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ThanksZack, the Subway Shooting, and the Internet’s New Hero

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. For many New Yorkers, the last week has been intense and crushing. Early Tuesday morning, as many in the city were commuting to work, someone opened fire on a subway train, injuring […]

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Jorts the cat: Everything you need to know about the internet’s new favourite cat

This isn’t Jorts, but it is a very pretty orange kitty. Teresa Kennett Just a week ago, the internet was a divided place full of political bickering malaise. It still is, but at least we can all agree on how captivating the story of Jorts (pronounced with a “j” as in “jeans”) the cat is. Here’s […]

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What the Internet’s Preppiest Influencers Are Selling

On October 3, Sarah Patrick went apple-picking. The weather, she said, was just starting to feel like fall in her quaint Rhode Island town, all crispy foliage and cable-knit wool. Joined by her husband Kiel and their toddler Harry, Patrick plucked baskets of Honeycrisps wearing a uniform entirely New England in measure: Barbour jacket, starched […]

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Viral TikTok iPhone hack is unlocking the internet’s eavesdropping dreams

There’s a new iPhone hack going viral on Tiktok that has users dreaming up ways they could use their phones to eavesdrop on conversations they’re not invited to.  A video from Agents of Shield Actor Elizabeth Henstridge has Tiktok users questioning the morality behind a little-known iPhone feature called ‘Live Listen.’ This is a mode […]

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The Loneliest Whale Tries to Find the Internet’s Favorite Whale

You’ve heard their story. You first learned of it from a clickbait article, or a podcast episode, or maybe a chain email. Somewhere out in the Pacific is a whale singing songs which none of their kind can hear. Their calls are pitched at 52 Hz, notably higher than the songs of other whales of […]

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Bones or no bones? The internet’s mood is now determined by Noodle the pug

Groundhog’s Day, horoscopes and tarot cards can all take a backseat to Noodle the pug. The senior pup has captivated TikTok with “no bones,” a game his owner Jonathan Graziano plays and records nearly every morning to see if Noodle will stand up or simply flop back over onto his doggie bed. When Noodle flops […]

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