Posted on Dec 03, 2015

Banter HQ Update: Safari Problems Now Fixed!

Posted in Culture

Banter readers, we’ve been swamped with emails about the site crashing Safari. We’ve now gotten to the root of the problem (after a considerable amount of time) and have fixed the problem. The site should load fine on all devices now. Thanks for your patience! Ben Ben CohenBen Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial...

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

I Don’t Find Your Millions of Pageviews Impressive

Posted in Media

It happens once every few months. A business or media reporter writes a breathless profile of some previously unknown web native who has “cracked the viral code.” We’ve been treated for years to the adage that you can’t engineer viral, but this social scientist, through the clever use of headlines and listsicles and blatant Reddit theft, has finally reverse-engineered the process that delivers millions of pageviews to a single...