February 27, 2013
What happens to Mac fanatics when the brand bums them out?
E.T. in the Age of the Cellphone Camera
February 19, 2013
UFO believers used to cite grainy images as proof of visiting spaceships. But scores of people captured the Russian meteor strike via cellphone video cameras. Cheap and ubiquitous, that technology has changed the nature of proof for unusual phenomena. Which may be bad news for those UFO hunters.
Microsoft's Mark Penn Mistake
February 15, 2013
It's running a political campaign against Google.
The Inside Story of Why Aaron Swartz Broke Into MIT and JSTOR
February 13, 2013
A two-day retreat helped radicalize the Internet prodigy.
Why Social Movements Should Ignore Social Media
February 05, 2013
Groups like Occupy Wall Street embraced the open-source logic of the Internet as an organizing principle. It explains a lot about why movements fail.
How Do You Stop Racism on Twitter?
January 31, 2013
France wants to prosecute people who write racist tweets. America prefers a different approach: vigilante justice. Neither one will solve the problem.
Goodbye, iPhone Rollout Event. Hello, iPhone Rollout Season!
September 12, 2012
Steve Jobs made product launches into media events. Now those same Apple rollouts determine the schedules of a bunch of other companies.