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Internet

The DIY Forums That Put the People in Soylent

As Soylent launches new products, its DIY fans make “the end of food” more like real food.
Roisin Kiberd
8.24.16
Internet

'The Scumbag' Is a Podcast About the Weirdest and Worst People on the Internet

A conversation with Ed Zitron and Felix Biederman about their new podcast on the most niche internet hideouts.
Roisin Kiberd
8.12.16
YouTube

YouTube’s Trolls Are Crying Censorship Over Cyberbullying Rules

Can you really get banned for a negative comment? Or are videos suggesting as much just trolling about trolling?
Roisin Kiberd
8.5.16
Twitter

Why the Internet Won’t Let Harambe the Gorilla Die

Why are Harambe memes so enduringly popular?
Roisin Kiberd
7.29.16
Internet

Reddit’s r/MadLads Captures the End of British Lad Culture

Is the Bantersaurus rex approaching extinction?
Roisin Kiberd
7.15.16
Internet

Twenty Years Ago, Trolling Was Repeatedly Posting ‘Meow’ in Usenet Groups

The 'Meow Wars' were a landmark in shitposting.
Roisin Kiberd
7.8.16
YouTube

'Minecraft' Has Brought a Special Brand of Troll to the Mainstream: Griefers

Some Minecraft players just want to watch worlds burn.
Roisin Kiberd
7.1.16
Health

The Internet of Estranged Families

Sites like r/raisedbynarcissists let children who don’t talk to their parents talk to each other.
Roisin Kiberd
6.17.16
rap

Get Rich or Die Typing: The World of Textcee Rappers

Delve into the forums where internet rappers exchange lyrics in text-based battles.
Roisin Kiberd
6.10.16
YouTube

Lord RayEl Is an Internet Deity Who Demands Worship

The Armageddon preacher is part cult leader, part content producer.
Roisin Kiberd
6.3.16
Uber Earth

Newbie Drivers Meet Embittered Veterans on the UberPeople Forum

Workers unite online to dish advice, share horror stories, and bitch about their job.
Roisin Kiberd
5.27.16
Internet

The Forums With Only One User

A Buffy fan forum was sieged in 2010 when people realised it had thousands of posts but only one member.
Roisin Kiberd
5.20.16
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