The first YouTube video was published 13 years ago today, but the voyeuristic feeling associated with watching someone broadcast their life feels timeless. The video, labeled a clip from what we can assume is YouTube’s first vlog, is 18 seconds. It stars YouTube co-founder … [Read more...] about YouTube created a FOMO viewing culture over the past 13 years
It took Chrissy Teigen about 20 minutes to muse about playing Neopets before announcing she was going to dive back into the game. Teigen is one of Twitter’s favorite personalities, and her unhindered enthusiasm for the most random things is part of the reason she’s … [Read more...] about Chrissy Teigen’s wistful return to Neopets is reminiscent of something we all do
The Museum of Moving Image is a personal favorite for many at Polygon. The New York space is dedicated to the past, present, and future of film, television and digital media. On April 27th, MoMI is opening an exhibit on video genres in the time of YouTube — and when MoMI … [Read more...] about The Museum of Moving Image is launching an exhibit on internet video — featuring Polygon!
Drew Scanlon’s face is synonymous with the never ending sense of bewildering disbelief that rules the internet, and now it’s award winning. The Shorty Awards named Scanlon’s face as the Best GIF of 2017 as “Blinking White Man” last night during the … [Read more...] about Drew Scanlon’s face just won the award for Best GIF of 2017
Nicki Minaj dropped two new tracks today, including the relevant-to-this-website “Chun-Li” — the other is titled “Barbie Tingz” — which you can listen to on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes and elsewhere. In it, Minaj name-checks Street Fighter’s … [Read more...] about Nicki Minaj’s ‘Chun-Li’ isn’t really about Chun-Li