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What We Might Not Want to Know About the Current and Future Web

Andrea Stroppa | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Andrea Stroppa

If we want to know why the use of social networks is becoming more and more impulsive, we need to read what the most renowned sociologists have written on the subject. One of the key reasons is "the hyper-connected being."

Greenpeace to Launch Global Digital Innovation Lab; Hires Michael Silberman, Online Pioneer, To Lead Initiative

Philip Radford | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Michael Silberman, the brain behind the "Meetup" grassroots organizing strategy used by Howard Dean's presidential campaign, and co-founder of digital...

Who's Been Looking Over my Shoulder? -- The FTC Seeks to Update Online Privacy Protections

Susan Landau | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

Did you ever stop to think what your browsing reveals about you? You check out nearby pizza places, and your browser lets the search engine know your...

Online Social Media: Taming the Beast for the Classroom Part I

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

I sent my first email message sometime before the class of 2014 was born (in the early to mid 1990's), so it should be no surprise that this form of communication could be seen as quaint.

Facebook Alternatives: 9 Other Social Networks You Could Join

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook's new, more permissive privacy policy has triggered a backlash among users, who are frustrated by how much and how widely their personal info...