To absolutely no one’s surprise, Congress has failed to reach a consensus on the budget, resulting in the first government shutdown in almost twenty years. Twitter was still able to entertain itself with this legislative kerfluffle, though. Shortly after the news of the shutdown broke, the hashtag #SoTheyCouldShutDownTheGovernmentBut started trending. That one lasted a little […]
Seriously, y’all, this damn bill just won’t die. CISPA, which zipped through the House last week while most of us were busy being appalled and horrified over the Boston bombings, is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and would allow private companies to quickly share users’ personal information with the government in the event […]
One of my favorite parts of April Fool’s Day is the way hundreds of websites across the Internet join in the fun and offer up some amusing hijinks on their sites for the day. Here’s a list of current Internet pranks and shenanigans for your enjoyment. Remember to check back, as I’ll be adding more […]
On February 2nd, one of my favorite old school comics, Doonesbury, asked, “What happens to comics if newspapers go away?” The answer kicked off a bit of controversy and several webcomics artists filled the blank spot with their own art in protest of the idea that without print newspapers, there would be no comics at […]
On January 24th, popular Fox show Glee aired its eleventh episode of season four, called “Sadie Hawkins.” The episode contained a folksy cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” Even before the episode aired, the Internet was crying foul. Glee’s cover of “Baby Got Back” had been leaked, and bore a stunning resemblance to the version produced by Jonathan Coulton.
Just lately I’ve heard more than a few people talking about pruning their Facebook friends lists, being tired of Facebook, feeling overwhelmed by Facebook, or wanting to quit Facebook. When I ask why (usually on Facebook), I hear that there’s just too much drama, too much to keep up with, too many pages, too many updates, too much garbage… In short, there’s just too much Facebook.
Print is dead, or so everyone says. I don’t think it’s quite dead yet, but its family members are probably collecting brochures for hospice care. If newspapers aren’t going to be a thing anymore, how’s a conscientious news junky supposed to get their fix?
Reddit.com is back in the news again, this time for harboring a series of subreddits dedicated to “creepshots,” or surreptitiously-taken photos of young women’s breasts or butts, as well as non-consensual upskirt or down-blouse shots.
Browser extensions are additional bits of code that you can add to your browser to make them do more and/or better things. They’re super-easy to install – generally it’s a one-click process. Depending on your browser or the extension you picked, you may have to close and reopen your browser, too. Something that simple can add a wealth of new features and solve a ton of Internet annoyances – for free!
Corvallis resident and recently-graduated OSU student Ray McGuinness kept Twitter updated as he took to the streets of Corvallis to find and talk to Sarah Phillips.
We live in an age of instant gratification when it comes to media consumption. No matter what kind of media you’re looking for, you can have it delivered to you through various devices pretty much instantly. So, tell me, Content Industry, why do I have to fight to get you to take my money?