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On the whole, technology has been good to me.

In the mid-1990s, I was able to connect with a music magazine in Ireland--my first paying writing gig--via Hotmail. Over two decades later, I'm still writing for them. in 2009, Twitter connected me with folks who became good friends, online and face-to-face. Through them, I was ...

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook’s head of global spin and policy, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, will give a speech later today providing more detail of the company’s plan to set up an ‘independent’ external oversight board to which people can appeal content decisions so that Facebook itself is not the sole entity making such decisions. In ...

People are really getting into ‘social experiment’ surveys on Twitter

06.21.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When you hear the name "Meryl Streep," what's the first movie that comes to mind? Perhaps it's a classic like Kramer vs. Kramer, or maybe it's a crowd favorite like Mamma Mia. Or maybe, for reasons no regular human could ever understand, it's Ricki a... ...

It’s a mistake to think that our online and IRL lives are separate

06.21.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call 'em all out. The rules are different there, we repeatedly insist as we draw a line in the sand between what happen... ...

Twitter will remove precise location tagging in tweets, citing lack of use

Update: An earlier version of this post said Twitter is removing location tagging in tweets. In fact, it is only removing the ability to share precise location details like latitude and longitude. In an announcement today from its support account, Twitter said it is removing the option to tag precise locations in tweets. The feature ...

Why do some people Capitalize Letters when they’re trying to make A Point?

06.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

In the era of text messaging, tweeting, and digital communication, capitalization can be a Real *****. From a young age, we're trained to capitalize the first letter of defined terms, the beginning of sentences, and proper nouns — the names of ... ...