Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Will Hagle
The Kernel was founded by successful British journalist and entrepreneur Milo Yiannopoulous. The online magazine focuses on start-up companies and technology news taking place throughout Europe. The site, which was recently acquired by The Daily Dot Media, offers a variety of news relating to all things Internet culture. The articles range from in-depth profiles about broad Internet phenomena — such as one entitled “The Rise And Fall of Bitcoin Mining” — to more specific online tips — such as an article entitled “Hacking Uber For A Free Limo Ride In London.” The site frames itself after traditional print magazines, but also knowingly updates those features for the online space.
The Kernel has several different sections that are unique compared to the typical online magazine. The Reports section offers general tech news, the Comment section offers opinions and analysis on a variety of topics, while the Reviews section covers movies, TV shows and other items of pop culture. There’s also an “Ask Daphne” section, in which users can submit questions to potentially be answered by the resident question-answerer, and a Horoscopes section in which writer Petra Papadopolous offers predictions as to what’s going to happen in technology and social media in the following weeks. Most of the content on The Kernel is presented in a tongue-in-cheek manner, such as the “Unfollow Friday” section, in which the site suggests people to unfollow on Twitter. If you’re a regular user of the Internet (and who isn’t these days?), you’ll probably enjoy the sense of humor in The Kernel’s articles, and it’s worth reading both for information and entertainment.