Streams

PJ Vogt

PJ Vogt appears in the following:

Sometimes I Have Too Many Grapes, Can I Freeze Them?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Lower Third is a new Tumblr that highlights the silliest cable news chyrons. (Chyrons are those graphics that occupy the lower third of the screen during cable news.)

Read More

Comment

Rob Ford's Anti-Crack Interview With a Toronto Zine

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rob Ford's Anti-Crack Interview In Turd Magazine, A Toronto Zine

This morning, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told City Councilors that he's purchased illegal drugs in the past two years, and pointed out that "We have all made mistakes. Unfortunately, I'm in a position to have mine exposed."

Read More

Comment

Replace Your Online Self With A Bot!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

One of the things that people who loved the Twitter account horse_ebooks loved about it was that it took the language of internet spam and created something that sometimes felt like a poetic artifact.

Read More

Comments [2]

The War On Lyrics Sites

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Daily Dot reports that the National Music Publishers Association is going after lyrics websites for copyright infringement.

Read More

Comment

There are no invisible bike helmets. There are no invisibility cloaks.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

If your Facebook feed is anything like my Facebook feed, the most ubiquitous story right now is about an invisible bike helmet invented by Swedish university students.

Read More

Comments [13]

A New Kind of Kickstarter Scam (From A Backer!) (UPDATED)

Friday, November 08, 2013

Kickstarter's based on trust. You give someone money, and you hope that they'll build the thing they said they would, and not just steal your money. Stories about scams are rarer than you'd think.

Read More

Comments [4]

Here's One of the Guys Silk Road's Founder Allegedly Tried to Murder

Friday, November 08, 2013

His name is Curtis Clark Green and he's a 47-year-old grandfather from Spanish Fork, Utah. 

Read More

Comments [1]

Silk Road 2.0 Is Here

Thursday, November 07, 2013

AllThingsVice reports today that an anonymous group has started the Silk Road 2.0. They've even adopted the Dread Pirate Roberts moniker. 

Read More

Comment

Amazon Would Like Independent Bookstores To Sell Kindles

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amazon announced a new program this week for independent booksellers. The deal: bookstores sell Kindles, and Amazon gives them a small cut of the sale plus commission on the buyers' first two years of eBook purchases.

Read More

Comment

France Orders Google to Censor Nazi-Themed Orgy Party Photos

Thursday, November 07, 2013

French courts have ordered Google to censor images of former Formula One chief Max Mosley at a Nazi-themed orgy. 

Read More

Comments [1]

Goodbye, Blockbuster

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

You know you’re old, or at least a little old, when you start to love obsolete things for their uselessness.

Read More

Comments [5]

#6 - Ghost Town

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Before the Internet as we know it today, there were text-based bulletin board systems all over the country that people could dial into. One of those systems, M-net, happened to live in Alex's backyard, and it was his internet home base for the better part of a decade. Alex went back this week and found out that it's actually still running.

Read More

Comments [27]

Rand Paul's Rampant Plagiarism Is Pretty Much A Non-Story

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

“At least I saw the movie Gattaca.”

Read More

Comments [6]

How Canadian Niceness (And Terrible Accountability Laws) Helped A Crack-Smoking Mayor Get Away With It For Six Months

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has finally admitted that he has smoked crack. Back in May, Gawker broke the story of a video that allegedly (can we stop saying allegedly yet?) showed the mayor smoking crack, but those reports had done little to damage his credibility.

 

Read More

Comments [3]

Redditors Unban Mother Jones

Monday, November 04, 2013

Welcome back to /r/ politics, Mother Jones. 

Read More

Comment

Anonymous Plans a Million Mask March

Monday, November 04, 2013

Tomorrow is Anonymous’s Million Mask March. It’s designed as a global series of multi-city demonstrations, although it’s not clear what’s being demonstrated.

Read More

Comments [3]

What It's Like When Redditors Ban Your Interview About Redditors' Content Bans

Friday, November 01, 2013

So according to this thread, our interview with Clara Jeffreys about redditors banning Mother Jones content keeps getting deleted from /r/ politics.

Read More

Comments [6]

#5 - Goodbye, Secret, Invisible Internet

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Up until this fall, there was a secret internet. You probably heard about one part of it, the Silk Road, but that was just one secret website among many. This week, we talk to Gawker's Adrian Chen about the rest of the dark part of the internet, and how it's been damaged by the Silk Road arrests. 

Read More

Comments [5]