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Instagram Is the Internet’s New Home for Hate

When Alex, now a high-school senior, saw an Instagram account he followed post about something called QAnon back in 2017, he’d never heard of the viral conspiracy theory before. But the post piqued ... read more

Be More Chill Is a Candy-Colored Musical for the Internet Age

At first, it seemed as if the current Broadway phenomenon Be More Chill was going to be condemned to regional-theater status. “We only had a four-week limited engagement in New Jersey,” says ... read more

In Andrew Yang, the Internet Finds a Meme-Worthy Candidate

If you visit the online betting market PredictIt, you’ll see a long list of 2020 Democratic candidates, ranked in order of their odds of winning the party’s nomination for president, according to the ... read more

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Wikipedia co-founder ditches Google Chrome in favour of the Brave browser

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has decided to stop using the popular Google Chrome web browser in favour of the Brave browser. The Brave browser is an open source web browser based on Chromium ... read more


How the internet travels across oceans

The internet consists of tiny bits of code that move around the world, traveling along wires as thin as a strand of hair strung across the ocean floor. The data zips from New York to Sydney, from Hong ... read more

Tom Ford never called Melania Trump a ‘glorified escort,’ but a viral tweet fooled the Internet

The 29-word tweet began with a seemingly innocuous question: “Who likes Tom Ford?” “Tom Ford refuses to dress Melania Trump: ‘I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and ... read more

5 tips for parents raising kids in the age of the internet

The internet is a mighty tool that exerts quite an impact on family life. Here are five simple tips for helping your family harness the internet’s power for good. 1. The internet (and all other ... read more

An internet pioneer is doubtful Mark Zuckerberg can refocus Facebook on privacy. Here's why.

When it comes to Mark Zuckerberg's plan to transform Facebook by emphasizing "privacy-focused" social networking, count Paul Vixie as a skeptic. The concepts of private and social are, by their nature ... read more

The Rise of Internet of Musical Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) evolved from a lofty concept to a prevalent reality in a relatively short amount of time. The IoT technology brings intelligence to objects and devices that are ... read more

5 Big Ideas for Fixing How We Use the Internet

The internet was a great idea. However in recent years, privacy concerns, data misuse, and more trolls than the underside of a fairy tale bridge have turned the world’s digital community into a ... read more

A Theatrical Ice Cream Man Has Taken the Internet for an Emotional Rollercoaster Ride

An ice cream maker chopped his way into internet stardom with his showy ice cream preparation “for all the beautiful ladies out there.” “Today’s International Women’s Day so this ice ... read more

What the huge loss of old Myspace music means for Internet culture

The most surprising thing people may learn about Myspace this week is that it still exists. But the old social network’s accidental purge of 12 years’ worth of its users’ music uploads — that’s an ... read more



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