Journalist and NYU Prof Katie Roiphe wanted to quit the Internet to help herself focus on writing her next book. But less than two days into the experiment Roiphe has to admit, “I am actually like an addict sneaking off to the roof for a cigarette, cheating.”
Part of the problem, it seems, Read More
Time magazine has already named “using the Internet” as person of the year. Now this amazing series of tubes has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Riccardo Luna, the director of Wired Italia.
“Its not just a network of computers, it’s a network of lives,” Luna said to a crowd of Read More
Facebook has thrown its promotional muscle behind a film that debuts one week before The Social Network—the fictionalized, Harvard underpants-happy account of the online giant’s founding that the company has refused to advertise.
Tapestries of Hope is a documentary about filmmaker Michealene Cristini Risley’s 2007 trip to Zimbabwe, where she was Read More
This summer Scholastic announced that it had recouped its losses from the last fiscal year and is taking its 60-year-old Book Clubs program, whereby children order books from flimsy paper catalogues, to Web 5.0., The Times reports.
Scholastic has heavily renovated its online ordering option, called COOL (Clubs Ordering Read More
Remember when we used to be able to underestimate Glenn Beck, make fun of his weepy interludes, chuckle at his past as a stoner, shake our heads, and move on with life?
Ah, those were the days.
Fresh off the heels of his successful “Restoring Honor” rally, which even the Times‘ Read More
The FTC announced Thursday that it has settled charges with a California marketing company that paid employees to leave favorable reviews of video games on the iTunes music store.
The Times said it was unclear why this single company, Reverb, was singled out as this sort of thing is to be expected Read More
Zynga, Inc., the software company behind the popular Facebook game Farmville, has rankled some Lower East Siders with unconventional advertising for its Mafia Wars game, which is also played on Facebook.
Since the beginning of the month, the company has been sticking fake shattered glass decals on parked cars and plastering fake Read More
Ever visited a shady section of the internet, been presented with a popup from a certain company and wondered to yourself, “What does she look like now?” Don’t take them up on their offer to show you! Classmates.com is officially a scam.
Andrew Cuomo, clearly going after the big guns in his Read More
The Dry-Erase Board Girl Hoax couldn’t have been timed any better. First we learned of Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater (an “internal memo” from Mr. Slater can be read here), who left his job of many years in a blaze of glory after dealing with one rude passenger Read More
Gawker Media sites have been intermittently down this afternoon. Coming on the heels of the weekend’s 4chan showdown, this has the look of a hacker attack.
Gawker published a series of posts about 4chan over the weekend, and yesterday declared that they had thwarted 4chan’s attempted revenge. Now it looks like Gawker Read More