The Reddit Reckoning
One year after turning up false clues in the Boston-bombing manhunt, the site’s users have done some soul-searching.
“Dissonant Instincts”Aaron Swartz’s death proved that MIT has not yet come to terms with its culture of openness.
Is All of Twitter Fair Game for Journalists?Social media has blurred the line between “public” and “private,” and reporters need to adapt.
In 1966, I Started One of the World’s First Computer Dating Services. One Problem: I Had No Computer.
Billion-Dollar Whac-a-MoleFirst Instagram, now WhatsApp. How many “next Facebooks” will Facebook have to buy?
How Do You Say Addictive in Spanish?The wonderful free language app that makes learning new tongues incredibly fun.
In the Name of LoveElites embrace the “do what you love” mantra. But it devalues work and hurts workers.
Reinventing the Smoke DetectorCan Nest—the company Google just paid $3.2 billion for—eliminate unwanted bleeps, chirps, and false alarms?
I Want to Live in Spike Jonze’s FutureCool phones. Great pants. A reassuringly familiar undertone of melancholy.
BackwashI tried a Japanese wonder toilet. Americans need to drastically rethink the way we clean our butts.
The World’s Dumbest Trade WarA spat between the United States and China threatens the future of solar power.
The Rise of the Facebook TruthersJournalists will believe anything about the social network, as long as it’s totally outlandish.
Silent Technical PrivilegeAs a novice computer programmer, I always got the benefit of the doubt—because I looked the part.
Note to SelfieWe’re told that we spend too much time recording moments instead of living in them. That’s a false choice.