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Inside the Website Where Conspiracy Theorists Find Love

"It would be really fun if we got in the car one night and we drove to a nice open quiet dark space and we tried to make ET contact or something."
Florence Wilkinson
3.21.17
the internet

Why the Right Is Dominating YouTube

And why the left needs to own the future of online video.
Tom Whyman
3.17.17
the internet

The ‘Rules of the Internet’ Reflect an Online Wild West That’s Fading Away

"If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions."
Roisin Kiberd
2.23.17
Photo

How Cubans Are Using Their Country's First WiFi Hotspots

These hotspots are often inconvenient, and they're not free. But for many Cubans, they provide a vital window to the outside world.
Maureen Muse
10.5.16
Stuff

Can You Get PTSD from Watching Murder Videos Online?

One study found that people who repeatedly viewed footage of deadly events were more traumatized than those who had witnessed the events in real life.
Alexis Linkletter
9.20.16
tech

Here's How You Can Email People After You Die

"HIYA MUM! It's me, your dead son."
Peter Robinson
7.7.16
tech

The Facebook Group Giving Dudes Permission to Share Their Feelings

Dudes Helping Dudes is a closed group where men can begin to articulate their emotions, one Facebook post at a time.
Belinda Cai
5.19.16
tech

How the Internet Became a Home for Displaced Somalis

Somalis are one of the most displaced ethnic groups in the world, but the internet has helped them preserve their relationships and culture.
Najma Sharif
5.13.16
Stuff

How Sneeze Fetishists Found Acceptance Thanks to the Internet

"I think if the internet did not exist, I would have never identified my feelings as a fetish."
H. Alan Scott
2.8.16
The Crown and Spectre Issue

I Hired a Millennial Life Coach

I wanted to know why so many people in their 20s are entering the multibillion-dollar, nebulously defined life-coaching industry.
Amanda Shapiro
11.16.15
tech

Wikipedia's Co-Founder Is Wikipedia's Most Outspoken Critic

"People that I would say are trolls sort of took over. The inmates started running the asylum."
Zachary Schwartz
11.13.15
Stuff

​I Want Love to Feel Like the Internet

After finding myself watching a stranger masturbate on a live webcam recently, I realized how easy it is to mistake lust for love.
So Sad Today
10.30.15
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