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  • Privilege makes them do it — what a study of Internet trolls reveals

    Privilege makes them do it — what a study of Internet trolls reveals
    The British government just put up a website with advice on how to fight back against Internet trolls. Popular Science magazine decided "trolls and spambots" were shouting down scientific debate; Christianity Today also ended online comments on its news and features, and the news service Reuters pulled the plug on its comment page for news stories. Humans have said and written nasty things about each other ever since there were humans; has the Internet changed anything? Whitney Phillips is a lecturer in communications at Humboldt State University and a media studies scholar. Her troll research, in a new book, "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things," asks the same thing. Her conclusion? "N2M" — not too much.
  • There's a special place for those who quash hyperbole in online comments

    There's a special place for those who quash hyperbole in online comments
    If you have dipped a toe into the fetid swamps of online political debate, chances are you have encountered — maybe even authored — acerbic one-liners like, “There is a special place in hell for that so-and-so _______!” (fill in...

    No laughing matter: China's media regulators ban puns

    No laughing matter: China's media regulators ban puns
    It just got a little less fun to be a headline writer in China. China’s media regulators have put out a new edict to copywriters, directing them to keep their groaners to themselves. It’s no laughing matter – the State General...

    TiVo goes after cord cutters with new $49.99 device

    TiVo goes after cord cutters with new $49.99 device
    Catering to cord cutters, TiVo on Monday announced a new $49.99 device with a $14.99 monthly subscription that works with an HD antenna but not paid TV services. With a tongue twister of a name, the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR records programming from over-the-...

    Women bring science to college roommate matching

     Women bring science to college roommate matching
    Two Chicago-area women are hoping to do for roommates what online dating has done for some happy couples. For the past four years, Highland Park psychologist Kim Rubenstein, 42, and Skokie businesswoman Andrea Yusim Meltzer, 56, have been working on...