Jessica Long

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Silicon Valley

Quit Calling Them My “Internet” Friends

My first internet friend was a 13-year-old girl named Yasmine. She founded and edited <i>MG</i>, a magazine by and for Muslim girls in 2005, and skillfully …

Social Media

A Toilet, but No Proper Plumbing: A Reality in 500,000 U.S. Homes

TYLER, Ala. — The hard clay soil in this rural Southern county has twice cursed Dorothy Rudolph. It is good for growing cotton and cucumbers, the crops she worked as a child and hated. And it is bad for burying things — in particular, septic tanks.<p>So Ms. Rudolph, 64, did what many people around …

Housing

Solving All the Wrong Problems

Every day, innovative companies promise to make the world a better place. Are they succeeding?<p>Here is just a sampling of the products, apps and services that have come across my radar in the last few weeks:<p>A service that sends someone to fill your car with gas.<p>A service that sends a valet on a …

Sea Level

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

Behavior

Identity Labor: Self-Concept in the Age of the Personal Brand

<i>by Ivana McConnell</i>In A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, John Perry Barlow states, “our identities have no bodies.” In context, the …

Online

Creating (and protecting) Community Through Private Online Groups

<i>by Helen Lee</i>Online communities have been part of online culture as long as “online” has existed. It’s become popular to complain about how much time …

Social Media

S. Korea to Invest 200 Bln Won This Year to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

KEPCO will install 30,000 regular chargers at some 4,000 apartment complexes in the country by the end of this year to help electric car drivers use …

South Korea

Latest Marketing Trends Focus on Experience, Culture

The company has opened a pop-up store called Nomad Shop at Samcheong-ro 146, a multi-cultural complex, in which it uses the ground floor as a …

How YouTubers discovered a human condition no one had talked about before

All the feels<p>How a bunch of YouTubers discovered a tingling sensation nobody knew existed<p>All the feels<p>How a bunch of YouTubers discovered a tingling …

K-pop’s gross double standard is its dirty little secret

Korean pop music has a problem. It’s not that it isn’t doing well. In fact, according to geotagged Twitter data, K-pop is killing it in Tokyo, …