The Impact Of Technology Reading List: Blaming Reddit Misses The Point


An aggregated reading list of the most diverse thinking from around the web on the impact of technology on what it means to be human. Deftly curated by Nathan Jurgenson and Cyborgology.

internet trolling is not random—it is a sentient, directed, strong-armed goon of the status quo

It could be used for anything depending on how creepy you want to be

yes, they are collecting everything, contents word for word, everything of every domestic communication in this country

So women aren’t geeks, so is that your conclusion?

Online and offline only scratch the surface of dualist language

a game where players could connect to someone, someone they could trust but who they knew nothing about

To blame Reddit is to pretend that the platform is the problem“ 

every investigative journalist in the United States who works with their sources, who receives classified information, is a criminal

[The FBI] is loath to use these tools when investigating hackers, out of fear the suspect will discover and publicize the technique

The world of “occupy,” successfully (violently) branded as fair, peaceful, and revolutionary, was up for grabs

‘If you’re not now, you never were’ implies ‘If you’re not in the future, you’re not now’

Maybe this is the selfie as a way to combat death. Or to face it?

Thus [Pope] Francis …opened up ‘a sort of technological sacred space’

Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally

If you are remembered, mentioned and quoted, are you ever really dead?

You have no obligations to what isn’t real

My name is America and I’m a dataholic

What’s clear here is that David Cameron wants people to sleepwalk into censorship

Socioeconomic status (SES) not only predicts one’s chances of getting into graduate school, but it also predicts successful completion

I’m really not calling for an end to capitalism; I’m calling for humanism

Myth 1: Economics is a science

getting any climate change-themed story published got harder

only 37% of students cooperate. Inmates cooperated 56% of the time

He was, in a word, disruptive

the public have a right to see weaknesses in security on which they rely exposed

I was able to click on the links, giving me the ability to turn these people’s homes into haunted houses, energy-consumption nightmares, or even robbery targets

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