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YouTube and the Anonymity of #Hate

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.29.2013 | Technology
Sandi Bachom

Internet trolls reply to certain trends with bile in total anonymity with 2 followers and an Avatar with no photo. But YouTube commenters are more sinister and frightening. It is the temperature of the country.

What Inspires Me: Leonard Cohen

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Customer service can really be corrosive, and it gets worse than the usual trolling and abuse. However, singer and poet Leonard Cohen really helps me get through the day, with a small but substantial assist from Dr Stephen T. Colbert, DFA.

How Small Businesses Can Handle Patent Trolls

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.18.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

There are plenty of small businesses being threatened with frivolous infringement lawsuits. So exactly how can you avoid patent trolls and what can be done if one moves in to strike?

Why Bother Talking Politics on the Internet?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Kate Blanchard

The exchange, in combination with a number of other unpleasant exchanges I've had in the past couple of years since venturing into Internet writing, made me think again about the purpose of public discourse.

No Comments? Internet Trolls and Women Writers

Colleen Glenney Boggs | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
Colleen Glenney Boggs

As COO for one of the largest tech firms in the world, Facebook, Sandberg has a curious blindspot: She portrays communication as interpersonal.

Scientists Prove That Internet Trolls Are Wicked

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Media
Richard Schiffman

One rule of thumb is that trolls pretend to be sincerely interested in a topic at hand -- that's how they rope you in -- but their real motive is to push your neural buttons and elicit some sort of reaction.

8 Resolutions for Managing Kids' Media in 2013

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Like most people, my New Year's resolutions include eating better and exercising more. But there's something else I want to get better at: managing my kid's media and technology.

LMFAO vs. You Suck, Bitch: A Civil Discourse on the Nature of YouTube Comments From Haters and Trolls

Katie Goodman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

If you've got an on-line presence, you've got on-line haters. It's just a fact of life. But what makes the haters hate and the trolls troll?

There Will Be Turbulence: A Flight With My Troll

Michael Ames | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Ames

If my Internet troll and I can come together, can't we expect at least that much from the people we send to Washington to do the same?

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Hobbit entranced me in a way that made me forget about the technology and just plug into the movie itself. By the end, I wasn't even resenting the clunky 3D glasses.

The Trolls Among Us: Should We Protect the Anonymity of Internet Trolls? (WATCH)

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.25.2012 | Crime

The Internet provides us with a platform for freedom of speech, but with that freedom comes a lot of trolls. That doesn't just mean putting up with an...

7 Reasons Why We Act Differently Online

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.11.2012 | Technology

Fact: Most people act differently online than they do in real life. Whether we're more engaging, less polite or bolder in our political assertions...

Thousands Massacred As Hacker Destroys Major Cities In The World Of Warcraft

Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

Over the weekend, a veil of death descended upon several major cities, as thousands were massacred and havoc ensued everywhere. Thankfully, however...

PHOTOS: A Guide To America's Oddest 'Capitals Of The World'

Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel

Washington D.C. is frequently discussed with scorn by the career politicians who spend most of the year in Georgetown brownstones. This is what Americ...

Fighting the Dark Side of Social Networks.

Belinda Parmar | Posted 10.08.2012 | Women
Belinda Parmar

One of the questions that comes up when discussing the subject of trolls is how best to deal with people who misuse social networks -- which are, in my opinion, an incredible force for good -- to spread vile abuse.

Cyberbullying: Know Your Boundaries

KidSpirit | Posted 08.12.2012 | Teen

The Internet affords the average person unprecedented access to channels for communication. It has also become the new frontier for bullying.

WATCH: Bosh Delivers Hilarious 'Videobomb' During LeBron Interview

The Huffington Post | Jason St. Angelo | Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

There are few things that the Internet loves more than a well-executed photobomb or videobomb, and that couldn't be more true within the sports world,...

Things That Go Bump in the Night-Before-Christmas

Varla Ventura | Posted 02.19.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

There are a number of traditions that are far more sinister than your usual red-suit wearing, welcome-lapped Santas. I'm not talking about those known "helper" elves or magical flying deer.

Alec Baldwin Defends Will Arnett On Twitter

Posted 12.10.2011 | Comedy

Will Arnett may play rival Devon Banks to Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock," but the two actors are actually friendly when the cameras are off....

WATCH: SNL Takes On Internet Trolls

Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy

What if all of those nameless, faceless commenters who troll and flame everything in their path were invited to discuss their opinions on a talk show?...

WATCH: 'Eyebrow Dance Kid' Crashes McIlroy Interview

Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy

After the first round of the US Open golf tournament last week, Rory McIlroy (who went on to win) stopped to answer a few questions for ESPN. Littl...

12 Dumbest Things People Do On Yelp | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Yelp is a tremendously useful source for reviews of restaurants, bars and just about anyplace where human beings go and do stuff. But read enough Yelp...

Line Begins for iPad 3

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jack Hidary

Charlie Sheen has called those in line for the iPad 2 "trolls" -- setting off a wave of queues for the iPad 3. The iPad 3 is not due out until Novemb...

WATCH: Jon Cryer Finally Responds To Charlie Sheen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Words can hurt. Jon Cryer knows this better than a lot of people. Breaking his weeks-long silence on his former co-star, Cryer made a walk-on appea...

Should Facebook Be the Web's Comment Police?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

A new Facebook commenting add-on puts even more power in the hands of Facebook which not only has 600 million people visiting its own site, but now has its tentacles into perhaps millions of other websites.