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Drop the Fry: Judging Elizabeth Holmes’s Voice Comes down to Bias

Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google Assistant have one thing in common: They all have female-identified voices and names.

Consumer Retorts: Are Anti-Hauls the Antidote to YouTube’s Cult of Consumerism?

Swapping “whatever you are will never be enough” for “whatever you have will never be enough” is a lateral move at best. Read more »

The Future is Fembot: Can We Change the Direction of Gendered AI?

Artificial intelligence has become an extension of women’s ongoing struggle for well-rounded respect in modern society. Read more »

Ghosts in the Machine: Have We Entrusted Too Much to the Internet?

We take for granted that the internet will always remember what we might otherwise forget.  Read more »

Digitizing the Dead is Capitalism’s Next Ghoulish Move

When celebrities, especially musicians, die, fans rightfully grieve for them, but what happens when mourning marries capitalism? Read more »

Here For a Black Planet: Solange’s New Album Sparks Nostalgia for a Pioneering Social-Media Platform

Solange’s partnership with BlackPlanet feels like its own homecoming. Read more »

From Information Superhighway to Digital Runway: The Complicated Legacy of Fashion Blogging

In its own way, fashion and beauty blogging is as aspirational as traditional fashion media. Read more »

Unzuck Your Life: A Post-Facebook Vision for Online Organizing

The rent on Facebook is just too damn high. Read more »

The Weird and Wild World of Reddit Relationships

It’s not surprising that people turn to the internet for relationship advice. Read more »

Online Challenges Hit a Sour Note for Queer and Trans Communities

I was overwhelmed with the memory of my old image. Read more »

Reclaiming Hysteria: Disability Advocates Have Embraced YouTube—But the Feeling Isn’t Mutual

Demonetization and algorithm bias can dramatically affect the income that disabled creators stand to make. Read more »

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