1. Polarizing comments

    While catching up on podcasts this weekend I was surprised that news of Popular Science "Shutting Off Our Comments" had traveled so far. On September 24, PopSci explained they were disabling comments because trolls and spambots were overwhelming their ability of "fostering lively, intellectual debate" (Labarre2013wws). They justified this decision …

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  2. Using technology well

    It is easy to find arguments that social media are wonderful and that they are horrid: that they will enable new heights of connectivity and creativity or rot our brains. I've come to the opinion that while these arguments are interesting, and get a lot of attention, they are of …

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