Columnist, The New York Times. Author of the NYT Best Seller, Hatching Twitter.

How the Sony Corporation Hack Revived the Lost Art of the Call

nytimes.com — ­SCENE: LOS ANGELES - DAY Two Hollywood executives walk along Sunset Boulevard sipping coffee. The Hollywood sign hangs in the distance, overlooking all of Tinseltown. The executives are discussing the hacking scandal. ­EXECUTIVE 1 "Those emails aren't really that bad. I mean, come on, I've sent much worse to people at other studios.

Disruptions: Is Lyft Too Cute to Fight Uber?

nytimes.com — If Lyft, the ride-sharing service, were a person, I would grab him by the shoulders and shake him while yelling: "What the heck is wrong with you! Pull yourself together!" Right now, Lyft is being presented with a rare opportunity that it seems to be completely squandering.

Are Gadget-Free Bedrooms the Secret to a Happy Relationship?

nytimes.com — Sound the alarm: The good old-fashioned relationship is under attack from technology. That seems to be the message from a growing body of psychology research examining how technology is affecting our love lives and friendships. For many couples, technology is a double-edged sword.

Nick Bilton: The slippery slope of Silicon Valley

business-standard.com — Ahh, Thanksgiving, the time of year to stop the daily drudgery and give thanks for what we have. To be grateful for our family, friends and health. Maybe this is also a perfect time to be thankful for all the wonderful things technology start-ups have done for society.

The Slippery Slope of Silicon Valley

nytimes.com — Ahh, Thanksgiving, the time of year to stop the daily drudgery and give thanks for what we have. To be grateful for our family, friends and health. Maybe this is also a perfect time to be thankful for all the wonderful things technology start-ups have done for society.

Tinder's romance model gaining popularity

chron.com — A short elevator ride later, as I sat in on a meeting with a group of Tinder executives, it became clear that the quick-change act I had just witnessed downstairs, though unrelated to Tinder, still had a lot to do with what was going on upstairs.

Social Media Bots Offer Phony Friends and Real Profit

nytimes.com — I am the ruler of worlds. Let me rephrase that: I am the ruler of one very small world of social media bots. My Twitter bots resemble real people, with photos for avatars and bios. Meet Fabiola Shaffer: She is pretty, has long brown hair, is a writer and researcher in New York and loves chocolate.

Artificial intelligence is real threat to human race

irishtimes.com — Ebola sounds like the stuff of nightmares. Bird flu and SARS also send shivers down my spine. But I'll tell you what scares me most: artificial intelligence. With enough resources, humans can stop the first three. The last, which humans are creating, could soon become unstoppable.

Alex from Target speaks after finding fame on the internet

smh.com.au — Alex Lee, 16, who became an internet sensation after a picture of him working at Target went viral, in his room in Frisco, Texas. Photo: Cooper Neill / The New York Times Two weeks ago, 16-year-old Alex Lee was your run-of-the-mill teenager. He woke up at 7 for school.

Alex From Target: The Other Side of Fame

nytimes.com — Two weeks ago, 16-year-old Alex Lee was your run-of-the-mill teenager. He woke up at 7 for school. He loved playing soccer. He got into trouble for not taking out the trash. His small bedroom in Frisco, Tex., was a mess: clothes strewn all over the floor, unmade bed, posters of a Mustang GT hung on the walls.
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Dec 19, 2014

@hillarykerr did you try it yet? I was curious how well it works.

Dec 19, 2014

RT @nytimes: Breaking News: F.B.I. Provides Evidence Linking North Korea to Sony Attack nyti.ms/13Jf3Vo

Dec 18, 2014

In 1863 Félix Tournachon said the 3 main elements of modernity were ‘photography, electricity & aeronautics’. This still seems true today.

Dec 18, 2014

@adholden @msquinn @itsmejon Ordering now. I also loved "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," "The Hare with Amber Eyes," and "Orphan Master's Son."

Dec 18, 2014

@msquinn @itsmejon Don't read The Bone Clocks. It was awful. (I made it 70% through & wanted to sue the author for time stolen from my life)

Dec 18, 2014

Kudos to @AdrianChen for epic reporting this year. His latest, "The Troll Hunters," is a Dante's Inferno of the Web: technologyreview.com/photoessay/533…

Dec 18, 2014

Another Uber driver is accused of rape. Kidnapping, striking and strangling a woman in Boston: bit.ly/1zvX0O4

Dec 17, 2014

RT @nytimes: Breaking News: U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking nyti.ms/1uUs3gp

Dec 17, 2014

@MikeIsaac Leave the internet. It's not safe here. Save yourself.

Dec 17, 2014

Journalism PSA: From this day forward "The Streisand Effect" is being retired and should be replaced with "The Interview Effect."

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