The Digiday Vitriol-o-Meter: What outrages you?

Welcome to the first installment of a new weekly feature we’re calling the Digiday Vitriol-o-Meter. The idea is simple: a look back at the week’s top media and marketing stories through the lens of how much outrage (warranted or not) they generated. Here’s how to read it: The Y-axis charts the level of outrage in the Internet zeitgeist generated by a given event — from “meh” ( ...Read the full article

  • The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It - 7 readers, 1343 Tweets - The Web—that thin veneer of human-readable design on top of the machine babble that constitutes the Internet—is dying. And the way it’s dying has farther-reaching implications than almost anything else in technology today.

  • Ashton Kutcher races to Uber's defense, then backs off - 3 readers, 38 Tweets - Ashton Kutcher rode to Uber’s defense — and just as quickly hit reverse — after an executive of the car service suggested hiring a team to smear the company’s critics. The “Two and a Half Men” acto...

  • Backlash over Adam Levine's 'Sexiest Man Alive’ title - 1 readers - Adam Levine has garnered the coveted title of People magazine's 2013 "Sexiest Man Alive." But for some, the news came as a bit of a shock and roused suggestions that other men are more fitting for the honor.

  • People's Sexiest Man Alive Is Hot If You Like Giant Boring Blond Men - 12 readers, 113 Tweets - Attention people who like sexy men: People has crowned an Australian actor the Sexiest Man Alive. No, it's not Hugh Jackman. It's uhh, you know, that guy from Thor (who's seen Thor?). Your Sexiest Man Alive is a tall blond dad named Chris Hemsworth.

  • Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015? Vote Now! - 10 readers, 6037 Tweets - Editor's Note: TIME apologizes for the execution of this poll; the word 'feminist' should not have been included in a list of words to ban.…

  • These Startup Dudes Want to Make Women's Private Parts Smell Like Ripe Fruit - 12 readers, 442 Tweets - The creators of 'personalized probiotics' think everyone should be able to biohack their own odors.

  • Dave & Buster's Just Posted a Tweet It's Going to Regret for a Long Time - 8 readers, 1046 Tweets - And your massive brand Twitter fail of the day goes to … Dave & Buster's! To advertise its Taco Tuesday, the restaurant chain made a joke that pretty clearly went over the line, prompting incredulity from its Twitter followers. "I hate tacos, said no Juan ever," the tweet read.

  • Kanye West, Kim Kardashian to buy private island: Report - 11 Tweets - Rapper Kanye West and his wife, reality television star, Kim Kardashian are reportedly looking into buying an Australian island for their daughter, North West.

  • Wolff: Behind the scenes at Uber/BuzzFeed fracas - 9 readers, 1965 Tweets - Uber is at the forefront of a vast reordering of ground transportation and how we use cars. It is also in the middle of many publicity storms. This is partly due to the stuck-pig resistance of an entrenched

  • Michael Wolff Accuses Journalist of Committing Journalism - 2 readers, 42 Tweets - USA Today media columnist and lazy gadfly Michael Wolff has finally weighed in on BuzzFeed’s report about an Uber executive’s inflammatory comments at a private dinner attended by dozens of journalists. Wolff is quite unpleased with the minor role he played in embarrassing the $18 billion car-sharing company.