Children writing 'The Lost History of the Internet' on a chalkboard

Can we ever get back the excitement of logging on?

Millennials who knew a 'better' internet are incurably nostalgic for it.

On Nov 12, 2021 by Marianne Eloise

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One true pairing: Real-life love stories from the heart of fanfic

Five couples who met in the internet's most passionate corners tell us their stories.

On Jun 21, 2019 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Millennials can’t stop writing fanfiction about coffee shops

In troubling times, it's become a fitting literary escape.

On Sep 28, 2018 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Users are fleeing LiveJournal over Russian owners’ possible anti-LGBTQ terms

A Russian law on 'political convictions' and 'extremist' viewpoints could mean censorship of queer content.

On Apr 6, 2017 by Ana Valens

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In defense of ‘outrage culture’

If it weren’t for the Internet, I likely wouldn’t be here today.

On Sep 21, 2015 by [email protected]

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George R.R. Martin reacts to his publisher’s comments on ‘The Winds of Winter’

There's a reason why 'The Winds of Winter' isn't on HarperCollins' publication schedule.

On Feb 6, 2015 by Michelle Jaworski

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Acclaimed sci-fi writer exposed as notorious Internet troll

The publishing community is divided over how to deal with writer Benjanun Sriduangkaew, better known as the troll Winterfox.

On Nov 12, 2014 by Aja Romano

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LiveJournal is censoring an anti-Putin critic for Russia

Be careful what you say.

On Sep 8, 2014 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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‘Sherlock,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘Supernatural’ among top targets for fanfic writers

What this year's unofficial fanfiction pairing census tells us about popular culture.

On Jul 21, 2014 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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LiveJournal just rolled out a major update, but is anyone there to notice?

Increasingly, LiveJournal is peddling its changes to tumbleweeds. Will the latest redesign help or hurt the diminished community?

On May 22, 2014 by Aja Romano

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Russia launches ‘Swearbot’ to scour the Web for obscenities

Government steps up enforcement of obscenity laws with new technology.

On May 7, 2014 by Tim Sampson

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Russia’s ‘blogger’s law’ cracks down on anonymous bloggers

Russian bloggers with more than 3,000 daily visitors will soon have to register their site with the government.

On May 7, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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A very personal history of getting fired over a blog

Getting your foot in the door is easy. The real challenge, when it comes to the Web, is keeping that foot out of your mouth. 

On Mar 10, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Russia says its troops aren’t in Crimea, but this soldier’s photos suggest otherwise

Putin says new Russian troops were not deployed to the region.

On Mar 6, 2014 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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Watch these climbers take on the world’s second-tallest building without gear

Excuse me, I have to go hug the ground.

On Feb 13, 2014 by Miles Klee