The Chaotic Wisdom of Wikipedia Paragraphs
October 07, 2015

How Wikipedia's editors built an online universe that anyone could use, and then everyone did.

Data Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds
September 14, 2015

A coder built a database to track his diet and exercise. It worked—for a while.

Delete Yourself
August 25, 2015

Even Anonymous thinks this series gets it right.

Paid Parental Leave Is Fueling Sweden's Start-Up Boom
August 25, 2015

The birthplace of Spotify and Skype is the number-two tech hub in the world, after Silicon Valley. Is the strong welfare system responsible?

Where Does Our Information Go After We Die?
August 14, 2015

Data columnist Paul Ford discusses the federal Death Master File.

Dating Will Never Die
August 13, 2015

If the Industrial Revolution didn’t kill it, how could Tinder?

The Database of the Dead
August 13, 2015

The Social Security Administration maintains a database of everyone who has died since 1936. Are you in it?

The Final File
August 13, 2015

Exploring the Social Security administration’s list of America’s dead.

Stop Capitalizing the Word Internet
July 28, 2015

Dictionaries and style guides treat it as a proper noun, but no one else does.

Have You Been Hacked? Take This Quiz to Find Out.
July 14, 2015

Are you a PlayStation gamer? Target shopper? Federal employee?