Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Students have been complaining about their teachers and principals, probably since the first schoolhouses opened. But in the Internet age, it's easy for students broadcast their frustrations publicly via social networks, and courts are now having to step in and define whether their online back talk is protected free speech.
Friday, April 22, 2011
During the unrest sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, social networking sites have become forums for pro-revolutionary forces to gather information and support for their causes. But while the rebels and their supporters have gained ground, they’ve had to contend with pro-government forces staking their claim in the virtual sphere as well.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
This past weekend, journalists and developers pulled an all-nighter at the Great Urban Hack, where they helped create projects to help New Yorkers gather information they need and strengthen community. Projects ranged from taxi data visualization to mapping New York's roaches. Beth Davidz, senior developer at AOL; Zoe Fraade-Blanar, technology consultant for news media; and Maxwell Shron, data scientist for OK Cupid, share their stories from the event.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Thanks to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, many aspects of our private lives are made public – whether it’s where we ate dinner last night or the person with whom we chose to eat that meal.
Of course, most of these bits and pieces are benign, or, depending on who you ask, even boring. But for some people - specifically gay people who are closeted or trying to come out - they can serve as an announcement about their sexual orientation.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
- MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story reports on a plan by fed chief Ben Bernanke to raise interest rates.
- TECH TAKEOUT: Yesterday, Google unveiled Buzz, a new social networking service that lets Gmail users share short status updates in much the same way they might on Twitter or Facebook. Is it the next big thing? Will it take Twitter down? Or is Google just inserting itself into another arena where it's not wanted? Fast Company tech blogger and Wired writer Cliff Kuang has used Buzz and shares his opinions.