Not sure which phrases to ban from your Tweetixicon? It all depends on the KATIE BAKER SCALE OF INTERNET ACCEPTABILITY.
Do you know Katie? She’s a delight and something of a Good Witch of the Internet East. So Katie, you’re a populist (like Dubya! A Yale-groomed, straight-talkin’ salty grain of The Earth). You’re free of snobbery. You’ve [...]
From the department of overused sayings that have no meaning:
I consider myself an Internet enthusiast. I’m a web booster. I believe in THE fragmented, democratized, glorious, rainbow-riot of the web culture (Wulture?). I think cats with broken grammar are hilarious and that Carles is our reluctant mascot. I think tumblr is the best way to [...]
Remember that time that The Internet threw a fit about their information being made available to advertisers on Facebook? Or that time that The Internet threw a fit about Google Chrome’s End User License Agreement?
I mean, both of these were more than a month ago, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t.
Anyways, it’s happening [...]
In the enchanted land of Internet there is a province named Blogistan. Deep in the gullies and caves of Blogistan dwell remarkable creatures: Lady Bloggers.
The Lady Bloggers are a small, industrious tribe who are largely defined by their sparkling humor and voracious wit. The nymphs of Blogistan are rare because unlike most women who populate [...]
Whatever happened to kaoani, those ubiquitous smiley bouncing blobs that used to adorn nearly every blog I stumbled across back in my early (circa 2001) blogging days? Either it was a transient phenomenon; or for some reason I was reading a lot of 13-year-old girls’ blogs back then.
It usually went hand-in-hand with aLt CaPs, which [...]
A few early adopting bloggers are getting up in arms over LOLCatspeak taking over their precious interwebs. Add to that list of grievances, the Oxford University Corpus’s list of the top “irritating phrases,” which came out last week. Here’s the list:
1 - At the end of the day
2 - Fairly unique
3 - I personally
4 - [...]
This was pretty popular last time we did it. So I’m gonna try to make it a weekly thing. Here’s stuff on the internet that doesn’t involve snark or scorn. Just beautiful allure.
Esquire’s descent in complete suck has been accelerated by their shameless self-congratulation. The smart cookie Matt Harber over at the Observer’s Daily sighs:
As if the blog world weren’t bleak enough with layoffs and a few well-compensated sites hoarding traffic and precious memes, now mainstream media outlets are chipping away at bloggers’ quotas by doing their [...]
(Can you tell what season I’m at on The Wire?)
Besides being a successfully commercial rapper that repeats the same three words over and over again (doesn’t anyone aspire to be the next Jay Z?) Lil Wayne has gone and gotten himself a writing job at ESPN.com.
His blog post reads like an imbecile’s diary entry of [...]
Alley Insider touched upon a spectre that haunts all of us with tumblr accounts: getting a hate re-blog. Since all of the staff writers at PSI are lusted after and lauded we’ve been spared the acerbic jabs dealt out by these fiendish foes. (oh wait!)
And as much as we all secretly live in fear [...]