the way we think
The rise of Wikipedia, the decline of student writing
The worst effect of Wikipedia is its consequences for student writing.
Is online popularity really worth anything?
You'd think the Internet would be all about social capital—networking, connections, influence and interactions. Does it actually mean anything online?
Does online hate silence us?
Bullying expert Rosalind Wiseman gets online hate mail as part of her job. She reminds us that vicious online attacks go beyond the victim—they spread to the victim's defenders, too.
Is the era of the rare book over?
With the onslaught of e-books, what will the "rare book" even look like 50 years from now? 200? Will it exist?
Is Google bringing us too close to art?
The Google Art Project is changing the way we look at masterpieces—and introducing a whole new set of problems.