Using the internet is only worthwhile if you can show off the perverse and wonderful things you've found on it. So, now that we're always online and always in touch, we're constantly sharing links. But what if you've seen it already? Lie.
It's become decorum to place your phone atop the restaurant table before (and while) you dine. But just because it's the status quo doesn't mean it's not annoying and gross. Use this brilliant test of will to punish pathetic talk-and-texters.
Everyone has an obnoxious instant messenger friend. If you don't, it's probably you. Our parents didn't come of age in the days of MSN and AOL, so it's unlikely that they were able to pass on the finer points of internet manners. Well, Mumma Gizmodo is here for you, baby. Now suckle from our teat of wisdom.
Riding the orgiastic iOS 5 debut, Foursquare's pushed out Radar. It is a gamechanger, quite literally: It upends the basic social contract of Foursquare and harbinges the near-future of location-based social networking. And it's going to be weird.
Siri will mean a lot of us are talking on our phones, to our phones; a nation of Kirks, barking into communicators. So unless we lay down some ground rules, things are going to get very annoying, very quickly.
The sole remaining reason to use a BlackBerry is BBM—and now, the iPhone's got its own version. It's better than texting, but it comes with some potentially terrifying social vortexes to navigate. Here's how to own iMessage, stress-free.