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Technology

Authorities Need to Understand the Internet in Order to Police It

The Momo challenge is just one example of how much harm people who don't get technology can do.
Tom Whyman
3.26.19
Culture

Solange Reviving BlackPlanet Is a Nod to OG Black Twitter

The 1999 site was futuristic for its time, birthed black Twitter, and influenced the rest of the web too.
Taylor Hosking
3.1.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Rest in Peace, AIM

We may have left it long ago for sleeker, younger chat apps, but that small yellow humanoid logo will always have a special place in our hearts.
River Donaghey
12.15.17
edm

An Ode to Zedd, the EDM Superstar Who Somehow Doesn’t Suck as a Person

He's one of the world's biggest DJs, but how much do you really know about Anton Zaslavski?
Maria Sherman
7.27.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

There's Only Room in Your Brain for Five Best Friends, Says Science

Turns out it doesn't matter how many Facebook friends you have, because your brain only has room for five BFFs.
VICE Staff
5.2.16
Stuff

Thanks to Linkin Park There’s an Industry of Plastic Surgeons Fixing Those Massive Earlobe Gauges

Many of the 00s scene kids are having buyer's remorse about stretching out their earlobes.
Julia Wright
4.8.16
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
tech

Eight Things Worth the Same Amount as Candy Crush

King Digital Entertainment—the company behind Candy Crush—is being sold to Activision Blizzard for $5.9 billion. Here's what else you could buy with that cash.
Joe Goodman
11.3.15
Art

'Delete Your Account' Unearths Our Awkward First-Times on Social Media

How do you draw a line between your personal online self, your public online persona, and your past self?
Andrew Nunes
9.9.15
Photo

The 'Internet History' Tumblr Finds Your Darkest Defunct Flickr Gallery

Doug Battenhausen has been trolling dead image-hosting accounts, rotted links, and maybe your tweenage MySpace for the past five years, amassing a collection of gloriously depressing snapshots.
Elizabeth Renstrom
8.12.15
tech

Confessions of a Teenage Catfishing Addict

I'm 21 and I've never had a real friend or relationship because I wasted all of my teenage years living out a fake life online.
Anonymous
7.20.15
tech

How Prison Inmates Get on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

It's not easy keeping up with social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter from inside the prison-industrial complex, but convicts find a way.
Seth Ferranti
2.11.15
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