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That Horrifying Hostage Video Was Just A Twisted Misunderstanding

That Horrifying Hostage Video Was Just A Twisted Misunderstanding

Yesterday, we wrote about a YouTube video called “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” It had recently gone viral, and a theory emerged that it may have been connected to the 2009 disappearance of Kayla Berg, a Wisconsin teenager. Police announced that they were investigating the video on…

What A Radioactive Town Looks Like Five Years After The Humans Left

What A Radioactive Town Looks Like Five Years After The Humans Left

Image Cache: Since March 2011, a 50km radius around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi reactor has been a designated exclusion zone, unsafe to travel. Over 100,000 evacuees left in a hurry and left behind a snapshot of what life looked like in the moments just before they fled. A brave soul…

The Future Of GIFs Is Killing What Makes Them So Great

The Future Of GIFs Is Killing What Makes Them So Great

Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might…