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Interview: Rory O’Connor digs social media

Rory O'Connor has been thinking about trust and the media for a long time.
News trust
By DAN KENNEDY  |  May 18, 2012
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South by Southwest Interactive plots a course to a better world

Peace, love and QR codes
Peace, love and QR codes
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 19, 2011

Why I am leaving Facebook

By the time you read this, I'll already be gone.
New beginnings
By DAN MACLEOD  |  December 31, 2010
HighSpace: social networking for stoners (and perhaps some more adventurous Yelpers)

HighSpace: social networking for stoners (and perhaps some more adventurous Yelpers)


Forget four-square. In fact, forget Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Friendster (does that even still exist?) and every other Internet time-suck you spend the bulk of your...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  August 27, 2010

Privacy concerns make facebook the new bad guy

There was, for a time, a pretty clear moral hierarchy in the tech sector. Microsoft was the evil overlord, Apple the virtuous underling.
Networks
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 28, 2010
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Chatroulette: New online intelligence

Think of the history of online chat as you would the arc of a young American’s life.
Navigating humanity
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 26, 2010


@MassDPH: "This you?" Massachusetts Department of Public Health account infected by Twitter virus

@MassDPH: "This you?" Massachusetts Department of Public Health account infected by Twitter virus


 This morning, the social-media bible Mashable reported on yet another of those annoying Twitter bugs -- a "large-scale phishing attack" in which a message that...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 24, 2010
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Wandering stars

The line between art and entertainment gets thicker and darker every time someone opens a Facebook account. Most of us music types are entertainers, because entertainers just want attention.
Humanwine's mysterious substance
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 26, 2009
New in the Phoenix: Doubting the "Twitter Revolution"

New in the Phoenix: Doubting the "Twitter Revolution"


 In which I try to separate Twitter's news value, vis a vis the chaos in Iran, from its politi...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 25, 2009

The Pope v. Facebook


I'm torn on this one. On the one hand, I tend toward curmudgeonly skepticism of new technologies. On...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 24, 2009