10 Ways Technology Will Change Childhood (for Better and Worse)
Society / Technology

10 Ways Technology Will Change Childhood (for Better and Worse)

Some parts of being a kid never change.  Best friends, schoolyard bullies, and after-school snacks will be around for another century at least (speaking from my experience here in the US).  But new technology forces us to adapt, and children are not exempt.  At the risk of sounding like an old fogey before my time, … Continue reading

Information Overload
Society / Technology

Information Overload

We’re producing information faster today than ever before.  Some studies suggest the amount of data in the world doubles every two years!  Certainly between Twitter and Facebook, newsfeeds and friend streams, there’s far more information being thrown at me than I can process.  How do we make sense of all this?  And what’s the effect … Continue reading

Blur Digital Boundaries (with Ninjas)
Technology

Blur Digital Boundaries (with Ninjas)

This week’s topic is one of my favorites: the intersection of the digital world with the physical.  I’ve discussed this topic many times before (check out my “digital space” tag for more) but today’s especially exciting because it involves ninjas! Sorry, not that kind of ninja.   I’m talking about the technological equivalent, a nifty device … Continue reading

NYC Neighborhoods, Mapped by Social Media
Society / Technology

NYC Neighborhoods, Mapped by Social Media

What makes your neighborhood, a neighborhood?  Some might say simple geography.  Others would point to the demographics of the residents, or the particular kinds of homes and businesses you can find there.  These factors are all important. But remember, a neighborhood isn’t just a collection of people and buildings.  If you and your neighbors didn’t … Continue reading