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Tech companies and political activism

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

What does it mean for a company to “do no evil” (Google’s motto)? Here’s an interesting article on the challenges companies face when their employees get involved in political activism: Wael Ghonim: A “One-Off” for Silicon Valley?

You say you want a Revolution 2.0

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The streets of Cairo and Alexandria and news media around the world are abuzz with stories of what has been unfolding in Egypt over the past 18 days. History is being written. Something unprecedented has happened. A strong dictator who has been in power for 30 years has been ousted. Things are still very uncertain […]

Is Facebook making us sad?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Slate recently published an article by Libby Copeland entitled “Anti-Social Network: By helping other people look happy, Facebook is making us sad.” I am not so sure. In my experience, there is a lot of variability among people as to how honest they will be on Facebook about how their life is really going. Plenty […]