- Riots break out after a fake email about coronavirus went viral Thursday 8:59 PM
- Bloomberg edits debate clip to make other Democratic candidates appear speechless Thursday 7:50 PM
- Dad claims YouTube refuses to remove video of daughter’s murder Thursday 6:36 PM
- Video of Kanye leaving Kim in elevator to carry all their bags has people cackling Thursday 6:19 PM
- Orlando Bloom’s tattoo misspelled son’s name because of Pinterest Thursday 5:35 PM
- The Ahi Challenge is the latest dance taking over TikTok Thursday 4:40 PM
- Show criticized for putting rape victim in blackface to protect her identity Thursday 3:42 PM
- Woman becomes viral sensation after iconic ‘Shallow’ subway video Thursday 2:48 PM
- Prettyboyfredo tried to gift a bullied teen some $30,000 Nikes at school—he got detained Thursday 2:13 PM
- ‘Vanderpump Rules’ recap: Wedding bells and blows Thursday 1:50 PM
- A 16-year-old made a ‘meme guide’ to help her dad understand online trends Thursday 1:46 PM
- UCLA drops plans to use facial recognition after student pushback Thursday 1:07 PM
- ‘Star Trek: Picard’ recap, episode 5: ‘Stardust City Rag’ Thursday 12:56 PM
- Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison Thursday 12:45 PM
- New The 1975 music video is full of memes you’ll love Thursday 12:28 PM
Dotted Lines: “Robots Attack!”
Robots attack the fictional city of Texas, California in the latest installment of the kid-powered YouTube series “Written By a Kid.”
Every evening, the Daily Dot delivers a selection of links worth clicking from around the Web, along with the day’s must-see image or video. We call it Dotted Lines.
- Royal Pingdom has released some fascinating stats on the demographics of various social networks around the world. Tumblr: not as young-skewing as you might have expected!
- Facebook introduces “sponsored results”—aka ads—to its search autocomplete feature.
- Companies including McDonald’s, Nickelodeon and General Mills are accused of violating kids’ privacy by asking them to share their friends’ email addresses.
- Mobile app piracy sites are the FBI’s latest targets in the notorious Operation in Our Sites.
- The Internet is outraged at AT&T for charging customers an additional fee to use Apple’s FaceTime video chat service. Critics say the fee is a violation of net neutrality.
Above: A mad scientist and his gang of evil robots attack the city of Texas, California in the latest episode of Geek & Sundry’s “Written by a Kid.”
Jay Hathaway is a former senior writer who specialized in internet memes and weird online culture. He previously served as the Daily Dot’s news editor, was a staff writer at Gawker, and edited the classic websites Urlesque and Download Squad. His work has also appeared on nymag.com, suicidegirls.com, and the Morning News.