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The Lying Diseasenew

Why would someone want to fake a serious illness on the internet?
The Stranger  |  Cienna Madrid  |  11-26-2012  |  Features

Admiring the Amishnew

Modern society tends to embrace new technologies and ask questions later. The Amish flourish with a mysterious combo of peanut butter and tech skepticism.
NUVO  |  David Hoppe  |  04-23-2012  |  Commentary

Secular Signaturenew

Academy invests $40 million in a striking new Center for Character and Leadership Development.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  04-13-2012  |  Science

Control • Halt • Deletenew

Why some educators and scientists believe technology is bad for brains — especially young ones.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  11-29-2011  |  Education

Ian Bogost reveals How to Do Things With Videogamesnew

Georgia Tech professor's new books expand the playing field for video games
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  08-09-2011  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

As the Internet Coupon Industry Explodes, Businesses and Consumers Pay the Pricenew

When Ryan Munday spent $29 on a Dealathons voucher in April to get his oil changed and summer tires put on, it sounded like a good deal. But what he ended up with was a damaged car and three months of grief.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Gina Sutherland  |  07-14-2011  |  Economy

The Blogfather: MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey looks to the

Thirty-five miles from Portland is the home of one of Oregon’s hottest tech properties. It’s a long way from the “Silicon Forest” of local startups. It’s an even longer way from those who work in Silicon Valley, their offices bustling with Razor scooters and wunderkinds having mad, Red Bull-fueled coding parties.
Willamette Week  |  Ruth Brown  |  07-13-2011  |  Tech

Hipster or Homeless?new

"Hipster or Homeless" creator Parker Ruhstaller, a self-proclaimed Internet addict, chats about his viral baby and some of his favorite hipster things.
SF Weekly  |  Stephanie Echeveste  |  07-01-2011  |  Culture

Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite on Religion, Politics and Social Medianew

Thistlethwaite has tackled the cyber age -- and its implications in our religious and political lives -- in her latest book, Dreaming of Eden: American Religion and Politics in a Wired World.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chet Hardin  |  04-21-2011  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Print vs. Pixels: Should Green-Minded Readers Switch to E-Books?new

I love books. I still have the paperback of Wuthering Heights I bought in 1978 for 95 cents, though I can access its complete text on my iPhone. I remember the sights and smells of all my favorite bookstores and libraries, from Burlington to Boston to Berkeley to Paris. So, why am I considering buying an e-reader?
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  04-15-2011  |  Books

How to Opt Out of Phonebooks, Credit Card Offers and More ... Forevernew

Shouting at some hapless customer service agent isn't my style, I just want to quit these "services" (or, really, have them quit me). But wriggling out of their grip means jumping tricky, bureaucratic hurdles. Here's a handy guide on how to quit a few of my least favorite things.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  04-07-2011  |  Culture

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