The Tumblr Porn Ban

In early December, the micro-blogging website and popular social media platform Tumblr announced that it was making a significant change to its website content policies. In a blog post titled "A better, more positive Tumblr" the company explained that effective December 17, posts containing adult content would no longer be allowed on the Tumblr platform. … Continue reading The Tumblr Porn Ban

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Nobody Understands How the Internet Works

Rudy Giuliana checks his phone while on the White House lawn

Nobody understands how the internet works. And that's a pretty serious problem. Back in 2006, Senator Ted Stevens (R-AL) famously gave us a description of what the internet is, and how it works. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you … Continue reading Nobody Understands How the Internet Works

Facebook – The World’s Largest Communication Lab?

In the last several years, it has become increasingly apparent that social media and the rapid proliferation of online communication has had a significant influence on the U.S. political process. Despite the ongoing tendency to refer to the Internet as a "virtual world" that somehow exists wholly separately from the so-called "real world" the fact … Continue reading Facebook – The World’s Largest Communication Lab?

“Well what do you mean by that?” – Being Mixed-Race

I’ve never really considered myself the type to write these kinds of longform think-pieces. However, I’ve recently been grappling with the issues of race, identity, and my own experiences in higher education. And perhaps the longform think-piece is best outlet for me. This is something that is difficult for me to write. For the last … Continue reading “Well what do you mean by that?” – Being Mixed-Race