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Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Down with comments! Popular Science makes the right call

Popular Science is right.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comments

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 12:57 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Facebook overshares: whose fault

Facebook will let me share my address? How dare they!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, oops, online comments

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Facebook oversharing vs. privacy -- addresses and phone numbers?

Earlier this week, everyone became terrified. Facebook is going to be sharing our user information, addresses and phone numbers with external Web sites? No, Facebook hastened to reassure us. "People will always be in control of what Facebook information...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri | Tags:  Facebook, online comments, oops, privacy

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/10/2011

Giffords shooter Jared Lee Loughner's YouTube message to the world

This weekend, the New York Times focused on the idea of the digital afterlife -- what becomes of our Online Presence when we shuffle off our mortal coils? But in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting, another question emerges:...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  America, YouTube, online comments, scary

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/04/2011

Why the Craigslist Killer matters

Last night, a bewildering number of people tweeted about and tuned in to Lifetime's Craigslist Killer movie, which tells the story of murderous med school student Philip Markoff and Megan McAllister, his unsuspecting fiancee. Why was this story so gripping?...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet | Tags:  online comments, scary, technology

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/05/2010

Woman drives 200 miles to kill internet commenter?

When I saw the headline "Woman Drives 200 Miles to Kill Internet Commenter," my first thought was: "Dang, they stole the title of my memoir." The woman in question, Breana Greathouse, drove from Kansas City, Mo., to Ottumwa, Iowa...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet | Tags:  online comments