Why “Celebgate” Isn’t About Celebrities
Feminism / Internet / Sex / Technology

Why “Celebgate” Isn’t About Celebrities

For some reason, Jennifer Lawrence is the synecdochal masthead for the recent celebrity nudes leak, so let’s talk about Jennifer Lawrence. Everyone was pretty nuts about her for a while, praising her film performances, laughing with her about her drunken antics at the Oscars, it seemed like J.Law was kind of in. But “in” doesn’t … Continue reading

Why Facebook’s Latest Breach of Trust is the Worst Yet
Advertising / Internet / Technology

Why Facebook’s Latest Breach of Trust is the Worst Yet

It came out this week that in 2012, Facebook ran a short but very large experiment on its technically willing, but uninformed, user base. Users’ newsfeeds were tweaked to show status updates and links of varying levels of emotional content. Some users were shown a higher concentration of negative or sad stories, some users got the … Continue reading