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The Brutal Ageism of Tech
Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete

March 23, 2014

A behind-the-scenes report from the most ageist place in America: Silicon Valley.

A Small But Auspicious Gun Control Victory: Facebook Is Cracking Down on Illegal Gun Sales
March 05, 2014

Facebook is cracking down on illegal gun sales through the social network. It's a small step, but shows where the gun control movement is heading.

NFL Fans Are Crazy, Say Facebook Scientists
Surprising patterns emerge from millions of fan posts
January 30, 2014

After kickoff, fans start acting anxious and depressed for two to three straight hours

Popular Culture Has Soured on Silicon Valley's Hotshots
September 08, 2013

Are tech entrepreneurs replacing Wall Streeters as the rich bad guys in the popular imagination? It’s starting to seem that way, at least in the media.

From the Stacks: “My Life With R.H. Macy”
December 22, 1941
August 08, 2013

Shirley Jackson died 48 years ago today. In her honor, her sharp-witted reflection on working retail, as originally published in The New Republic.

Facebook Isn't the Key to Catching Terrorists
July 30, 2013

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that U.N.

The Tyranny of Facebook 'Like' Button Stories
June 17, 2013

Is there a more annoying type of article than the kind that laments the Facebook "like"?

Big Data Is Not Our Master
Humans create technology. Humans can control it.
June 11, 2013

Humans create technology. Humans can control it.

Julius Genachowski: The Exit Interview
The outgoing FCC boss on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech
May 23, 2013

In a lengthy conversation, the outgoing FCC boss sounds off on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech 

Mark Zuckerberg’s Cynical, Necessary Washington Strategy
FWD.us is playing a familiar game to get immigration reform passed
May 06, 2013

FWD.us is playing a familiar game to get immigration reform passed.

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