Disgruntled YouTube Cats March on Google Headquarters

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Not since 2011’s Occupy Wall Street movement has America seen such a major mass protest. That’s changed, however, as a mass of felines from across the country has assembled at Google’s California headquarters. Google has made millions from cute cat videos, which make up 97% of YouTube content, yet the cats claim that they haven’t seen any royalties despite their continuous work. They’re calling themselves a Mob of Extraordinary Online Workers, or MEOW, and they stand en masse in front of Google’s glamorous headquarters with signs proclaiming “Stop The Catsploitation” and “Grumpy Cat Is Judging You.” The group of frustrated…

As Tetrominoes Fall: How Inner Politics Have Torn Apart a Beloved Video Game

On any other Thursday evening the Starbucks on North Yale Avenue in Claremont, California, would be teeming with a healthy mixture of lattes, frappuccinos, and other corporate coffee concoctions. But tonight, it’s plain black coffee all around, slugged from a communal 96 ounce coffee travel mug. This is one of those nights when no one wants to be here. “I joined the union to go toe-to-toe with management, not my own brothers,” quips Joe Carsdale, a stocky union type in his mid 50s, as he collapses into a brown, faux-leather easy chair normally occupied by students from the neighboring Claremont…

Survivors Speak: What to Do When Your Facebook Profile Is Stalking You

There is no escaping the numerous disturbing reports swirling in these recent months that Facebook, one of the world’s leading social networking sites that connects us to one another, tracks its users web relentlessly even after they are logged out. But out of the many countless victims, one Brooklyn woman’s experience was so psychologically horrific and traumatic that she is seeking a restraining order to protect herself from her own Facebook profile. Shyanne Jessup was your average Facebook user: she logged in from her home computer when she woke up to see what messages she might have missed during the…