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Posts in category “Technology”

Why Facebook Wants You to Be Happy

People see Facebook as a neutral platform, which they can use to …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Can Equations Predict Happiness?

Want to be happy? There’s an equation for that, according to British …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Google Tries to Conquer the Typography of a Non-English Internet

The Internet is no longer in English, even if the coding on …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Selfies for Uncle Sam

If you use social media or have a smartphone, chances are you’ve encountered …

Posted July 31st, 2014

Derek Khanna Talks Cellphone Unlocking Victory, Copyright

After a popular online campaign to legalize cellphone unlocking, which allows a consumer …

Posted July 28th, 2014

Why Facebook Matters

I wanted to get off Facebook—to deactivate my account entirely. It seemed like …

Posted July 19th, 2014

The Beauty of Getting Lost

Rediscovering the mystery of travel in a GPS world

Posted July 10th, 2014

Aggregated Soul, Quantified Self

Know thyself! According to the Quantified Self movement, data aggregation is the answer …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

Why Facebook’s Experiment Threatens Further Manipulation

Facebook has taken a lot of heat in the past few days …

Posted July 1st, 2014

The Joke Is on Yo—and All Its Users

Breathy think pieces have lauded the latest viral app Yo as “merging …

Posted June 23rd, 2014

Tech Can’t Escape Geography After All

Are conservatives doomed to forever miss out on the booming innovations of …

Posted June 20th, 2014

The Limits of Science in Matters of Justice

Chris Mooney of Mother Jones recently reviewed Harry Collins’s book, Are We All Scientific …

Posted June 10th, 2014

Should We Get Rid of Cash?

The ability to buy things online has replaced cash, almost entirely, for …

Posted June 10th, 2014

Our Collective Hatred of Ignorance

There has never been a time in human history when knowledge was …

Posted May 31st, 2014

The Tyranny of Connectivity

The search for online perfection traps us in a Fear of Missing Out.

Posted May 29th, 2014

Amazon’s War Is First in a Series

In an effort to get publisher Hachette to agree to give Amazon …

Posted May 26th, 2014

The Rights and Responsibilities of Search Engine Users

While truth has usually been a defense to charges of libel, Google …

Posted May 15th, 2014