Internet

Queer Millennials Online | Miranda Rosenblum

Millennials are the first generation to grow up with the internet. The rise of the internet incited a significant transformation in the experience of adolescence, as continual access to the online world revolutionizes the way that young people develop a sense of self and find their places in the world….

Damage Control

When I was still an undergrad at the University of Richmond, I wrote a Digital America piece on “the Streisand Effect,” an internet-age phenomenon that involves individuals inadvertently drawing attention to a topic by trying to…well, draw attention away from the topic. In the early-2000s, Barbra Streisand attempted to suppress…

Oblivion and the Internet

I wasn’t going to write this piece. I thought about it, considered writing and then stopped. Lest I should bloviate as per usual or write a sickeningly grim or maudlin column. But this past week, I experienced a shocking loss — not in the family, but close enough. Suffice it…

Free* Internet

I read an interesting opinion piece on Wired earlier today regarding Facebook’s “Internet.org,” an ambitious program aimed at connecting millions of off-the-grid individuals to the Internet in ways that could only be dreamed of a decade ago. At face value, it’s an incredible opportunity to provide the incalculable benefits of…

The Internet’s Identity Theft

Whenever I feel like annoying my girlfriend, I bombard her with cryptic quotes. My personal favorite comes from the one and only Bob Dylan, who famously said, “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” (Seriously, Dylan is full of gems. “The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken” is…

White Noise

As I hunkered down and prepared for the snowstorm that passed through Richmond last night, I decided to head over to a few of my favorite websites to save some articles for offline use in case I was to lose power. Fortunately my apartment complex managed to stay on the…

Hide and Seek

Last Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron sat with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. to discuss a number of topics, including the recent attacks in France and the need to beef up anti-terrorism tactics. Okay, cool. That’s a topic that should be discussed. What else was said and discussed…

Down the Upward Spiral | Corey Giacco

*Click on the image to enlarge. Editor’s Note: Down the Upward Spiral was first published in Issue No. 3 as a Comics feature. ::: If you’re interested in dark twisted humor then look no further. Down the Upward Spiral, a webcomic created by Corey Giacco, explores those very themes. Launched…