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  • News

    May 16, 2012

    "Gary Jones" Wants Your Nudes

    Is one hacker behind many of the "revenge-porn" photos that were posted on Hunter Moore's Is Anyone Up?

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Why You Should Maintain at Least One Human Friend

    ​In this day and age, technology has learned to fuck with us. Facebook will change, without seeming to give us any notice whatsoever! The unfailing Gmail may fail, and none of us will be able to communicate! Those of us who are busy "doing things" on the Internet (where else would we do things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2011

    Gmail's New Sign-In Page is Radical, Shocking and Revolutionary

    ​Keen eyes will notice a link on the bottom of Gmail's welcome page, a link that opens a new world that will change your old one forever. It simply reads, "Coming soon: A new sign-in page!" If you elect to click "Preview It," you will essentially take the red pill and leave your old, ignorant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Anonymous Wants To Destroy Facebook

    Twitter​Anonymous, the shady-yet-principled hacktivist group that has previously hacked into Iran's government emails, the Pentagon, possibly the IMF, News Corp, Anders Breivik's Twitter account, and much more, has a new target in its crosshairs: Facebook. The hackers have set the date for Fac ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 3, 2011

    Bloomberg's Machine Politics

    Are city e-mail accounts used by mayor's own political operations?

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Do You Ride Horses and Possess The Bravery of a Warrior? The HISTORY Channel Wants You!

    Knocking on reality TV is like kicking a kid with crutches, but sometimes that kid with crutches begs to be kicked. Which brings us to another one of those open casting calls out there in the trades, the ones with the shady Gmail address contact info and the thinly veiled condescension for the peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Lulz Security Hackers Statement Actually Makes Some Sad, Nihilistic and Scary Sense

    ​The hot new amorphous group of internet hackers call themselves Lulz Security -- as in, we do it only for the lulz (a.k.a. laughs) -- and have already positioned themselves against the reigning mischief-making internet kings at Anonymous and 4chan, which likely beget LulzSec, at least in atti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    The 5 Best Google Doodles

    ​Every once in a while Google likes to surprise us with a treat, a little gem on their homepage that makes searching the internet fun. In honor of the birthday of Les Paul, the Google Doodle today is a working guitar, encouraging every asshole in the office to take a stab at "Stairway to Heave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Facebook Tried to Plant Negative Press About Google

    ​A secretive story has been bubbling in Silicon Valley this week, in which the PR firm Burson-Marsteller pitched anti-Google articles to national newspapers on behalf of some unnamed client. Google, they claimed, has privacy issues that the American people should know about -- but it was far f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    PR Assholes: 10 Ways to Make Bloggers Fall in Love With You

    ​Are you in PR? (Sorry!) Want people who write on the internet to not leave a local establishment when you walk in? Then don't do what everyone does -- pitch bloggers with form emails, even if you do insert our first names. Instead, focus on not sending us emails at all, because no one reads t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Bill Gates Confounded by Gmail, Book Alleges

    ​A new book says that Bill Gates didn't understand why Gmail offers so much darn space. The Huffington Post has excerpts from Steven Levy's In The Plex, a book about the rise of Google. After hearing that Gmail has 2 gigabytes of storage, "[Gates] looked stunned, as if this offended him." Wait ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Google Nerds Love April Fool's Day: Font Jokes For Everyone!

    ​Go to Google and search for "Helvetica," the respectable font. The joke is that the results come up in "Comic Sans," a less respectable font. Get it? This day sucks.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    An Almost-True Story About New York's Oversexed Thirtysomethings

    ​On a recent Thursday night, a 35-year-old in her twelfth year of living in New York hosted a late get-together in her East Village apartment. Everyone there would call it a good party, or, at the very least, an interesting one... This is an outright lie. No one would call it a good party, but may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    The Internet Is Judging You For Your Email Account

    Uh, here is another reason to cancel your Yahoo! and AOL accounts and upgrade to Gmail stat. Not only have people been judging you silently about your AOL or Yahoo! account for years, an actual survey has been done that's determined that if you do have such accounts, you are probably a fat woman wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    In Defense of the "Reply All" Button: If You're Bad at Email, Get Better

    ​"You know that feeling: You hit Send -- and your heart nearly stops," reads an article in today's Wall Street Journal. "You just hit REPLY ALL!" emails a panicked co-worker to her sloppy friend in one of the anecdotes used by the Journal to argue that the "Reply All" button is nothing but a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Google Will Own Your Wedding Now, Too

    ​Weddings are a huge ($40 billion!) industry, so it makes sense that Google (also a huge industry) would want a hand in them. Enter Google for Weddings, Google's new all-weddings-all-the-time one-stop Internet shop where users can create their own wedding websites, plan their weddings, create ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    If Email-Snooping on Your Significant Other Is a Jail-Worthy Offense, We Are All Screwed

    Don't do it.​Once upon a time, many, many years ago, we sat in front of the computer screen of a now ex-boyfriend's laptop, and noted that his open email account happened to be a tab at the top of the open Internet page waiting in all-too-tempting proximity, while he, of course, was taking a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2010

