Sherry Turkle presented her new book Together Alone last week at Yale. Her favorite line of the book was this: Even though we’ve grown up with the internet, doesn’t mean the internet is grown up. This is by no means a new thought, but it links two important thoughts: that the internet is here, but only [...]
This fantastic photo and video montage called Women of the Libyan revolution shows the important presence of women in the revolution of a country where “women’s position in society is inferior to that of men.” The role of women in times of crisis has been well documented since World War I, so perhaps there is nothing [...]
Seelye’s recent article on Governance 2.0 described what seemed to me as something out of Minority Report or some other cool sci-fi movie. Making all government information accessible online seems like a worthwhile goal, while the rapprochement between citizens and government workers through new media tools seems groundbreaking, but true. Even the top American government worker, [...]
A recent article on commenting reminded me of the many dangers of trolls. Jordan already wrote about the flame wars that were created during the State of the Union address, but here I wish to expand a bit more on that and focus on the real victims of trolling.
An internet troll is someone who posts inflammatory [...]