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Facebook

We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites

Personal websites and email can replace most of what people like about Facebook—namely the urge to post about their lives online.
Jason Koebler
12.19.18
adblockers

Why Your Ad Blocker Doesn’t Block Those ‘Please Turn Off Your Ad Blocker’ Popups

It is technically pretty simple to disable those pop ups, but many ad blocker plugins choose to let them live.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.12.18
Shutdown

The National Science Foundation Completely Took Down Its Website During Government Shutdown

“Due to the lapse in government funding, National Science Foundation websites will be unavailable until further notice.”
Daniel Oberhaus
1.22.18
Ugh

This Website Charges You $1 to See How Many Other People Paid it a Dollar

"How many people paid a dollar to see how many people paid a dollar?" is genius.
Samantha Cole
8.30.17
in the comments

Mallory Ortberg's Internet

A toast to feminist site The Toast, and to making the internet a better place.
Sarah Scoles
6.13.17
Internet

A Suicide Cult’s Surviving Members Still Maintain Its 90s Website

It's been almost 20 years since the members of Heaven's Gate killed themselves in hopes of entering the Next Level.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.27.16
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
short circuit

This Tool Turns Your Online Investigations into a Searchable Case File

Hunchly archives online research, even if a site is deleted.
Joseph Cox
4.19.16
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
short circuit

Native Ads Are Here to Stay, But the FTC Wants Them Clearly Labeled

US regulators are fine with native advertising, but not if they’re not clearly labeled.
Nicholas Deleon
12.22.15
lit up

How the Most Extreme Trips on Erowid Transformed Modern Drug Culture

How Erowid harnessed the communitarian spirit of the early web to change the way we use and understand drugs.
Adam Rothstein
11.25.15
Internet

This Algorithm Can Predict How Exciting a Website Is

Machine learning makes "excitingness" measurable.
Victoria Turk
11.4.15
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