—Greg Kumparak, “Google Acquires Directr, An App For Shooting Short Films On Your Phone,” TechCrunch, August 6, 2014
—Alex Andreou, “Spikes keep the homeless away, pushing them further out of sight,” The Guardian, June 9, 2014
—Bonnie Bing, “Bonnie Bing: Forget laugh lines — now, there’s ‘tech neck’,” The Wichita Eagle, July 1, 2014
—Sophie Curtis, “Google boldly goes into space with Virgin Galactic,” The Telegraph, June 13, 2014
The announcement follows similar efforts by Google, Mozilla, Twitter, Facebook and Yahoo in what has effectively become a digital arms race with the National Security Agency as the companies react to what some have called the “Snowden Effect.”
—Nicole Perlroth, “Internet Firms Step Up Efforts to Stop Spying,” The New York Times, December 5, 2013
—Melanie Notkin, Otherhood, Seal Press, February 25, 2014
—Mark Frauenfelder, “10 facts about the SWATification of the US,” BoingBoing, August 14, 2014
—David Ranii, “Chapel Hill teen seeks fun and profit mining for bitcoins,” The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), July 12, 2014
—virtual mob n.
—Tim Harper, “Tom Flanagan clawing back from a virtual mobbing,” The Toronto Star, April 27, 2014
—Evgeny Morozov, “Facebook’s Gateway Drug,” The New York Times, August 2, 2014
—Bryan Evans, “Fishy Facebook Campaign Gets Users To Stop Scrolling,” Business 2 Community, August 6, 2014
If you wear any of these, then chances are you’re ‘normcore’, and that, peculiarly enough, makes you both a fashion icon de nos jours and probably not remotely interested in fashion.
Normcore has been called the internet meme of 2014.
—Catherine Ostler, “‘Normcore,‘ Where Being Off-Message Is On-Trend,” Newsweek, April 11, 2014