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the internet | Jan 22nd, 2018

Two Speakers on Net Neutrality and the Threat of “Democracy working a little bit less well”

Who decides what you see on the Internet? Not you, according to the Federal Communications Commission—which recently repealed the need for Internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally. How will this end to net neutrality affect our ability to freely send and receive information... Continue Reading →
the internet | Mar 6th, 2012

Alexandra Samuel: Our Online Lives and Memories Need Preserving, Too

If most of our memories involve physical locations and activities (such as walking through a city), then how will we remember the online experiences that increasingly occupy most of our time? This is the question Alexandra Samuel asks in a new blog post, “Towards a Geography of Digital Memory.”... Continue Reading →
the internet | Feb 19th, 2012

Alex Samuel: Stressed by Your Online Life? Don't Unplug--Go Deeper

In a recent Atlantic online article, Alexandra Samuel argues that the "Unplug" movement—the call to disconnect ourselves from social networks and give up the internet—is an unrealistic fix to the stresses of our online lives. The real solution, Samuel says, is to spend more attention to our online... Continue Reading →
the internet | Jan 10th, 2012

With Sue Gardner at the Helm, Wikipedia Keeps Growing and Growing

This week, Wikipedia announced that it had reached its fundraising goal of $20 million dollars (it takes $29.5 million to run the operation) in a mere 46 days. It's no small feat—and would have been impossible without Sue Gardner in charge. Gardner heads the Wikimedia Foundation (which oversees... Continue Reading →