The Internet

The Chaotic Wisdom of Wikipedia Paragraphs
October 07, 2015

How Wikipedia's editors built an online universe that anyone could use, and then everyone did.

News Formats Change, But the Content Stays the Same
June 02, 2015

Things people want to read haven't changed much since the dawn of mass media.

The Most Important Decision the FCC Made Last Week Wasn't on Net Neutrality
March 02, 2015

Chattanooga, Tennessee's internet is faster and cheaper than yours—and will remain that way.

There's a Gaping Loophole in the FCC's Latest Net-Neutrality Proposal
May 15, 2014

President Obama named a former cable lobbyist to run the commission. Here's why I worry about him.

Do 11 Percent of Americans Really Think HTML Is an STD?
March 05, 2014

The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme.

So Open It Hurts
February 25, 2013

Aaron Swartz is only the latest web prodigy to commit suicide. Why does Internet culture keep devouring its own?

Inside the GIF-Industrial Complex
February 19, 2013

How the animated image file took over the Internet.