The internet made us weird – just not in the right way | Douglas Rushkoff

The internet made us weird – just not in the right way | Douglas Rushkoff

I feel like my undergraduate students, who are 18 to 22 years old, are maybe a bit more cynical about social media and their smartphones and all than we would have expected. I mean, they’re cynical about everything, on a certain level. But I think that they’re less likely to get hooked into some crazy… Read more The internet made us weird – just not in the right way | Douglas Rushkoff

Digital Addiction: How Half the Developed World Got Hooked on the Internet | Adam Alter

Digital Addiction: How Half the Developed World Got Hooked on the Internet | Adam Alter

Behavioral addiction is a lot like substance addiction in a lot of ways, but it’s much newer. So substance addiction obviously involves the ingestion of a substance, and in the short-term that feels good, and in the long-term it harms your well being in some respects. It can be physiological, it can be psychological, it… Read more Digital Addiction: How Half the Developed World Got Hooked on the Internet | Adam Alter

Google’s bias problem is more complicated than you think

Google’s bias problem is more complicated than you think

– Google has a bias problem. Or at least congress seems to think it does. When the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, went before congress, the committee was very concerned that the search engine might somehow be biased. – It’s not possible for an individual employee or groups of employees to manipulate our search results.… Read more Google’s bias problem is more complicated than you think

Musk Meltdown: Tesla CEO threatens to bring back Soviet paper as Verrit-style media rating site

Musk Meltdown: Tesla CEO threatens to bring back Soviet paper as Verrit-style media rating site

In a tweetstorm that could at times be mistaken for the work of a troll who had hijacked his account, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unleashed a stream of criticism at his detractors, mostly in the media, amid promises to resurrect a Verrit-style rating site named after the longtime Soviet newspaper of record Pravda, which means… Read more Musk Meltdown: Tesla CEO threatens to bring back Soviet paper as Verrit-style media rating site

How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

It’s hard to overestimate just how much broadband changed the internet. Back when you had to connect to the internet using dial-up, information traveled slowly. Pages took forever to load and watching this video would have been impossible. Today’s internet is a completely different creature, which is why it’s so puzzling that the last time… Read more How the end of net neutrality could change the internet