Elizabeth Byrne

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The Touch-Screen Generation

Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?<p>On a chilly day last spring, a few dozen developers of children’s apps for phones and tablets gathered at an old beach resort in Monterey, California, to show off their …

Bringing the Organization Back In: Social Media and Social Movements

“The Internet,” said Manuel Castells at a University of California, Berkeley Sociology colloquium last year. And he recently wrote:<p>…the more …

Public Enemies: Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars in Chicago

• Author: Ben Austen. Ben Austen Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 09.17.13. 09.17.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Just about any</b> teenager in Chicago …

Living on Internet Time

Is time changing? The clock in the top-right corner of my computer says that it is 12:19 <i>P.M.</i> here in New York, and, if I inquire, the Internet assures me that this means it is 12:19 <i>A.M.</i> in Singapore and 5:20 <i>P.M.</i> in Dublin and 6:20 <i>P.M.</i> in Johannesburg. However, this is only one kind of time from …

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

Author: Adrian Chen. Adrian Chen Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.23.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>The campuses of</b> the tech industry are …

Trial by Twitter

Deep in the digital diaries of three lovely girls, a fatal disconnect occurred. What their followers had not seen between the lines was the vanishing of morality, reality, and then, Skylar Neese.<p>July 4, 2012, was a scorcher in Star City, West Virginia—a prelude to what would become the hottest …

Opportunity Knocks | The Washington Post

A job of last resort<p>It had never occurred to Tereza that she would be congratulated, because nothing that brought her into the class had seemed like an accomplishment, or even a choice.<p>The past several years had amounted to a steady accumulation of losses - her layoff from a furniture factory; the …

Living large in 150 square feet: Why the tiny house movement is taking off

“It’s not about the tiny house, it’s about the life you’re going to lead in it”<p>Come across one of the many photos of the "tiny houses" circulating on blogs and Pinterest, and your first reaction will probably be how cute they are -- itty, bitty, bite-size domiciles straight out of a fairy tale. …

Paleo, vegan, gluten-free -- the only certainty about health trends is their reversal

During my last visit to Los Angeles, in March, I chronicled my meals by the dietary restrictions of my dining companions. For breakfast one day, I ate in Los Feliz with four friends who were varying degrees of gluten-free. One had suddenly discovered a gluten intolerance, while another felt it …

The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings

FOR EVIDENCE THAT Fitzgerald was right about the very rich being different from you and me, pull your car up to the swanky Boston Harbor Hotel. Be …