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. May, June and July were busy months for us.
These are some of our favorite feature stories from the first year that The Verge was alive. Enjoy.
Jesse Hicks interviews the man who changed all of our lives for the better.
The CEO of Ford and Josh sit down for a little chat.
On the MIT campus in Cambridge, internet types gather together to talk about the internet.
Joseph Flatley uncovers the truth behind "internet marketers" and the people they scam.
Paul Miller checks out a stadium full of people who are suspicious of the internet.
Touchscreens, zoomable maps, page swiping, and more, all integrated into one Eames-chair-equipped media room
What did we think television would look like in the past?
Jesse Hicks interviews the bureau chief of Forbes London.
The long, inside history of a mobile company.
In the desert and in Washington DC, a war still rages to find the one place in America that no one cares about
How real is this stuff?
The long, storied history of one of the world's most popular games.
Literally everything you need to know.
One of the biggest boiler rooms in America has ties that could lead all the way to the White House
Playing a video game... over and over and over.
How we've tried to become more than human.
Pittsburgh is an unlikely place for the world's largest furry convention... or is it?
At Drexel University, 3D printers are being put to good use.
The internet can and will be regulated, but will its users be represented?
A meeting of the minds.
What happens to your digital legacy when you cease to be?
How many dimensions does it take to get to the center of a pop icon?
Bargains / Imprisoning me / All that I see / Absolute savings