Annie is a news writer at Input interested in internet subcultures, memes, and Wikipedia. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Believer, Vice, and more.
She has accumulated more than a million cumulative followers on social media as @depthsofwikipedia, where she shares weird, wild, and wonderful screenshots from Wikipedia such as sexually active popes and anti-Barney humor. She has hosted Wikipedia editing workshops and Wikipedia-themed comedy shows across the country. Earlier this year, she was profiled in the New Yorker and New York Times. Annie holds a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. She loves biking, distance running, and her cat.
A ragtag community is keeping this aughts Wikipedia gadget alive
“The grid is down, massive rolling blackouts, tornadoes, but I must know about the history of the horseshoe sandwich!”
This Tumblr girl got the internet obsessed with medieval art
Weird medieval guys — they’re just like us!
They forged enduring friendships from massive, same-name group chats
A 2500-member "Council of Bens," a Web 1.0 hangout for people named "Tahnee," and other exclusive online spaces for people with the same name.
Who the hell updated Queen Elizabeth II’s Wikipedia page so quickly?
Mere seconds after the news of her passing broke, User:Sydwhunte, whose edits are mostly on sports pages, had already changed "is" to "was."
Interns thought they could count on return offers. Then Meta dropped them.
“ATTENTION @meta interns. Now that we got fired by Facebook does anyone wanna come together to create a startup?? Serious inquiries only.”
How the internet turned dadcore staple, ‘fish fear me,’ into viral fashion
Once a fixture of fishing dads, the wry motto has become a favorite among young people.
For farmer Dave Brandt, being a meme is honest work
Dave’s iconic image is all over the internet, but he’s been too busy pioneering sustainable agriculture techniques to notice.
The utterly delightful site dedicated to classifying plastic bread tags
The Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group sounds super-official, but it’s just one very obsessed guy.
Internet-famous erotica writer pens new book about sentient lesbian em-dash
The cult favorite punctuation mark finds love.
Coffee geniuses use lasers to make cold brew in three minutes
The method was outlined in a paper published in Nature and cuts what would otherwise be a 12- to 24-hour process down to just three minutes.
The internet is losing its mind over the U.S.A. Mullet Championship kids
Get your votes in by Friday!
A long-running Wikipedia hoax and the problem of circular reporting
Wikipedia’s citogenesis incidents range from quirky to concerning
Now Spotify wants to sell you concert tickets
Just like TikTok, Spotify is getting more involved in live events.
Google’s voice recognition browser tool helps kids learn to read
Read Along offers digital storybooks for kids to recite and gives feedback on their pronunciation.
Meta stands by its occasionally racist chatbot
A representative said that some of its responses were “painful to see” but that the project is “important for building truly robust conversational A.I.”
People’s Twitter feeds are being overrun with gimmick accounts right now
Twitter feeds are awash in content that people didn’t ask for. The response has not been positive.
Judges crib notes from Wikipedia before making legal decisions, study finds
Hey, of course they do: it's accessible and usually right. But perhaps we should have a body of knowledge that's just as accessible but more authoritative.
Are you ready to drink a Velveeta martini?
The gimmicky consumable is available in limited release.
People are really still hacking Neopets in 2022
Roughly 69 million accounts were compromised. Your Neopet will probably be fine, but your passwords and information might be at risk.
U.S. government is still buying ‘huge volumes’ of smartphone location data
Taxpayer dollars are funding purchases of smartphone user data from questionable brokers.