Joanne McNeil

http://joannemcneil.com


Canned Email

Let’s pretend the answer to email fatigue is more automation.


I feel more acutely aware of the strain of feigned enthusiasm when I am writing email…


The Internet is Real

Ross Ulbricht, the Silk Road trial, and the quasi-fictions of internet culture.


Block by Block

Learning to love the block button. Learning to love being blocked.

Let me begin by saying this: if you follow me on Twitter, please unfollow me if you wish to…


Clothing as SOS

The challenges of building wearables for personal safety without burdening a victim.


Harassed by Algorithms

A user recommended as “similar to you” might be dangerous.

Several years ago, long before Spotify, I regularly listened to music through Last.fm. I…


Only Holograms Left Alive

A hologram ghost is among the top 10 grossing touring artists of all time.

My Google alert for “holograms” has, for most of this year, been taken…


Amazon Echo & Narcissus: A Love Story

Narcissus stood by the water gazing at the beautiful face ripping at the surface. He listened to the beautiful sound of this…


Social Media Road Rage

Network gridlock after the joy ride.


Internet Road Rage

Network gridlock after the joy ride.


Robot Eyes for Bitchy Resting Face

New devices show how interacting with strangers is hard work.


If you are a woman with what comedian Taylor Orci named…


The Facebook Bully

Judge an online community by how well it protects its most vulnerable users.


There is something especially heartbreaking about the recent…