by Rebecca Pahle | 3:30 pm, December 30th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 11:43 am, December 30th, 2013
On Christmas day we were all busy opening presents, seeing a movie, eating takeout, browsing Tumblr, or any of another slew of activities. And lots of us watched Doctor Who. Nearly two and a half million Americans alone tuned in for Matt Smith‘s big farewell bash. But on the internet, there were definitely some mice stirring.
See, it’s a computer joke. Like, computer mice. Because somebody hacked the BBC and tried to make money off of it.
Let’s move on.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:46 am, December 17th, 2013
Attention, social media mavens: There’s a rumor that God will finally look down on you from His heavenly abode and give you the best gift that humanity could hope to receive, barring world peace and the end of hunger and things like that. Yes, you may be able to edit your tweets. Cue the choir of angels.READ MORE
by Noelle Micarelli | 10:15 am, November 19th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, November 12th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:21 pm, April 23rd, 2013
We’re lucky here at The Mary Sue to have a healthy comment section (with light moderation). And we know we’re lucky because we practically live on the internet, we witness how bad it gets out there on a daily basis (I even started a tumblr dedicated to how weird it can get). Well it just so happens Etsy user CupcakesAndMace is selling this necklace in a variety of colors to help remind you (and others) to stay far away from comment sections. They write, “Take brilliantly written articles with a spoon full of sugar instead of a squeeze of lemon in the eye and stop reading the comments. The world will be a brighter place when you forget how many idiots there are out there.” If you need some extra help, you could also follow this Twitter account.
by Susana Polo | 2:00 pm, April 23rd, 2013
Cheeky, cheeky, Netflix, putting one of your own original series here. The day may come when we see HBO shows available to stream on Netflix. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day.
Not now that more Americans can watch Netflix than HBO.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:15 pm, April 8th, 2013
Remember the heart-warming story of the dad who hacked Donkey Kong so his 3-year-old daughter could play as a princess? Saccharin sweet, right? Well, not to internet trolls, who we’ve already established have no heart (or brain for that matter). Youtuber Shesellssheshells put together a vocalized compilation of some of the comments on the father’s original video. The results may shock you. [Warning: Video contains graphic, terrible internet comments throughout.]
(via Topless Robot)
by Susana Polo | 2:02 pm, March 21st, 2013
If you’re a Facebook sort of person, you might be familiar with the page I Fucking Love Science and its PG-13 counterpart Science is Awesome, both run by the same person. Or you might be familiar with the pages, but not the person. I say that because apparently many of those who like the page and follow its posts had no idea of the identity of Elise Andrew, an English blogger by way of Canada. Which, in and of itself is no bad thing. Though Andrew has done interviews before and mentions her gender in the page’s About, IFLS and SiA are both written in a general style without out much personal interjection from her, and certainly everybody has a right to release only so much info as they want to on the internet.
What’s notable, or perhaps depressingly mundane, about the reaction to a recent post in which Andrew plugged her Twitter feed, the avatar of which is a picture of her face, is the number of people who A) were excited to share their shock that a science blog was run by a woman or B) figured this was license to share their opinion on her relative attractiveness.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:00 pm, March 9th, 2013
When do you go from banning/blocking someone on your websites to having a judge do it for you? Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan had that decided in court this week after receiving threats online.READ MORE