Like the Internet, the novel was once viewed as a colossal waste of time. My post for JSTOR Daily looks at how fiction became respectable — and how the Internet can, too.
The cultural panic over kids and screen time has never made sense to me. In my latest JSTOR post, I dig into feminist history for analogies to the current anxiety about kids and technology, and discover there’s plenty of precedent.
The problem with the golden age of TV is that with so many choices, it’s hard to know what to watch. This guide and cheat sheet helps you choose the right shows for four different occasions: dedicated viewing, multitasking, working out and family viewing.
Where to find my favorite shows via streaming or download.
If you’re looking for a little online sanity, there are better options than a digital fast. My first post for the Headspace blog shares five great alternatives.
Ever since Facebook changed its algorithm, it seems a lot harder to get likes, shares and comments on links to my own original publications. I analyzed 9 years’ worth of my Facebook data to figure out what changed, and what it means for content creators.
Today in the Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode, I look at what it takes to turn a curious, tech-minded kid into an ethical hacker.
Do boys have more trouble separating from video games than girls? It turns out that there’s now a solid body of research to draw on in answering that question.