I was honestly surprised that I got as many views as I did. I’m glad for you all, gentle readers, for putting up with me as I figure this out. Let’s look back for a moment as we close out this blog for the year. Number of Posts: 13 Total Number of Views: 54 Total … More Final Fall Statistics
One of my friends was telling me about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the story of her second pregnancy, which she refused to disclose to her employers until after she had signed her contract for tenure at Rutgers (because in 1964, you could be fired for being pregnant). With that story in mind, … More Full Disclosure: When Are We Allowed to Not Say Everything?
It’s almost been a week since Hillary Clinton lost the election to a racist cheese doodle, and people are looking for someone to blame. Recently, the world turned its eyes to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for some answers about false news stories that began circulating about Clinton only a few days before November 8th. One … More It Sucks, But We Can’t Blame Facebook for False Election News
It’s 1:40 in the morning on November 9, 2016, and I’m sitting in my bed crying. I’m sitting in my bed crying for all of the families who are going to suffer from this election. I’m crying for the members of the LGBT community who won so much over the past few years and are … More America Hates Women and Minorities and Now We Have Presidential Proof
I’m waiting for the day a drone delivers my latest impulse purchase from Amazon.com (don’t lie, we’ve all done it). If you haven’t heard about Amazon’s proposed fleet of aerial drones, then check out their introductory video below. It almost seems too far-fetched to be true. An unmanned mini-helicopter drops a package off in my … More Fire the Postman, Hire the Drone: Amazon’s Latest Delivery DIY
Warning: this post discusses rape and rape culture in both real and virtual settings. Reader discretion is advised. … More Modern Rape Culture Impacts Virtual Assaults and How We Deal with Them
If you have a Facebook page then you’ve probably noticed the handful of small, unassuming ads that tend to line the right hand side of the page. If you’ve really paid attention, then you might notice something a little strange: the ads tend to correlate to deals for sites you recently viewed. Facebook uses third-party … More Data Mining: What It Is and Why You Should Care
Everyone’s heard of the massive data dump that hit the web a little over a year ago from the notorious dating website Ashley Madison – a website specifically aimed at providing extramarital affairs to registered clients. If you haven’t heard of it or want a refresher, here’s a quick video explaining what happened. The Canadian … More What Gives You the Right? The Ashley Madison Hack
Warning: the following post contains graphic discussion of virtual sexual assault and rape as well as mentions of pedophilia and suicide. Reader discretion is advised.
… More Let’s Talk Tech: “Touch” Technology and Cyber Assault
People are surprisingly vocal when it comes to their opinion of music icon Taylor Swift, and while some criticize her for intentionally creating drama to keep her name in lights, few people can blame her for the epic showdown in 2015 between the Queen of Pop and Apple Music. What happened? Quick and dirty: Apple … More Supporting Women: Taylor Swift vs. Apple Music