2015 Tinder Highlights

While popular media outlets are gathering their ‘highlights of 2015’ stories, I thought I’d share some of the most interesting Tinder developments and articles that I came across this year. They are fascinating (or even bizarre) pieces of data that I came across in attempting to understand the evolution of this popular dating app as we see it today. […]

Not ready to throw in the towel yet: Thoughts on Big Data, digital social research, and academia

(Not the future, merely the Gladstone Link) Full disclosure: This was written for a ‘position paper’ assignment in my Digital Social Research course at the OII. The article by Savage and Burrows (2007) plays on an insecurity that haunts me every time I pay my tuition: what ensures that social researchers have valuable, employable skills? […]

Clearly biased by my love of Google

So, I received an e-mail today from Google that contained the same information they’ve posted on their websites/services about their new privacy policy. I thought it was pretty good of them to send me a direct e-mail, given that I’d been dodging the notice boxes in Gmail and Reader for a while. However, I already knew […]