I don't care what anybody says: there has never been a better time to be alive and able to see than right now. Why? Because the Internet is in full flourish, a cornucopia of humor, idealism, vainglory, vigor, and variety—and it's all funded by scads of well-aimed corporate cash. From Gawker to Upworthy, from Salon to The Atlantic, from Rigormetrics to BuzzFeed, the movers and shakers of tomorrow are sharing scads of mesmerizing content, day after day, hour after hour.
The glory of the new journalism can all be yours for nothing—wi-fi is everywhere, free and totally safe—and lately, I've been soaking up as much of it as my addled brain can absorb. Below, I've shared links to some of my favorite listicles, testimonials, soapbox rants, and other treasures that have been underappreciated by the world at large. Feel the magic.
Valleywag, August 18th, 2013
The Huffington Post, April 30, 2011
Upworthy, January 24th, 2013
Hint: she didn't call the police.
xoJane, December 14th, 2012
BuzzFeed, January 10, 2014
So cute that you'll blow all your major deadlines, but the boss won't have the heart to fire you.
Idolator, September 3rd, 2012
Vice, February 13th, 2014
What's a Harvard-educated, Tea Party-card carrying, Sports Illustrator stringer to do? Finding common cause in the least likely of places.
BuzzFeed, March 8th, 2012
Successful terrorism demands careful, judicious planning—not enlisting your jittery co-conspirators to immortalize your bungled getaway on their iPhones.
Upworthy, December 25th, 2013
What have you done for the trusting children of total strangers lately?
xoJane, November 20th, 2013