When the Google Memo came out, I wrote about issues in how computing is gendered. I wanted to explore that topic further, so I wrote this interactive, longer...
At the end of last year, a group of researchers thought that they had a great idea for solving a common problem in social media research.
Last year me and Johannes Koski published our study on a series of fascinating and confusing events.
Content warnings have become a common feature on the internet. This is my attempt at trying to think them through.
Mastodon is a decentralized Twitter alternative growing fast. What is driving its growth?
Facebook assumes we have only one identity, but that’s never been true. Social media has to allow for multiple selves.
Surveillance capitalism is the idea that we have entered a new phase in how capitalism works.
The Google memo assumes that computing is naturally suited to men. But is it?
Surveillance capitalism is the new default way of doing business on the internet. Even businesses that don’t need to collect data do so because it’s so easy.
I attempt to review Revolution in the Age of Social Media (2014) and Twitter and Tear Gas (2017) side-by-side.
I spent last Friday at a seminar about algorithms. We discussed everything from health technology and citizenship in the digital era to the structure of neur...
I gave a talk at National Meeting of English Students about the political use of memes. In case you missed it, here is what I intended to say. It might not b...
You probably didn’t notice that there was a fundamental shift in how technology operates in and integrates into our lives. It used to be that there were cust...