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The Twitter Facts of Life

“You take the good/You take the bad/You take them both/And there you have/The Facts of Life”   Usual disclaimer: this may meander. I was born short and never really grew … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 14 Comments

Make it Plain: Research, Dissertations, and Blogging in Plain Talk

I have never viewed my public writing and engagement as a distraction from research. I have never even seen them as separate endeavors. Like my position on teaching as part … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Is Left to Say?

In his 1934 essay, “A Negro Nation Within a Nation”, WEB DuBois wrote: The colored people of America are coming to face the fact quite calmly that most white Americans … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 40 Comments

Public Sociology at ASA14

Like a good sociologist, I joined my tribe in San Francisco this week for the annual American Sociological Association conference. In addition to my usual fare, I conducted a pair … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Round-up of Berkman Center Notes and Reflections

I have to thank the entire crew at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard for hosting me yesterday. The room was quite full and the audience brought … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Democratizing Ideologies and Inequality Regimes – Berkman Center Primer

I’m very excited to speak at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society tomorrow. The talk is open to the public (with RSVP) and streaming online. I used to post … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twyllabus: Labor, Machines, and Undeniable Futures

There’s a great batch of reading and writing happening mostly online right now about the labor, inequality and the machines that are coming for our jobs. Much of the public … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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