Brendan O’Connor is a technology and politics reporter. In April 2016, he joined Gawker Media Group as a staff writer, where he covers the alt-right for its special projects desk.
The many lives of the Dancing Baby, cyberspace’s first cringe meme
The enduring footprint of one of TV’s first big companion podcasts
Video: The wild history of fanfic censorship
If a Venn diagram could map Weird Twitter and Dad Twitter, Patrick Mortensen, a.k.a. @MrBikferd, would be in the intersection.
On Aug 15, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
That should pay for a lot of listicles.
On Aug 11, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
“The impossible has now become possible.”
On Aug 8, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
Saving breakfast one sandwich instruction leaflet at a time.
“Do couples really swing still?” “It’s alive and well in our burb.”
Elton John should be so proud.
On Aug 7, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
Here's why everyone suddenly has exotic-sounding names.
The title of the piece is “A Dog in a Sweater Doing Business.” The word “business” here is a euphemism.
On Aug 6, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
This is the saddest URL on the Internet.
On Aug 2, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
Spanish police have arrested two men in Ibiza for operating a fake casting call for season 5 of Game of Thrones.
On Aug 1, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
Here is where Twitter is getting all its chill vibes from lately.
On Jul 31, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
With the publication of a Time.com opinion piece titled “Why I Love My Drone,” there can no longer be any doubt.
On Jul 30, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
Ah, the call of the wild.
On Jul 28, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
Let’s get to the bottom of this.
On Jul 25, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor
We have a lot to learn from this youngster.
On Jul 24, 2014 by Brendan O'Connor