Making the Internet Safe: Tying Tim Harford’s thoughts on catastrophic accidents to the web

I just attended a talk from economist/journalist Tim Harford where he likened the financial meltdown (a much more extreme term than governments' beloved euphemism of 'economic downturn') to a catastrophic industrial accident, such as when nuclear reactors go off or oil rigs explode. Through the entire talk all I could think about was how well Harford's industrial... Continue Reading →

Research for Breakfast

When I woke up this morning the first thing out of my mouth was, "All I want to do today is watch the Theorizing the Web (TtW) conference and populate my Endnote library." I’m not sharing this to illustrate my obsession with going back to school (please tell me people still use Endnote - is... Continue Reading →

If it tweets like a dog…

(Cartoon by Peter Steiner courtesy of Wikipedia) Ever since I began talking about studying the Internet, I've had people quoting that phrase to me: "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." They quote it when they complain about spam from India; they quote it when remembering remarkable episodes of "To Catch a Predator"; they... Continue Reading →

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