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Janet Kornblum


Janet Kornblum was the Daily Dot's first features editor. She works as a journalist and licensed private investigator in the Bay Area, and she has contributed reporting and photography to USA Today and CNET.

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A cry for help in the digital night

How do you deal with a suicde threat made in an anonymous forum?

On Oct 24, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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When voice recognition software backfires

Please excuse the voice-o's.

On Oct 18, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Getting up on our soapboxes about the government shutdown

Are we all listening to a different America in echo chambers of our own making?

On Oct 1, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Grappling with the last of the non-Facebook generation

You’ve heard of them, right? You know, the people who don’t Facebook.

On Sep 27, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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When childhood bullies return on Facebook

There are some memories worth leaving behind on Facebook. 

On Sep 23, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Get with the bro-gram, ladies

Are bro-culture and startup culture now one and the same?

On Sep 11, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Getting outed by Facebook

Laura and Eileen wanted to have a quiet, private wedding. One Facebook update changed that. 

On Sep 4, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Reunited, and it feels so good

How it feels to return to social media after a leave of absence. 

On Aug 22, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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This is how the cookies crumble

It's happened, and we essentially shrugged our collective shoulders. We just don't expect privacy online anymore. 

On Jul 18, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Getting lost in Facebook’s memory lane vortex

How much time do you spend getting lost in sentimental searches this way?

On Jul 10, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Like me! Like me! Like me! Please

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On Jul 4, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Celebrating marriage victories with a few thousand friends

If you couldn't be on the steps of the Supreme Court, celebrating online was a pretty damn good second. 

On Jun 26, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Surgical tweeting: Medicine’s surprising cutting edge

Is livetweeting during surgery a distraction—or advancing medical science?

On Jun 19, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Why aren’t people outraged over privacy violations?

What will it take to turn the tide of natural apathy?

On Jun 13, 2013 by Janet Kornblum

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Breaking all the rules

The Internet is a lawless place. Or overrun with strict social codes. Which is it?

On Jun 5, 2013 by Janet Kornblum