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Why You Hate the Internet

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.15.2015 | Comedy
Sajeel Qureshi

Admit it. You love the Internet, but you hate what it does to you. Kind of like the other addictions we have in our lives -- Coffee, alcohol, Colombo reruns, etc. Unlike those things, the Internet has a way of sucking you in and keeping you hung upside down in its web.

How We Connect: Mobile Is Shifting The Internet Dynamic

Kathy Brown | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Kathy Brown

If the next billion are coming online as a result of mobile, then it is incumbent upon us to make sure that the technology does not limit them in any way.

I'm Tired of all the Noise on the Internet

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media
Liz Curtis Faria

I'm tired of all the noise on the internet. We spend a lot of time here. Why do we insist on making it so unpleasant so often? Why are so many people out looking for a fight? We can't all possibly have an opinion on EVERYTHING.

Too Common a Story -- The Homework Gap

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.

Judge Google: Why the EU Should Embrace Google's Role in the Right to Be Forgotten

Edward Lee | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Lee

This exchange between European and American perspectives is healthy. So is the heated public debate over the wisdom of the right that has ensued in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere

A Ray of Light Shines on Internet Rights

Kathy Brown | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Kathy Brown

The freedom enabled by the Internet to express one's own ideas, one's opinion of another's idea, to advocate or to disassociate with the collective views of other speakers, to associate locally and globally is unprecedented in history. This precious Internet freedom is, however, volatile around the world.

The Internet Exists To Offend You

Aussa Lorens | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
Aussa Lorens

There is nothing worse than having other people's success rubbed in your face. That chick who went viral and has a book deal? She's probably banging someone at Random House. At least while you loathe her for her success you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that your moral superiority is vast.

House Republcians Looking Into Why Blackmail and Bribes Failed to Secure Net Neutrality Vote

David Fagin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that his office will be launching an unprecedented probe into why bribes and kickbacks were not enough to secure a victory in the years-long, hotly contested, Net Neutrality issue.

How Many of These Security Mistakes Are you Making?

Jeff Fox | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

A lot of what passes for common sense about this subject is just plain wrong -- and often risky. Here's a list of some mistaken beliefs that can get you ripped off or hacked, or your computer infected with something nasty.

5 Lessons From A Woman Who 'Purged' Herself Of The Internet

Inc | Zoe Henry | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Want to become dramatically more productive in just one month? Try unfollowing everyone on the Internet. That's what San Francisco-based photograph...

Why 'Surveillance Is The Dominant Business Model On The Internet'

The European | Max Tholl | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

Andrew Keen, author of “The Internet is Not the Answer,” is known as the “Antichrist of Silicon Valley." He calls Google a monster, Uber a b...

10 Funny Jobs You Need to Fill

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Jobs. We all need them. Are you interested in creating jobs? I am too! Not in the traditional way, but in the literal one. Below are some jobs we need to create to make the world a better place at home and in the office.

Peter Diamandis: Technology Erases Borders

Singularity University | Peter Diamandis | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

Besides your passport, what really defines your nationality these days? Is it where you were live? Where you work? The language you speak? The curr...

Intelligent Design and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

EIT - Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. This is the CIA's swell euphemism for torture. It's also a portable concept that can be applied to other noxi...

Americans Believe The Internet Has Made Them Better Informed

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media

The majority of Americans believe access to the Internet has made them better informed and "improved their ability to learn new things," the Pew Resea...

Who Runs the Internet?

Maximilian Stern | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Maximilian Stern

Up to now, ICANN -- although a non-profit organization -- is acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce and therefore the U.S. government: the same government that authorized the NSA to spy on more or less everyone who is connected to the Internet. Consequently, countries such as China and Russia, but also Brazil, India, South Africa and many developing countries are demanding more say in the governance of the Internet and ICANN.

5 Ways The Internet Will Revolutionize Work And Play By 2025

Fast Company | Ben Schiller | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

For all the ways the Internet has changed how we live and work over the last 20 years, there are still plenty of areas it hasn't touched, and plenty m...

Shared Understanding: Bringing Together Many Voices Using Collaborative Tools and Processes

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

I fell in love with technology when I met my first computer and learned to program. But my husband has no cause for jealousy because my love of technology is instrumental.

Why Your College Campus Should Ban Yik Yak

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 12.03.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

If you think really, really hard, can anyone come up with a single conceivable way in which Yik Yak might do something so good that it outweighs the fear it's putting in members of these communities?

How Has Digitization Affected My Personal Life & Environment so Far?

Richard Charkin | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Richard Charkin

1. My wife ticks me off for answering emails during dinner; 2. I am at work for 18 out every 24 hours; 3. I love buying records in th...

WARNING: The Internet Might End in December

Peter Schwartz | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Peter Schwartz

The challenger countries will once again try, as they did last December in Dubai, to wrest control from the coalition of stakeholders that has been governing the Internet under a contract with the U.S. government. If they succeed it will be the end of the world as we know it. There will be no Internet. There will be many nets: ChinaNet, Euronet, maybe Deutsche Net and France net and Brazil Net and Russia Net. It will resemble the world before the Internet with many private networks and a constant challenge of interconnection.

The One Thing Every Woman Should Do To Save the Internet As We Know It

Jaclyn Friedman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Jaclyn Friedman

Without Net Neutrality, women's and girls' voices online will be threatened. Already, major media's structural inequality continually leaves women and girls out.

Me-e-ow! What Hello Kitty-Gate Tells Us About Ourselves

Jesse Damiani | Posted 11.01.2014 | Media
Jesse Damiani

On August 26, the world was let in on what would appear to be one of the biggest bombshells in cartoon history: Hello Kitty, née Kitty White, was pronounced not-cat. At 40 years young, this positioned her as the oldest third-grader in human history.

90's Internet Nostalgia: "Who's on the Phone, I Can't Log on"

Kristian Ramos | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Kristian Ramos

Continuing to rely on the same old wired telephone regulations to govern a world where consumers communicate in different forms, and over various platforms and services, no longer makes sense.

Cloud Galleries: The Rise of the Virtual Art Establishment

Rachel Mason | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

There is an explosion of creative activity on the ground (or in the cloud) and it is in these places that artists have an abundance of power and these digital endeavors are playing out in many conversations in art publications and institutions.