Emily Parker

Emily Parker is a Future Tense fellow and digital diplomacy adviser at the New America Foundation. She is the author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are.

Future Tense
June 24 2014 1:20 PMThe Green Electronics Challenge Winners Are Fighting E-Waste, Malaria, and Overheated Pets
Future Tense
Feb. 12 2014 12:42 PMThe Decline of Weibo Doesn't Mean Chinese Authorities Have Tamed the Internet
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2012 4:53 PM“The Imperialist Nation Is China”: What Japanese Internet Users Think About the Diaoyu Protests
Future Tense
May 14 2014 11:31 AMThe Chinese Government Is Investing Heavily in the Maker Movement
Future Tense
Jan. 7 2013 2:41 PMMr. Schmidt Goes to PyongyangGoogle’s chairman is visiting North Korea. Will the hermit kingdom finally permit the Internet?
Future Tense
Feb. 24 2012 2:02 PMWhy Don’t We Care About Syria?Western social media users were enthralled by the protests in Iran and Egypt. Why aren’t they paying attention to Syria?


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Crowds March in 160 Countries to Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Americans' Inexplicable Aversion to the 1990s
  News & Politics
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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.