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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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