Curation Essay

So I just posted a long essay about social media platform governance up at the tab that says “Curation Essay“. I argue that one way of thinking about governance is via the intertwined nature of curation and values. I didn’t pitch it to journals because it’s an unusual argument that doesn’t fit neatly into a […]

New IEEE Article out now!

Dawn Janssen and I researched how 18-24-year-olds are adjusting to workplace technology conventions. Our respondents are handling things a lot differently than we (and the literature) expected. Thanks to ASU News for writing about the findings, which are out in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication now! The abstract is here: Background: People born between 1995 […]

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

I finally read it! I found it deeply compelling. Borges’ intellectual project in this one is to take every idea he is considering to its logical and even illogical extreme to make points about the idea. He critiques “the death of the author” in “Pierre Menard, the Author of the Quixote,” the ability of falsehoods […]

Literally clicking links

From some correspondence: I continue to be amazed by the extent to which surfing the internet is part of my thinking process. Literally clicking from link to link, thinking about things, thinking about what I’m writing, thinking about people’s arguments, thinking about how arguments work out in the real world of discussion. It’s part of […]

Why Links Rot

Link rot is a technical way of saying that when websites disappear from the internet, links to those websites don’t disappear. The phenomenon of clicking a link and finding a 404 error or a completely disappeared website is frustrating. However, it’s particularly frustrating in light of the reality that some things seem to never disappear […]

From the Files: A Thought Map

My longterm research goals have to do the Future of Work: what will professional activity look like in the future? I strongly believe the future of work is deeply intertwined with the future of the internet, and thus I have become very interested in internet policy. Several years ago, I built a flowchart for myself […]

Motivations!

I’m honored to announce that I have a new article published with Anya Hommadova Lu on an ethnographic/longitudinal study of motivations for gameplay over time in a mobile video game. The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds published the piece. The work built out of the New Media and Society article that Anya and I […]

Published in El Universal

I’m thrilled to announce that I wrote an opinion article on how the First Amendment, Section 230, and contract law intersect to create the unusual speech situation social media platforms are in. Thanks to The Convergence Lab for offering me the opportunity to publish in El Universal! A different version of my ideas was also […]

Each Day I’m Kerfufflin’

Kerfuffles come and kerfuffles go in the world of national/international social media law, but (at least until recently) proposals on social media law have been mostly smoke and no fire since the SOSTA/FESTA Law in 2018. 2021 may prove to have some actual changes, though. The American government may have finally gained enough steam (and […]