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Newfriends and the Generation Gap

By S. Y. Her on 12 May 2016

I was walking home from a friend's place yesterday when I saw a few children chasing each other and play fighting. As I walked past, I heard one tell the other, 'get wrecked!' I wondered whether they learned it from video games they play (my guess was either LoL or DotA, but it could be one of those FPSs) or from older kids (or perhaps, most befittingly, even older kids online!) they know such as their older siblings.

Creeps, Tweeps, & the Limits of Social Media Freedom

By Anonymous on 14 April 2016

We are faced not with a conflict of political affinity, but instead a problem grounded in a disagreement over whether the design of platforms can substitute for social norms: does digital freedom find its limits at the codework constraints of social media sites, in their manmade spaces of programmed possibility, or can digital freedom only exist in the presence of a robust, just, and enforced set of social norms?

long boys never grow up

By comicironic on 22 March 2016

Where have all the Long Boys gone?

Death of a Meme?

By Thomas Rososchansky on 02 March 2016

If you have an Internet connection, then you must have noticed how Leonardo DiCaprio’s face and name have infected your computer like some celebratory virus. Everyone is talking about Leo.

The Post-Pepe Manifesto

By S. Y. Her on 29 January 2016

Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it.

The Ironic Normie

By Thomas Rososchansky on 17 December 2015

On some parts of the Internet the term ‘normie’ is used to define anyone who does not fully comprehend the humour and language of certain communities. A normie is usually seen as someone who has a social life outside of the Internet, and who does not know, or care, about its obscure customs. In this particular case, the term is as much an accusation as a label, expressing disdain toward anyone who is unaware of the growing community of Ironic memes.

Hotline Miami and player complicity

By Mike M. on 01 December 2015

Do you like hurting other people?

Undertale Review

By Mike M. on 29 November 2015

Undertale is a game that's very difficult to convince people to play, which is a huge shame because it's probably one of the most affecting games produced in the last 10 years.