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The Truth and Lies Issue

How the 'Mandela Effect' Theory of False Memories Took Over the Internet

Have you misremembered the spellings of childhood favorites like 'The Berenstain Bears,' Froot Loops, and Jif peanut butter? This theory explains why.
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Meme Review

Unpacking the Meaning of the ‘Starter Pack’ Meme

The joke is based almost entirely upon stereotyping people, and—predictably—this can lead into morally dubious territory.
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Buy Low

You Probably Shouldn’t Bet Your Savings on Reddit’s ‘Wallstreetbets’

Trading and trolling with the 4chan of finance.
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Wake Me Up

A Brief History of Skeleton Memes

From the spooky skilenton to 'Doot,' these are the Halloween-themed memes you need.
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Google is Free

Facebook’s 'Free Emotional Labor Club' Is Ready for Your Questions

The club where ignorance is okay, if you’re willing to learn.
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Encyclopaedia Dramatica

The Trouble With Keeping ‘Wikipedia’s Evil Twin’ Online

The internet’s ‘shitpost metropolis’ is in trouble. Should we care?
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Mondo 2000

Mutant Yippies, LSD, and Cyberpunks: The Story of the Space Age Newspaper 'High Frontiers'

We talked to full-time internet weirdo R U Sirius.
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The Triumph of the Shruggie: Why Ambivalence Dominates the Internet

What does it mean, when what we say online has no meaning?
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Video Stars

Vidme Is the Latest Challenger to YouTube's Dominance

YouTube's crackdown on controversial videos has some video makers hoping for a strong competitor to catch on.
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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.
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That Was Unexpected

Power Users Are Creating ASCII Art Out of Their Terminal Sessions

Beauty via the command line.
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Do What You Love

This Startup Believes You’ll Work for Strangers for Free

Join the revolution.
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