Technology and Society

Talking about technology and society as more than gadgets & features. Conversations on social interactions of technology, not just the latest toy or the hottest start-up. Also not the place to write about how to make a little more money or be more productive in your job.


Expensive Bikes, Cheap Lives

Bait Bikes and Felonies in a Divided San Francisco


I adored Copenhagen, the city of biking. I had one extra day and I spent it biking around till I was exhausted, enjoying the bike lanes that crisscrossed the city. I biked to the restaurants in the port area and ended up sharing a table with a Norwegian family who made sure I tasted…


#Bringbackourgirls and the complexities of attention

Navigating the power of attention when it is part of what the cruel seek


Forget 140 characters: Here’s How to Go to Jail for 10 Months for One ‘k’

Turkey’s Twitter troubles


What If the Feature Is the Bug?

Election monitoring, new power of social media and old power of structural power


The Day the Turkish Government Banned Itself From Twitter

People in Turkey have banned the ban


“Twitter is banned in Turkey” screamed, ironically, a tweet…


A Brief Primer on Human Social Networks, or How to Keep $16 Billion In Your Pocket

1. Listen to social scientists. 2. Don’t reinvent sociology 101. 3. … 4. Keep $16…


Social Media Is a Conversation, Not a Press Release

How @nytkeller and @emmagkeller flunk understanding @adamslisa.


Medium Changes Everything

When I first read something on Medium, I had to write this article.


There’s been many innovations for sharing, video, music, and…


DATA DEATH (Part 1)

(Re)introducing ‘forgetting’ to the web, our desire for privacy and why ephemeral data is a wise but short-sighted move. 


Should I pull out my phone? 

One simple rule to assess the social etiquettes in using mobile devices 


Whale Oil and Typewriters

Why Big Energy’s Latest Line on Solar is a Bunch of Hooey


During the course of the last decade, as the cost of solar power has dropped…


Work 2.0: Learn From Millennials

We need a work 2.0 for the internet 2.0 setting.


Whether you’re a manag-er or a manag-ed, the way we work needs a reboot. We…


Philosophical Rant on IPv6

Objects gaining identity


One dear professor of mine used to explain us the paradigm shifts in European philosophy as a change of priority…


Implications of Drones

and the growing gap in our two class society


When you think about drones and the new ecosystem being built around them (see Airware a…


Enough with Business Models Exploiting User Data

Why 23andMe and Google Are Not Users’ Friends


Last month, the Federal Drug Administration told upstart…


A Forward Glimpse

How will humanity interact with 21st century technology?


Are you thinking of the day you can go online, download a set of prints for your cup…


In Regards to China’s Moon Landing

A Post About the Future of NASA


Today sparked a turning point in human history. The Chinese space program successfully soft landed a lunar craft on the moon; a feat that hadn’t been accomplished for 36 years. This craft called Chang’e-3, named after a Chinese goddess, landed in an area known as Sinus Iridum. This craft unloaded a…


Welcome to Peru, The Pirate Bay

Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to a Peruvian domain name but there´s more than meets the eye when it comes to Internet freedom in Peru

Technology and Society
Technology and Society

Talking about technology and society as more than gadgets & features. Conversations on social interactions of technology, not just the latest toy or the hottest start-up. Also not the place to write about how to make a little more money or be more productive in your job.

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