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Behind The Scenes Of Bloomberg Businessweek's Epic Explanation Of Code | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology

Fifty-one years after Marshall McLuhan first wrote "The Medium is the Message," Paul Ford's 38,000-word magnum opus on programming embodies that visio...

Why You Should Date Online and Treat It Like a Job

Malcolm Collins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Malcolm Collins

You could just wait, hoping that your daily activities will serendipitously introduce you to someone. This approach appears to be effective only in that it is the one method that everyone utilizes.

The Abridged Series: An Emergence of a New Genre

Malcolm Collins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment
Malcolm Collins

The abridged series genre encapsulates the epitome of online art given its heavily derivative nature. Should you be curious about the future of entertainment, you would therefore have much to gain from exploring this genre. To be sure, you will be amused.

Why Stereotypes May Be Helpful to Online Culture

Malcolm Collins | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Malcolm Collins

It is likely that Internet-user stereotypes emerged as a defense mechanism. If someone disagrees with an individual's opinion online, it is much easier to dismiss this person by tying his or her identity to the "neckbeard" straw man, utilizing a personal attack as an easy out.

Cowbird: A New Cultural Force on the Internet

Patricia Martin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Technology
Patricia Martin

Since 2008, I've been keeping an eye on Jonathan Harris. He's a renaissance man for a new century: artist, computer scientist, visionary. He caught m...

Like-onomics: Do You Exist If You're Not on Facebook?

Gerit Quealy | Posted 08.29.2011 | Technology
Gerit Quealy

Imagine if Facebook crashed. How would we Like anything? How would we know what we Liked, or what was Likeable, or who we Liked, or who Liked us... and didn't Like us.

Why I Don't Blog. (Yes, I Recognize the Irony of Posting This on a Blog.)

Shawn Bayern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shawn Bayern

People are trapped in a reinforcing cycle of constant news about nothing, constant competitiveness about nothing important. That's why I don't blog, or in fact read any blogs.