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Blame the algorithms — or the users.
Bruce Yang was inspired to create Sobrr after a drunken night in Las Vegas. His target audience? High schoolers.
The most popular guy on YouTube broadcasting himself playing the Kim Kardashian game.
Your feed doesn’t have to be sacred.
The YouTube creators behind “Kids React” are bringing their brand to Nickelodeon and other mainstream channels. “It’s not just a person sitting in a room, it’s a full company.”
Users of the vacation rental site HomeAway keep falling victim to phishing scams, many of which involve the seventh largest bank in the world: Barclays Bank UK.
Live video of why you shouldn’t be a dick.
Lessons from the Global Town Square™
Competitive games like League of Legends often get most of the acclaim on the Twitch community. But one rising audience is centered around a practice called “speed-running.”
Girls Who Date Computers is one disillusioned New Yorker’s quest to expose the banality of online dating. Does it go too far?
Getting the last word, bro.
The untold story of the gaudy authority of the Approval Matrix. (This is probably lowbrow despicable.)
After a sharp critique from one of its sites, Gawker employees discuss their company’s murky vision of the future of publishing.
Does the world really need it?
This is what terms of service and online privacy confusion looks like.
Please explain yourselves.
If people are willing to pay up for niche channels, Palin might be online video’s next guinea pig.
Arctic Fibre has a $620 million plan: to connect London and Tokyo without touching land.
The one app that changed three best friends forever.
In the past week, two new smartwatches have been unveiled. But neither are running a phone operating system, and both are being marketed largely around their looks.
And will probably be disappointed to find out next week that the feeling is FAR FROM mutual.
Don’t worry, sad tweets are still real tweets. H/t Rhizome.
A web without Facebook means mobile traffic would be devastated.
Update: Google removed the Bomb Gaza game from its Play Store on Monday after it sparked criticism on social media. The game allows players to pilot an Israeli fighter jet attacking “terrorists” in Gaza.