Talking Facebook and Parents with Susannah Baldwin

January 10, 2011

Late last year, Susannah Baldwin asked me to be on her parenting show on KWMR radio to talk about Facebook. Thankfully, Susannah asked really good questions and kept away from fear mongering to talk clearly about parents, kids, and Facebook. If you are a parent living in the digital age, it’s worth your time to […]

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On Glenn Greenwald Distorting My Words

December 30, 2010

In Glenn Greenwald’s recent response to Wired’s explanation of why it is not releasing more of the Bradley Manning/Adrian Lamo chat logs in the Wikileaks controversy, he defends himself by unethically cherry-picking and truncating a quote from an e-mail from me, that he says, erroneously, that I explicitly put on the record. He writes that […]

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Talking Net Neutrality on NPR

December 8, 2010

NPR’s Talk of the Nation kindly invited me on last week to explain what the net neutrality debate is all about, and what it means for regular net users. I’m afraid I got a bit too technical, having been used to writing for Wired.com’s tech savvy audience. I learned one thing — which is never […]

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NPR Marketplace Tech Report Asks About Facebook Groups

October 18, 2010

American Public Media’s Marketplace Tech Report looked into Facebook groups and the controversy over letting your friends auto-add you to a group, without you having to confirm it, in this October 13, 2010 report. Despite the high-profile gaffe of someone adding Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to the NAMBLA group, I explain why Facebook isn’t likely […]

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Fighting to Get a Facebook Word in with CNBC

October 18, 2010

An oldie but goodie from May 26, 2010. I was invited onto CNBC to talk about Facebook, and ended up fighting to get a word in with the raucous CNBC crew, who clearly have fun at their jobs.

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Fuck All of Us for the Mosque Debate

August 20, 2010

The controversy over the planned mosque in lower Manhattan, blocks from the site of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, led me to go back to re-watch Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, the first movie to try deal with the emotional reverberations of that terrible day of loss and suffering. In that underrated movie, Edward Norton plays […]

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