In the case of envy, social media works in three closely related ways: by increasing proximity, by eliminating encapsulation and by rejecting concealment.
The ritual of public shaming is nothing new. But today's brand of mass humiliation is more public, more widespread, more scarring, and potentially more dangerous.
A money belt with a zipper became an instant success among WWI U.S. sailors, whose uniforms did not have pockets. Almost all initial zipper sales were for the money belts.
There's no shortage of online dating sites and apps. But there’s one common problem with these services: they’re all looking at the wrong data. Dating apps should take a hint from Netflix's algorithm.
Word processing software has not only changed the way we write; it's changed the way we read. It pays to think about what we want from our writing tools.
Is Facebook bad for your mental health? Researchers have been studying the profound impact social bonds can have on health since the 1970s.
What would have been considered a dystopian level of surveillance a mere twenty years ago has now become the norm. Why don't internet users care?
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Emotion can be difficult to parse online. Why not adopt a common protocol that lets our fellow internet citizens know our emotional state?
Traffic congestion has been a problem in the United States ever since the 1930s, and since that time, scientists have been studying on the problem.