    Pandora, MySpace and More Apps That Send User Info to Advertisers

    ​A giant investigation by the Wall Street Journal this weekend shows that many of the applications people load their iPhones and Androids with are transmitting user data -- as much of it as they can collect -- to advertisers. This includes popular apps like TextPlus 4, Pandora and Grindr. Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2010

    Gawker Launching New Blog in Response to Massive Gnosis Hack

    ​Thomas Plunkett, Gawker Media's chief technology officer, announced yesterday in a staff memo that the company will be launching "a public Gawker Tech & Product blog," which he called "a long time coming." Slated for early next week, the new blog "will communicate product information as well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Facebook to Introduce "Gmail Killer" Email

    ​Facebook is the place for your friends, your farms...and starting soon, it will be the place for your email. According to TechCrunch, the email client is expected to be announced on Monday during a special event Mark Zuckerberg is hosting in California.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Google Will Pay $8.5M to Settle Class-Action Buzz Lawsuit, Just Not to You

    ​If you use Gmail, you probably received a strange and unexpected e-mail from Google yesterday about Google Buzz and some kind of $8.5 million class-action lawsuit settlement that you really didn't bother to read about because, yeah, Google Buzz was a disaster, but you never signed up to be pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2010

    Tao Lin Makes New York Times Book Review "Suicidal," Confused About the "Internet"

    Tao Lin as Jonathan Franzen​Maybe it is a thing that some people who write reviews of art never use Google to read anything that might provide a context for the art they are writing about because the art should stand on its own, and an assessment of a piece of art should not be influenced or f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Google Instant: Now Saving Us Milliseconds

    Pondering the milliseconds Google saves users​Google Instant completes a trio of the company's recent releases, and according to Google, saves us the milliseconds that we didn't know we were wasting. The trifecta began with Google Voice/ Gmail integration a week and a half ago, followed by Priorit ... More >>

  • Books

    September 8, 2010

    The Problem With Tao Lin

    We read Richard Yates and thought about it and it kind of 'bums' us out

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Blog Warfare: Inside The Music Slut's Public Breakup

    Happier times​"All love, no hate," goes the unofficial slogan of popular, partially NYC-based blog the Music Slut, which nonetheless has lately suffered some profound internal calamity, leading to the abrupt departure of writer/editor Matt Gross in what he calls an out-of-nowhere hijacking and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Google's Priority Inbox: The Latest in the Parade of Gmail Offerings

    ​Ever have the experience of your inbox being so full that you miss e-mails announcing that you got that job you really wanted or that your friend's pregnant? Thankfully, we haven't either -- but Google is nonetheless making sure these and similar instances never occur with their latest invent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Gmail: Now Making Your Phone Calls, Too

    ​Today, Google took one more step toward world domination when they announced that people will now be able to make phone calls through Gmail. This feature means you can receive phone calls with your Google Voice number, place calls as you normally would but through Gmail (which you're probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    The Written-In-The-Style-of-Tao-Lin New York Observer Profile, Reviewed in the Style of Tao Lin

    ​The blogger woke up on Wednesday morning around 9:00 a.m. and showered and put on clothes. He took the train into Manhattan. He once saw a young child eat a carrot alive on that train. He went to go buy the New York Observer from that newsstand on Astor Place and 3rd Avenue where they overcha ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2010

    Das Racist: Thanks, Internet!

    Brooklyn's finest have a few thoughts on their online celebrity

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Google Claims Attack in China, Says It May Pull Out; "Uncensored Stuff" Reported

    ​After a bizarre hacking/spying incident, Google announced yesterday that it was "no longer willing to continue censoring our results on," their Chinese outlet. Google said they'd start implementing this over the coming weeks, but the blog On Point claims to be getting "heaps of re ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2009


    Is Tao Lin a hipster Robin Hood?

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Morgy's Great Dead Sea Scrolls Bust

    Attention all would-be Manhattan District Attorneys: Forget for the moment about seizing or destroying the mantle of the now retiring Robert Morgenthau and declare yourself on the latest arrest by his office of one Raphael Haim Golb -- a brand new case that reminds us that not just anyone can be Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Battle Week Approaches, Gmail Users Wander the 'Digial Streets' When it Temporarily Shuts Down, and Summer Streets Attacked...

    Battle Week in Brooklyn, a chance for history buffs to stomp on old war grounds, starts this Thursday and has events planned through August 27. It celebrates when the British attacked at Denyse's Ferry and Gravesend on Brooklyn's south shore on August 22, 1776, during the revolutionary war. [Only t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2008
  • Columns

    June 10, 2008

    The Juicy Tale of Naughty Nurse Meets Pirate Wench

    Live-blogging an afternoon cybersex tryst on OkCupid

  • Screens

    June 20, 2006

    All Hail

    With its new spreadsheet application, Google continues on its path toward world domination

  • Theater

    June 13, 2006

    Urban Legends

    Fairy tales fare better when they don't talk about love