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Academic paper about 4chan's /pol/ forum

Academic paper about 4chan’s /pol/ forum / Boing Boing “A Longitudinal Measurement Study of 4chan’s Politically Incorrect Forum and its Effect on the Web” is the first UN-sponsored study of one of the internet’s worst places: /pol/. Although it has been a part of the dark underbelly of the Internet since its inception, recent events have brought the discussion board site 4chan to the …

Work those claws, ladies!​ ​The real reason Vogue declared war on fashion bloggers

I hear a war has broken out between Vogue journalists and bloggers. What’s going on? Steven, by email Indeed, Steven, indeed: we are witnessing a disaster of biblical proportions. What do I mean by “biblical”? I mean Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boilings! Forty years of darkness! The dead rising from …

Twitter verification still not for the crowd

I’m not bitter or anything, but Twitter has denied my request for verification. Earlier this month, the service announced that verification—the blue checkmark that shows other users you are who you claim you are, and which unlocks tools for using Twitter productively—would be open to any applicant. Until then, verification seemed exclusive to celebs and internet personalities liable to be impersonated, and to staff at …