Well-meaning activists often encourage people to use social media to reach elected officials. This is a bad and ineffective idea.
People use social media in lots of different ways. If you don’t like the way someone you’re following uses it, there’s a very easy solution to your problem.
The tech industry needs to accept its ethical responsibility in light of growing government oppression.
Periodically, the ghost of real names policies rises again in discussions about online abuse. Such policies do not work, so why do people keep promoting them?
What if you build it and they don’t come? Not all technical innovations are needed, or even particularly welcome, so how can the tech industry learn to do the most good?
In an era of growing connectivity, why do so many workplaces still insist on demanding that people report for work in person?
Are psychologists and counselors keeping pace with online culture? Should they be?
Pokemon Go was a runaway success, but it also brought up some privacy problems. When the consumer becomes the product, this is perhaps the inevitable result.
The growth of social media in the United States has brought about a number of alarming phenomena, including the tendency for false information to propagate rapidly through networks like Facebook, but one huge issue is the rise in conspiracy theories. Some are kind of ridiculous, laughable, and harmless, but others are actively dangerous, and it’s […]
Silicon Valley is a rough place for women, people of colour, disabled people, and members of other marginalised groups. If you work in the tech industry, you can face constant and significant harassment and barriers in the workplace, from being looked over for promotion to getting racialised hate mail from coworkers. One very consistent thread […]