This month marks the one year anniversary of The Verge. In online publishing, you tend to spend most of your time moving forward, and we’re no different. For the entire month of November, however, we’ll be taking a look at some of our favorite work from the past year, to celebrate, just a bit. One of the areas we’re most proud of is in our long form features. We knew from the earliest planning days of The Verge that we wanted to invest the time, money, blood, sweat, and love that is required to publish longform content on the web. We’ve stretched ourselves to think differently about the kind of articles which can and should appear here, and we’ve worked hard to make sure that the photography, text, graphics, layout, and (of course) our videos all work together to bring you an experience that is truly unique on the web.
These are some of our favorite feature stories from the first year that The Verge was alive. Enjoy.
Note: Check out the first three months here!
RIM, once a giant in the smartphone game, finds itself falling behind and struggling for relevancy in a quickly evolving landscape. How did it happen?
Chris Ziegler hits net neutrality head-on at the world's largest mobile show.
Is there a proper way to blog, reblog, and beyond?
A social media stunt at a social media event turns sour.
Can someone fix Gmail's nagging annoyances? A tiny startup tries to do just that.
A novel idea: a drawing app for the iPad.
The New York Times writer discusses his craft with Jesse Hicks.
Video games as the next thing all the cool kids are — or should be — doing.
Chris and Dieter argue about a much loved and very popular photography application.
Ellis Hamburger's most popular feature to date: the quest for an iPad stylus.
The famous Japanese artist in a retrospective.
Paul Miller writes about his love for the drawing application, Paper.
The Instagram debate continues.
A photo essay of the Shuttle Enterprise as it returns home.
On the last day of April, Paul Miller made a controversial announcement: he left the internet, apparently for a year.