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The one analogy you need to understand #GamerGate

Let's go on a journey to the center of the issue.

On Oct 10, 2014 by L. Rhodes

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What is the next big tech platform?

Gradually a kind of geometry emerges from the motions of the herds we form.

On Apr 7, 2014 by L. Rhodes

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Virtual reality is poised to be a technological triumph—and a commercial flop

Virtual reality is overcoming the technological hurdles to make it to the market. But can it meet audience expectations?

On Mar 10, 2014 by L. Rhodes

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Why you should be concerned about Russia’s Facebook

When it comes to our digital identities, instability is the rule rather than the exception.

On Feb 20, 2014 by L. Rhodes

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The trouble with marketing niche products to average consumers

Products designed to make technology more accessible are becoming socially disruptive in their own right.

On Jan 31, 2014 by L. Rhodes

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Candy Crush is everything that is wrong with trademark law

Fixing trademark law could prevent legal battles like the Banner Saga saga from happening in the first place.

On Jan 24, 2014 by L. Rhodes

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Open Source and the Big Data dilemma

Consumers are forced to choose between proprietary systems that limit their ownership and Open Source alternatives that exploit their data.

On Jan 20, 2014 by L. Rhodes

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Is Twitter eroding critics’ credibility?

The contradictions are confounding when you stop to think about them. By my count, there are at least three.

On Jan 8, 2014 by L. Rhodes

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The real problem with the fall of Rap Genius

The real issue is that Google is the only game in town. 

On Dec 28, 2013 by L. Rhodes

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Can Reddit’s new moderator cap fix the site’s power struggle?

Introducing a moderator cap has had the result of making the site even more palatable to new visitors.

On Dec 27, 2013 by L. Rhodes

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The inevitable fall of the Reddit moderator

Reddit's new Terms of Service agreement canonizes the site's moderators between a rock and a hard place. 

On Dec 13, 2013 by L. Rhodes

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The paradox of Amazon’s tech futurism

Why are we so willing to entertain one vision of the future when we’re clearly being sold another. 

On Dec 9, 2013 by L. Rhodes

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The dwindling potential of digital democracy

We need to build platforms that better match political action to the structure of governance.

On Dec 4, 2013 by L. Rhodes

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Battlebots: How Reddit and Twitter’s fake accounts stack up

More and more, the bot-makers ought to turn their attention to what can be done with the clockwork of Twitter itself. 

On Nov 25, 2013 by L. Rhodes

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Was Facebook’s $3 billion Snapchat bid a Hail Mary?

Following Mark Zuckerberg's own example, Snapchat rebuffed Facebook's blockbuster bid, and in so doing, may have indirectly spooked the market.

On Nov 18, 2013 by L. Rhodes