internet culture

grumpy cat

Garfield's Lament: Grumpy Cat Was a Meme Born Dead

Garfield and Grumpy Cat are selling the same joke. So why do they have completely different digital lives?
Caroline Haskins
5.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

This Internet Theory Explains Why We All Wind Up with the Same False Memories

It's called the "Mandela Effect."
VICE Staff
3.20.19
Art

meet the artist making memes in real life

Tom Galle's art is perfect for your Friday procrastination session.
Juule Kay
11.9.18
internet culture

Inside the 15,000-Person Online Community Obsessed with Jell-O

“It’s just sort of amazing to see all the different ways people are using it—there’s people slapping and spanking gelatin and it’s wobbly.”
Melanie Woods
10.17.18
Memes

Why That Decades-Old KFC Meme Keeps Resurfacing—And Is Now After Taylor Swift

Reducing women like Taylor Swift or Hilary Clinton to "meat" is a tired way to ignore what they're saying.
Jonathan Beecher Field
10.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dril, the Only Account on Twitter, Has a Book Now

'Dril Official Mr. Ten Years Anniversary Collection' appears to be 420 pages long.
Peter Slattery
8.23.18
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
internet culture

Why Everyone You Know Is Oversharing on Instagram Stories

Aspiration once ruled the picture-based platform, but users are starting to treat the social media app more like Twitter and Facebook.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.12.17
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
contemporary art

These Graphite Sketches Personify the Beautiful Disorder of the Internet

Since high school, Jeanette Hayes has archived hundreds of thousands of images from the surface web.
Antwaun Sargent
6.14.17
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