community

passing the buck

Study Finds That Banning Trolls Works, to Some Degree

After Reddit banned r/Fatpeoplehate and r/Coontown, they took their trolling elsewhere.
Claire Downs
9.13.17
humans of the year

Angelica Ross Wants to Use Tech to Help People in Transition

The founder of TransTech went through a long journey to get to where she is today, and now she wants to help others with their own turning points in life.
Samantha Cole
4.16.17
Internet

The Internet Café Is Alive in Queens

Old-fashioned pay-by-the hour cyber cafes are thriving in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods.
Matthew Sedacca
12.10.15
Gaming

I'm Going to Minnesota to Compete in the Netrunner World Championships

Why the popular cyberpunk card game may be the best game I have ever played.
Daniel Joseph
11.4.15
News

Hundreds of Wikipedia Accounts Got Banned for Secretly Promoting Brands

Wikipedia dramatica.
Jordan Pearson
9.1.15
Montreal

Here's How You Make $12,000 In Profit a Day Selling Virtual Guns

OPSkins is an online marketplace for Counter-Strike skins that, unlike Valve's own marketplace, let's sellers cash out the money they make.
Simon Coutu
6.30.15
Culture

These Guys Want to Build a Utopia for Freelancers in the Canadian Woods

Sure, it’s crazy—but is it just crazy enough to work?
Jordan Pearson
9.4.14
tv

How Yahoo TV Saved ‘Community,’ and Maybe Vice Versa

Yahoo has been trying, and failing, to get web TV right for years.
Fruzsina Eordogh
7.3.14
Features

This Rural Community Is Building Its Own Gigabit Internet Network

The B4RN project has already connected 400 homes in the British countryside, and it's faster than the big guys.
Victoria Turk
5.7.14
Motherboard Blog

The Intelligence Community's New Tumblr Really Needs Some GIFs

Because right now it sucks.
Daniel Stuckey
8.23.13
Motherboard Blog

The Internet's Not Grown Up: An Interview with Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle has spent an inordinate amount of time looking at people looking at screens. Not just looking at screens, but also interacting with them, talking to them, designing and making with them. People who care for them, and can’t seem to get...
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.3.12