imgur is trying to wean the internet off of the animated .gif
Men Can Finally Pay Someone to Explain Feminism to Them
An app was released last week that allows potential partners to record their consent to sex prior to having it, as well as their level of intoxication at the time they consent.
TLDR #37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves
On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Police released a video of some unidentified suspects in a brutal attack on a gay couple. Within a few hours, a Philly sports fan and his online friends had identified some of the people in the video without the blizzard of false accusations that usually accompany an online investigation. On the latest episode of TLDR, Alex speaks to ”Fan Since 09” about how he managed to corral a online mob into potentially solving a crime.
TLDR #36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino
Ever heard the story of where Donald Glover got the name Childish Gambino? This TLDR podcast tells the story. It involves WuTang, old school Internet games and the question: is Donald Glover being Childish Gambino a very fact of the Universe?
Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of the september 11th attacks, and it passed with the usual volume of memorials, think pieces, and status reports on the forever changed post 9-11 America. But one thing that seems conspicuously absent from the web are “of the moment” accounts of the attacks as they were taking place.
The web of 2001 was much less immediate and interactive. Today, we would have an incredible corpus of by-the-minute reactions to the event, but 13 years ago, live interaction that remains archived and available in perpetuity was scarce. Yesterday, the Smithsonian ran an article about one of the best primary digital documents, a thread on the website Metafilter of people’s reactions to the event as it happened.
Against their better judgment, TLDR wrote about Gamergate.
We’re pretty sure Brooke is supposed to be Padme (Amidala) here. I’m sure you’ll let us know if we’re wrong. Here’s the rest:
Mace Windu (Glynn Washington)
Anakin Skywalker (Ira)
Senator Organa (Jad)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Terry Gross)
Crafted (with affection, I assume) by WFAE, Charlotte, NC
"I think it’s just part of relationships now - along with kissing and making out and circling the bases, I think we send dirty photos to each other, it’s just part of digital courtship."
-Kashmir Hill on the theft of celebrity nudes earlier this week on TLDR.
There is a tiny Twitter tempest going on right now regarding an article on The Atlantictoday by freelancer Dave Eagle, about finding out his 9-year-old son was viewing pornography. The anger is over whether Eagle’s son is too young to decide if he wanted his real name to be used, and how this article, which will likely live in perpetuity on the web, will affect him in the future. Did this article violate his son’s right to privacy?
You may know Breakmaster Cylinder as the mysterious genius behind the TLDR Theme Song. But did you also know he’s a hot steppin’ NPR fan? Just listen to his remix of npr's All Things Considered theme (featuring vocals by Laskhmi Singh!).
Facebook is running a test on some users where it attempts to more clearly demarcate articles from The Onion as satire, by including a “satire” tag.
Steve Terrill is a journalist who works in Rwanda. Or at least he worked in Rwanda, until he accidentally got the office of Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame to implicate itself in a long-running online harassment campaign. On the latest episode of TLDR, Alex talks to Steve about inadvertently exposing the Rwandan government’s most prolific troll, and being banned from the country as a result.
Anonymous Claims They’ve Identified the Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown. What Should We Do With That Information?
On Twitter, people are using the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown to respond to media portrayals of young black men killed by police