Mourning the Loss of an Attention Span
September 29, 2015

Sven Birkerts's new book laments our diminished attentiveness to art and friendships.

Who Put Me in the Ashley Madison Database?
August 28, 2015

I'm an investigative journalist. So when my email appeared in the Ashley Madison leak, I had to find out why. 

The Politics of the Curation Craze
August 24, 2015

Amid flat wages and dwindling public services, curation gives us the aura of control.

Ashley Madison Is Part of Modern Marriage
August 19, 2015

Hackers have combined the rhetoric of transparency with moralizing Victorian language.

The Internet Is a Cat Video Library
August 17, 2015

Is watching a video of a famous cat better than owning a real pet?

Did Gawker Decide to Stop Being Gawker?
July 17, 2015

Tabloid journalism has more complicated roots than the simple pursuit of viral content.

Why Won't Twitter Forgive Suey Park?
May 20, 2015

Twitter activist Suey Park went viral with the #CancelColbert hashtag. And the Internet has never forgiven her for it.

The Internet Outrage Machine Is Finally Ready for Hillary
March 28, 2015

HRC Super Volunteers doesn't seem to be much more than an email address.

Language Police
March 14, 2015

The NYPD can’t delete brutality from its history. 

A Better Name for Baby Boomers: "The Laziest Generation"
March 11, 2015

Is it really that hard to use email, Chuck Schumer?