Internet Culture/News

I write a monthly column on memes for Unwinnable Magazine and regularly write about internet culture for The Daily Dot. Additionally, for eight hours each week, I help man their news desk covering breaking technology stories writing between two and four articles per night. 

Kanye's Twitter tirade prompts apology from Drake

The ongoing beef between Kanye West and Drake came to a head Thursday as Ye took to Twitter in a brutally honest tirade. It seems Drake’s clearance request for his 2009 song “Say What’s Real,” which owes its beat to Ye’s 2008 track “Say You Will” may have set off the “Gold Digger” rapper’s frustrated string of tweets. “This proves shit faker than wrestling,” Kanye wrote, sharing a screenshot of the request sent by his producer Free. Twitter users buckled in, preparing to gleefully watch the dr

Pornhub releases its year-in-review—and it's filthy

As 2018 comes to an end, Pornhub is celebrating with the release of its data about who faps to what, when, and where. Its sixth-annual year-in-review is a gold mine of every juicy statistic you didn’t want to know (but low-key did), and it shows not even Pornhub is safe from 2018’s absurd news cycle. The site received over 33 billion visits this year. That’s billion, with a “b,” and it’s 5 billion more than last year. In fact, in the time it probably took you to read this, Pornhub users uploade

The first teaser for 'Game of Thrones' season 8 is here—and fans have feelings

Hold everything: the first teaser for Game of Thrones season 8 just dropped. Fans will have to wait until April 2019 to watch it, but HBO left a lot of juicy clues as to what we can expect in the series’ conclusion. The trailer depicts a map of Westeros viewers saw often in season 7 as Daenerys Targaryen planned her various political maneuvers and battles to seize control of the region. Frost, symbolizing the growing threat of the White Walkers from the north, bears down on the continent, overt

DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather charged with illegally promoting cryptocurrency

Music producer DJ Khaled and professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. are in hot water with the Securities Exchange Commission, which charged them both Thursday with failing to divulge payments for promoting fraudulent initial coin offerings. The commission alleges that Khaled kept secret $50,000 in promotional payments from Centra Tech Inc., while Mayweather allegedly failed to disclose $300,000, including $100,000 from Centra Tech. The commission referenced Khaled and Mayweather’s social medi

Man drunkenly orders Snorlax plush—but there’s one giant problem

We’ve all done drunken things we regret after the fact—from useless items we bought spur-of-the-moment, to things we wished we hadn’t said, to intoxicated escapades we’d rather forget in the light of sobriety. For Twitter user @DevRelCallum, whose real name is Callum Underwood, his drunken regret came in the form of a $150, 17-pound, 4-foot-tall Snorlax plushie, delivered halfway around the world with no obvious way to get such a big boy home. Underwood’s dilemma began back in October when he b

This artist's realistic Pokémon drawings got him a job on 'Detective Pikachu'

Last week, the first trailer for Pokémon Detective Pikachu nearly broke the internet. On YouTube, it’s garnered more than 46 million views, overshadowing Disney’s Toy Story 4 trailer released that same day and spawning meme after meme after meme. Some fans responded with adoration, stunned to see the world of Pokémon brought to life, while others gaped in horror at their new photorealistic designs. But it wasn’t the first time we’ve seen realistic Pokémon. For anyone who lurked on Deviantart ar

Twitter says 'thank u, next' to this rapper's Ariana Grande cover

While Ariana Grande may have been petty timing the release of her latest song, dropping it just 30 minutes before her ex Pete Davidson appeared on Saturday Night Live, most fans agree “thank u, next” isn’t a diss track. With lyrics like “I’m so fucking grateful for my ex,” the song celebrates self-love even after the pain of a breakup, detailing how every relationship lost can be a chance to grow if you let it be. It’s a true lesson in maturity amid all the drama we’re used to in celebrity cultu