Digital Age


The Excellent Adventures of Digital Nomads Jason Batansky and Jeremy Albelda

It was supposed to be the anti-spring break. Not a last-gasp bender before adulthood, but a moment to pause and prepare. That’s how, two months […]


How Did Wawa Become One of the Top Spots for Missed Connections?

Looking for a summer love? Don’t bother with dimly-lit bars serving $6 Coors Lights. Skip the club scene and the electronic beats. Even your corner coffee shop with […]


65 Years Ago Today, Philadelphia Helped Birth the Commercial Computing Revolution

Today is the anniversary of a major development in computing history — and it happened right here in Philadelphia. On this date in 1951, the […]


Warning: Don’t Use This Website to Renew a Pennsylvania Driver’s License

Last week, a very bright and tech-savvy colleague of mine had to renew his Pennsylvania driver’s license. So what did he do? Like most of […]


Signs of the Apocalypse: The Peeple App Launches

I’m approaching that age where it’s time to decide if I want to bring children into this world. Most days, the answer is yes. I […]


Comcast Creates VP for Privacy

Just as the tech world is embroiled in a debate over the privacy customers can expect from its products, Comcast has created a new position […]

Donald Trump, Chris Christie

10 of the Best Chris Christie “Silent Scream” Memes

Have you seen this picture of Chris Christie at a Super Tuesday news conference with Donald Trump? Take a good look at Christie’s face. It’s […]


Doctor Says Viral Facebook Post About Hit-and-Run Accident Ruined His Life

Where would we be without Facebook? You’d have to remember your dad’s birthday on your own. You’d have to actually watch the Grammys if you […]


10 Very Philly Missed Connections We Want to See Happen

Finding love is hard. Finding love in Philly is harder. Finding love in Philly on the Internet? There has to be a better way. With […]


Voorhees Police “Arrest” PuppyMonkeyBaby

Depending on your point of view, PuppyMonkeyBaby — the Mountain Dew mascot introduced during Super Bowl 50 commercials on Sunday — is either fall-down hilarious […]


WATCH: Northeast High Girl Turns Video of Her Beating Into Anti-Bullying Crusade

Mia DeJesus says she was beaten unconscious in a Northeast High School bathroom last week — and to make things worse, her attackers posted video […]


Kenyatta Johnson’s Email Was Hacked — and Used for Phishing Scam

No, Kenyatta Johnson does not need your money. No, he is not stranded in the Philippines. And yes, an old email account of his was […]


More of Our Favorite Social Media From the Snow-Filled Streets of Philadelphia

The blizzard may be over, but there’s plenty of snow left behind. Philadelphians have, of course, been documenting the transition from the end of the […]


Will Inky, WHYY Compete for Grant Money?

Is this town big enough for two large-scale, grant-funded reporting enterprises? We’re about to find out. Tuesday’s announcement that the Philadelphia Media Network — owner […]


What They’re Saying About the Inky’s New Non-Profit Ownership

As expected, the news industry is taking notice of Gerry Lenfest’s decision to transfer ownership of Philly’s major newspapers — the Inquirer and Daily News, […]