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This Private Garfield Facebook Group Is the Last Irony-Free Place on the Internet This Private Garfield Facebook Group Is the Last Irony-Free Place on the Internet

The people you meet on the internet are, for better or worse (just kidding it’s always for worse), probably not what they seem. Years of bile and racism and flamewars and the MTV show Catfish have seared this fact into our brains. Yet somehow, while the rest of our hearts hardened into stone, one quiet corner of…

A Mexican Demon Named Charlie Is the Internet's Newest Urban Legend A Mexican Demon Named Charlie Is the Internet's Newest Urban Legend

Teens have settled upon a New Dank Meme, and it’s an alliterative, culturally inaccurate demon-summoning ritual. Over two million people used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter in the past two days.

Anyone Can Buy the Malware Used to Hack Sony Anyone Can Buy the Malware Used to Hack Sony

The Sony hack was the worst corporate cyberattack ever, and now anyone with $30,000 in Bitcoin and the ability to use Tor can buy the type of exploit used to hack Sony on underground cyberweapon websites, according to ex-hacker Jon Miller.

The Bizarre Schemes of the Silk Road Investigator Who Broke Bad  The Bizarre Schemes of the Silk Road Investigator Who Broke Bad 

Two former federal agents have been charged with fraud and money laundering while they were working on a task force devoted to bringing down infamous online drug bazaar Silk Road, and the charges paint a picture of a 15-year DEA veteran going rogue in such an over-the-top fashion that it's hard to believe this isn't …

Stolen Uber Accounts Are Selling for a Dollar on the Dark Net   Stolen Uber Accounts Are Selling for a Dollar on the Dark Net  

Anyone with a spare dollar can buy access to stolen, active Uber account information. Vendors on the new darknet market AlphaBay are peddling Uber user details.

How the Silk Road Trial Could Lead to a Dangerous Legal Precedent How the Silk Road Trial Could Lead to a Dangerous Legal Precedent

The Silk Road trial is over. A jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty on all seven charges, including money laundering, drug trafficking, and the "kingpin" charge. That's not just bad news for Ulbricht, who faces life in prison. His trial could help establish a dangerous precedent, which could allow law enforcement to…

You Can Pay to Watch Strangers Eat on the Internet in South Korea You Can Pay to Watch Strangers Eat on the Internet in South Korea

Eating alone can be lonely. That's why so many people take meals at their desks, or watching TV. But in South Korea, single eaters are adopting an odd but kinda logical solution to remedy the lonesome eater's blues: People are paying to see other people eat on the Internet.

Oh, Good: Revenge Porn Kingpin Is Going to Jail  Oh, Good: Revenge Porn Kingpin Is Going to Jail 

Kevin Bollaert, a 28-year-old San Diego revenge porn website operator, gained notoriety by hosting a website to post embarrassing or sexually explicit images of men's former romantic partners on a now-defunct website called UGotPosted. Bollaert set up a second website, ChangeMyReputation, and charged people (by and…

Amazon's Gold Box Forum Is a Beautiful Pocket of Internet Insanity Amazon's Gold Box Forum Is a Beautiful Pocket of Internet Insanity

It's an inviolable rule of the internet that if you provide people with a place to type words in public, chaos will follow close behind. Nowhere is this more true than the Amazon Gold Box forum, one of the internet's more delightful clearinghouses of crazy.

9 of the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages We've Ever Seen 9 of the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages We've Ever Seen

With the right state of mind, enough time on your hands, and a can-do attitude/darkened worldview, your casual Wikipedia browsing can quickly devolve into hours spent amongst the site's weird, bizarre, and morbidly fascinating black holes. Making it virtually impossible to uncover all of the site's many dark and…

The Weekend Wikipedia Went "Brainfuck" Crazy The Weekend Wikipedia Went "Brainfuck" Crazy

Quartz has put together a neat interactive chart that shows the most popular Wikipedia entry on each day of 2014. Most of them make sense, with articles corresponding with current events like the World Cup in June, or Joan Rivers when she died in early September. But there are some outliers. Like on August 29 and 30,…

The Streisand Effect: Celebrating 10 Years of Internet Pile-Ons The Streisand Effect: Celebrating 10 Years of Internet Pile-Ons

Exactly ten years ago today, the internet finally gave a name to one of its favorite phenomenons, the Streisand Effect. Or: What happens when you try to censor something and the internet loses its collective shit, dumping even more attention on it. And what a glorious decade it's been.

Meet the Sony Hack Truthers Meet the Sony Hack Truthers

The Sony hack is a terrible, awful thing that's going to leave thousands of everyday employees dealing with the repercussions for years to come. But! At least there's a crazy, ranting, sheeple-slaying silver lining. Friends, allow us to introduce you to the Sony hack truthers. There are a lot of them.

The Birth of the Internet Troll The Birth of the Internet Troll

Trolls are shitting all over our internet. You can hardly search for something as innocuous as "dog" on Google without coming across inflammatory attacks on every possible dog-related opinion under the sun. All horrible things have to crawl before they can walk/crush spirits, though. Even trolls.

Hey Internet Old Timers, What Was Life Like During the Web's Early Days? Hey Internet Old Timers, What Was Life Like During the Web's Early Days?

Before fiber optic cables, before Wi-Fi, before you got bombarded with enough AOL free trial CDs to build your family a (very weak and ineffective) home, the internet was a vastly simpler thing. So tell us, you internet pioneers, what was life like during the wild west days of the early internet?

My Brief and Curious Life As a Mechanical Turk

As accomplished as modern-day computers are, there are some very basic things even the smartest machines have yet to master: tough judgment calls, advanced image recognition, making goofy faces, conducting psychological surveys. These are an assortment of tasks we humans can still claim as our own. Or at least, that…

The Best Worst Product Reviews on Amazon The Best Worst Product Reviews on Amazon

Last week, we asked you to hunt down some of the most absurd, least helpful, and (consequently) absolutely wonderful product reviews that Amazon has to offer. And we are proud to say that you, dear readers, delivered in droves.

The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.…

What's the Best Worst Amazon Review You've Ever Seen? What's the Best Worst Amazon Review You've Ever Seen?

Amazon is at once one of the best and worst things that could've happened to the human race—it's also one of the most universally popular. And what happens when you combine the unwashed, oblivious masses with an open customer review platform? Magic is what happens. You get magic.

The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Iconic Products and Companies The Very First Wikipedia Entries for 19 Iconic Products and Companies

Single-serving tumblrs tend to fizzle out and die before their first day is even up, but First Drafts of History might actually have some staying power. Because when it comes to hunting down the more delightfully bizarre of Wikipedia's first entries, there's enough material to last a lifetime.

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