Posts tagged "internet"

9 WikiHow Articles On Epically Simple Topics

Are you wondering how to chew food or do nothing? WikiHow will tell you.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 24, 2015

10 Things That Are Great About Life Off The Internet

Oh, hello, Frisky readers! I’m back! I just spent a week in Oregon with my new spouse. Both my personal and work computers were jacked up, and Michael forgot to bring the charger for his computer, so it was smartphone-only for us, internet-wise, and the vast majority of our data wound up being used by

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 21, 2015

A Brief But Necessary Guide To E-Laughter

Don’t lol when you really mean to haha. …

Megan Reynolds / August 11, 2015

Reddit Bans “Fat People Hate” And Other Subreddits Accused Of Harassment

Reddit’s new anti-harassment policy aims to protect users from harassment and brigading.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 11, 2015

The Year In Year-End Roundups: Everything The Blogosphere Thought Was Important In 2014

So many year-end lists, so little time, so we’ve rounded up the best of 2014’s year-end roundups just for you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

13 Totes Adorbs Gifts For Your Internet-Obsessed Frenz

If you’re struggling with what to get your Reddit-obsessed friends for the holidays this year, maybe it’s time to admit who you are and go all in on Internet jokes.
You don’t even need to create your own. Many of the Internet memes you already love have been transformed into everything from clothing to gadgets,…

Huffington Post Weird News / December 20, 2014

Life Dream Status: Not Having An E-Mail Address

Imagine how much coordination goes into Christopher Nolan’s movies. People are saying that Interstellar is the most expansive Nolan film yet. Go ahead and take a look at the full cast and crew on IMDB: It’s hundreds and hundreds of people who Nolan oversees and organizes.
Now realize this: Christopher Nolan doesn’t have an

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 3, 2014

AnonIB’s Date Rape Problem

Trigger warning: rape

By now we’re all familiar with the infamous celebrity photo leak of 2014, aka “The Fappening,” as it’s been dubbed by the Internet. But what most people are less familiar with is the supposed “Ground Zero” site for the leak, AnonIB. And not only is AnonIB the Internet’s worst kept…

Frances Locke / October 1, 2014

Jessica’s Last Day At The Frisky: Some FAQ

What?! You’re leaving?

Yes, it’s true. Today is my last day at The Frisky!

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2014

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff describes how users from “anonymous, untraceable burner accounts” frequently post violent rape GIFs in their comment threads, which have to be manually deleted by staffers.

Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Sometimes I Wish I Hadn’t Written So Much About Sex

A few months ago, Amelia and I were talking about rape threats against women who write online. It seems like it happens to feminist writers Zerlina Maxwell, Amanda Hess and Jessica Valenti every day. Amelia asked if any readers have threatened to rape or otherwise harm me. The honest truth is that it only happened…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2014

“Confused Cats Against Feminism” Tumblr Puts An Eyeroll-Worthy Social Media Meme To Bed

There’s only one way to address an Internet meme where dumb, mostly-white women insist not to “need” a social justice movement from which they have benefited enormously, and that is with cats. These two Tumblrs have more in common than you think: spoiled, pampered, oblivious … [Confused Cats Against Feminism]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

PurrVerse: Adult Sex Workers Are Arrested When We “Think Of The Children”

I woke up one morning last week to my Twitter in an uproar. That’s reasonably common in my world, as many of the people I follow are marginalized and there’s a lot to be angry about. Turns out that the FBI has seized MyRedbook, a California site where masseuses and escorts could advertise for client…

Kitty Stryker / July 14, 2014

Occupy Modern Love

Dozens of protesters gathered outside The New York Times building on Eighth Avenue last night to protest the no-comment policy of the newspaper’s weekly Modern Love column.

“The Times is suppressing free speech,” said Jax123, who, like many of the protesters, prefers to be called by his screen name. “And since we aren’t…

Devorah Blachor / July 8, 2014

Lily Allen Confronts Her Internet Trolls

I liked Lily Allen’s song “URL Badman” to begin with, but I love it now that there’s commenters up on YouTube screaming “misandry” over the new music video. (Of course plenty of women hate on other women online and I have experienced that firsthand myself. But generally, my experience with trolls — you know, like…

Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2014

How Many Of Us Are Online At Any Given Second?

Ever wonder just how fast the Internet moves? PennyStocks put together one of the scariest, most mind-blowing GIF charts I’ve ever seen, illustrating just how much activity happens in each second online. This realtime infographic can show you how many people are Instagramming, Snapchatting, tweeting, pinning, and everything else digital under the sun. I can’t decide…

Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

WTF: Two 12-Year-Old Girls Accused Of Stabbing Classmate 19 Times To Impress Creepy, God-Like Internet Character “Slender Man”

This story is so full of WTF, I almost don’t know where to begin. Two 12-year-old girls — their names have been published elsewhere, but as they are minors, I am choosing not to — are accused of stabbing another 12-year-old girl 19 times and then leaving her for dead in a Wisconsin woods. CNN said

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2014

A Shakespeare-To-GIF Translator Is Coming To The Interwebs And I Can’t Contain Myself

Two graduate students at the MIT Media Lab have created a research site that quantifies the emotional content of GIFs, and they hope that one day soon it will enable them to translate Shakespeare into GIF-speak. Travis Rich and Kevin Hu launched GIFGIF on March 3, and it’s a whole lot of fun. It’s so much fun, in fact,…

Claire Hannum / March 13, 2014

“I Am The King Of Trolls”: An Actual Troll (We Think) Responds To My 18 Sincere Questions For Internet Trolls

Last week, I crowd-sourced questions from my coworkers and friends and wrote a silly post called “18 Sincere Questions I Would Like To Ask Internet Trolls.” I’ve dealt with trolls and other unsavory types just about everywhere that I have an Internet presence and I thought I’d muse out loud about some of the stuff…

Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2014
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