Why we’re killing our comments section
And why we hope to one day bring it back.
On Jul 27, 2015 by Austin Powell, Nicholas White
Net neutrality is good for the Internet, bad for Internet journalism
Right now, the barrier to entry online is too low.
On Sep 10, 2014 by Nicholas White
The cost of absolute free speech? Less speech
On the Internet, bigots and trolls may feel absolutely free to spew hatred. But what about the people they attack?
On Aug 29, 2014 by Nicholas White
The truth about hacking is in the eye of the beholder
Are hackers criminals or folk heroes? Your answer likely says a lot about you.
On Aug 15, 2014 by Nicholas White
GoPro, drones, and smartphones: The modern surveillance society
Yet it is far harder to get away from a camera than even Orwell imagined.
On Jun 13, 2014 by Nicholas White
Elliot Rodger’s case reveals the dirty underbelly of online communities
Isla Vista may have been the first Internet massacre.
On May 30, 2014 by Nicholas White
Our online personas are being pushed to extremes
Online, just as we’ve created an identity and shared it, it seems there’s always someone else who’s upped the ante.
On May 16, 2014 by Nicholas White
How selfies changed how and what we share
We are watching the selfie jump the shark in real time.
On Apr 24, 2014 by Nicholas White
James Franco, Shia Labeouf, and the flood of Internet fame
The Internet has made fame accessible, but is anyone better off for it?
On Apr 10, 2014 by Nicholas White
Will virtual reality be more of a sideshow than an attraction?
For someone who is happy to live a large portion of his life on the Internet, I have to say our VR future leaves me a little cold.
On Mar 27, 2014 by Nicholas White
Saying goodbye to the viral video
Is there still room on the Internet for the Numa Numa guy?
On Mar 14, 2014 by Nicholas White
Can GYFs elevate emoticons to high art?
Nothing can beat the speed and simplicity of the emoticon.
On Feb 27, 2014 by Nicholas White
Why you won’t miss your online privacy
Living our lives out in the open may force society to face up to things it is too easy to ignore.
On Feb 20, 2014 by Nicholas White
Silk Road and the gentrification of cybercrime
Crime, today, is less about busting kneecaps and more about phishing scams and email viruses.
On Feb 6, 2014 by Nicholas White