1. ranking
    Big Tech’s Most Powerful Apostates, RankedSelf-criticism is suddenly huge in Silicon Valley. But not all critiques are created equal.
  2. the future issue
    What Life in 2019 Can Tell Us About Life in 2029A calendar of predictions about the near future as seen through the recent past.
  3. the future issue
    In 2029, AI Will Make Prejudice Much WorseIf you think structural bias is bad now, just wait until the machines take over.
  4. the future issue
    There Will Be No Turning Back on Facial RecognitionIt’s not perfect yet, but it’s already changing the world.
  5. self
    Peloton Is Spinning Faster Than EverThe company may have unwittingly created a fitness cult, but their business model is a little more complicated.
  6. spooky szn
    How ‘Spooky Scary Skeletons’ Became the Internet’s Halloween AnthemThe 23-year-old track, from the writer of the ‘Golden Girls’ theme song, has become a mainstay of the Skeleton War.
  7. wework
    How WeWork Went from Unstoppable Unicorn to Postponing Its IPOFive months ago, WeWork CEO Adam Neumann was riding a unicorn to riches. Now his company has postponed its IPO. What happened?
  8. the ttp project
    Gaze Upon the Terrifying Visage of Jake Tapper’s DilbertThe CNN anchor drew the comic strip for charity, and the results will burn out your retinas and scar your brain.
  9. politics
    Big Tech’s Big Divorce From DemocratsInside the collapsed marriage of Silicon Valley and the Democratic Party.
  10. technology
    A Cynic’s Guide to Killing It at StanfordMany of the 1,700 freshmen arriving in Palo Alto this September didn’t come for the Romantic poetry but to network, raise capital, and drop out.
  11. checking in
    You Might Not Be Checking In on Foursquare, But Foursquare Is Checking In on YouThe company has become a data-harvesting success story — and is still trying to figure out whether that’s “cool or creepy.”
  12. social media
    Why Celebrities Fall for the ‘New Instagram Rule’ HoaxPlatforms need broad licenses to exist. That doesn’t mean users shouldn’t be worried.
  13. the zucc
    Facebook Exacerbates One Problem by Trying to Solve AnotherIn reintroducing human editors, Facebook is making it easier for bad-faith critics to claim bias.
  14. encounter
    At the Fortnite World Cup With the Game’s Youngest Star YetH1ghSky1, a.k.a. 12-year-old Patrick Bragaru, is too young to compete in the tournament, but still has plenty of fans.
  15. life in pixels
    Is Andrew Yang the Doomer Candidate?Andrew Yang’s climate fatalism during Wednesday’s debate seemed to reflect a strange, esoteric nihilism taking root in the internet’s weirder corners.
  16. life in pixels
    Can This Slingshot-Building German Unionize YouTube?An upstart “YouTubers Union” is now allied with Europe’s biggest industrial union. Will YouTube listen?
  17. anthropaulogy
    Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau Getting Married Is Peak Wedding-Industrial Complex“Jake Paul & Tana Mongeau formally invite you plus 1 to join their Holy Cloutramony,” reads the couple’s invitation.
  18. select all
    Ignore the Memes and Listen to Your TherapistShopping online probably isn’t the answer to your sadness.
  19. conspiracies
    Democrats Find a New Bogeyman to Blame Their 2020 Loss On: FaceAppFaceApp, the theory goes, is a front for the Russian government because it is based in St. Petersburg.
  20. stances
    What It Means to Do It to EmFeet apart, hands clasped, ready to do it. To who? Em.
  21. select all
    Instagram Accidentally Made Emoji Fun AgainWouldn’t it be nice if social media was a little weirder all the time?
  22. memes
    Unwanted Ivanka Memes Put Ivanka Trump on the Front Lines of HistoryIvanka Trump’s presence at the annual G20 summit sparked some memes.
  23. pride
    Years-Long Queer Tumblr Saga Gets Wholesome Ending at PrideFive years ago, Nick and Gaby came out on Tumblr in a viral post. This year, they finally met IRL.
  24. memes
    Cory Booker Side-Eyes Beto O’Rourke Over Spanish Debate AnswerBooker made quite the face when O’Rourke answered a question in Spanish. Later in the debate … he answered a question in Spanish.
