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

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.

Uber, Facebook and Others Bedeviled by Moral Issues

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.

Yorkshire-based Inspirational Speaker rewarded

happiness-speaker.co.uk — Media Release: 10th November 2014 A Yorkshire-based inspirational speaker won the 'Guest Speaker of the Year' Award at The Network Foundation's ' South Yorkshire Business Awards ' on Friday. Frederika Roberts, The Happiness Speaker, was one of six nominees for the 'Guest Speaker of the Year' Award, having delivered her 'Recipe for Happiness' speech at The Network Foundation's Sheffield Expo in June this year.

Artificial Intelligence as a Threat

nytimes.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. The first three, with enough resources, humans can stop. The last, which humans are creating, could soon become unstoppable.

Tinder reveals how dating app users decide which way to swipe

smh.com.au — Founders of Tinder Jonathan Badeen, left, and Sean Rad at their offices in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Kendrick Brinson/NYT What someone wears, along with other visual clues they give off in photographs, can tell a thousand different things about them. And Tinder, the fast-growing dating app, believes that these clues are the key to online dating.
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Nov 26, 2014

RT @lexinyt: When tech start-ups and social media giants are disruptive in all the wrong ways. Great column by @nickbilton nytimes.com/2014/11/27/sty…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @nytimestech: Disruptions: Uber, Facebook and Others Bedeviled by Moral Issues nyti.ms/1xBqqWx

Nov 24, 2014

Protests continue to grow in NYC, Ferguson, Oakland and Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/IWna6wLVoh

Nov 24, 2014

RT @nytimes: Breaking News: No Indictment of Officer in Ferguson Case nyti.ms/1y93jpV

Nov 24, 2014

On Twitter it's difficult to discern if someone is smart and accidentally says dumb things, or dumb and accidentally says smart things.

Nov 23, 2014

RT @DVNJr: The @washingtonpost assigned 13 reporters to Bill Cosby's secret history. The result is a detailed, devastating read: wapo.st/1vAwuTA

Nov 22, 2014

Smart take by @bobbie on "why we hate Uber." (Hint: it's not Uber, it's us.) medium.com/matter/how-to-…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @NYTArchives: 51 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. nyti.ms/1xf8Iry pic.twitter.com/eLP899hKwo

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