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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Gawker Reintroduces Pending Comment System on Jezebel To Address Onslaught of Harrassment

    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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  10. 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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