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Meme Review

Unpacking the Meaning of the ‘Starter Pack’ Meme

The joke is based almost entirely upon stereotyping people, and—predictably—this can lead into morally dubious territory.
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Buy Low

You Probably Shouldn’t Bet Your Savings on Reddit’s ‘Wallstreetbets’

Trading and trolling with the 4chan of finance.
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Wake Me Up

A Brief History of Skeleton Memes

From the spooky skilenton to 'Doot,' these are the Halloween-themed memes you need.
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Google is Free

Facebook’s 'Free Emotional Labor Club' Is Ready for Your Questions

The club where ignorance is okay, if you’re willing to learn.
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Encyclopaedia Dramatica

The Trouble With Keeping ‘Wikipedia’s Evil Twin’ Online

The internet’s ‘shitpost metropolis’ is in trouble. Should we care?
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Mondo 2000

Mutant Yippies, LSD, and Cyberpunks: The Story of the Space Age Newspaper 'High Frontiers'

We talked to full-time internet weirdo R U Sirius.
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The Triumph of the Shruggie: Why Ambivalence Dominates the Internet

What does it mean, when what we say online has no meaning?
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Video Stars

Vidme Is the Latest Challenger to YouTube's Dominance

YouTube's crackdown on controversial videos has some video makers hoping for a strong competitor to catch on.
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Meme Magic

'Kill All Normies' Is About the Alt-Right But the Left Ends Up Looking Worse

A new book from Irish author Angela Nagle chronicles the rise of the alt-right and how the worst of the internet went mainstream.
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That Was Unexpected

Power Users Are Creating ASCII Art Out of Their Terminal Sessions

Beauty via the command line.
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Do What You Love

This Startup Believes You’ll Work for Strangers for Free

Join the revolution.
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up in arms

This Controversial 21-Year-Old Is Turning YouTube’s Homebrew Gun Scene Upside Down While Evading Censors

“This isn’t your granddaddy’s pipe gun.”
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