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Here Are The Sounds Your Favorite GIFs Make

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

In 1927, filmgoers were stunned by "The Jazz Singer," the first feature-length movie in which sound and picture matched. Now, almost 90 years later, a...

Afraid of Piracy? What the Online Community Willingly Pays For

Malcolm Collins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Malcolm Collins

If there is one unifying theme behind online citizens' willingness to pay, it is a perception that payment is truly earned.

Why Stereotypes May Be Helpful to Online Culture

Malcolm Collins | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Malcolm Collins

It is likely that Internet-user stereotypes emerged as a defense mechanism. If someone disagrees with an individual's opinion online, it is much easier to dismiss this person by tying his or her identity to the "neckbeard" straw man, utilizing a personal attack as an easy out.

Are We the Meat and Potatoes Generation?

Meghan Waitzer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Teen
Meghan Waitzer

Our attention spans are becoming shorter. I personally find it difficult to sit through a two-hour movie that has a lot of character development -- I'm always wondering when they'll get to the point.

WATCH: 'Love Actually' Meets The Internet

Posted 12.22.2011 | Comedy

When Timothy Tiah, the founder of blogging site Nuffnang, decided he wanted to propose to Audrey Ooi Feng Ling, his long-time blogger girlfriend, he w...

WATCH: MAD Tackles Memes With 'ThunderLOLCats'

Posted 11.28.2011 | Comedy

MAD Magazine's Cartoon Network show recently took on the brave task of trying to encapsulate the Internet into one little cartoon. The result is "Thun...

Like-onomics: Do You Exist If You're Not on Facebook?

Gerit Quealy | Posted 08.29.2011 | Technology
Gerit Quealy

Imagine if Facebook crashed. How would we Like anything? How would we know what we Liked, or what was Likeable, or who we Liked, or who Liked us... and didn't Like us.

I Google, Therefore I Am

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology
Melanie Benjamin

The other day, just on a whim, I decided to indulge in that favorite author pastime known as To Google One's Self. The whim wasn't that I indulged in ...