May 2, 2014 |
The Internet is a wonderful thing. Today's proof: a random photo, posted to Reddit , of Yeezus himself in a zip-line business office in Mexico. Why is it special? Because it depicts an extremely sad -- or maybe just pooped -- picture of Kanye West sitting in the background as his wife Kim Kardashian poses with another man. Kim, at least, looks like she's having a great time. There's little more context than that, other than the Reddit user who posted it says he doubts it's ever made it's way online, and the photo's timestamp says it was taken Dec. 10, 2013. It's only a...
March 12, 2014 |
Happy Birthday, Internet! As the world wide web turns a quarter century, there's been a lot of progress in the past 25 years. Old friends have been buried in the digital graveyard (RIP Napster, Angelfire and Lycos. We'll pretend we miss you!). But even in 2014, there are some (relatively, of course) ancient sites that just won't die, and remain bravely in their domains like 1996 never passed. They're hard on the eyes, barely functional and will probably make your modern browser vomit, but never forget: These sites still exist and...
December 19, 2013 |
Of course it's true, people don't just go and put misinformation on the Internet. Oh wait, yes they do. Trolls, tricksters and the poor people who blindly share their tweets were rampant in 2013, and admit it, you fell for some yourself. Fool me once, shame on you, fool the Internet like these stories did, shame on everyone. The twerk to table OMG SHE'S ON FIRE fail In a time before twerking was named Word of the Year and we weren't all completely sick of it, twerking videos were popular.
July 25, 2012 |
(Before I go forward, let me address something. There are a lot of people on the Internet with nothing to do. Thus when something happens in the news, they feel the need to make broad sweeping tweets and craft rambling-ass blog posts about "their take" on whatever is going on. These people are the worst and shoud be shot from cannons. This post is a very calculated attempt to not be that.) I love me some Chick-fil-A. Seriously, it used to be a bonafide treat for me when I visited my grandma down south.
October 10, 2012 |
Before I came out, I used to peer out through a window - a chat window on my computer. From the comfort of my digital closet, AOL Instant Messenger, MySpace and numerous other sites were where I learned what it meant to be gay in my teen years. The people I met online, the conversations I had, the information I absorbed through hours upon hours surfing the Internet - it all helped me eventually become comfortable with myself and find my community. Like most gay people these days, I was gay online before I was out in a physical sense.
March 6, 2014 |
Revenge porn by the numbers: 30 million - The number of pageviews per month that Hunter Moore claimed his revenge porn website, IsAnyoneUp.com, received at the height of its popularity 3 - The maximum number of years a person could spend in prison for posting revenge porn in Illinois, if proposed revenge-porn measures are made law 4 - The number of states with criminal laws on the books that could be cited to prosecute revenge porn cases...