Lauren O'Neil

Lauren O'Neil covers internet culture, digital trends and the social media beat for CBC News. You can get in touch with her on Twitter at @laurenonizzle.

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Brendan Dassey, superstar: Inside the 'Making a Murderer' subject's online fandom

From quiet teen to murder suspect to convicted criminal to TV star — Brendan Dassey is now the subject of several intense online fandoms, too.
Analysis

Deleting your Instagram account won't solve the internet's hate problem

Catching even just a tiny fraction of the hate hurled around online each day can hurt, especially if you feel powerless. Here's how to fight back.
Analysis

Why Gawker matters: Bankruptcy auction could make or break the 'voice of a generation'

The auction of Gawker Media is expected to attract some heavy hitters, but will it save the company — or kill its snarky spirit?

Donald Trump's Reddit AMA was heavily moderated, totally boring

Donald Trump officially participated in his first ever Reddit AMA on Wednesday evening as promised, and, despite some considerable attempts to make things rowdy, it was anything but.

British Council employee attacks Prince George's 'white privilege' on Facebook

A 52-year-old British Council employee is in hot water this week for allegedly slamming the eldest son of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, for his "cheeky grin" and "white privilege" on Facebook.

Donald Trump to host a Reddit AMA during the Democratic convention

The Republican presidential candidate is set to host his first ever Ask Me Anything session on Reddit this Wednesday, which is either very dumb or very smart.

Awkward dance breaks make the Republican National Convention worth watching

Don't let big names like Scott Baio and that guy from Duck Dynasty fool you – the real stars of this year's Republican National Convention won't be getting up on stage to speak.

How to catch 'em all in Canada: Pokemon Go tips from a 'seasoned' pro

So you wanna be the very best, eh? Like no one ever was? Good luck, my fellow Canucks — you'll need it.

911 'pocket dial' problem causes dispatchers to hang up on dying man

The death of a Virginia man whose 911 call was dismissed has sparked an investigation into how dispatchers have been handling the recent influx of "butt dials."

The Pokemon Go phenomenon, explained by a millennial

Pokemon Go is more than a viral sensation: it's an ice-breaker, an inadvertent exercise app, and a dream come true for nostalgic Nintendo fans.

Number of U.S. blacks killed by police hard to pin down with no official figures

The actual number of black Americans killed by police is proving hard to pin down without official U.S. statistics.

Marvel fuels internet clash by making Iron Man a 15-year-old black girl

Tony Stark will soon be replaced in Marvel's Iron Man comics by a teen genius named Riri Williams. 'Uh oh,' says everybody on Twitter.

Google Doodle has scientists jumping for joy as Juno reaches Jupiter

Google salutes NASA with animated Doodle that shows scientists cheering as the Juno probe enters Jupiter's orbit.

Christian Mingle must let LGBT singles use dating site after losing court battle

God-loving gay singles have won the right to mingle on the world's most popular Christian dating site following the settlement of an anti-discrimination lawsuit.

Tiger shark sonogram shows 20 babies baring their teeth

Researchers can now study pregnant tiger sharks in their natural habitat without cutting them open and killing their babies, thanks to ultrasound technology.