For all its benefits, the rapid development of social media has brought with it new occasions for exploitation and harassment — and oftentimes these offenses go unpunished. But women are mobilizing to combat one especially pernicious form of online sexual violence: revenge porn.
Welcome to hell: today Pitchfork ran a review about the debut major label album by Wet, a Brooklyn band that some of us at Jezebel like and some of us don’t, which is all very fine by the standards of human agency. Because music critics are called “music critics,” the review, by Katherine St. Asaph, was somewhat…
Twitter is notoriously terrible at dealing with harassment, so much so that the company has felt it necessary to build more tools and hire more employees to deal with the problem. On Tuesday, the company unveiled its new terms of service in an effort to double down on its commitment to the issue.
After a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left the internet-commenting world in a state of public shock and grieving, software CMO Rurik Bradbury took note of one particular myth that was making the viral rounds: that the Eiffel Tower had gone dark in tribute, instead of as it always did at 1 a.m.
Mia Matsumiya, a violinist who has performed in rock bands in New York for the past 10 years, recently decided to reveal another secret hobby she’s kept up: the vast collection of her internet harassment, which she is posting one by one on her Instagram account @Perv_Magnet.
The problem with the internet is that it’s very easy to get publicity for a good idea (or a bad one) regardless of it actually existing. Such is the case of the Black Dot Campaign—an effort to identify domestic violence victims in need of help by having them draw small black dots on the center of their palms. While…
One more for the Jezebel ethics board, involving the fact that I love Drake. I love him so much. My boyfriend has said I’m allowed to kiss him if I ever get the chance. But let’s be real! That’s never going to happen, and I know this because I’m not fucking insane.
If you want to test your limits as a parent—or a person—visit any Internet parenting group. Nowhere is there a more reassuring hive mind of intel; however, there is also no better place to see all your worst fears and missteps laid bare, and to feel the heat of mommy vigilante justice.
Americans love ordering stuff. Usually I am behind that impulse—I’ve ordered basically everything a person can order, including a pet (once I got a chemically-engineered frog in the mail but I was also 12 at the time). But it’s time for us to reassess why we are so scared of leaving our houses to experience things…
In Japan, there’s one rule that, more than anything, will probably make people upset when broken. These fashion photos destroy that rule.
Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will sue a group of unidentified internet ghosts for using her likeness to promote anti-aging services, unless they stop right now.
On Tuesday, a hacking group known as Impact Team finally made good on their promise to leak 9.7 GB of Ashley Madison user data to the public. The data includes millions of names, addresses, credit card numbers and profile information of registered users of the website designed for married dudes (and ladies) who are…
Shruggie Guy, also known distastefully as the smugshrug or kaomoji, died on Wednesday after being beaten to death by a generation of overeager Internet users and their parents.
Teenagers are often told to not put anything online unless they want it there forever, but a new campaign in the U.K. is pressuring tech companies to allow young people to delete or edit content that they put on the internet before their 18th birthday. You hear that, teens? The internet is yours!
It’s looking more and more like Ellen Pao was, in some sense, set up to fail by her male board of directors. Her predecessor Yishan Wong says it. A top Reddit engineer said it right after quitting. It might sound conspiratorial if it weren’t about this particular site.http://gawker.com/top-reddit-eng...
The Internet: Now brought to you by a pile of rancid garbage. Literally.
Recently, a 23-year-old woman posted an astonishing inquiry on Ask Metafilter. Just a warning, though, her question—titled “Did my boyfriend just get married?”—might make you want to hop into one of Bruce Willis’s spaceship drills from Armageddon and burrow yourself 10,000 feet into the core of a dying star:
The Internet, an enormous mechanism for creating unfounded rumors that alarm your parents and grandparents, has done it again. This time it’s the “Game of 72,” a diabolical contest in which teens run away from home for several days, just to see if they can. Except—surprise, surprise—the Game of 72 is not a real thing.
You might think you are something else. That your selfie ability is pro level or simply unparalleled. Maybe it is. But can you do this? I’m sure you can if you tried!