This Hacker Claims He's Trying to Sell Taylor Swift's Nudes to TMZ

For a few minutes this week, Taylor Swift's official Twitter and Instagram accounts were being run by someone who is not Taylor Swift. She's back in control of her social media—but the hacker tells me he obtained private DMs—and nude photographs—and is attempting to sell them to TMZ. » 1/29/15 3:20pm Yesterday 3:20pm

Criticize GamerGate as a Woman, and Your Twitter Mentions Look Like This

Anita Sarkeesian became an involuntary protagonist of the GamerGate saga (and one of its top targets) after merely criticizing the way women are portrayed in videogames. That was last year. Today, one single week's worth of Twitter for her is a horrible, menacing hell. » 1/27/15 4:50pm Tuesday 4:50pm

Taylor Swift to Nick Jonas in Alleged Leaked DMs: "Are we bad kids now?"

Ever looked God straight in the eye? Here's the next best thing: the fellow who claims to have broken into Tayla Swift's Twitter account is tweeting what he claims are screenshots of her DMs with the stars. Take a look—just one peek. » 1/27/15 3:05pm Tuesday 3:05pm

Here's a Depressing Airbnb: Sleep in Some Guy's Car for $85/Night

Sleeping in the back of a car is usually the domain of recently evicted single dads and heroin addicts, but thanks to digital technology it's now bourgeois fare: this guy will let you live inside his Tesla. That's a great bargain if you hate yourself. » 1/27/15 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

Instagram God-Prick Dan Bilzerian Lives in a Loaded Gun Death Trap

Dan Bilzerian, trust fund manchild and 21st century social media luxury icon, has made a pseudo-career for himself through stunning Instagram displays of fast living and risk taking. But it's not just for show: according to a new GQ profile, his house is filled with deadly weapons in every room. » 1/27/15 11:50am Tuesday 11:50am

Lena Dunham Explains at Length How She Confused Lil Jon and Lil Wayne

Millennial actress Lena Dunham recently "deleted Twitter" because she is "trying to create a safer space for herself emotionally." Now, Instagram is her choice of platform for sharing her thoughts with the world. Today, Dunham explains at length on the photo-sharing platform the non-racist way she confusing Lil' Jon… » 1/26/15 10:20am Monday 10:20am

Ragú Has the Saddest Twitter Marketing Campaign of All Time, Goodnight

Man comforts himself by pretending the universe is random, else he must accept that it is governed by a ruthless and spiteful God. Colon-killer Denny's runs a successful social media campaign pandering to slobs via tween-approved meme-speak. But when Ragu tries the exact same thing, no one cares. Its flailing attempts… » 1/23/15 6:05pm 1/23/15 6:05pm

Corporations' Sad Attempts at Using Memes: Death Is Too Good for Us

Like every other instance of vaguely subversive youth culture, text slang and internet jokes are now the property of people who want to sell you breakfast cereal and pasta sauce. One sub-Reddit called /r/FellowKids is dedicated to tracking all of these nauseating attempts at internet youthfulness. » 1/23/15 4:30pm 1/23/15 4:30pm

How to Trick Your Phone and Meet a Rich Worldly Financier at Davos

I bet you're not in Switzerland right now! Instead, you're probably trapped in some boring pit like Manhattan or jail, far away from the annual dumb conclave of mega-wealthy power brokers happening in Davos, right now. That sucks, but it's easy to fake it on Tinder. » 1/23/15 3:35pm 1/23/15 3:35pm

The Former Face of Anonymous Is Going to Prison

Way back in 2011, things were going very well for Barrett Brown, a hacker groupie-cum-journalist who'd made some friends in Anonymous, the once-fearsome online collective. Today, he was sentenced to 63 months in prison after aiding them in their reign of crimes and bullshit theatrics. » 1/22/15 6:05pm 1/22/15 6:05pm

Why You Should Care About the Silk Road Trial

Right now, a 30-year-old engineer is on trial for founding and operating an enormous online black market—the Amazon of drugs. The outcome of his trial could change the way we use the internet. » 1/21/15 1:40pm 1/21/15 1:40pm

The Man Who Singlehandedly Made 4chan Is Finally Quitting

Eleven years ago, it was difficult to inadvertently look at child pornography, a woman's corpse, or a detailed cartoon of Dragon Ball Z characters sucking each other off. Today all of those things are within reach thanks to 4chan, the anarchic id of the internet—and its creator and sole proprietor, Chris "Moot" Poole.… » 1/21/15 11:50am 1/21/15 11:50am

Polite Blood-Soaked Canadian After Car Crash: "Well, I'm Bleedin'"

If you got into a frontal collision with another car and afterward there was blood streaming down your face, you might leap out and start yelling HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY FUCKING FACE SOMEONE CALL AN AMBULANCE RIGHT NOW I NEED PLASTIC SURGERY FUCKING HELL OBAMACARE. But in fair Canada, even injurious car accidents are… » 1/20/15 5:30pm 1/20/15 5:30pm