“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” ― Ian Maclaren #quotes pic.twitter.com/rEegDx6JZd — Marek Kośniowski (@MarekKosniowski) November 10, 2015 The optimist in me wants to continue believing the Internet is a wonderful place, where people from different cultures, backgrounds, religions, and worldviews all over the world can come together […]Read More Global Community, or Global Catfight?
I recently attended a talk by writer/artist/designer Douglas Coupland where he mentioned offhand – as though it were common knowledge – that Google is becoming sentient. As he describes, Google the company is currently sending out its minions to collect information on anything from anywhere to add to “Google” the online entity, because it apparently expects “Google” to […]Read More The Google Heart
The Internet. Possibly one of the greatest social experiments in the history of our civilization. The Internet is many things: a network of information. A community of people. A platform for ideas. A forum for conversation. The Internet is a powerful, adaptable, by-us-for-us tool… but for what? While the Internet has been used as a […]Read More Forget Vigilante Justice, We Need Vigilante Mercy
My Japanese high school students are doing group work on the pros and cons of the Internet, and I’m challenging them to come up with something more creative than “The Internet is bad because danger!” when a word pops out at me. A student has doodled a cute wide-eyed character on the bottom of her team’s paper, and drawn a […]Read More The Other “F” Word