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FYAD

Fuck You And Die: An Oral History of Something Awful

Current internet culture is rooted in the SomethingAwful.com forums. These are the people who made it what it was.
Taylor Wofford
4.5.17
Hacking

Hackers Hit Buzzfeed, Claim to Have Database

The hacker or hackers claimed affiliation with OurMine, which has targeted high profile social media accounts.
Joseph Cox
10.5.16
Memes

Why Are We So Obsessed With Disney Princess Memes?

The Disney Princess generation was the last to lack an online childhood, so why are the princesses all over the internet?
Roisin Kiberd
8.1.16
Sex

Everyone Wants to Talk About Sex. But Are They Doing It Well?

Sex coverage is getting better, but it still often skews toward titillation.
Lux Alptraum
7.28.16
Opinion

The Big Box Content Farm Wants to Be Boutique Again

Mass-audience sites are getting angsty as their dragnet audience strategies start to fail.
Carles Buzz
4.29.16
2016

2016 Will Be the Year of Reading, Not Mindless Clicking

It's time to think about 1000 loyalists over 100 million absent-minded clickers.
Emanuel Maiberg
1.4.16
Memes

The $100 Million Content Farm That's Killing the Internet

The dream of the highbrow internet is dead.
carles.buzz
7.10.15
Perfect Worlds

Negotiations at the IRL/URL Border

Do not cry openly in the feed.
Jamie Lauren Keiles
5.5.15
Culture

The Buzzfeed-Whisper Partnership Is a Step Towards Automating Viral Content

Why bother using journalists when you can crowdsource everything?
Jason Koebler
3.24.14
Motherboard Blog

The Internet Is a Giant Lie Factory

It's too easy for hoaxes, conspiracy theories and outright lies to go viral.
Harry Cheadle
12.5.13
Motherboard Blog

How to Turn a Terrorist Bombing Into a Web Hit

I am fully aware of how hypocritical it must seem for me to be aggregating content from other sites for a listicle complaining about sites traffic-whoring in the wake of a tragedy, but these posts really annoyed me. If I could turn off the hit counter...
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
4.16.13
videos

The King of Internet Buzz

If the authorities ever sought to find the mad scientist overseeing the viral spread of LOLcats, dancing videos, and the slow death of old media, Jonah Peretti would be the number one suspect.
ALEX PASTERNACK
3.31.10