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Digital media invented the Thanksgiving argument

It’s an apt strategy for pulling in some general-interest clicks

By Caroline McCarthy

Internet

Could Bloomberg’s huge ad buy backfire?

‘The sheer frequency could tip voters from aware to annoyed in a week’

By Caroline McCarthy

Internet

The brilliance of the ‘Meth’ campaign

Attention is a hell of a drug

By Caroline McCarthy

Media

Lessons in advertising from the death of Deadspin

Advertisers should learn a lesson: bad buys can be worse than silence

By Caroline McCarthy

Science & Tech

Silicon Valley: the latest stage for political grandstanding

Do politicians know what they’re talking about when it comes to tech?

By Caroline McCarthy

Internet

Andrew Yang is 2020’s ad blocker candidate

He is fueled by the support of people who are tired of being treated like idiots

By Caroline McCarthy

Science & Tech

Facebook’s fake news problem is about more than just ads

Chris Hughes’s attack on his co-founder won’t stop the spread of misinformation

By Caroline McCarthy

Science & Tech

WeWork is what happens when New York and Silicon Valley collide

While Silicon Valley is great at producing larger-than-life ideas fueled by a messiah complex, New York is great at producing larger-than-life people

By Caroline McCarthy

Politics

The ballad of Bill de Blasio

In New York, you can win elections even if everybody hates you. We just have to hate the other candidate more

By Caroline McCarthy

Internet

The strange tale of the Deep Fried BBQ Stuffed Chicken Pizzadilla

On the internet, someone is always profiting from your amusement

By Caroline McCarthy

Science & Tech

How Google’s tunnel vision cost us all

The company was so singularly obsessed with beating Facebook at its own game that it missed broader trends that were about to rattle the industry

By Caroline McCarthy

Internet

Ben Sasse kind of sucks now

The Nebraska senator used to have a relatable world-weariness about him. What happened?

By Caroline McCarthy

Film

Instagram is ruining tourism. Could fandom save it?

May we all travel for our own loves, rather than for the ‘likes’ of others

By Caroline McCarthy

Internet

Who counts as a journalist, anyway?

Many of us are still clinging to a mindset in which the ‘journalist’ is hailed as an ideal without prejudice or bias

By Caroline McCarthy

Politics

The Democratic debates drinking game

Because no way are you making it through sober

By Caroline McCarthy

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