Posts tagged ‘internet’

Experiment Week: People are lonely. The network is seductive. I stopped texting.

Some think we’d be better off cutting down on the technology in our lives. To test this theory, I quit texting for one week.


Usernames are people, too

Anonymous online identities are starting to garner as much respect as our real selves.

‘Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection’ [Aviva’s Bookshelf]

Ethan Zuckerman’s new book explains why better technology doesn’t necessarily lead to better communication. The trick, he says, is to “engineer serendipity.”


Three maps of the digital divide, or why Google wants to send wi-fi via balloon

Those who have access to the internet — and know how to use it — have huge advantages over those who don’t.


Digital native goes wild

I took a break from the internet to go camping. Was the time offline good for me?