bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Oh boy! Josh and Chuck have another list of the best articles they read this week, just for you and your spongy brain. Read more ›

How Winners Work: The Great HowStuffWorks Contest of ’11

First, let me say they made me write this. They being the marketing department, the people who make others write about themselves in blog posts about contests that the writer figures into as a prize. Would it be too unsettling

Why Your Cartoon Facebook Profile Pic is Ruining Buy Nothing Christmas

There’s a pretty interesting debate going on over the possible valuelessness and perhaps even harm that’s generated by clicktivism. Changing your Facebook profile picture to combat violence against children doesn’t actually stop a kid from getting beaten up by her

A Brief, Violent and Painful Look at Kneecapping

A group of four kids coming home from the bars near my neighborhood last weekend were held up by some other kids, one of whom had a gun. While three (including two girls) were pistol whipped, one was shot in

Chuck and Josh learn about privacy; or, what we never talked about

So Chuck and I just returned from spending the last few days in New York for Internet Week and we had what one might call an incredibly wondrously great time. If you want to find out more, there’s talk and

Social Media to America: What line between personal and public life?

TechCrunch ran an op-ed piece a couple weeks ago (thanks for the link, LOML) prognosticating that the relentless push of social media will soon be accountable for erasure of the line between business reputation and real life reputation. The bottom

Scary Internet Study for Girls

The Internet is a great thing, probably the single most important advancement for the human race of the last 50 years. We all love it and heck, I wouldn’t have this job without it. But with every great innovation comes

Facebook Surpasses E-mail?!?

Ratings gurus The Nielson Company recently revealed that “member communities,” which means social networks and blogs, are now visited by 67 percent of the online community. This makes member communities the fourth most popular places to go on the Web,

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