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Staff Writer for @Wired covering business, tech policy, and the 2016 presidential campaign. send ideas to

Twitter Wants to Be (Slightly) More Diverse by 2016 — Twitter announced new goals today to reinforce its commitment to becoming a more diverse company. But if you look at the numbers, their goals aren't all that, well, progressive. "We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people who use Twitter," Janet Van Huysse, Twitter's vice president of diversity and inclusion, explains in a blog post.

Netflix Hit With House of Cards Spoof Over Parental Leave — The national women's advocacy group UltraViolet is demanding Netflix expand its paid parental leave program to include all of its employees. The group's latest effort? A House of Cards spoof comparing Netflix's discriminatory policies to, well, the ruthless manipulation and politics of series protagonist Frank Underwood.

This Camp Is Also an In-Depth Study of Why Girls Quit STEM — Summer camp is the best. Let's just all agree to that right now. The crafts, the snacks, the friendships, the singalongs, the longitudinal research that could lead to a more nuanced understanding of why women leave the STEM field before reaching college age at a higher rate than their male counterparts.
Aug 28, 2015

.@UCBerkeley researchers are studying @Qualcomm's summer camp for girls to find out why young women leave STEM:

Virginia Shooting Exposes Dark Side of Instant Sharing — When graphic content finds its way online, social media can make it tough to look away. That was the case this morning, after a man shot and killed a reporter and cameraman during a live televised interview in Virginia.

This Robot Tutor Will Make Personalizing Education Easy — Personalizing education can change a kid's life. It can keep the advanced ones from getting bored and the struggling ones from falling behind, because every kid, no matter their level of proficiency, is encouraged to move at his or her own pace. But for the teachers tasked with implementing this increasingly popular pedagogy, it pretty much sucks.

#BlackMonday Could Threaten 'Unicorn' Startups — Concerns over an economic slowdown in China caused the global stock market to nose dive Monday. The drop has already hit the tech industry hard, sending the stock prices of companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, and Microsoft into a steep decline.

IBM's School Could Fix Education-And Tech's Diversity Gap — It's a sea of black graduation gowns in the belly of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn one rainy Tuesday evening in June. On the floor of the stadium, where the basketball court should be, sit thousands of students awaiting the start of the 75th Commencement of the New York City College of Technology, better known as City Tech.
Aug 24, 2015

This @IBM-backed school in Brooklyn could help build the diverse pipeline the tech industry says it needs. @WIRED

Aug 24, 2015

RT @issielapowsky: This @IBM-backed school in Brooklyn could help build the diverse pipeline the tech industry says it needs. @WIRED

Aug 24, 2015

Read @issielapowsky in @wired writing about a smart initiative to get low-income kids working in tech

Hillary Clinton Is Letting This Guy Take Over Her Instagram — Today, there will be no throwback photos of Bill or selfies with Kim Kardashian gracing Hillary Clinton's Instagram account. Instead, the presidential hopeful's 238,000 followers will get a glimpse inside a day in the life of Texan native Rusean Pieternelle, who will be taking over Clinton's Instagram account throughout the day.
Aug 21, 2015

.@HillaryClinton is letting this guy, a student and father of two, take over her Instagram to discuss student debt

Sorry Snapchat, But You're Not Winning This Election — Every election season has its shiny new toy, and this year, Snapchat is most definitely it. We've already seen Rand Paul take a chainsaw to the tax code on Snapchat. Jeb Bush announced his campaign on the platform. And, most recently, Hillary Clinton cheekily gushed to Iowans about how much she loves Snapchat because "those messages disappear all by themselves."
Aug 20, 2015

Why Snapchat has a long way to go to become the preferred social network of 2016 candidates…

Aug 20, 2015

Sharp reporting from @issielapowsky on how this might not be the Snapchat election after all

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Political Ad Spending Online Is About to Explode — The days of the TV attack ad are far from over. But a new report from a group that tracks ad spending shows that digital ads may soon play just as important a role for political campaigns.
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Aug 31, 2015

RT @daveyalba: I hung out at this girls' AI summer camp at Stanford---the first in the nation. It was great…

Aug 30, 2015

RT @marinarachael: tbh is Kanye running for president any less ridiculous than Donald Trump

Aug 28, 2015

.@UCBerkeley researchers are studying @Qualcomm's summer camp for girls to find out why young women leave STEM:

Aug 28, 2015

Strong argument in @WIRED by @NASA administrator Charles Bolden on why the space program can't keep relying on Russia

Aug 28, 2015

@t_seiha sure feel free to email me at the address in my bio

Aug 27, 2015

"Every city is vulnerable to climate change, and every city’s vulnerability is everybody’s problem" - @StocktonSays…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @nxthompson: As @BorowitzReport said: wouldn't it be great if getting mental health care was easy and getting a gun was hard.

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