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HOTY2017
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
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty

Let's Examine the 'Rick and Morty' McDonald's Szechuan Sauce Debacle

Three 1 oz. packets of sauce sold on eBay for $848.
Jason Koebler
10.8.17
Impulse Controls
Impulse Controls

Can You Get Addicted to Trolling?

It’s becoming increasingly evident that, for some people, trolling isn’t just playing an asshole on the internet.
Virginia Pelley
9.6.17
interland
interland

I Played Google’s New Game to Teach Kids How to Be Safe Online

In Interland, little devils try to hack you.
Lisa Cumming
6.7.17
virtual pride
virtual pride

'Runescape' Is Having a Pride Event, and Players Plan on Rioting

Thursday's event will send players across the world to make a rainbow-colored scarf. Scandalous!
Leif Johnson
6.7.17
introductions
introductions

Growing Up in the Digital Sweet Spot

Our new assistant editor, Louise Matsakis, talks about giving up the internet as a teenager.
Louise Matsakis
6.6.17
splatoon
splatoon

It's 2017 and This Is How Nintendo Is Doing Voice Chat?

I can't wait to play Splatoon 2 but damn.
Emanuel Maiberg
6.1.17
did you read it?
did you read it?

How Does an 8,000 Word Story Go Viral?

A recent Atlantic story set a daily traffic record, but most people read it in bits and pieces, while eagerly sharing.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.19.17
Why Is This Still a Thing?
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing?

It was never just a game.
Emanuel Maiberg
4.29.16
short circuit
short circuit

You May Soon Be Able to Restrict How Your ISP Uses Your Personal Data

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants consumers to have more control over the data they share with their ISP.
Nicholas Deleon
3.10.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is Offline Porn Still A Thing?

Despite countless advances in the smut industry, some still spend money on the real thing.
Kari Paul
3.4.16
Toronto
Toronto

Judge In Twitter Harassment Case May Have Been Fooled by a Parody Account

The case has been under scrutiny from all corners of the web.
Jordan Pearson
1.24.16