We stand with TechDirt, and so should you

We stand with TechDirt, and so should you

There are very few opportunities in Silicon Valley to take a stand on an issue that’s so important that it’s enshrined in the constitution, where there’s so clearly a good guy and a bad guy, and where the consequences of staying silent are so clearly horrible.
Jan 13 · 5 minutes
Happy New Year! Unless you work at an ad-funded news outlet (in which case, I'm sorry for your loss)

Happy New Year! Unless you work at an ad-funded news outlet (in which case, I'm sorry for your loss)

2017 will be a good year for subscription businesses and anyone who figures out how to channel frothing anger into direct action. For everyone else: Maybe consider a sabbatical?
Jan 2 · 4 minutes
Facebook's deepening moral and ethical hole is great news for some

Facebook's deepening moral and ethical hole is great news for some

Here are just a few other tech players who owe Zuck a huge debt of gratitude right now.
Nov 18 · 3 minutes
Facebook needs to stop hiding behind data and hire a damn public editor

Facebook needs to stop hiding behind data and hire a damn public editor

The data might say “hold your nerve, this too will pass” but karma is screaming “she cannae take much more of this cap’n”.
Nov 17 · 8 minutes
Facebook has lost its mind

Facebook has lost its mind

Unless you are Mark Zuckerberg or any of Facebook's other senior executives, you don't need me to tell you that the image above-- Nick Ut's "The Terror of War," known poularly as "the Napalm girl" -- is one of the most iconic and important war photographs ever published.
Sep 9 · 3 minutes
Silicon Valley speaks plenty

Silicon Valley speaks plenty

Jessica Lessin speaks up for poor old Peter Thiel and Facebook (without mentioning that Mark Zuckerberg made her family rich.)
May 27 · 8 minutes
It took Arianna Huffington three whole days to stop adding disclosures to Uber stories

It took Arianna Huffington three whole days to stop adding disclosures to Uber stories

That's four less than it took the videotape in The Ring to kill people.
May 2 · 1 minute
Former employee: Omidyar spiked my Mossack Fonseca story and then demanded my money

Former employee: Omidyar spiked my Mossack Fonseca story and then demanded my money

No word on whether Omidyar also steals his reporters’ lunch money.
Apr 5 · 1 minute
Algorithms are coming to Twitter: Here's how it can avoid becoming Facebook

Algorithms are coming to Twitter: Here's how it can avoid becoming Facebook

Doomsayers are still calling the new Twitter a tragedy, I see it as an opportunity.
Jun 30 · 10 minutes
Facebook finally told us what word made them ban our story about homelessness

Facebook finally told us what word made them ban our story about homelessness

After two days of arguing with robots about profanity, we're finally able to give Facebook our money.
Jun 26 · 7 minutes
Facebook won't allow us to promote our story on Google's war against the homeless

Facebook won't allow us to promote our story on Google's war against the homeless

Got a problem with Facebook? Take it up with the robot. Got a problem with the robot? Take it up with Facebook.
Jun 23 · 5 minutes