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There's a media coverage gap. How will this affect 2020?

There is an incredible coverage gap between Trump and every other issue in today's news media. An unscientific poll of the front pages of major news publications indicates that around half of major stories are, in some way, about Donald Trump. Consider the front page of NBC News, where mentions »

The Future of Bitcoin Isn't Bitcoin

Better cryptocurrencies exist—cryptocurrencies that were able to learn from Bitcoin's successes and mistakes—and we should use those, instead. Here's why. »

Counterarguments to Anti-Net Neutrality Talking Points

Net Neutrality is necessary for a free, open, and uncensored Internet. Still, Net Neutrality finds itself under attack. Below is a series of arguments against Net Neutrality created by Reddit user /u/renegade_division paired with rebuttals. /u/renegade_division's argument has been edited for concision and clarity. "Two »

Net Neutrality: the Facts, Statistics, and Rebuttals

Like most political movements in the twenty-first century, the fight for Net Neutrality is taking place on Twitter. Before embarking on an online crusade of Tweets to save Net Neutrality, though, one needs to arm oneself with the facts, statistics, and rebuttals necessary to be an effective proponent of the »

The Abridged History of the Federal Negative and Judicial Review

Today, the Supreme Court holds the ability to declare any law—state or federal—unconstitutional through its power of judicial review. The framers of the Constitution had other ideas, however: James Madison famously proposed the federal negative, which would allow Congress to nullify state laws. Perhaps Madison was on to »

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Social Media, Misunderstood

Since its inception, social media—and particularly how it shapes and is used by digital natives—has been a topic of interest for academics, parents, and educators alike. As a member of the selfie-taking, Snapchat-sending, and Facebook-consuming generation, however, I often find myself disagreeing with the conclusions drawn by these »

Misconceptions of the Digital Generation

What follows is an unreleased and discarded excerpt from a book about how digital natives—defined loosely as the generation which was born with instant digital communication—interact with social media, and how these interactions are misunderstood by adults. It is not meant to be read as a complete or »

Facebook Isn't Opt-In

For as long as I've known the internet, I've tried to restrain myself from creating a Facebook account. I was successful until recently, when I needed to make an account in order to run a Facebook ad. I avoided Facebook on principle: I did not want to contribute my information »