Halloween: The best and worst thing to happen to the Internet
To the Internet! The cause of, and solution to, racist costumes and terrible prank videos.
The Internet’s Wild Bunch
The Internet has its own version outlaws, and it's unclear if they're idealistic heroes or mere criminals.
Did the Internet cause the government shutdown?
The Internet and democracy may empower mobs, and they may empower extremists. But they also empower you.
Paranoia or privacy erosion? A primer on what’s at stake
Are we entering a new era of McCarthy-ism—with a whole new set of tools?
Does the Internet create fetishes, or just enable them?
What's the deal with the findom fetish—was it always here? Or is the Internet actually changing human sexuality?
Dot Dot Dot: You can’t take the humanity out of the Internet
As companies like Etsy and YouTube scale, they're finding they can't escape the Internet's essential humanity.
Dot Dot Dot: What starts on the Web changes the world
On the occasion of the Daily Dot's second birthday, Editor-In-Chief Nicolas White looks forward through the past
How the hottest new fandom is changing entertainment forever
Night Vale's fandom embodies all that's powerful about entertainment online.
Honor among thieves in the Deep Web
How the criminal community of HackBB was rocked by its own hacking—and revelead the community's nature.
Edward Snowden and the new checks and balances of the Internet
The Internet—a community that cannot be controlled—is today's counterweight to power.
Dot Dot Dot: Is the tweet mightier than the sword?
The view from Texas is pretty inspiring. At least for the moment, the Internet is supercharging democracy.
How will we face digitized mass destruction?
The electronic front is already the great active front in global conflicts.
Dot Dot Dot: Changing the world, 1 X-rated photo at a time
When Bang With Friends lets us secretly explore every viable sexual relationship in our acquaintance, who needs pornography?
Dot Dot Dot: Caught in the freedom of the Web
The freedom of the Web is its greatest strength and biggest problem. How do we navigate between?
Dot Dot Dot: When Reddit becomes the news
A lot happened in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon that has us thinking about how news gets reported in the age of social media.
A trash can explodes, and the Internet races to help (and harm)
The Internet raced to respond to the tragedy of the Boston Marathon explosion, it all its light and dark colors.
Sex crimes and the Internet: A victim’s worst fear and best hope
Who will be the next Rehtaeh Parsons? And is the Internet making things worse, or better, or both?