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Malcolm Collins
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Malcolm Collins is a second year MBA student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business with a focus on VC and entrepreneurialism.

Outside of school, Malcolm studies online subcultures and trends. He also co-founded ArtCorgi, a site that makes it easy to commission original, personalized art from up-and-coming artists, and Gigaverse, a site that offers free courses for those interested in pursuing internet-based freelance careers.

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Afraid of Piracy? What the Online Community Willingly Pays For

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 1:46 PM

Those who grew up with the internet were raised in an environment in which paying for intellectual property has almost always been an option, not a requirement. If you were tech savvy and didn't want to pay for music, software, games, TV shows, or movies, you didn't have to. This...

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10 Unexpected Reasons to Create and Wear a Uniform

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 12:06 PM

As dreary as the concept of a uniform might seem, wearing a carefully constructed ensemble can yield a cornucopia of unexpected benefits.

1. You enter the company of great figures. The benefits of creating and wearing your own uniform have been recognised by many famous individuals including Steve Jobs,...

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Why You Should Date Online and Treat It Like a Job

(2) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 6:04 PM


In the past, when seeking someone to date (and perhaps eventually marry), you had four options.

You could just wait, hoping that your daily activities will serendipitously introduce you to someone. This approach appears to be effective only in that it...

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The Abridged Series: An Emergence of a New Genre

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 5:05 PM


The emergence of online culture has fostered the resurgence of a number of out-of-favor artistic genres such as the fan fiction, but has also given rise to entirely new forms of art. One such example is of the Abridged Series.


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Why Stereotypes May Be Helpful to Online Culture

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 4:34 PM

The Online Marriage Proposal

I recently proposed to my girlfriend (now fiancée) over the Internet using memes and commissioned artwork. The proposal, which played out over Reddit (a wellspring of online news and discussion), garnered passionate and polarized responses from individuals and media outlets. While some were swept away by...

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Finished Your Favorite Book/Show? Try Fan Fiction

(3) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 7:11 PM

Nobody enjoys the sinking feeling that accompanies the end of an amazing book series or the final episode of a fantastic TV show's season. Where can you turn with your now finely-tuned addiction? With the internet, you never have to worry about a great book/Movie/TV show ending. Welcome to the...

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How I Proposed to My Girlfriend on Reddit

(26) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 2:10 PM

How I Proposed to My Girlfriend over Reddit


Yesterday I proposed to my girlfriend of a year and a half. I didn't take her out to a nice restaurant, on a romantic walk along a beach, or pop the question...

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The Ideology of Anonymity and Pseudonymity

(10) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 12:28 PM

The Political Philosophy of the Internet and its Spread

After decades of cross-pollination between different online communities, a pan-internet culture has developed and refined a common system of values. One of the most ubiquitous and unique features of these systems (when compared to widespread contemporary ideologies) is a deep respect...

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An Executive's Guide to Reddit

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 11:22 AM

Presenting itself as "The Front Page of the Internet," Reddit is technically the largest social news website. Unfortunately, this designation misses the core significance of Reddit. Reddit is the central point of interaction between the unique culture of the online community and that of the offline world.


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