The internet really hates ‘gatekeeping,’ social media’s new go-to insult. The truth is you’re probably a gatekeeper, too.

The latest buzzy online response to disagreements is to accuse people of being “gatekeepers.” It feeds into a broader social-media trend of democratizing information, spearheaded by Gen-Z. Being a gatekeeper is just about the worst thing you can be accused of online. Every few years, the internet cycles through a new buzzy clap-back phrase that’s … Read more

‘Jeopardy’ contestant confuses Public Enemy and Funky Bunch

What is not even close? “Jeopardy!” contestant Halley Ryherd faced the wrath of Twitter Wednesday night when she mixed up popular throwback hip-hop groups. During the “Chuck D, Times 3” category of gameplay — which included prompts about 19th-century naturalist Charles Darwin and author Charles Dickens, as well as rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy … Read more

How Fans Created the Voice of the Internet

When the Internet-culture reporter Kaitlyn Tiffany first encountered One Direction, the British-Irish boy band, she was home for the summer after her freshman year at college. She was sad and sick of herself; she’d struggled to fit into her school’s hard-partying social scene. “Most Saturday nights,” she writes, “I would put on something ugly, drink … Read more

How Fans Created the Voice of the Internet

When the Internet-culture reporter Kaitlyn Tiffany first encountered One Direction, the British-Irish boy band, she was home for the summer after her freshman year at college. She was sad and sick of herself; she’d struggled to fit into her school’s hard-partying social scene. “Most Saturday nights,” she writes, “I would put on something ugly, drink … Read more

Comedian Nick Nemeroff’s family announces his death: ‘RIP Nick. We love you’

Canadian comedian Nick Nemeroff has passed away at the age of 32, his family announced on social media Monday. Nemeroff had begun to make it big in his native Canada, getting nominated for the country’s equivalent of a Grammy, while making appearances on shows like Conan in the US. A statement on Nemeroff’s Instagram and … Read more

Singtel’s 5G to power Singapore MotoCross Beach Race livestream

Singaporean telecommunications company Singtel will power the first fully livestreamed outdoor event of Singapore MotoCross Beach Race over its 5G network from Sentosa this weekend. As part of the 5G@Sentosa programSingtel partnered with IMDA and SGMX, to fully stream the event on 5G. Singtel claims the event will mark the first time in Singapore that … Read more

NYC clinic offering monkeypox vaccine to gay and bi men forced to close due to overwhelming demand

New York City officials have come under fire for a botched rollout of moneypox vaccines for at-risk gay and bisexual men just two days before Pride — amid fears festivities for the annual event will trigger a surge in cases. Thirty cases of the rash-causing virus have already been detected in the Big Apple, with … Read more

Naomi Osaka new media company with LeBron James mocked over ‘vulgar’ name

She didn’t ace this one. Four-time Grand Slam tennis champ Naomi Osaka is being hit with backlash over the unintentionally — or cluelessly, depending on whom you ask — offensive name of her new media companyHana Kuma. The sporting superstar, who was born in Japan, told the New York Times Tuesday that hana kuma means … Read more