Hello, reader! I’m guest-curating In Their Words this week while Nathan is away.

I would love nothing more than to leave this stuff behind and never look at it again …But leaving Facebook wouldn’t solve the problem

Even more puzzling is who Microsoft appears to think their market is: People with large TVs and large living rooms

Here the person is the ‘driver’ or decision maker about her mobility

To recap, men’s stories are valued and their struggles are supported. Women’s stories are worthless and are derided

I found that being a woman put me at one remove from the general society of programmers

Rich products, like rich people, have histories; poor products only have pasts” 

What we need from you, sir, is to provide a very vital account in which the funds will be transferred

it would be illegal and unethical for 23andme to provide medical advice. They provide instead simply data, which science and technology studies scholars know is never simple

This #FeministFail portrays female strength as ironic and unexpected, exciting in its performative enactment by sexualized bodies

in a mismanaged jail, the strong are more likely to prey on the weak. That might not make it onto hehasnochill’s Instagram feed, but it’s happening in Baltimore

the real issue is not sex, but misogyny and a violation of trust

Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data

Most teens aren’t worried about strangers; they’re worried about getting in trouble

I don’t know if I am gonna be safe from other people. Because, I lost my privacy

I am on verge of breaking up with @Google over privacy overrides

We must prohibit any discussion or description of the event in print or video, through electronic media or through Internet-based technologies

a convenience for party hosts & DJs who want to hear their favorite songs w/o regard for authenticity or quality

QS is a kind of secular ritual. To be meaningful, it can’t be carried out on our behalf by gadgets

Silicon Valley’s habit of acting outside or above capitalism as an essential part of their business model is the essence of anti-capitalism-capitalism

It was easy to spot the quantrepreneurs among the ordinary self-trackers

I do not have the solution to this: distrusting power is a start, but we need to develop our own language of technology to counter this

Like everything coming out of Portland, the anti-fluoridation movement there is infused with the locally-sourced and organic

Note how the future is represented in the present tense

I think she will feel right at home

Whitney Erin Boesel [@phenatypicalposts lots and lots of links on Twitter.