BlackBerry Is A Failed State

View this image › John Gara / BuzzFeed BlackBerry, as BlackBerry users know it, is finished. The company that was almost single-handedly responsible for the creation of always-on mobile culture but stopped short of winning the smartphone race is facing some grim options. The company, now, is a shadow of its former self; soon, it […]

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Account Linked To Adam Lanza Reveals Shooting Game Obsession

View this image › Yesterday, the Hartford Courant revealed much about the online presence of Newtown killer Adam Lanza, including the fact that Lanza appears to have participated in a chatroom for a gaming clan. Based on these postings, Lanza seems to have posted under the username “Kaynbred.” The chatroom is devoted to the free-to-play […]

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9 Things You Must Do When An Online Date Goes IRL

View this image › Illustration by Leslie Wood for BuzzFeed Sooo, congratulations! You’ve written an excellent online dating profile, sent a really nice message and another human being responded (positively!) Now what? 1. Meet sooner rather than later View this image › memecrunch.com You’re both ostensibly online dating to find someone to actually spend time […]

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Why Remix Culture Needs New Copyright Laws

View this image › In February of 2010, Andy Baio got a nasty letter asking for $175,000. It came from Harmon & Seidman LLC, a law firm that represents creative professionals. The firm was alleging copyright infringement, and asking for “either statutory damages up to $150,000 for each infringement at the jury’s discretion and reasonable […]

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