Entries Tagged as 'social polarization'

Friday, March 20th, 2015

SXSW 2015: The End of Techno-Joy

  Art by: Sue Zola   I used to be pretty excited about technology. I’ve worked in social media since before the term existed; I co-created an app, I wrote pretty rah-rah-tech essays that people liked, like “Why Iron Man is the First 21st Century Superhero” (hint: his relationship to tech). I, like you, side-eyed wet blankets like […]

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Make More *UN*social Web Applications

Do you like Reggaeton? This was a question an old friend asked me while visiting in L.A. We’re both from Boston, where most people have never heard of Reggaeton. And I hadn’t either, until I moved to Southern California. If you don’t know what Reggaeton is, it’s: A form of urban music that became popular […]

Friday, November 7th, 2008


“Our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand.” President-Elect Barack Obama 516 Years since Columbus discovered America. 232 Years since the first democratic government was established in the United States of America. 143 Years since slavery was abolished. 138 Years since black people got […]

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

how not to use condoms

I know the Trojan “Evolve” Campaign has been going on for a while now, but just recently something occurred to me that I hadn’t quite realized about it before. The campaign started out last June, with the premiere of a commercial featuring women being hit on by a bar full of anthropomorphized pigs. It’s only […]

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

two kinds of people

“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don’t.” – Robert Benchley This election process is driving me crazy. I wish we could just pick someone already, and get the fuck on with it. I mean, yes, I do hope a […]