Internet

Turning Twitter Procrastination into Literature
A discussion with Cory Arcangel and Jonah Peretti
August 08, 2014

Artist Cory Arcangel's new book is a compilation of those who couldn't resist tweeting the words "working on my novel."

ICYMI: The Internet Has Ruined Our Conception of Time
May 23, 2014

This online acronym is destroying my soul.

Sad But True: The Only Way to Save the Open Internet Requires Sucking Up to Corporate Titans
April 24, 2014

The grassroots only win when they have big business on their side.

This Infamous Hacker Went to Prison for Trolling AT&T. Now He Wants to Troll Wall Street.
April 22, 2014

He went to prison for exposing an Internet security flaw. He says he won't stop—and now wants to profit from doing so.

How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling
And why we should lay off the all-caps key
April 17, 2014

People have long used capital letters to set text apart and convey its importance, but upper case letters haven’t always signified loudness.

No, Barack Obama Isn't Handing Control of the Internet Over to China
The misguided freakout over ICANN
March 24, 2014

The misguided freakout over ICANN.

Anne Rice Issues a Petition to Get People to Be Nicer in Amazon Reviews
March 20, 2014

Anne Rice's petition won't work. People will still find a way to be jerks on the Internet—because it’s the Internet.

The U.S. Is About To Relinquish Control of the Internet's Address Book. That's a Big Deal.
March 15, 2014

The last year has been ugly, but the U.S. has been a basically good steward of the Internet. What follows may not be so good.

Obama's FCC Isn't Really Doing Anything about Net Neutrality
February 21, 2014

Without it, a few large companies will have an inordinate amount of power over what people hear, say, and see over the internet. 

I Can See You Typing
The most awkward part of online chat
January 21, 2014

The most awkward feature of online chat.

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