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Full-time technology reporter for the New York Times, part-time maker of zines, GIFs and delicious sandwiches.

Trying to Swim in a Sea of Social Media Invective — Over the last few months, I've watched friends and colleagues endure endless harassment on Twitter. Strangers have hurled offensive, racist names and gendered insults, relentlessly and with little fear of consequence. I've come across blog posts that capture similarly awful experiences.

What We Can Learn from Norwegians About Surviving Winter — I am not a winter person, by anyone's definition. Year round, I spend as much time as possible basking on a beach, sprawled out on warm sand, only getting up for brief swims in salty waters.

Buying the Bricks for Your Online Storefront — These days, I do nearly all my shopping online. Amazon whisks household supplies like dish soap and paper towels to my doorstep in a day or two, and grocery services like FreshDirect and Good Eggs can quickly restock my fridge and pantry.

16 Men and Women Share Their Sexts and the Stories Behind Them (Warning: Very NSFW) — What love (and sex) really lookslike in the 21st century. By Jenna Wortham Illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook, Trenton Duerksen, Lisa Hanawalt, Melody Newcomb, Pat Perry, Jonny Ruzzo, Sam Vanallemeersch, and Roxie Vizcarra I sent my very first sext at the age of 15. Maybe I was 13.

Never Can Say Goodbye — Most people in New York have a half-life, an expiration date, an unknown period of time before they will say enough is enough, a moment they will concede to the city's toughness, its cruelty and hardness, and start saying their unsentimental goodbyes.

Starting From the Bottom — I didn't start out wanting to be a journalist, let alone one who worked at one of the biggest publications in the world. As the first person in my family to go to a reputable, sleepaway, four-year university, my career goals were simple.

Ubering While Black — By Jenna Wortham The comedian Hannibal Buress has a bit in his act about trying to hail a cab in New York as a black man. He walks up to the taxi and tries to open the door, but rather than pick him up, the driver hits the gas and speeds away, with Buress running alongside the cab.

Ghosts Of My Youth — The first ghost story I ever heard was from my mother. She described how once, while sleeping in an upstairs bedroom in her sister's house, she woke to the feeling of twin icicles curling around her ankles. They were hands, but she didn't see a body, exactly.

Heady Stakes for ‘Black-ish’ on ABC — The first time I heard about " Black-ish," ABC's new sitcom about an affluent black family in Los Angeles, I was skeptical about its premise. Early commercials and previews played up tired stereotypes about "acting white," made jokes about curvy behinds and took shots at the heritage of the show's biracial matriarch, played by the effervescent Tracee Ellis Ross.

Trying to Live in the Moment (and Not on the Phone) — There's a scene in the movie " Her," a love story between a lonely writer and an artificially intelligent software program, that shows dozens of people riding the subway, deeply absorbed in their smartphones, oblivious to the world around them. They all seem much more comfortable interacting with their devices than with one another.
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Dec 21, 2014

RT @ginatrapani: How to unfollow everyone on Twitter in 3 seconds (code in linked comment worked for me). Happy holidays!…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jilnotjill: @jennydeluxe "New York is a city where people poop in public, so it makes sense that we find ourselves crying in public, too." Gold.

Dec 19, 2014

"There’s a reason we look at each other and say “only in NY.” It’s an acknowledgement that we’re in this together."…

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