Top 100+ io9 Stories from Our First 5 Years

Over the past five years at io9, we've explored a lot of strange frontiers, and asked a lot of ridiculous questions. Some of our strangest discoveries have been the ones that hung around, as if we adopted a baby alien and it grew up eating out of our hands. » 1/28/13 5:30pm 1/28/13 5:30pm

What I've Learned From 5 Years of Arguing on the Internet

I can still remember my first internet argument. It was on Usenet, when I was 14 or 15, and it was over some finer point of Doctor Who lore, like how exactly the Chameleon Circuit was supposed to work. I posted an impassioned rant, and then watched in amazement as people started sending their responses. From Amsterdam, … » 1/23/13 12:39pm 1/23/13 12:39pm

What Is An io9? And Where Did It Come From?

This month marks io9's golden fifth anniversary. On January 2, 2008, we launched this site with three full-time staff, a handful of freelancers, and a burning vision of what tomorrow would bring. Now, five years later, we're looking back at what we've accomplished — and hurtling forward on our continuing mission to… » 1/21/13 2:47pm 1/21/13 2:47pm