One rule of thumb is that trolls pretend to be sincerely interested in a topic at hand -- that's how they rope you in -- but their real motive is to push your neural buttons and elicit some sort of reaction.
At the beginning of a new year, I always enjoy looking ahead to the changes I expect to see in my business life. This year may see some dramatic shifts in the world of business computing, but ... The biggest change has happened already.
What I hope for is that, even in times when we disagree with one another so deeply on issues of the Christian faith, we can do so always knowing, believing and living the challenge that it is to be the Body of Christ. This is my prayer and I'm sticking to it.
Some might know Don Tapscott as a management guru, a much sought after speaker at global forums and the author of bestselling books. I know him as a talented musician, an all-around creative thinker, and great friend.
Wikipedia will not resolve an international dispute. Nevertheless, the site is increasingly becoming a forum that challenges subjective, traditional, and institutionalized information -- in the case of the Falklands Islands, history.
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Michael Har...
Last year Americans spent 200 billion hours of their time watching TV. To put this into perspective, the entire database on Wikipedia is estimated to have taken just 100 million hours to complete.
The Deletionist Wars on Wikipedia make visible the underlying culture wars that impact so many parts of our lives, our laws, our media and the way we think. Technology can't fix us. We have to fix ourselves.
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination I'm sitting in Moscow trying to figure out how to get to the Novoslobodkaya metro station to meet a frien...
Ivan Illich's 1971 book, Deschooling Society, is a classic in the canon of "alternative" educational theory, and the source of one of my favorite quips on education.
I'm at the age where no one wants to have a birthday party, but does anyway, because were still supposed to party. The age where you ask someone how they're doing and hope they say not that great.
These "Web Wars" threaten to rage on for some considerable time yet -- particularly when Congress tries to reintroduce SOPA by the back door on a Friday evening when no one is looking.
While we contemplate the gargantuan battle of the content vs. technology worlds, we must not forget an equally serious, actually even more serious example of online piracy.
Decisions made by Wikipedia editors are not law. But when it comes to determining what is 'normal' online -- and how much taboo we're willing to stomach on our Internet -- a Wikipedia referendum can count for just as much.
Call this new institution, the corporate power brokers of Silicon Valley and other digital meccas across the country, the Fifth Estate. Pulling the plug on SOPA was the occasion for their political coming out.
Wikipedia went dark for a day and illuminated the world on how to influence boldly in the 21st century. The site's massive one-day protest of the Sto...