Based in Montreal, Kris Holt has been writing about technology and web culture since 2010. He writes for Engadget and Tech News World, and his byline has also appeared in Paste, Salon, International Business Times, Mashable, and elsewhere.
How fears of the ‘antifa apocalypse’ set the stage for QAnon
The many lives of the Dancing Baby, cyberspace’s first cringe meme
The enduring footprint of one of TV’s first big companion podcasts
Russian officials received 10 complaints over Facebook content.
On Sep 20, 2013 by Kris Holt
Brian Holloway watched the destruction unfold on Twitter.
On Sep 19, 2013 by Kris Holt
Some Twitter users are about to use Yahoo as their homepage, switch to Yahoo Mail, and stop making fun of the firm's derided new logo.
Letzgo Hunting tweeted a critic's Facebook and Twitter usernames, as well as her street name.
In Brazilian artist Andre Levy's hands, regular coins become portraits of superheroes, pop music icons, and video game characters.
Parsons, a victim of sexual assault and intense cyberbullying, died in April after a suicide attempt.
On Sep 18, 2013 by Kris Holt
Mohammad Amanullah's murder was the first of an election official since nominations for April's presidential election opened Monday.
Marketers used a Twitter keyword tool to automatically add you to their lists.
Glen James returned a backpack containing $43,000 in cash and traveler's checks.
Blue Hell, strange taxis and more.
On Sep 17, 2013 by Kris Holt
Russia has outlawed the distribution, sale, or use of smoking blends since 2009.
“Reject a woman and she will never let it go. One of the many defects of their kind. Also weak arms,” wrote one.
Some hosts jack up their prices by thousands of dollars a night when the big game rolls into town.
Meanwhile, journalists with both CBS and NBC retracted earlier tweets after wrongly reporting the suspect's name.
On Sep 16, 2013 by Kris Holt
Parliamentary foreign affairs chief Alexey Pushkov drew criticism after urging the U.S. to "part with the notion of American exceptionalism."