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David Holmes


David Holmes is a technology and politics reporter. His work has appeared in Fast Company, the Guardian, the Daily Beast, and Stereogum. In 2011, he wrote the acclaimed "The Fracking Song (My Water's on Fire Tonight) based on ProPublica's investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling.

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The Daily Dot theme song

One year, 3 million served, and finally, a catchy tune to call our very own.

On Aug 24, 2012 by David Holmes

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Hope Solo’s insane save and other GIFs from day 13 of the London Olympics

Plus Carli Lloyd shines, Claressa Shields reacts to becoming the first U.S. woman to take gold in boxing, and a terrifying moment in synchronized swimming.

On Aug 10, 2012 by David Holmes

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Nicolas Batum’s groin-punch and other GIFs from day 12 of the London Olympics

Pole vault fail, USA volleyball, and much more.

On Aug 9, 2012 by David Holmes

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Pain and triumph on day 11 of the London Olympics

Gymnastics, weightlifting, hurdles, and so much more.

On Aug 8, 2012 by David Holmes

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Highlights from day 10 at the London Olympics

Vault, basketball, soccer, and so much more.

On Aug 7, 2012 by David Holmes

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Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius debuts at the Olympics

Here are the most memorable moments from the weekend at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 

On Aug 6, 2012 by David Holmes

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Olympics in GIFs: Day 6

From Gabby Douglas to basketball domination, the best GIFs from day 6 of the #London2012 Olympics

On Aug 3, 2012 by David Holmes

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Day 5 at the Olympics: Badminton and a bare breast

The agony of Badminton scandals, the ecstasy of gymnastics GIFs.

On Aug 2, 2012 by David Holmes

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The best GIFs from the #London2012 Olympics—Day 4

Michael Phelps and the women's gymnastics team win big for USA.

On Aug 1, 2012 by David Holmes

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A day of controversy at the Olympics

From fencing to Twitter, more than one platform saw huge upsets yesterday.

On Jul 31, 2012 by David Holmes

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The best GIFs from the Olympics’ opening weekend

Watch U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman's family, Michael Phelps' post-race reaction, and Abby Wambach get punched. 

On Jul 30, 2012 by David Holmes

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Twitter ruins Olympics’ opening ceremony for America

Plus: we kick off a new regular feature summarizing the best content from the day's Olympic events.

On Jul 30, 2012 by David Holmes

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Explaining the news through song: A personal case study

What the Daily Dot's Dave Holmes learned from achieving viral success with "The Fracking Song."

On Jul 23, 2012 by David Holmes

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Redditor beats local news outlets to report of deadly shooting

How one redditor used social media to beat the news at its own game. 

On Jul 17, 2012 by David Holmes

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Open-Source Condoms? Sam Muirhead’s radical quest to open source his entire life

Starting August 1, the Berlin-based filmmaker will attempt to survive one year using only open-source products and document the results. 

On Jul 17, 2012 by David Holmes