History of the Internet

As humans — both in communities and individually — we like to understand our origins. Where did we come from? Why are we here? What can our past tell us about our future? more


Self-conscious stats

As I’m drafting my next chapter (Chapter 7: Digital Obesity), I feel compelled to share some statistics about American usage of internet, devices, apps, and social media. more


Maybe I’ll write a book

I’ve always wanted to write a book. I’ve also always wanted to run a marathon. Between these two Big Life Goals, I decided to pick the one that won’t hurt my knees. more


Time Well Spent

In today’s digital world, money is made off of users’ attention. The longer a company can keep you in their app, the more ads you’ll see (or the more data they’ll collect about you), and the more money they’ll make. more


Born Digital

I grew up semi-digital: my parents installed dialup when I was in elementary school; I started using AIM in middle school, and Facebook in high school; I got my first smartphone in college. I grew up comfortable around technology, but my roots are analog. more


What’s digital obesity?

We spend a lot of time talking about physical health. Some of us talk about mental and emotional health too. A few inspiring people talk about spiritual health. But what about digital health? more