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Before Reddit, 4chan, Twitter, and YouTube, there was Something Awful

If the internet makes you stupid, we don't want to be smart.

On Feb 1, 2021 by Matt Silverman

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‘Zybourne Clock’ original art is selling for over $4,000 on eBay

Time is ticking on this one-of-a-kind item.

On Dec 12, 2019 by David Britton

porn memes : what u see vs what she sees

The surprisingly safe-for-work history of porn memes

Porn and memes make for a perfect combination.

On Aug 21, 2017 by Jay Hathaway

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September 11th, 2001, through the eyes of IRC channels

From computer programmers to Pokemon fans, this is how it went down online.

On Sep 11, 2015 by Joey Keeton

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Why Slender Man is the perfect culprit for the Internet era

Slenderman is whoever you want him to be.

On Jun 6, 2014 by Gillian Branstetter

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The man behind ‘Slender Man’ speaks out over Wisconsin stabbing

Eric Knudsen never guessed that his urban legend would play a part in real-world horror.

On Jun 5, 2014 by Miles Klee

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The bizarre origins of ‘me irl’

I found what I believe is the very first true “me irl” published on the Internet. And it’s a doozy. 

On Apr 30, 2014 by Cooper Fleishman

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The first great crowdsourced myth of the Internet

When it comes to Slender Man, the line between folklore and meme blurs.

On Oct 31, 2013 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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How the Internet’s creepiest meme mutated from thought experiment to Hollywood blockbuster

In this supernatural Internet legend, one wrong turn is all it takes to see something you’ll wish you hadn’t.

On Aug 21, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Own a piece of Internet history with Goatse email

Get 'em while they're hot. 

On Nov 8, 2012 by [email protected]

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Creepypasta! 13 terrifying tales of Internet horror

Want to know where the hardcore stories are?

On Oct 31, 2012 by Aja Romano

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The definitive guide to creepypasta—the Internet’s urban legends

Here's everything you need to know about the history and haunting legacy of creepypasta. 

On Oct 31, 2012 by Aja Romano

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The aftermath of Reddit’s child porn decision in Monday’s Reddit Digest

Reddit reacts to Sunday's ban on the posting of suggestive or sexual content of minors.

On Feb 13, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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The Amazing Atheist vs. Something Awful’s Jon Hendren

Jon Hendren’s retweets of disappointed gift recipients has been the subject of Reddit threads, tribute videos, and now a YouTube feud. 

On Dec 27, 2011 by Fruzsina Eördögh