Are psychologists and counselors keeping pace with online culture? Should they be?
In January, the FCC announced a radical policy update as it redefined broadband for the first time since 2010, to 25 Mbps/second down and 5 Mbps/second up. The move had a number of implications for the United States, which lags behind most of the West — and a fair chunk of the global south — […]
I’ve been writing for both myself and other people for the bulk of my life — right down to the story about a big red dog (forgive me, Norman Bridwell) in kindergarten. Like many young children, I was primarily praised for my work, with the occasional spelling and grammar correction, encouraged to keep writing, insulated […]
So look. I know it’s super trendy to claim that the Internet is destroying our ability to read, but it’s really, really not, and I’m tired of this trope. It’s up there with claims that textspeak is ruining literacy and that we have crossed the Rubicon when it comes to the sanctity of the English […]
I really like asparagus and artichokes. I’ll eat them steamed, boiled, or roasted, without much fuss, and I have a hard time saying no to pickled artichoke hearts on salads, to grilled asparagus with a poached egg. I remember when I was a kid we had a giant artichoke plant that, in retrospect, probably wasn’t all […]
If I were to tick off a list of my closest friends and where I’d met them, at the moment, a large percentage of that list would be people from the internet. People I met on Twitter. People I met on an ancient BBS. People I met on online dating sites. People I met through […]
I always meant to write a followup to My Friends In the Internet, which turned out to be one of my more popular posts last year. It’s definitely among the top 10 in terms of posts I get emails about, which suggests it resonated with a lot of readers in some way or another. One […]
The Internet is, as we all know, an excellent medium for a lot of things. It’s certainly expanded my mind in ways I wouldn’t have anticipated, and I’ve created a lot of great relationships with people all over the world through the fact that we can communicate online. And one of the great things about […]