

Conan O'Brien Takes Over A Football Stadium's Screen With Video Games

One of the largest video-capable screens in the world is finally being used as it should be: To play Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Need For Speed, Flower and a few more games on it. Not playing Pong on it is probably a wasted opportunity, though. » 4/10/14 8:00pm 4/10/14 8:00pm

The Astounding Conspiracy Theories of Wall Street Genius Mark Gorton

Mark Gorton is a prominent financier and a respected entrepreneur. He founded the music sharing site Limewire, and he runs Tower Research, a famed high-frequency trading firm. Gorton also believes that the "ruthless" secret cabal that assassinated JFK and planned 9/11 could be coming to kill his family. » 4/10/14 4:08pm 4/10/14 4:08pm

Opening Ceremony Features 'Trololo Song'

Eduard Khil may have died two years ago, but the song he (and the Internet) made famous lives on—as evidenced by the presence of "I Am So Happy To Finally Be Back Home" (aka the Trololo Song) in today's Opening Ceremony in Sochi. » 2/07/14 1:20pm 2/07/14 1:20pm

LeBroning Is The New Thing All The Kids Are Doing

LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, and he's also been known to flop from time to time. It's because of that second part that he's given birth to the latest sports-themed meme to sprout up on the internet: LeBroning. What is LeBroning? Take it away, kids! » 1/14/14 11:41am 1/14/14 11:41am

Former World Chess Champion Gives His Take On eSports In 15 Tweets

Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is in Seoul to participate in a local sports fair. And since South Korea is the capital of eSports, it was inevitable for him to weigh in on League of Legends and StarCraft, which are essentially the number one rivals of chess. » 12/27/13 11:17am 12/27/13 11:17am

Finding Goatse: The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet…

Sometime in the late 20th century a naked man bent over, spread his ass and took a picture. Eventually that picture, known as Goatse, became one of the most venerable memes in internet history. Who is this man, and how did his ass take over the internet? » 12/13/13 4:36pm 12/13/13 4:36pm

I Can't Stop Watching Actors Reenacting a YouTube Comment War

It's not often that I post two videos from the same series, but, then again, it's not often that not posting a video could be considered a crime against humanity. » 11/27/13 12:15pm 11/27/13 12:15pm

'Livin On a Prayer' Just Charted Thanks to a Four-Year-Old Viral Video

We live in a strange world. Thanks to the internet's multifaceted infostream, time, formerly arrow-straight, has wrapped around itself like a Hot Wheels track which now, unfortunately, has sent the miniature muscle car of history careening back to the 80s. » 11/20/13 6:31pm 11/20/13 6:31pm

The Relentless and Well-Deserved Mockery of Bryan Goldberg

Bryan Goldberg is the 30 year-old founder of Bleacher Report, an enormously popular sports site written by and for idiots. His new project is, a website for women. Bryan Goldberg is not a smart man. He mocks himself far better than his critics ever could. » 9/16/13 6:05pm 9/16/13 6:05pm

J.J. Redick Posting On Watch Collector Message Boards Is Adorable

We've learned some pretty unpleasant stuff about J.J. Redick in the last couple of days, but a clever reader was able to track down a not-totally-unpleasant tidbit about him by googling an email address we posted earlier. As it turns out, Redick is a "Risti," an admirer of Panerai-brand watches and their straps,… » 7/25/13 8:25pm 7/25/13 8:25pm

How Much Does the NSA Know About Your Pathetic Personal Behavior?

Alright, so, the jig is up. We've been caught with our pants down by the government, yet again. The National Security Agency has direct access to all sorts of our Internet communication, data, and metadata with their newly uncovered PRISM program. This means that time you Skype-cried to your mom about having bad gas… » 6/07/13 1:58pm 6/07/13 1:58pm

#FreeJahar: When Conspiracy Theorists and One Direction Fans Collide

Up until last week, "One Direction Infection," a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader we'll call Claire, looked like any other 14-year-old's Tumblr: a bright pink background, a default font that resembles cute handwriting, an embedded MP3 player playing Daddy Yankee and Jesse McCartney, and scores of… » 4/25/13 3:39pm 4/25/13 3:39pm

Remember DadBoner? Of course you do. DadBoner is a comedian named Mike Burns, and Motherboard hung out with him recently. Around the 13:20 mark he refers to our Drew Magary as "some guy," which is a pretty great burn. » 4/08/13 6:50pm 4/08/13 6:50pm

Dear Internet: You Are Not Doing The Harlem Shake

One thing we can always count on to make the internet a slightly more horrible place is viral dance videos. It's a remarkably dependable feature of the web. For the past few weeks that viral dance video has been the "Harlem Shake," in which a single person does a dance move that is not the actual "Harlem Shake" (but… » 2/13/13 5:35pm 2/13/13 5:35pm