internet culture

Memes Gone Wrong

Did ‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Leave Twitter Because of an LGBTQ ‘In-Joke?’

The teen actress’ departure from Twitter coincides with a meme portraying Brown as a violent homophobe.
Sarah Emerson
6.14.18
Revenge of the Robots

'Humans Not Invited' Is a CAPTCHA Test That Welcomes Bots, Filters Out Humans

FINALLY, A PLACE WHERE FELLOW ROBOTS CAN CONVENE WITHOUT SENTIENT MEAT BAGS.
Mack DeGeurin
2.7.18
HOTY2017

The Reddit Moderator Getting a PhD in Online Moderation

Kat Lo is studying the largely thankless job of unpaid content moderation so we can make open and safe online communities.
Jason Koebler
12.12.17
Memes

Surreal Memes Are the Last Escape the Internet Has

The best part is that they’re about nothing at all.
Louise Matsakis
7.1.17
Trolls Gonna Troll

How 4Chan's Structure Creates a 'Survival of the Fittest' for Memes

High turnover and a battle for attention breeds offensive but viral content.
Corin Faife
6.1.17
filter bubbles

Godwin's Law in the Age of Trump: The Conversation Starts With Nazis

The adage suggests that rational discussion online stops when someone invokes Hitler. What does that mean when the conversation starts that way?
Jason Koebler
5.26.17
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.
Roisin Kiberd
5.12.17
garbage fire

The ‘Rules of the Internet’ Reflect an Online Wild West That’s Fading Away

"If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions."
Roisin Kiberd
2.22.17
feels good man

Redditors Made ‘Meme Insider,’ a Completely Insane Magazine About Memes

Day traders may have CNBC, but meme traders have 'Meme Insider.'
Oliver Lee Bateman
2.17.17
Vanished Memory

How Some Users Are Trying to Save IMDB's Message Board

Citing a "net negative experience," IMDB will shut down their message board on February 20.
Justine Smith
2.10.17
Twitter

Twitter Has Suspended the TrumpBots

@PatrioticPepe and a series of automated accounts that replaced it have all been suspended by Twitter.
Jason Koebler
12.7.16
Internet

Emojis Are So Big They Now Have Their Own Conference

The future of everyone's favorite icon-based communication method was discussed at Emojicon earlier this month.
Megan Orpwood-Russell
11.24.16
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