Ariana Tobin

Assistant Producer, Note to Self

Ariana Tobin appears in the following:

What the Internet Thinks it Knows About Your Favorite Public Radio Hosts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We used Crystal Knows, a data-scraping app, to get a read on six public radio hosts and reporters' innermost souls. Here's what they thought about it.
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This Is How Much the Internet Knows About You

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We used online data to see into some public radio personalities' souls, and asked them whether our findings were true. Meet a new "communications advice" app called Crystal Knows.

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Listeners: So Many Ways to Cook an Avocado

Monday, April 20, 2015

Last week, IBM's Watson computing system instructed Manoush and the Sporkful's Dan Pashman to cook an avocado. It was delicious. We wanted more.Thank goodness for our listeners. 
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More Black, Latino Teens Say They're Online 'Almost Constantly'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Boys like Facebook, girls like Instagram. Wealthier kids Snapchat. Lower income kids Facebook. And somehow Google+ is still relevant.

So says the Pew Research Center's latest study, "Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015," in which we officially learn that teenagers spend as much time online as adults think ...


Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

What data security and privacy obligations do techies have to today's kids? Legally speaking, for the most part, it's what they set for themselves.

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Is Braille Obsolete?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Touchscreen phones work so well for blind people that Braille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."

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A Parent's Guide to All That 'Ed Tech' In Your Kid's Classroom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We take a look at exactly what tech is in the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question: Why is this tech in the classroom? 

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Tweens and Tech Guide: Getting Them to Open Up

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Things you learn when you talk to 12-year-olds: Kids are mortified when you post their baby pictures for #TBT. Adults use their index fingers, kids use their thumbs. We've got a survey.

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There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

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Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The creators of the web video "High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus: how they feel about paywalls, sharing Netflix passwords, and what they smoke on set.

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5 Reasons You Want to be Bored (and Brilliant)

Friday, February 13, 2015

"I know I will be full of regrets about the role the iPad played in my life when I'm running out of days."
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Bored, Brilliant and... Counterintuitively Interesting: A Reading List

Friday, February 13, 2015

Just some of the compelling reads about boredom (and beyond) you've been sending our way.
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Bored and Brilliant: FAQ

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is this whole thing about anyway? Tech support answers, our challenge rules, and more.
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This Is How You Save Your Beloved Voicemail Messages Forever

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

It's not as easy as it should be. 
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