Technology

Is Reddit Run By Angry Warlords?

Reddit is heralded as "The Front Page of the Internet", but is now coming under increased scrutiny. T.C. Sottek writes. As Reddit trips over itself trying...

Should Professors Ban Student Emails?

A few weeks ago Spring-Serenity Duvall, an assistant professor of communications at Salem College, banned student emails. It began with a syllabus policy identifying...

The Celebrity Nude Leak: What’s in a View?

By now, most people have heard that nude photos of nearly 100 celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence, were stolen and posted to the internet by...

Ferguson and Net Neutrality

The shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson raises a host of obvious ethical issues. One that isn't so obvious is...
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Group Crowdfunding a Documentary to Attack Anita Sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian is something of a hero in the feminist gaming community. In 2012, she asked for $6,000 to do a video series exploring five...

How Social Media Might Silence Debate

According to this study, social media may have a negative impact on political debate. As the opening of the study notes, in the pre-internet era,...

More Thoughts on Designing Addictive Video Games

A few weeks ago, Brian Crecente asked me to comment on whether or not I thought video game designers had a moral obligation to...

An Ancient and Modern Anxiety

It's pretty commonplace nowadays to hear arguments either defending or condemning the integration of technology into our everyday lifestyle. Proponents of this integration often stress...

A World Without Work?

This week Google founders made the shocking suggestion that we ought to move away from the 40 work week. As odd as their suggestion may sound,...

The Guilt of Video Game Millionaires

This is an excellent article about independent video game development and the alleged gold rush that it has become. Check it out and let...