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Posted on: May 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Sorry, but we can't digitize everything. Here's why ...

Posted on: Apr 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Author Tim Ferriss' productivity strategy of working less and accomplishing more sounds great -- until you realize he does this by outsourcing his work to the developing world.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Recent efforts to limit women's control of their bodies doesn't end with abortion. There is also a recent decision from the FDA regarding a pill that would eliminate menstruation.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet

New technology such as Twitter reflects the accelerating pace of our lives. But is living in "Twitter time" really sustainable?

Posted on: Apr 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The next digital divide could introduce a new era in racial profiling.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Pipes, Yahoo!'s latest technological experiment on the Web, may be over-hyped and could actually limit people's control over data.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The new attack ad against Hillary Clinton seems to blur the lines between what we should be buying and who we should be voting for.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Though finding vulnerabilities in software is usually beneficial for security, a recently released exploit sends privacy down the drain.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Ever heard of podthrusting? The newest creations of the Interwebs range from the creative, to the bizarre, to the truly "wtf?"

Posted on: Mar 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

When you store all the ephemera and all the hard work you've done in your life on someone else's server -- Gmail, Flickr, etc. -- you risk a whole lot more than exposing your life to prying eyes.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A Stanford graduate student "proved" that men in online virtual worlds behave just like men in real life. But do they really?

Posted on: Feb 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Gender equality has come a long way when the press doesn't differentiate between homicidal maniacs who are men, and those who are women.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

In the search for gender-neutral bathrooms, Safe2Pee maps the answers.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The long-term sustainability of free speech online is in the hands of capricious companies.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Buyers in the U.S. usually give positive feedback or no feedback at all, inflating people's eBay "reputations."

Posted on: Jan 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

<i>His Dark Materials</i> yields more religious propaganda than anti-religious content.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A new bill is the latest attempt to curtail free expression online by raising the specter of child abuse.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Ruminations on what makes a scientific project too ridiculous to get funded.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Eight noble intentions for 2007.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

WikiChix was recently formed by women contributors sick of how male-dominated Wikipedia has become. The question their move raises is as old as feminism itself.