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Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said To Me, Annotated

Cate Burlington | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Cate Burlington

"It's not 'P.C.' to say this, but..." Thank you for this helpful preface alerting me to the fact that I can spend the next 30 seconds fantasizing about "Star Trek" without missing anything important.

I Am a Real Person, Sitting Here, Reading the Comments

Shanell Mouland | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I spent hours reading the thoughts of perfect strangers on my parenting skills, lifestyle, education, physical appearance and morals.

For Trolls, Not Even My Young Child Is Off Limits

Ravishly | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Ravishly

I don't know whether it's a good idea to write about this; I'm worried that I'll make things worse by addressing the threats that were made. On the other hand, I want people to be aware that this is how dire the consequences can be for outspoken mothers on the Internet.

A 'Fat' Woman Responds to Her Body-Shaming Trolls

Ravishly | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Ravishly

There are a few ways of reframing the troll situation for your own sanity: 1. If you're pissing people off, good. You're making people talk. 2. For every troll there are at least 50 people who heard your message and were ready to hear it. 3. Haters gonna hate.

How About Those Internet Trolls?

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Some of the comments on my recent writing and some of the emails I've received have been... well, mean.

How to Be Obnoxious Online

Larry Womack | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media
Larry Womack

The truly committed, heinous online asshat must believe that he or she is really speaking for the silent majority. That each like really represents one percent of the American public. That, deep down, they are not being awful. Of course, if someone really wanted to stand out, they could always try behaving with some degree of decency.

Why Our Company Quit Twitter (Before the Memo Came out)

Karen Cahn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Karen Cahn

I loved Dick Costolo's epic memo on how Twitter "sucks" at dealing with trolls. It took guts and honesty for the CEO to admit that his company has tur...

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About the Annie Movie

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Cahn

The Original Annie movie debuted in 1982, from Columbia Pictures, to great excitement from little girls all over the world.

4 Strategies to Handle Criticism Well

Todd Kashdan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Let's accept a fact -- not all criticism is valid. Do not let your brain fool you. Just because words are published online does not mean they hold any merit. Here are four strategies to handle criticism well.

Where Are My Rape Threats?

David Trumble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
David Trumble

The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.

Outrage Is the New Black: Don't Be a Troll

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Remember that noise is easy; quiet is hard. The effectiveness of online communication is staggering and the ease of engaging in this medium makes it tempting to jump into flame wars with both feet.

Social Media: Epic Power, Beauty and Terror

Max Benavidez | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Max Benavidez

Do you remember the shock wave in January 2009 that shook the media world when a tweet broke the hard news story that a plane had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River? That's social media in action.

Sexism in Tech, and What One NYU Student Is Doing About It

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 11.30.2014 | Technology
Guy Cimbalo

The Tumblr blog Hackers of NY launched in February this year and very quickly became a phenomenon, spawning spin off sites everywhere from Miami to Bangalore -- there's now a "Hackers of..." in nine countries and 13 cities.

Chris Hardwick Schools Internet Trolls

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy

Chris Hardwick took the stage at the Emmys to present the award for Variety Special Directing, but before he got to the business at hand, he had one v...

In the Corner Office, You're Not Allowed to Cry

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Lisa Chau

Professional and material rewards blind society to those who need help. We equate a great resume and large bank account with happiness. Casual observers don't register anything wrong; sufferers are too conflicted about the emptiness they feel.

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

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.

Spiritual Friendship on Facebook: In Commemoration of Artie Lee

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

Friendship has changed in our social-media age. We used to maintain long-distance friendships with letters and the occasional long-distance phone call. Today we sustain old friendships and establish new ones through emails, instant messaging, blog posts, tweets and Skype.

weev Wins Battle in The Hacker Wars

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

"Victory, I am free!" Fist up in the air, weev, Andrew Auernheimer, laughed. Last week, Aurenheimer was released after serving 14 months in federal prison.

To The Troll Who Called My Son Ugly

Megan Davies Mennes | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Megan Davies Mennes

This will not be the last time someone discounts my son because he is different. It will not be the last time someone makes a joke at his expense, but to actively seek out actual people to tease goes beyond cruel. It's inhuman.

Is Polite Discourse Online a Contradiction in Terms?

Rachel Thompson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Home
Rachel Thompson

When we are engaged in hot-button topic conversations online, tempers can flare. People can flame. Things can get ugly very fast. Does this mean we should avoid those topics altogether? No, not at all. I'm only saying to give it more thought before responding.

15 Things That Happen When You Piss Off A City

Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Carly Ledbetter

A few weeks ago, I decided to write an article about a city I'd recently lived in and call it "the weirdest." In just my third week on the job, I'd pi...

This '90s Guy's Prediction About The Internet Went Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

On the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary, it's only right to look back at just how naive we were about it when it launched. Just look at Katie Couric ...

Turning the Page on Anonymity: The Future of HuffPost Comments

Tim McDonald | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Tim McDonald

After weeks of fine-tuning our commenting technology and platform, we are pulling the switch in a way that will keep the best parts about commenting on HuffPost while bringing more civility and accountability to the experience.

Want to Feel Better, Really Better? Step Away From the News

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Turn off the news. Put down the paper. Click off the internet. Step away from social media. And never, EVER read comments.