internet trolling is not random—it is a sentient, directed, strong-armed goon of the status quo

It could be used for anything depending on how creepy you want to be

yes, they are collecting everything, contents word for word, everything of every domestic communication in this country

So women aren’t geeks, so is that your conclusion?

Online and offline only scratch the surface of dualist language

It’s the heart of the video, surgically removed and held aloft, endlessly beating

a game where players could connect to someone, someone they could trust but who they knew nothing about

The war on whistleblowers is just as much a war on journalists

To blame Reddit is to pretend that the platform is the problem” 

every investigative journalist in the United States who works with their sources, who receives classified information, is a criminal

[The FBI] is loath to use these tools when investigating hackers, out of fear the suspect will discover and publicize the technique

For all the ways Schwyzer can be called out for being wrong, these call-outs can never be framed in ways that make him as vulnerable as someone who isn’t a white straight cis-dude

some of Mr. McGinn’s posts  …have struck even some of Mr. McGinn’s onetime supporters as less philosophical than self-incriminating

The Occupy Money Cooperative represents post-anarchism in that it does not present itself as the people’s banking opportunity

The world of “occupy,” successfully (violently) branded as fair, peaceful, and revolutionary, was up for grabs

‘If you’re not now, you never were’ implies ‘If you’re not in the future, you’re not now’

the latter’s insect limbs wrapped around the former’s warm-blooded trunk, about to hatch something new

Maybe this is the selfie as a way to combat death. Or to face it?

I’d have to call it a success, unless I develop cancer on my scalp!

This isn’t like a bag of Doritos …We’re talking about a raw product, the essence of orange

Thus [Pope] Francis …opened up ‘a sort of technological sacred space’

Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally

If you are remembered, mentioned and quoted, are you ever really dead?






Probably a drone. (Image credit: Nathan Jurgenson)
Probably a drone. (Image credit: Nathan Jurgenson)