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Posted on: Jul 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

I learned to navigate the cultural meaning of new technologies by analyzing movies about imaginary monsters.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Welcome to a world of conspiracy, spies, and political intrigue -- it's Harry Potter fandom on the internet.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Verizon is covertly preparing its newest customers for a world without network neutrality.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why is the prolific writer arguing against online publishing, which promises to spread even his books into a vastly larger public space?

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A random Moldavian pop tune has sparked countless online video homages.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

As more people buy phones like Treos, which keep extensive records of everyone who's ever called, I'm more confused by the corresponding etiquette.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Now that we know dolphins have a complex language, shouldn't we be trying to learn it?

Posted on: Jun 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Feminists shouldn't back away from the debate on genetic engineering, or it'll be up to the men. Again.

Posted on: May 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An anti-war comic book series shows why comics are surging in popularity: because they can help us make sense of our troubled times.

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why do so few American citizens care that our own government is spying on us?

Posted on: May 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Everyone asks what porn has done for the Web, but they never ask what the Web has done for porn. In one San Francisco office, I found out.

Posted on: May 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

If the big corporations win their push to charge internet users different rates for the same product, the Web as we know it will wither on the vine.

Posted on: May 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In Manhattan, a walk in the park is no walk in the park.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Scientific studies are increasingly coming straight out of our living rooms and laptops.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Slashdot has become the hub of the tech world. So why do many of its users seem like sexist dicks?

Posted on: Apr 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A knight clanked by in his armor. He was talking on a smartphone.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new web tool is capable of tracking the moods of an entire global population.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new service allows you to track your every web move -- but how private is it really?

Posted on: Mar 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Never have I been closer to true life among the geeks.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Octavia Butler forced me to rethink contemporary American politics in ways that Thomas Pynchon never will.