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How do you pronounce “Imgur”? Take the poll!

In a recent post on pseudotranslations, I wrote that Imgur, of imgur.com fame, was pronounced “imager”. But this skated over a lively and unresolved debate. 666 more words


The Internet Is For Porn (Part 3) - Trends in Online Porn Usage

It’s time for the third and final part of my series of posts on interesting trends in internet pornography. Let’s dive right in.

Gay Porn… 541 more words


When Shakespeare Goes Viral: Shakespearean Memes

This post features guest essays by students in my Introduction to Shakespeare course. Everyone is welcome to comment on this post, but please make sure that all discussion is constructive and… 1,893 more words

Class Discussions

Internet Culture, Copyright and Old Men in Wigs

The more I learn about Copyright Law, the more I sit back and find myself amazed at just how little of it makes intuitive sense in this digital age. 3,794 more words

A List of Lists That I Would Totally Read

I read this list on Hellogiggles titled “10 Fun Careers That Don’t Feel Like Work”, and I thought it was fairly awful. It sprinkled some cheery optimism on top of a poorly thought out premise then presented it to the reader as another useless bit of internet fluff to add to clouds of nothing floating about the blogosphere these days. 550 more words

Don’t tell me how to be myself

by Page Forrest
Junior Editor

Don’t tell me not to swear. Don’t tell me to sit with my ankles crossed. Don’t tell me that you don’t like bright lipstick or yoga pants, or that I need to smile more. 716 more words


Catfishing in the Content Farm: Angela Cheng's War on Lady Gaga Drags Stan Culture Into the Spotlight

Late last year, as Lady Gaga was seemingly everywhere except at the top of the Hot 100 chart, a claim surfaced that she had lost her label, Interscope Records, $25 million on… 2,200 more words