Good reads: Articles

Please share articles that you think pertain to the class. Newer articles should be added at the top of this page.

Memory Enhancement Technology

How will life change if we can’t forget anything?  This article will inform our reading of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

U.S. Adults: Most People Are Kind on Social Media

A Pew Internet Survey found that 85% of U.S. adults say people are mostly kind online. Five percent of adults said people are mostly unkind and another 5% say it depends on the situation.

If Dooce Can’t Make an Egalitarian Marriage Work, Who Can?
Why fans of the “Queen of Mommy Blogs” were upset by news of her separation.

If You Think Your Facebook “Friends” Don’t Like You, They Probably Don’t

Important lesson here for community managers: people tend to view persistently “whiny” or “complaining” members more negatively.  Upshot: people who use social media to express their isolation or unhappiness may end up becoming isolated and unhappy in their virtual community.  How might community managers use this information?

The Gamification of National Security Research

Using video-game incentive structures to fulfill agency mission.  Pretty cool.

Consent of the Networked
How can digital technology can be structured and governed to maximize the good and minimize the evil?