The Me Meme: How Social Media Works—And Doesn’t
September 24, 2012
Have social media networks ever really been the arbiters of change we think they are?
Unhappy Valley: A Startup Party's Tinge of Gloom
September 21, 2012
Tech startups are as hot as ever in Silicon Valley, but at a conference in San Francisco, there are hints of hard times ahead.
Apple and the Specter of Decline
September 20, 2012
Why Apple's patent war against Samsung and Google could wind up destroying Apple itself.
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.
How Facebook's Fancy New Headquarters Are Stuck In The Past
August 30, 2012
Why must Facebook and Apple keep building the suburban tech campuses of yore?
Why Republicans Aren’t Serious About Getting Rural Areas Online
August 28, 2012
The Republican platform slams Obama for failing to get rural America online. But the GOP's preferred solution wouldn't do that either.
The Tweeps on the Bus
August 24, 2012
BuzzFeed constructs its political content for the Twitter-fied world.
The Red State-Blue State Divide, As Seen by Amazon Books
August 23, 2012
It's a good thing Mitt Romney isn't living off of his book royalties.
The Naked and the TED
August 02, 2012
TED Talks are more popular than ever. They're also more vapid, bland, and fraudulent.
The Machine and the Ghost
July 12, 2012
Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things By Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Chicago Press, 183 pp., $25) JUST WEST OF SEOUL, on a man-made island in the Yellow Sea, a city is rising. Slated for completion by 2015, Songdo has been meticulously planned by engineers and architects and lavishly financed by money from the American real estate company Gale International and the investment bank Morgan Stanley.