Facebook’s privacy and ad preferences settings are a privacy placebo: they trick us into feeling a little better, but they don’t treat the underlying disease.
We have to become smarter news and advertising consumers, and learn to resist the unceasing stream of slanted messages that come our way.
Since Donald Trump was elected, national news stories dominate our attention and our social media feeds—at the expense of local news.
While America’s parents have been wringing their hands over online safety, kids have steadily taken to social media, smartphones, and other digitally-enabled technologies to seek and promote their physical safety.
Would today’s online, social media-based friendships look familiar to the letter-writing friends of earlier centuries, when epistolary friendships were also common?
In the case of envy, social media works in three closely related ways: by increasing proximity, by eliminating encapsulation and by rejecting concealment.
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.
I recently lost my mind. Okay, I didn’t completely lose it—but…
Whatever the gift, it’s worth stopping to think about how much we really want to entangle our gift-giving with the digital realm.