Tag: web-culture

Window Swap lets you pretend to work from other people’s homes

No matter how cosy or super-organized you make your work-from-home space, and no matter how many plant babies you’ve assembled on your windowsill, there’s one...

TikTok says it’s not going anywhere after Trump promised a ban

TikTok said Saturday it has no plans to leave the U.S. Of course it may not be totally up to the company after President Donald...

Good morning, Cuthbert! A year later, rush hour’s still going for TikTok’s favourite goose.

Time really does fly when you’re having fun on the farm.  One farm that’s brought us a lot of joy over the past strange year...

The charming fashion blog tracking all your favorite TV outfits

Once a month at the very least, I get nostalgic for the 2011 dramedy, Hart of Dixie. The show is set in the small fictional...

The #FreeBritney movement gains traction on TikTok

An online campaign is calling for the end of Britney Spears’ conservatorship so the pop star can gain financial and personal independence. Some believe she’s...

Instagram is flooded with artsy activism guides. Here’s the story behind them.

Ten years after Instagram launched, its users are drastically changing the way they utilize the social media platform to communicate with each other. While Instagram...

Trump’s latest boast about his ‘very hard’ cognitive test instantly became a bleakly funny meme

Of all the many things to be concerned about right now, the mental acuity of Donald Trump is certainly one of them. It’s also one...

Remembering John Lewis in his many tweets and viral moments

Congressman John Lewis, who died on Friday, proved again and again that politician Twitter can rise above angry, hateful thuggery. His own timeline was a...

Bitcoin hasn’t hit $500K, so now John McAfee has to eat his own…well, just click

2020 sure does suck so far. But the year might not yet be a complete wash. still has to eat his dick on live television....

TikTok users create fake ‘safety calls’ to help protect each other IRL

Fake calls on TikTok may save someone’s life.  Whether it’s walking through a dark parking lot or getting into a sketchy Uber, traveling alone can...

The rumors are true: These are all cakes.

If you’re feeling slightly traumatized from seeing a gorgeous pair of Crocs sliced in half, a roll of toilet paper demolished, or a lively-looking plant...

Disney World’s reopening trailer gets an appropriately snarky response

If you’re going to re-open one of the world’s most popular theme parks during a pandemic, and in a U.S. state that is currently considered...

Here’s why Gabbie Hanna is all over TikTok

Gabbie Hanna, who first gained internet fame through Vine, is now the butt of jokes all over TikTok.  The 29-year-old Vine star turned YouTuber turned...

18 things you won’t remember happened in 2020

Congratulations! You’ve survived the first half of 2020! Does the idea of there being a full six months left in this godforsaken year make you...

22 tweets for people who are sick and tired of Zoom calls

We’re only halfway through 2020, but the Zoom fatigue is real. Quarantining, social distancing, and working from home if possible are crucial actions needed to...

Best of the nice internet in 2020, so far

We’re officially halfway through 2020 and it’s, uh, not great, Bob! Between the global pandemic and the massive social unrest, many of us are left...

Shane Dawson’s apology and deeper issues with racism in entertainment

YouTuber Shane Dawson’s apology for racism and other inappropriate video content has backfired, though not quite unpredictably.  On Friday, Dawson posted a 20-minute video apologizing...

Breonna Taylor’s death shouldn’t be an insensitive Twitter meme

Twitter users are calling each other out for turning a call for justice for Breonna Taylor into a meme.  Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman,...

Theme park food videos are perfect for a stay-at-home summer

Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we’re checking our feeds. Ah, a sunny day spent at the theme...

This 8-part cello cover of the ‘Knight Rider’ theme is a true delight

Samara Ginsberg’s career as a session musician went on pause in March thanks to covid-19. Now, the London-based cellist is spending quarantine arranging elaborate covers...

Twitter’s trending section is an extra hellish minefield during the pandemic

Even on its best day, Twitter’s trending section wasn’t exactly a stellar feature.  Seemingly dropped from an unfeeling algorithm in the sky, the tab has...

How to manage too many browser tabs

How many tabs do you have open in your web browser right now? A tab with a story to read later. A tab with that...

Sidewalk chalk is having a real moment during the pandemic

Whether you’re trying to buy groceries, connect with loved ones, or simply have fun, the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to get extra creative. Though...

We got real ‘Simpsons’ animators to make Zoom backgrounds. They’re awesome.

By Tulika Bose and Tim Marcin2020-05-19 18:39:03 UTC You’d be hard-pressed to find a franchise more iconic — and with more fans — than The...

We put up a billboard inviting the world to our housemate’s Zoom birthday party

How do you celebrate your birthday when your country is in lockdown, and the only people you’re allowed to see in a group setting are...