The Transformative Power of Reddit’s Alien Mascot

The Transformative Power of Reddit’s Alien Mascot

Reddit’s little mascot, Snoo, contains masses. The prized, ever-smiling alien hangs out at the top of hundreds of subreddits, mixing with the locals like a savvy legislator. In r/ trees, their home communities for dope devotees, Snoo breath a joint. In r/ gonewild,...
The Fundamental Nihilism of Yanny vs. Laurel

The Fundamental Nihilism of Yanny vs. Laurel

Some people heard the word “laurel” in a short audio clip that became internet-famous this week, while others heard the not-word “yanny.” This proves that we will all die alone. Thanks to some sleuthing by my colleague Louise Matsakis, people interested in following...
Fake terror attacks: why are the frightening pranks going viral?

Fake terror attacks: why are the frightening pranks going viral?

A fake Isis attack in an Iranian mall is the latest example of extreme YouTube pranks, a trend driven by American teens It sounds like another terrifying floor of insurgent terrorism in the Countries of the middle east: on Tuesday, soldiers dressed in the black guise...