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This Addictive New Game Is Like Minecraft, But with GIFs

"GIPHY World," an experimental new project from the internet GIF directory, is a trippy and fun new way to use GIFs.
Beckett Mufson
8.30.18
Michael

Michael Eases into the New Year in This Week's Comic from Stephen Maurice Graham

"New year, new me!"
Stephen Graham
1.6.16
tech

Will MySpace Ever Successfully Get Resurrected?

Today, Myspace embodies an unexpected aspect of online business culture: eternal optimism. The people currently in charge of the site imagine that with a little luck it could return to its current glory, even if no one else thinks so.
David Cox
11.28.15
new media

In Action Sports, Athletes Are the New Directors, and Brands Are Their Movie Studios

Last weekend in Aspen, Colorado, members of the snowsports industry gathered to discuss a changing media landscape, where skiers and snowboarders are creators and brands foot the bill.
Fielding Miller
10.10.15
Stuff

Why Does the 'National Enquirer' Suck at the Internet?

They produce headlines that sell magazines in supermarkets, so why in 2015 are they doing such a bad job of producing pageviews?
Mike Pearl
8.10.15
Stuff

After Surviving a Suicide Bomb, Israeli Artists OMTA Turned Shrapnel Into Art

Israeli artist Omer Golan survived a Palestinian suicide bomb attack in 2000. Since then, he's worked with his wife Tal as the artist duo OMTA.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
3.28.15
Stuff

BeautyCon Exposes The Ugly Truths of YouTube Culture

BeautyCon is described as a place where "professional beauty gurus, editors, celebrities, bloggers and YouTube personalities" interact with fans; it ultimately exists, as do most things in the modern world, for marketing purposes.
Megan Koester
9.4.14
Stuff

I Went to the Debut of the World's First Atheist TV Channel

A group called American Atheists is bankrolling a fledgling streaming TV channel called Atheist TV which intends to cater to what they refer to as the fastest growing religious group in America. The only problem is, they don't even know what to...
Dave Schilling
7.31.14
News

Should We Look at and Share Photos of Dead Civilians in Gaza?

I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed in the grimy bathroom of a bar when the image of an eight-year-old Palestinian boy came into focus.
Aaron Miguel Cantú
7.24.14
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Nick Briz: How To / Why Leave Facebook

Net artist Nick Briz made some easy scripts to save all of his data, untag himself from everything, delete all of his images, unfriend everyone, leave all of his groups, and delete all of his activity. He shows you how to do all of this in an easy...
Ben Valentine
7.16.14