25 June 2014 10:45 PM
25 June 2014 10:30 PM
The internet has made us an excitable bunch. We jump on speeding bandwagons, keen to be in on something early and eager to get people to join us. Our behaviour can be measured down to the last unit, our rapidly changing interests charted across the web on hit-counters and graphs, soaring as we embrace something, and then levelling off or plummeting as we get bored. Last week, that almost violent capriciousness was demonstrated perfectly by a little app called Yo.
25 June 2014 12:00 AM
24 June 2014 12:00 AM
19 June 2014 10:45 PM
As we mocked Facebook's meaninglessness, we knew deep down that we were mocking ourselves, says Rhodri Marsden
18 June 2014 12:00 AM
11 June 2014 10:30 PM
The news was announced with such fanfare and excitement that you'd have forgiven us for bracing ourselves for psychological subjugation at the hands of an army of sentient robots. "Turing test passed for the first time", screamed the headlines, before going on to explain that a Russian-produced chatbot had managed to convince a panel of humans attending an event at the Royal Society that it, too, was human.
04 June 2014 10:30 PM
Nothing says "I appear to be veering towards narcissim" like a picture of a chubby cat. <b>Rhodri Marsden</b> extolls the virtues of a well-placed sticker
04 June 2014 10:15 PM
Slender Man: Horror character may have led two teenage girls to brutally stab a classmate. But who - or what - is he?
04 June 2014 09:30 PM
Until this week, Slender Man was known only to internet horror fans who would write stories about him and share his legend. But his tale took a sinister turn after it was revealed that two Wisconsin schoolgirls had allegedly stabbed a classmate because they wanted to please the mythological character
The Saturday Miscellany: How to get wax off a tablecloth; digital ashes; Dezeen Book of Interviews; Baukjen; Bloom & Wild
31 May 2014 12:00 AM
How to: Get wax off a tablecloth
Nigeria's Bride Price app: Cause of controversy, but is it just a sly social commentary on the past?
29 May 2014 11:00 PM
29 May 2014 08:20 AM
29 May 2014 12:00 AM
I've just been reading about a social-media campaign where a marketing team spent two months planning a tweet about a brand of cheese. When finally unleashed, said tweet disappeared up the timeline virtually unnoticed, burning out immediately like a moth in a flame.
Defriending someone on Facebook is the 21st-century way of ending a relationship - but is it the coward's way out?
21 May 2014 10:30 PM
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Men in tights: getting to the bottom of the latest trend
City traders pay £200 for a quick hangover cure
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
Eight-year-old girl Camilla Lisant suggests possible cancer treatment to her scientist father over the dinner table
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 City traders pay £200 for a quick hangover cure
- 3 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Ball pool for adults opens in London
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