The Streisand Effect is the act of trying to suppress information, but simply making it more widespread as a result. For a classic case study, we head to Stellenbosch.
This cool animation shows how social networks have changed, and gained or declined in popularity, over the past 16 years.
On Reddit, a Photoshop Battle is underway to memorialise Elon’s widely discussed stoner moment. We picked out some of the better memes.
There are few things in this world that take longer than watching your food in the microwave, or a packed elevator ride. So, why all the small talk?
It’s pretty well known that Radiohead makes the tastiest music out there, but why are people eating photos of their lead singer?
After baby Isabelle’s picture got uploaded by her mom, social media followers were in such awe of the amount of hair on her head, they dedicated a Reddit sub page to her.
Reddit can do shameful things to its very own – but that just increases their points and elevates them to an Internet celebrity of sorts.
What do you do when you wake up with a ridiculous tattoo? Tell the world about it and watch the internet do its thing.
Imagine booking an around the world trip that is non-refundable and name-unchangeable. What do you even do? Why, you find a way to make it work, of course.
It’s time to pay for your sins, as there is a donation drive running for those who looked at the naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and Co. this week.
Welcome to yet another lecture on why posting pictures of yourself on social media sites may come back to haunt you. In this week’s lesson we shall be looking at yet another rascally thing Reddit users are up to. The subreddit called Facebook Cleavage, is making quite a stir.
Will Ferrell opens up in his Reddit AMA, revealing – “There is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith.” This was his first ever Reddit AMA aiming to raise funds on behalf of the non-profit, Cancer For College.
Arnie staged a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) session yesterday afternoon, and took the opportunity to post a video of him disguise-pranking members of Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. Gold’s is widely credited for launching Arnold’s weightlifting career, which of course lead to The Terminator, among other things.
Bill Murray fans collectively wet themselves this weekend when the man himself appeared on an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.
Reddit is many people’s platform of choice for funny pictures, interesting facts, and apparently buying assault rifles. An investigation has revealed that at least 159 sales have been made on the little known GunsForSale subreddit since June last year. Nearly 100 of these guns are AR-15 assault rifles, but since many of the gun orders could’ve taken place over private messages, the exact number of guns sold could be much higher.
Reddit has had some fairly explosive guests on their ‘AMA’ (ask me anything) page, but none quite like ex-mafia boss, Michael Franzese.
For the past two years, a secretive online organisation has piqued the interest of the world’s finest code-breakers in a series of seemingly unsolvable puzzles. But why? And who is behind the puzzle? Welcome, friends, to the dark and twisted world of Cicada 3301.
A long, long time ago, in a film studio far, far away – a blooper reel was made. These bloopers never saw the light of day again, until now. This is what every Star Wars fan has been waiting for. After so many years of success, it was odd that Star Wars never released a blooper reel. The whole Star Wars setup was just begging for some bloopers. I mean, come one, men in Star Trooper suits with poor visibility, Chewbacca forgetting his lines, Luke’s spaceship revealed to be a cardboard box – things like this simply needed to be seen.
This is an ‘Ask Me Anything’ with a difference. Samuel L Jackson has presented Reddit users with a challenge. Come up with a 300 word blurb and if it gets upvoted you could be famous. The movie star will read your blurb as a monologue.
Early this week, a Reddit user posted pictures of a vault discovered by their friend in the house into which they had just moved. The mysterious vault was found in the basement of the New Zealand, and was sealed with concrete. The home was a known drug den prior to it changing hands. Since the […]
An American software developer has been fired after his bosses learned that he outsourced all his work to China – something he was being paid a six figure salary for.
Reddit co-founder and RSS feed co-developer, Aaron Swartz, has died on Friday in his New York flat at age 26. According to his uncle and an attorney, the computer activist and programmer took his own life.
Bitcoin is a fast-growing digital currency that can be used to buy anything from electronics to cupcakes online. What makes it unique is the fact that there is no central issuer. Instead, a peer-to-peer network regulates Bitcoins’ balances, transactions and issuance according to consensus in network software.
The internet is a bizarre place, filled with dancing robots singing Bohemian Rhapsody, crazy lawyers suing charities and cartoonists for no good reason, pages and pages of tentacle porn, and gigs and gigs worth of hate-filled YouTube comments. But every now and then the internet dons a cape and becomes a super hero.