Transparency isn't only the best disinfectant: it's also a pretty great way to ensure you’ll keep your word. The notion of the New Year's resolution may be eternally quixotic, but it’s also intriguing and hard to dismiss. Read more »
The venerable social news service Digg has a problem. As Alternet reports, a team of conservative users have been gaming the system for years through an organized effort to vote down news items contradictory to their ideology. Recently, Jezebel. Read more »
Can four college students take down Facebook? If there was ever a time to try, it would be now.
Neal Gorenflo discussed the growing Facebook backlash earlier this week, and offered his wish list for an alternative social network. Read more »
I involuntarily love and admire the work of memoirist Richard Rodriquez, especially when I disagree with him. He has a beautiful, elliptical, elegiac essay in the November issue of Harper's magazine that is, naturally, available only in print. Read more »