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Anonymous is doxing KKK members (and I’m OK with it)

#OpKKK and exposure of Missouri KKK members raise an important question: If it's for a good cause, is doxing justified?

On Nov 17, 2014 by S.E. Smith

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Here’s who should be de-verified on Twitter

Not everyone deserves that blue tick.

On May 12, 2014 by Nimrod Kamer

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IRL Club: Where the Internet gathers to mock itself

The webbiest people in New York sweated out an evening of stimulating talks.

On Jan 21, 2014 by Miles Klee

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AnimatedText makes pop culture phrases actually pop

Catherine Frazier's Tumblr marries Geocities nostalgia with modern text lingo.

On May 31, 2013 by Mike Fenn

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The future of Reddit

Reddit's success has come from giving the crowd freedom to control Reddit. When that causes problems, the site's admins see only one viable solution: more user freedom.

On Mar 8, 2013 by Kevin Morris

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Is the creator of @Horse_ebooks playing us for fools?

Has the beloved bot become self-aware?

On Dec 17, 2012 by [email protected]

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Dot Dot Dot: The Internet’s sexual revolution

Is Hunter Moore this generation’s Larry Flynt?

On Nov 29, 2012 by Nicholas White

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An ex-stripper’s open letter to Michael Brutsch

An ex-stripper dresses down Michael Brutsch for thinking he's got a future in the porn industry.

On Nov 28, 2012 by Jennifer Abel

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The myth of the meritocratic Web

We think of the Internet as one of the great manifestations of a meritocracy, where the good/interesting/fascinating content rises to the top. Cole Styker takes a hard look at this myth and argues there are less pure motives at work influencing the content that becomes powerful online. 

On Nov 14, 2012 by [email protected]

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Doxtober: Moderators plan strike after Reddit CEO statement

Despite Reddit CEO Yishan Wong's recent statement on violentacrez, many moderators feel the site should be doing more to protect users. 

On Oct 17, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Violentacrez, r/ShitRedditSays, and a seismic shift in how the Internet deals with nastiness

Adrian Chen’s big exposé on Reddit’s violentacrez is proof that r/ShitRedditSays is winning the propoganda war over Reddit. 

On Oct 17, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Reddit’s most notorious troll loses job after Gawker profile

"Violentacrez,"  whose real identity was revealed in a Gawker piece Friday, says he's been fired from his real-life job in financial services.

On Oct 15, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, the biggest troll on the Web

Gawker's Adrian Chen reveals the identity of one of Reddit's most powerful (and most controversial) moderators.

On Oct 12, 2012 by [email protected]

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Prominent user banned as fallout continues in Reddit’s creepshots scandal

Infamous redditor POTATO_IN_MY_ANUS has been banned from the social news site for, among other offences, "creating a subreddit that disregarded the rules of reddit regarding sexualizing teens/minors.”

On Oct 12, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Clearing up rumors and hearsay as the Internet eagerly awaits the Gawker Reddit story

We clear up four major misconceptions about the "inter-website war" between Reddit and Gawker.

On Oct 12, 2012 by Kevin Morris