From Internet crowd-sleuthing to a media shitshow, these are the top stories from across Gawker Media.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, people on the internet have taken to groundlessly speculating on the identity of the attacker or attackers based on photos and videos from the scene, a process known as "procrastinating at work," or "crowdsourcing." What they have uncovered is that the attacker is possibly one of a dozen or so people in the vicinity of the bombing wearing a black backpack.
Today, authorities investigating the marathon bombing identified a suspect. If you followed along in the press, you'd know that he was a "dark-skinned" "white male" who had either been arrested, taken into custody or neither, and who may not exist at all. Deadspin covered the unfolding shitshow.
Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite our good intentions, these statements teach children to stop trusting their internal guidance system, to become deceptive, to do as little as possible, and to give up when things get hard.
It's been a long wait, but the very first videos shot with Google Glass out in the wild are finally starting to pop up on the Internet. Some of them almost live up to the crazy spectacle of the first Google demos, but most don't. At least not yet. Here are the first ones out so far.