A chance meeting on a minibus in Costa Rica inspired a young American to start crowdfunding online for healthcare for people all over the world. So what happens when Silicon Valley meets some of the world’s poorest countries? Andrew Hankinson went to Haiti to find out.
We're so close to a promised future of actually useful digital assistants. But is this the future we want?
The sheer cost of treating gender dysphoria has led to many embracing crowdfunding. But even the great promise of the internet has its limits.
If robots are to become as commonplace as sci-fi wants us to believe, we’re going to need confront some deep-seated issues with our relationship to automation.
This year, our annual retrospective is about you. It's about the things you read and watched and shared. This is a celebration of you going to this humble website and clicking on the links.
When the laws that govern women fail to protect their health, Women on Web is one of the few places on the internet where those in need can find help.
Between guided mindfulness and text-based therapy, the world of mental health apps ranges from benevolently innocuous to a big, unregulated question mark.
Sandy, like many parents, is concerned about how much time her 18-month-old spends in front of screens. Weighing up the available evidence, Olivia Solon explains that she might be worrying too much.
Civic leaders want to fix East New York. Do they know what they’re up against?
A mob's pet is said to be in hiding. Could the bird be a witness in court?
Where’s George, one of the break-out successes of the nascent web, is being slowly left behind by the rest of the Internet.
How one teen's Facebook event revealed an existential crisis within one of the Internet's most popular online games.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world. But its creator, Isabel Briggs Meyers, remains shrouded in mystery. A library at the University Florida holds the truth, but no outsider has ever been granted access.
She may not wield badass dueling pistols like Lara, or rule over the Mushroom Kingdom like Peach, but this detective has made the transition from pages to pixels, and gathered a formidable online fandom in the process.
Like most things, dating an Invisible Girlfriend started out as a joke. Until it wasn't.
How Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's iron grip on the media powers an absurd, thriving rumor economy.
On October 25th, while dancing at a wedding, my phone lit up with texts and calls from friends, letting me know I'd been doxxed by Gamergate. Since that initial posting, I've received death threats in the mail and over the phone, had my credit card and several online accounts compromised and, of course, the phone calls.
Amy Dunne of "Gone Girl," Lisbeth Salander of "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Cersei Lannister of "Game of Thrones." If there's one thing these cold, calculating ladies can teach us, it's that we're captivated by the female sociopath.
With a community of creators uncomfortable with the value of virality, an audience content to watch grainy dashcam videos, and platforms that discourage sharing, is a hit-machine for audio possible? And is it something anyone even wants?
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