  25. homophobia
    Google Tells Employees Not to Protest Google at PrideA leaked internal memo shows LGBTQ+ employees were told they could be punished for using Google’s platform to protest at Pride in San Francisco.
  26. youtube
    Nightmare Neighbor YouTuber Engaged to Nightmare TanaCon YouTuber. Maybe?Everything you wanted to know in a dispatch from the dark, fake universe of YouTubers, including cameo appearances from Mod Sun, Bella Thorne.
  27. the tweet beat
    I Highly Recommend the Beyoncé Twitter ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ GameWhatever you do … do not opt to let Beyoncé go swimming.
  28. ipos
    Slack Is a Boring Company. That’s Why Its Stock Was Exciting.Maybe other tech companies can adopt its unorthodox strategy of “selling a service for money.”
  29. the tweet beat
    Elon Musk Has Deleted His Twitter Account, According to … His TweetsUh, buddy.
  30. select all
    You Should Really, Really Make All Your Venmo Transactions PrivateA computer science student scraped data from millions of transactions without even needing the app.
  31. pride
    Talking to the Drag Queen Who Accidentally Caused a Right-Wing ‘War’A conversation with Christian Aguirre, the drag queen whose “Drag Queen Story Time” at a library inadvertently set off a national debate.
  32. the tweet beat
    Trump’s First Twitter Like in Years Is About … Rihanna?The “Executive Time” president salutes another work-life balance queen.
  33. bitcoin
    Rick Santorum Is Getting Into Bitcoin for CatholicsIt should have been called “Vaticoin,” if you ask me.
  34. the tweet beat
    PSA: Twitter Isn’t Notifying People If You DM Their TweetsNothing to be worried about.
  35. fake news
    Five Signs a Viral Story Is FakeA guide to keep you from getting duped.
  36. business
    How Did WeWork’s Adam Neumann Build a $47 Billion Company?Not by sharing.
  37. life in pixels
    Force Majeure Going Viral on Twitter Can Save CinemaOne Weird Trick for getting audiences to watch foreign and art house films.
  38. select all
    Why Can’t Tech Companies Do the ‘Right’ Thing the First Time?After initially saying it would do nothing, YouTube announced it was demonetizing Steven Crowder for videos hurling slurs at a journalist.
  39. homophobia
    YouTube Celebrates Pride Month by Saying It’s OK to Call Someone a ‘Lispy Queer’YouTube has declined to discipline right-wing vlogger Steven Crowder for repeatedly harassing Vox journalist Carlos Maza.
  40. ssomgwtfbbq
    Is Apple’s New Privacy Feature Anti-Competitive or Hyper-Competitive?Apple is requiring its own login system to appear in apps that offer logging in through Facebook and Google.
  41. oops
    Some People Couldn’t Turn on Their A/C When Google Went Down over the WeekendGoogle Cloud outages across the world over the weekend meant some users couldn’t unlock their doors or turn on their air conditioners.
  42. memes
    Hip New York Times Publishes 2017’s Hottest MemeThe distracted boyfriend meme appeared in print today.
  43. life in pixels
    Petitions Are Everywhere Because We Don’t Know How Else to Do PoliticsHow are you supposed to fix the government — or Game of Thrones?
  44. fake news
    When It Comes to Viral Twitter, Trust But VerifyShane Morris tweeted an insane story about stealing heroin from a member of MS-13. Now he’s saying it was all lies.
  45. instagram
    IGTV Is Just YouTube NowInstagram’s hub for long-form video never really took off despite Facebook’s best efforts.
  46. virtual reality
    The Oculus Quest Is the Nintendo Switch of VRThe Quest does pretty much everything a higher-end model does, without the hassle of wires and setup.
  47. select all
    Tech Companies Are Sorry Only When They Get CaughtGoogle gave $150,000 in free ads to an anti-abortion organization that falsely advertised crisis pregnancy centers as real abortion providers.
  48. apple
    Apple Finally Says It’ll Fix Its Crappy MacBook KeyboardIn caseeeeee you’reeeeee typing likeeeee this.
  49. this is coconuts
    Why Everyone Is Tweeting About Pee and Coconut WaterYes, that social media manager is holding a jar of her own piss.
  50. life in pixels
    Group Chats Are Making the Internet Fun AgainThe triumphant return of aimless digital chatter.
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