Curating the Universe
Society

Curating the Universe

Have you ever posted an article or a video on a social network?  If so, congratulations!  I’m about to explain how you’re shaping the world to come.  You are a curator of the universe, and a herald of the future. I am?  What does that mean? It means you collect and share items of your … 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

The Future of English
Society

The Future of English

The English language has achieved something unique in human history: it has become a truly global language.  It’s spoken by nearly a billion people spread across six continents, and is as close to a worldwide lingua franca as there has ever been. The interesting part about those 1 billion English speakers?  Only a third of … Continue reading