The week of January 17, 2016
Punk rock had CBGB, grunge had Seattle, and the alternative comedy scene had ASpecialThing.com—an online hub frequented by your favorite comics.
Men and women who wear Victorian-era corsets to permanently alter their waistlines can be judged and ridiculed, but online they’ve created safe and supportive spaces.
In this subreddit, terrible users stand trial.
4chan gets a bad rap, but there are parts of the site worth revisiting.
In 1998, David Bowie launched BowieWorld, a confounding 3D chat client, and it’s still used by some fans today.
In the 8-bit world of Habbo Hotel, I learned how to be an less-awkward teenager, and how to be a friend to people I’d never actually met.