Wonkier Worldwide Web

The Internets are terrible.


Which ones have you owned?

Should We Feel Obligated To Always Leave A Tip?

Is tipping a social obligation or an incentive/punishment related to quality of service?

Crowdsourcing: Patriotism vs Nationalism vs Loyalty vs ?

Looking to OTB readers for insights into an argument with which I’m struggling.

OTB Site Suggestions

We’re looking for reader input on site functionality and features.

Supreme Court Accepts Fourth Amendment Case Involving Location Tracking Of Your Smartphone

Yesterday, the Supreme Court accepted a case that will determine whether the Fourth Amendment allows law enforcement to obtain location data without a search warrant.

From the Fools and Money Stack: Kickstarting… Potato Salad?!

Kickstarting a dream of potato salad to the tune of $40k+

Is It Okay To Lie In Order To Get Amazon Discounts?

If Amazon gives discounts to people with children, is it acceptable to falsely claim you have a child in order to get a discount?

Why is Apple So Incompetent?

Why is Apple unable to meet the demand for its products?

Did SCOTUS Just Legalize Gay Marriage in All 50 States?

Absent DOMA, the Full Faith and Credit Clause would seem to make gay marriage legal across the land.

Weekly Crowdsource: Your “Must Read” Experts Edition

This week’s Weekly Crowdsource is a search for new experts to follow.

OTB Reader Survey

We’re soliciting reader feedback on three related questions.

Newt Campaign Slogan Open Thread

Gingrich 2012: He will always love America. Unless it gets cancer.

WikiLeaks and Journalism’s Future

Has WikiLeaks changed journalism forever?

Fixing CNN

YouTube as Broadcast Network Minor Leagues

Mark Cuban argues that the television networks should do something about a situation where pay for content in order to sell advertising whereas online players like YouTube sell advertising for content others paid for.