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  1. What We Should Have Learned From Jurassic Park

    The Internet is Jurassic Park IRL.

    The Internet community is the Jurassic Park of our society. Both manmade inventions which began as really cool theories executed with enthusiasm and precision, and they were complete disasters from the start.

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  2. Aziz Ansari Responds to Complaints That He’s a Mansplainer, Says There’s “Much Worse Shit Going On”

    Ready for those MRA Roombas.

    In a recent interview with Cosmo, Aziz Ansari addressed the backlash he's received since discussing feminism on The Late Show, specifically the accusations that he oversimplified and "mansplained" the issue.

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  3. Salvation Army Uses “The Dress” for Domestic Violence PSA

    Mixed feelings.

    Only a week after the Internet was torn asunder by the world's most frustrating article of clothing, the South African branch of the Salvation Army has already released an anti-domestic violence PSA featuring a woman wearing the dress and the message "Why is it so hard to see black and blue? The only illusion is if you think it was her choice. One in 6 women are victims of abuse. Stop abuse against women."

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  4. Dressvergent, A YA Dystopian Novel Born From the Internet’s Obsession With Colors

    Starring Strong Female Protagonist™ Catalina Midnight.

    No one knows how the world was in the Before Times—the Leaders made sure to erase all the historical documents they could when they first rose to power—but what we do know is that our Society first truly began with the advent of the Picture.

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  5. Wifi Enabled Sheep, Reindeer Could Bring Internet Access to Rural Areas

    Real talk: I didn't realize that this picture was sad until I'd already embedded it, I'm so sorry.

    Get with the times Wallace. With that many sheep around you could be reading about Gromit's life sentence on a tablet. Much less palatable to hungry (and sad) sheep.

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  6. “Think Before You Comment” Is Our New Favorite Song

    The internet should have to listen to this every morning.

    Here at The Mary Sue, we're blessed with one of the best readerships and comment sections on teh intarwebs. Just about anywhere else, though, people are not quite so lucky, and comment sections can turn into a revolting, nauseating look at the worst of the human psyche. We would like to introduce those people to "Think Before You Comment."

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  7. BREAKING: President Obama Reveals Plan to Get U.S. Cities Faster, Affordable Internet

    The White House has just posted a video from President Barack Obama in advance of his State of the Union address in which he says he's going to get to work on getting everyone better internet. If there was ever a better time for "THANKS, OBAMA!" I haven't seen it.

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  8. Fargo’s Allison Tolman: “60% of People Become Assholes as Soon as They Get Behind a Keyboard”

    And how seeing women on TV with different shapes and colors helps us all.

    We'd have to concur.

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  9. UK Man Jailed For Tweeting Rape Threats In Response To Jane Austen Banknote Campaign

    Badly done, asshole. Badly done, indeed.

    Trigger warning for threats and harassment. When Peter Nunn launched what the prosecution called an online "campaign of hatred" last July to protest Jane Austen's image being placed on the £10 note, the 33-year-old seemed to feel he was immune from punishment.

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  10. Yahoo Is Shutting Down the Original YAHOO Because No One Cares and Everything Dies

    "Everything that has a beginning has an end." -Google (I think)

    Cue all the requisite "I feel so old!"

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  11. Today the Internet Bands Together to Institute Fake “Slow Lanes” and Fight for Net Neutrality

    Damn the man. Save the Internet.

    When you head to your favorite websites today, you may notice some annoying popup graphics. Before you roll your eyes and click the little X, take a moment to note that these are not ads—they're pleas to help save the Internet from the death of net neutrality, and you can help.

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  12. No, You’re Crying Over Gisele Bündchen’s Under Armour Ad Campaign

    It's insPITational. (Phew, had to get that out of my system. )

    I am a total sucker for Under Armour's recent ads. The company has recently emphasized the power of women not typically considered "athletes" (their last commercial showed underdog ballerina Misty Copeland sticking it to her critics), and now Gisele Bündchen has literally entered the ring in a video which shows her kickboxing underneath projections of actual comments made about her online.

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  13. Gene Luen Yang’s Epic Speech on Dwayne McDuffie, Black Panther, and Diversity in Comics

    Required reading.

    "Apologize if necessary, resolve to do better, and move on."

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  14. Zelda Williams Returns To Social Media While YouTube’s PewDiePie Turns Off Comments Forever

    If you think you're seeing more stories about people being jerks or otherwise getting up to criminal mischief online, you'd be right. But it's not because it's happening more often, it's because more people are taking a stand against it.

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  15. Time Travel to the Internet of Your Youth With 6 Classic Websites That Somehow Still Exist

    The Lost Internet: Something has survived.

    Friends, the Internet is forever. Lest everyone forget that one, simple tenet we live our digital lives by, we've compiled a list for you of some of the best vintage websites that you can actually still browse. Sure, you can find lots of old nostalgic sites on the web archive, but these relics actually still exist in the wild.

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  16. Steven Moffat Discusses the Good and the Bad of Online Fandom on the Doctor Who World Tour

    *shakes fist*

    Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat would much rather talk about the awesome things Whovians do than the negativity of online fandom.

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  17. Gawker Reintroduces Pending Comment System on Jezebel To Address Onslaught of Harassment

    Last week, Jezebel published a lengthy open letter about their recent battles with anonymous trolls who were empowered by the site's Kinja comment system to leave upsetting images of violent pornography on posts, and parent company Gawker Media's refusal to take the matter seriously. Today, the site announced that their pleas have finally been addressed.

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  18. Is Dealing With Vicious Internet Trolls ‘Just Part of the Job’ For Women In Online Media?

    For all the times I've complained about the terrible internet comments I have to deal with on a daily basis, there's always one person who says "Just don't read the comments." To which I reply: "IT'S MY JOB!" But is it? A new piece on Jezebel highlights the serious issue of online harassment for those specifically working in online media, and Gawker's unwillingness to do anything about it.

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  19. Woman Discovers Husband, Father of Her Unborn Child, Is A Disgusting Internet Troll

    I need to go take a scalding hot shower now.

    OOF. Awful. And any and all words connoting soul-crushing despair. In a post on Reddit, a woman who goes by the handle whatanasssss recounts how she found out her husband of six years is a "really fucking nasty" troll who preys on people on Reddit and Tumblr. And that's just the start. Warning for some foul (troll-like) language below.

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  20. Feminism, Knockers, & Jesus Feature in This YouTube Reacts to Marvel’s Woman Who Would Be Thor

    "strong women bullshit"

    Real comments posted on the internet, dramatized by people who didn't write them. Some strong language included.

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