16th Minute is our series where we check in with ordinary people who momentarily went viral.
If you use the internet with any regularity, or, bless your soul, use it for a living, you’re familiar with the initial stages of this disease. Open browser of your choice and pop open a tab. Navigate to some good Content. Click hyperlink from there and watch as new tab opens. Hit an unfamiliar reference in that page…
In the 15 years I worked at Toys “R” Us, I sometimes leaked information about video game sales and posted them on message boards. I even took games home early to try them and then post impressions, which was very much against the rules. I did this because I’ve always been excited about video games and because,…
This week, a tag appeared on Twitter for wrestling photos that look so unreal you’d think they had to be Photoshopped.
The app Vine is on its deathbed, which made me think about that Vine where that kid crosses over a baby on a basketball court. Maybe you’ve forgotten about Vine :( But now you remember it. Let’s remember some other Vines:
Raiders punter Marquette King is one of the best at his position in the NFL, landing in the top 10 in almost every major statistical category. He’s also a superb internet user whose crafted memes put my work for the Jamboroo to shame. This came to our attention this afternoon, when King dropped this incredible image:
Twitter is bad. The TSA is bad. And yet, somehow, the intersection of the two is surprisingly useful and a little bit beautiful. It seems the Transportation Security Administration’s most competent employee is working their @AskTSA Twitter account, treating each question, compliment, and complaint with the exact same…
Our world is crumbling, and thanks to the “miracle” of technology, we now face infinite exposure to just how bad it is. With the 2016 election in full swing—#ImWithHer, #CrookedHillary, #DeleteYourAccount, #Sad!—I, personally, am glued to a stream of morbid news, memes and really shitty Trump tweets.
Law enforcement is notorious for not taking online harassment—of which women are often the targets—seriously. The frightening futility of bringing reams of threatening evidence to the police or even the FBI has been painstakingly documented by numerous female writers, but even women who don’t make their living online…
HunieCam Studio is a game all about ‘cam girls,’ that is, women who entertain viewers on the internet. In this case, the shows put on by these women are all sexual. It sounds more interesting than it actually is. (NSFW warning!)
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.