Too Long Don't Read is a novella about tech culture.

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What Does TL;DR mean & how is it used? (English Language & Usage Stack Exchange)

Internet Slang Series on TL;DR (Know Your Meme)

TL;DR (Wikipedia) 

"Too long; didn't read (abbreviated tl;dr and tldr, bastardized Teal Deer) is a shorthand notation  indicating a passage appeared to be too long to invest the time to digest. Long used on the Internet, it has birthed the wikilink TL;DR to indicate a cited passage is being protested...The tl;dr label is sometimes used constructively by an author to introduce a short summation of a longer piece."

Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year Is an Emoji (The Verge)

Oxford Dictionaries Explains Emoji Word of 2015 Choice (Oxford Dictionaries Blog) 

"That’s right – 😂 was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015."

First All-Emoji Art Show Announced (Fast Company 10.31.13) 

"After the Internet apocalypse, will we only communicate in Buzzfeedesque GIFs, abbrevs, and emoji, forgetting how to speak and write?"

Hahaha vs Hehehe (The New Yorker)  

"The terms of e-laughter—“ha ha,” “ho ho,” “hee hee,” “heh”—are implicitly understood by just about everybody. But, in recent years, there’s been an increasingly popular newcomer: “hehe.” Not surprisingly, it’s being foisted upon us by youth. What does it mean?"

An AI Wrote A Novel & Passed First Round of Judging For A Literary Award (Digital Trends):

"While many people in the world are worrying that robots will take over human jobs once artificial intelligence (AI) is fully developed, it’s a safe bet that no one put “author” at the top of the robot job list. Yet, now that a Japanese AI program has co-authored a short-form novel that passed the first round of screening for a national literary prize, it seems that no occupation is safe."

Brilliant Internet Portmanteaus & Other New Words On The Web (Bored Panda & Urban Dictionary) 

"When languages evolve, it's important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you may not like all of them, some of them are really clever combos that seem like they might actually be useful!"

The Doge Is Pleased: Inclusion of Internet Meme, Doge, In Dictionary (BuzzFeed Books)

“An Internet fad or meme typified by an image of a dog of the Shiba Inu breed accompanied by very short phrases that humorously represent the dog’s imagined thoughts and use the wrong modifiers or shortened word forms."

Watch Google's Robot [Doge] Run Like Hell (Time Magazine)

Terrifyingly Convenient Artificial Intelligence: Your Friend Siri (Slate)

Get Ready for Robots To Become Part Of The Family (The Washington Post)

"Full disclosure: Jeff Bezos [of Amazon] owns The Washington Post."

World War III Is Trending & Everyone Is Just Tweeting Jokes (BuzzFeed)

Teens Can't Tell the Difference Between Google Ads & Search Results (The Verge) 

"[O]ne in five 12- to 15-year-olds (19 percent) believed that if a search engine listed particular information then it must be true, while just under half of children (46 percent) could say for sure that Google itself was funded by ads."

Google's New Smart Reply Sounds Great!!!! (The New Yorker) 

"Smart Reply uses what is known as an artificial neural network—a kind of mathematical model—to tease out the patterns and probabilities that underlie e-mail communications ... {T]hey can gradually sort sentences into “thought vectors,” or coördinates in linguistic space. In other words, by plotting similarities in context, word frequency, and sentence structure, the neural network can teach itself to recognize and group together the endless variety of ways that humans have developed to say much the same thing: “How does this afternoon look for a call?” “Can we talk later today?” 

What Is SEO? 

"Search Engine Optimization is the process of improving the visibility of a website on organic (natural or un-paid) search engine result pages (SERPs), by incorporating search engine friendly elements into a website [such as] relevant keywords for algorithms."