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Sunday, November 15 2009

What’s More Dangerous on the Web—Hackers or Hacks?

Content producers have the power to be whomever they want, but if they let themselves be dictated too much by factors like Google, page views, and ad revenue, they end up simply joining a droning, mundane chorus of mediocrity.


Sunday, October 18 2009

Nobody Puts Twitter in a Curation Corner

Twitter has fast become a land of curators. But where does curation go from here, and do we really want it to go there?


Sunday, August 30 2009

The (Indie) Music Industry Is All Right

The media is too preoccupied with the funeral arrangements of the mainstream music industry to celebrate the life that is happening elsewhere.


Sunday, July 26 2009

Teens Don’t Use Twitter (and Why Should They?)

Star intern Matthew Robson’s report on teen Internet use has one key takeaway: for teens, the Internet is fun, and that might be all that it is.


Sunday, June 14 2009

Surfing Alone: Is Digital Technology Destroying Relationships?

On the Internet, we must continually ask ourselves what we are doing, to borrow Twitter's slogan, which sounds at turns like a taunt, a greeting, and an admonishment from God.


Sunday, May 17 2009

Whither MySpace?

Like good nightclub promoters, MySpace sought out the ladies, then created an experience that everyone enjoyed. But is the party coming to an end?


Sunday, April 19 2009

Human Optimization: ‘The New York Times’ Love Affair with Headlines

Search engine optimization (SEO) has sidled into the reading experience unbeknownst.


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