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How Can I Trust the Internet?

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Impact
Cheyanne Dunn

Since I began putting my writing out into the world, I've had good and bad responses, but I try to stay away from that because I was told that was for the best. Honestly I never cared what one or two small-minded people might think, I cared about the outcome as a whole.

Your Opinion Is Obsolete

Chris Peak | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Chris Peak

The root of Internet hate is that we hate ourselves. We hate our lives. Moderately. The result is that we take that misery out on the beautiful people on the Internet.

What's Up With Spam Comments?

David Latt | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
David Latt

You'd think part of the fun of posting online is hearing back from readers. The whole Internet-is-great-for-community-building notion seems like such a good idea. The reality is kind of different.

A Day in the Life of a Thought Catalog Commenter

Marielle Wakim | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Marielle Wakim

Subject's alarm goes off. Subject goes back to sleep, making a mental note that there is no logical reason to get up today, seeing as he is gainfully unemployed and sleeping on a pile of old chocolate milk cartons.

Keegan-Michael Key Talks Key & Peele Season 3 and Bringing Sketch Comedy to YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.28.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.

Boots and Sparkle

Al DeLuise | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

The first thing I need to say is that Boots and Sparkle are not strippers. Let me explain.

This Week's Commenter Round Up (Animated GIFs!)

The Huffington Post | Kat Patke | Posted 09.03.2012 | Celebrity

One of the most interesting aspects of celebrity stories is what comes after — your hilarious, occasionally rant-y and generally colorful responses ...

The Commenterati's Tourette's Problem

Emily Bracken | Posted 11.21.2011 | Media
Emily Bracken

The understatement of the century is that the Internet is fantastic in myriad ways. But because of the anonymity of the medium, it's also the Royal Flush port-a-potty for people's raging ids.

The Rabbi Who Believes In Zeus: Why All Intuitions Of God Are Incomplete

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

No, I don't think that there is a huge bearded guy dressed in a toga sitting in a palace on a mountain in the sky. I believe in Zeus in the same way that Parmenides, Pythagoras and Plato did.

Commenters React to Boston Globe Piece on Anonymous Commenters

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Neil Swidley's article gives a behind-the-scenes look at who some of these aggressive and often verbose rabble rousers are, and what they take away from participating in the comment section below stories.

10 Species Of Angry Commenter You Encounter On The Web | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Strangely, all hate mail writers fall perfectly into one of ten categories. And all ten of those hater types were well represented in the comments sec...

Which Website Has The Stupidest Commenters? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The original intent of the comments section–a place for readers to respond to content and start a dialog between author and audience–works fabulou...

How Blog Comments Can Make You Famous

The New York Times | ALLEN SALKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But thanks to a particular wrinkle of Internet culture, DaShiv is a star, an internationally famous portrait photographer, feted and fawned over durin...