The Problem with Tweeting a Revolution
January 31, 2013
Andy Carvin, "the man who tweets revolutions," logged 1,000 tweets a day about the uprisings of the Arab Spring. He says social media helped him understand events better than he would have if he'd been there. His triumphalist online-journalism memoir makes it clear that he missed a lot along the way.
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.
Atari Is Not an Anomaly
January 29, 2013
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo think it's all about the console and blockbuster games. Atari thought so, too.
Assessing Baseball's New Cellphone Plan
January 27, 2013
Major League Baseball just signed a deal to replace those dugout landlines with cellphones for calls to the bullpen. Is this an improvement?
Inauguration night, featuring B-list celebrities and one amazing video game.
Baudrillard and Babes at the Consumer Electronics Show
January 18, 2013
At the annual gadget-industry trade show, Lydia DePillis finds blink-controlled TVs, angry tech bloggers, and a World’s Fair for an age when brands are more important than countries.
There's a War in Cyberspace over Icons vs. Text
January 17, 2013
How would you like to learn about an app's terms of service?
Eric Schmidt: Silicon Valley's Only Grownup Wants to Have Fun Too
January 11, 2013
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was always the "adult in the room." Now he's letting loose.
Eric Schmidt Doesn’t Have a Grand Strategy for North Korea. He Just Likes Playing Diplomat.
January 10, 2013
Why is the Google chairman bothering with Kim Jong-un? Don't look for a profit motive.
Why Does Everyone Think Google Beat the FTC?
January 05, 2013
In the aftermath of the FTC's settlement with Google yesterday, too many reporters fell for the line that Google used some fancy combination of executive charm and lobbying prowess to beat the federal government at its own game. You'd easily believe, from reading what has become the conventional wisdom, that Google managed to avoid any sanctions by meeting with John Kerry or paying off think tanks.