The Tragic Story of u/YAYVIDEOGAMES, a Reddit Mystery Solved

Reddit is an online community featuring user-created forums, called subreddits. It’s no exaggeration to say that whatever your interests may be, there are subreddits that cater to them. And with nearly 1.5 billion registered users and 52 million daily users, Reddit is essentially the internet’s all-inclusive safe haven. Of course, with so many differing personalities […]

The Story of Alex from Tennessee, the 4channer Who Went Missing

In April of 2013, an anonymous 4chan user would post coordinates to a so-called prize. He instructed seekers to “park nearby and walk to this point for the secret,” saying, “It’s under plastic at this point.” The vagueness of this description, coupled with the mere fact that the coordinates were posted on 4chan (aka the […]

The Story of Kaycee Nicole Swenson, the Original Catfish

In the current year, the possibility of being catfished is among the most well-known risks of interacting with strangers online. (For those unaware, “catfishing” refers to the creation of a fictional online persona, usually for the purpose of financial gain.) In the early days of the internet, however, people were more susceptible to deceit, as […]

5 of the Strangest YouTube Controversies

Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has become a worldwide phenomenon. The site’s revolutionary concept of hosting user-uploaded content has given a voice to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. Of course, with almost no limits as to who may post to YouTube, there have existed some truly controversial channels over the course […]