Posts Tagged ‘Digital Divide’

A book review The problem with books about the impact of social media on society is that most of them are too polemic. The positive books make sweeping claims about how social media is going to change the world for the better. Their writers predict social media will cause more a participatory, open and democratic […]


Turkle’s Turn

09Sep11

MIT professor Sherry Turkle is no longer optimistic about the impact of technology on social relationships. In her book Alone Together she explains why. In her early work, in particular her book “Life on the screen” (1995), Turkle celebrated the freedom of online identity, but now she feels the internet has become more like a […]


What are the essential skills involved in search? In an (excellent) Berkely lecture series about search hosted by Marti Hearst, which is available online as podcast, Google’s HCI reasearcher Dan Russel gives a guest lecture about users’ sense making while searching. This is a tricky problem because users express their searches in just a couple […]