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Alexandra Samuel

Alexandra Samuel

Alexandra Samuel is a technology writer, researcher and speaker. She is the author of Work Smarter with Social Media (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015), and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal. Alex holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and a B.A. from Oberlin College. You can find her on Twitter as @awsamuel and on her own site, alexandrasamuel.com.

Alushta, Russia - October 25, 2015: Woman holding in the hand iPhone6S Rose Gold in cafe. iPhone 6S Rose Gold was created and developed by the Apple inc.

A Robot By Any Other Name

What happens when our AI is part of the family? Our tech blogger on how naming and talking to our devices changes our relationship to technology itself.
Boy playing a video game.

Is Video Game Addiction a “Boy” Problem?

There are some girls who get really into video gaming, but it seems like it’s far more frequently an issue for little boys.
How to Prepare Kids to Resolve Online Conflict

Teachers Against Trolls: How to Prepare Kids for Online Conflict

We need to look beyond technology and consider social solutions to engage and disagree constructively online.
anxiety voter

How @realDonaldTrump Won the Anxiety Voter

Donald Trump’s evil genius lies in using the unique capacities of online communication to fuel and ignite anxiety, fueling authoritarian sentiments.
Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson

How to Find Hope in Dystopian Fiction

It’s crucial that we use dystopias to inspire social and technological innovation.
digital migration

The Digital Voyage: What to Pack

For technologies that were supposed to make our lives easier, our phones, computers and networks sure cause a ...