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This year at SXSW, everyone seemed to want to log off

Instead of talking about how to go viral, people talked about how to unplug.

On Mar 18, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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What the Selena vs. Hailey discourse shows us about internet fandom

The discourse has spilled out into the mainstream media, with several publications covering the alleged feud. 

On Mar 11, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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Why are people debating ‘tradwives’ again?

A TikTok was shared on Twitter and sparked a debate about tradwives.

On Mar 4, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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‘Angela Bassett did the thing’ is still riding the meme wave

People can’t seem to stop sharing clips of Ariana DeBose’s song.

On Feb 25, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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The ‘sex scenes are bad’ discourse has gone off the rails

The solution here is to turn off the program and find something else to watch, not enact restrictions. 

On Feb 18, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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Leonardo DiCaprio memes took over Twitter this week

There were copypasta memes and much more.

On Feb 11, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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Twitter is removing free API access—and cutting off fun accounts in the process

Accounts have already started announcing that they will shut down.

On Feb 4, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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The Oscars discourse is just getting started

You’re about to experience one of the most annoying seasons on the internet.

On Jan 28, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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The internet has not been kind to 2023’s movie posters

People still appreciate good design in a poster—and if you mess up, people will notice.

On Jan 21, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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Please stop using ‘The Matrix’ as an excuse for bad behavior

We’re tired. 

On Jan 14, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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It’s OK to not have your full year planned out already

In 2023, we will not go crazy on planning.

On Jan 7, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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The 10 most online discourses of 2022

Subscribe to web_crawlr to get the best and worst of the internet in your inbox everyday.

On Dec 31, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly


What was the best meme of the year?

This year, it’s not so clear. 

On Dec 19, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly

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Lensa’s AI avatars shows how easily we will hand over our photos to an app

I’d rather pay an artist to create avatars of me than an app.

On Dec 10, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly

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Spotify Wrapped shows once again how much we love roundups

It is nice when an app does the hard work for us. 

On Dec 3, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly