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Internet Culture

The Verge’s Internet Culture section is the home for daily coverage of how our online lives influence and are influenced by pop culture and the world around us. The ways in which we communicate, create, and live with each other have been radically altered by the internet’s powerful connective tissues, from the platforms we inhabit, like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram; to the policies, laws and guidelines that govern them (or don’t); to the subcultures, communities, and memes that bring us together there — for better or worse. Here you’ll find our coverage of life on the web, with an eye on what’s next.

NFTs, explained

I have questions about this emerging... um... art form? Platform?

Do we see others online as human?

Thanks to the Rickroll, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ hits 1 billion YouTube plays

How a teen punk led a movement for disabled people online

Rayssa Leal’s skateboarding went viral on Vine — she just won an Olympic medal

Today I learned about the band making a giant marble-based instrument

A 20-year-old Xbox Easter egg has been revealed, and there may still be more

New research shows how many important links on the web get lost to time

New Dark Patterns tip line lets you report evil tech company menus

The ‘Charlie bit my finger’ video is being auctioned as an NFT — then deleted ‘forever’

Go read this story about how TikTok and apps are making Starbucks orders obnoxious

Nextdoor will alert users if it thinks they’re about to post something racist

The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee is back, baby

Why I left

Ludwig ends his 31-day stream by breaking Ninja’s all-time sub record

It’s been more than a month, and Ludwig is tired

Nike and MSCHF settle Satan Shoe lawsuit, say any ‘confused’ buyers can get a refund

The best of Yahoo! Answers

Lil Nas X’s ‘Twerk Hero’ is a real game where you shake a virtual butt to Montero

Go read this feature on how India’s digital revolution started with missed calls

Yahoo Answers was the most earnest place on the internet

An extremely sincere, extremely harebrained epicenter of juvenile interests

Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th

The end of a long and storied internet era (of bad questions and even worse answers)

I do not Feel Good Inc about the Gorillaz NFTs

Nerf is hiring a chief TikTok officer, and my inner teen is drooling

This website that generates Beeple-esque NFTs is also an NFT and my brain is eating itself

Twitter may make tweeting more stressful with new emoji reactions

NFTs are in the toilet: Charmin is selling toilet paper-themed crypto art

This stream has:

The NFT News

Elon Musk produced a techno track about NFTs he’s selling as an NFT

Nyan Cat’s creator is running an event to sell memes like Bad Luck Brian and Keyboard Cat as NFTs

Of course John Legere bought an $888,888.88 NFT from Steve Aoki

The brands are at it again — Taco Bell is hopping on the NFT train is back from the dead — and now there are two