The Kernel




Simon Owens

Science in the age of Reddit
Here's why academic journals are teaming up with the site.
Twitter Birds Your Twitter hashtag is probably useless
For a platform that limits you to 140 characters, why waste the space?
Wikileaks, Sony Sony executives ordered edits to Wikipedia pages
The finding reveals just how easy it is to tip the scales on Wikipedia.
reddit snoo peeking under blindfold Should Reddit’s powerful mods be reined in?
Reddit thrives on the whims of unpaid moderators. Is it time to reel them in?
How Twitter has stripped pop culture of its context and nuance
No form of culture, no matter how self-explanatory, will escape unscathed.
Crowdfunding isn't about money. It's a publicity machine
Who would pass up on the opportunity to convert beta users into outspoken evangelists?