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Are virtual-world video games just another plaything or a new frontier with vast potential to upend social norms?

Online activists are shining much-needed light on superdelegates, revealing who they are and how they'll vote--and asking why we need them.

Big Think seeks to smarten up the Internet by getting up close and intellectual with the most creative thinkers alive.

When a young Moroccan computer engineer created a fake Facebook profile
for the Crown Prince of Morocco, the result was jail, torture and a very
uncertain future.

His web-driven, self-starting activism could be the key to getting his message out--and bringing young voters to the polls on Super Tuesday.

Striking members of the Writers Guild of America are bringing the labor movement something it hasn't had for a long time: an audience.

As the old concept of privacy fades and a new one arises online, what is being lost?

Stop corporate robots from taking over the Web. Freespeech.org explains how relentless marketing and data-mining puts your privacy in peril.

Putting blogs, cellphones and text messages to work, Pakistani students around the world are rallying against Musharraf's martial law.

As the strike continues, Writers Guild members have turned the Internet into an organizing tool.

Blogs

A new movement known as Wages for Facebook says yes. 

January 14, 2014

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

The national security journalist says more Snowden/NSA stories to come soon.

October 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

Eric on Tom Jones and what people are syaing about his book, and Reed on media and drones. 

May 23, 2013

Industry lobbyists outspent activists 38-1, but a grassroots coalition and dissenting members of Congress appear to have rendered CISPA “dead for now.”

April 26, 2013

Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s lucrative algorithm reveals a picture of the future of profitable content.

February 22, 2013

Newsweek is out of print and other magazines have drastically cut back, but titles like Mother JonesThe Nation and now The New Republic are carrying the torch of independent journalism—and thriving.

January 31, 2013

You could call Girls groundbreaking artistic work. You could also say it’s Internet trolling elevated to an art form.

January 28, 2013

Facebook's new program will allow anyone to search for, say, "Chinese residents who have family members that like Falun Gong."

January 27, 2013