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5:41 PM, May 7th, 2013
Even the word ‘blog’ sounds a little grandma-y now. This whole concept of buzz feels so dated. It’s really hard to even talk about the internet without seeming instantly corny.

Ezra Koenig tells it like it is in our new Vampire Weekend feature story by Carrie Battan. (via pitchfork)

It’s pronounced “Tumblr,” duh. (Also, Carrie is the best.) 

Reblogged from Newsweek
4:50 PM, July 18th, 2012
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12:47 PM, July 10th, 2012

newsweek:

The writer of our cover story about the Internet making us all crazy, depressed, and lonely will be hosting a Reddit AMA (where you can ask him anything) at 1pm ET. Here’s his user account. Refresh around 1 for the link. We’ll also update this post once it’s live.

Reblogged from Newsweek
1:31 PM, June 26th, 2012

Guys, I think we’ve spent too much time online. 

12:02 PM, June 14th, 2012
Federal bureaucrats and antipoverty activists who once worried over poor children getting inadequate access to the Internet now fret that those same disadvantaged kids enjoy too much access, wasting untold hours of their time in front of computer and (digital) TV screens. The old “digital divide” supposedly separated technological haves and have-nots; the new “time-wasting divide” splits middle-class kids who consume too much electronic content from impoverished children who consume way too much.
11:28 AM, December 23rd, 2011
Hey Internet, look! Christmas Cats! (With brilliant captions.)
(This one’s from Patti Lowery)

Hey Internet, look! Christmas Cats! (With brilliant captions.)

(This one’s from Patti Lowery)

11:36 AM, November 16th, 2011
newsweek:

Censored!

Why is this cat’s certainly-preciously-cute face censored? Cuz the Internet has some homework. 

newsweek:

Censored!

Why is this cat’s certainly-preciously-cute face censored? Cuz the Internet has some homework

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3:00 PM, November 3rd, 2011

discoverynews:

How Much Does The Internet Weigh?

The answer lies in the mass of a single electron. Watch and be marveled.

Fun Fact of the Day: The Internet has a weight. (Also, I’m allergic to strawberries.) 

Reblogged from DiscoveryNews
11:20 AM, May 13th, 2011

TDB’s Howard Kurtz takes down the Financial Times for ripping Dan Lyons’ Facebook scoop and giving no credit. 

This is more than a matter of journalistic pride. By ignoring the way the story was unearthed here in the States, the FT is distorting what happened. Facebook didn’t just decide to confess to hiring a top public relations firm to plant anti-Google stories in the press at a time when the search giant is trying to become a social media rival. Lyons got Burson Marsteller, which inititally refused to identify its client, to acknowledge that it was working for Facebook, prompting Mark Zuckerberg’s company to admit it was behind the smear effort.

Lyons’ piece acknowledged that he was building on reports from a tech blogger who blew the whistle on a Burson staffer’s offer to ghost an anti-Google op-ed for him, and from USA Today, which wrote about the plot but couldn’t uncover who Burson’s client was. In other words, Lyons provided the key piece of the puzzle but credited those who had already done the spade work.

How hard is that, Financial Times?

Read the rest. See the stolen goods.

1:18 PM, February 15th, 2011
Internet freedom is about defending the space where all these things occur, so that it remains not just for the students here today but for your successors and all who come after you. This is one of the grand challenges of our time.
Secretary Hillary Clinton today, speaking at Georgetown University on internet freedom.
11:49 AM, February 6th, 2011

From Reddit: “A warning to tyrants like Hosni Mubarak: in the digital age, even silence may be recorded. Thank you, Google.” This search was limited to Cairo, Egypt.

(Source: google.com)

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