New Statesman
So what’s the deal with this Gizoogle shizzle?
By Aisha Gani - 07 March 14:10

I learnt that coffee can be translated as “fruity ass malt liquor”, for one thing.

Arianna Huffington heads to court over allegations that she stole the idea for the HuffPo
By Alex Hern - 15 February 14:47

Huffington Post: "there is no merit to these allegations"

Mark Kermode: The next generation of film critics will come from the internet
By Bim Adewunmi - 14 February 15:13

We sent Bim to Cuddle her Favourite Critic.

Leader: Time’s up for Assange
By New Statesman - 07 February 9:25

He should leave the Ecuadorean embassy without delay.

What it's like to be a victim of Don't Start Me Off's internet hate mob
By Cath Elliott - 27 January 11:42

DSMO, the website that abused Mary Beard, did far more than host threads dedicated to obscenity and offence. Its users took delight in bullying and harrassing their victims.

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Misogyny, intimidation, silencing – the realities of online bullying
By Jane Fae - 22 January 8:08

The aggregated effect of floods of negative comments online can be enough to put opinionated women off appearing in public.

New Statesman
'Bucket List' blogger Alice Pyne dies aged 17
By Catriona Harvey-Jenner - 14 January 15:02

The courageous teen passes away after a battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Dys4ia, the game.
Game Theory: talking videogames at the New York Times
By Helen Lewis - 31 December 12:44

Games as ballet, a playwright on the medium, and (sorry) me talking about ladies, again.

New Statesman
Birdwatchers are angry about the fake "eagle v baby" video
By Alex Hern - 19 December 15:22

"Damaging mythology re: raptors"

Instagram's ToS
Instagram backs down, won't use photos in adverts
By Alex Hern - 19 December 8:53

Despite legal language used, "we do not have plans for this" says Kevin Systrom.

Literally unbelievable video of golden eagle snatching baby is literally unbelievable
By Alex Hern - 19 December 7:19

Via basically everyone, this video is unbelievable. A golden eagle tries – and fails, thank god – to fly away with somebody's baby:

Invasion of the cyber hustlers
By Steven Poole - 06 December 6:31

From Jeff Jarvis to Clay Shirky, a class of gurus are intent on "disrupting" old-fashioned practices like asking us to pay for valuable content. Meanwhile, web giants like Google and Apple jealously guard their profitable secrets.

New Statesman
Filing from the warzone - the dangers of conflict reporting
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 03 December 16:51

Conflict reporting has always been the most dangerous branch of journalism - but in the changing political landscape of recent years, has it become even more so?

New Statesman
One reason why there's so few women in games. And another. And another…
By Alex Hern - 27 November 15:56

The video games industry is not the friendliest of places for women.

The mob during a revolutionary uprising against the Habsburg Austrian Empire
Social media in perspective
By David Allen Green - 22 November 12:30

Why there are grounds for optimism.

A man holds a poster with a picture of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Laurie Penny: Facebook and Google know that we value conformity more than privacy
By Laurie Penny - 22 November 6:41

Julian Assange's new book "Cypherpunks" has failed to understand something fundamental about the internet.

Sally Bercow's former twitter page.
Sally Bercow aptly demonstrates that media laws are designed for a different century
By Alex Hern - 20 November 13:44

"Don't break this law which we can't tell you."

Sally Bercow
Sally Bercow departs from Twitter after second gaffe
By Caroline Crampton - 20 November 10:05

The Speaker's wife appears to have deleted her account.

Poppy wreaths are laid at the Cenotaph during Remembrance Sunday in Whitehall.
Police arrest man for posting image of burning poppy on Facebook
By George Eaton - 12 November 9:28

Kent police say the man was detained on suspicion of "malicious telecommunications".

The greatest stories ever played
By Phil Hartup - 23 October 9:01

Can video games combine strong narratives with actual play? Phil Hartup examines the contenders.

By Alex Hern - 18 October 11:51


New Statesman
China’s Paid Trolls: Meet the 50-Cent Party
By Ai Weiwei - 17 October 12:46

The Chinese government hires people to distort or deflect conversations on the web. Ai Weiwei persuades an “online commentator” to tell all.

New Statesman
What it's like to be Drudged
By Adam Taylor - 16 October 14:23

Adam Taylor got a month's readers in a day thanks to a link from the Drudge Report. But, he wonders, is the Conservative icon's power waning?

Tumblring the presidential debates
By Alex Hern - 03 October 16:00

A gifessay.

Grant Shapps is... Michael Green
By New Statesman - 21 September 21:14

Photo emerges of new Tory chairman wearing a "Michael Green" name badge at a Las Vegas conference.

New trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
By New Statesman - 19 September 18:37

What's in store? A headbutting dwarf, Martin Freeman and a waterfall, and plenty of Gandalf.

New Statesman
New Statesman shortlisted for Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards
By Caroline Crampton - 12 September 14:44

NS nominated for best online comment site as well as nods for writers Will Self, Rowenna Davis and Laurie Penny.

Leon Knight, ex-footballer and noted misogynist, suspended from Twitter
By Helen Lewis - 06 September 12:51

His "Slag Alert Pictures" stunt backfired.