ComPost: Internet


Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 03/12/2014

In defense of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ even minus host Tom Bergeron

Even in host Bergeron’s wake.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:11 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFV, funny videos, Internet, youtube

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Thanks, Netflix! Goodbye, Net Neutrality! It’s been real.

Volcano-level scared.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:31 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, net neutrality, netflix

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The Most Offensive Article on the Internet and Why You Need To Stop Sharing It And Trying To Get It Taken Down

Traffic is oxygen.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, ughhhhhhhh

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 10/21/2013

The Obamacare Web site works so well, you should call this hotline!

Just call this number!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:49 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, obamacare

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Horse_ebooks, Prancercise and the problem with ironic entertainment

The new idiot village.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  horse_ebooks, Internet, prancercise, Twitter, youtube

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Pax Dickinson and How Not To Be, online or anywhere else

And where you work.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:08 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ack, Internet, Social Media, Twitter

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/11/2013

So long, Weiner

Our national vaguely creepy dream is over.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, weiner

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Bill Nye the Science Guy on ‘Dancing with the Stars!’

Among things the Internet compels us to love.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill nye, Internet, the internet commands

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Amy's Baking Company vs. The Entire Internet

A restaurant so far gone that even Gordon Ramsay's shouting cannot save it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Internet Fail

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Why we need trivia — censorship and the Wikipedia blackout

We need help.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wikipedia, the Internet

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Beyond the Wikipedia blackout, don’t drop the SOPA

Wikipedia is right to draw attention to this one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SOPA, the Internet

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Stop SOPA

Either way, it needs to stop.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:37 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, oy

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Bank of America’s debit card fees — a new wave of Change.org?

Don’t get too hopped up on online petitioning just yet.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, the Internet

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011

CrazyKhazei, fake Paul Krugman, and stupid Net tricks

“I will post it online and no one will find out!” and other famous last words

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, the Internet, Scott Brown, oy

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Did the Most Offensive Viral Ad Ever give Janice Hahn the election?

Know your audience

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Janice Hahn, the Internet

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Give the Onion its Pulitzer! Satire is dead.

Do we live in a golden age of satire or the exact opposite?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, Onion, satire

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Roger Ebert, Ryan Dunn and the subtle art of shutting up

Presented with commentary.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, argh

Posted at 09:07 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Icann’s new domain suffix stampede

Dot.anything?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:07 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, icann

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 06/13/2011

A gay girl in Damascus and other online unicorns

Two truths and a lie? Or just three lies?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:16 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the Internet, Amina Arraf, oops

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Casey Anthony, the Internet, pitchforks and torches

The mob has relocated.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:54 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, online comments, Casey Anthony

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Take off the broadband cap, AT&T— I can’t take it!

Life without copious online video

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  instant gratification, broadband, Internet

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 04/20/2011

iPhone and iPad track users’ movement. Do we care?

I’m fine with that!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:10 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  privacy, Internet

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011

More time spent consuming media? Of course — the Internet is better now

I don’t want that hour back!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the Internet, kids these days, phones

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/11/2011

The biggest lie ever told: LOL. Time for Honest Acronyms

Time for Honesty in Acronyms

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the Internet, kids these days, crusades

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Antisocial search: Why I’m -1 on Google +1

Bring back antisocial search!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Only on the Internet

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Scott Adams and men’s rights: equal pay

Hear me out on this one.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oy, ladies, the Internet

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Stop it, Oxford English Dictionary. OMG? LOL? Heart? No!

You’re not fourteen.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:50 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kids these days, words, the Internet, argh, apocalypse

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Is streaming a felony? And what’s this about wiretapping?

Is streaming a felony? And what about wiretaps?

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, kids these days, Congress