Cyberculture agenda: “Silk Road Trial… “Teens’ use of social media is significantly shaped by race, class, geography, cultural background
The trial of Ross Ulbricht, alleged admin of The Silk Road (a Tor Network marketplace for the sale and trade of illegal goods), is expected to begin in New York today. The public nature of the trial could result in much discussion of the online investigation methods by law enforcement, as well as the nature ofanonymity and privacy online.
Two weeks after The Pirate Bay raid early December, the notorious torrent sitereturned online.
Below is an edited version “Fact checking the hype around mesh networks and FireChat“ by Jason Li, originally published on the blog 88 Bar and republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement.
danah boyd responds to A Teenager’s View on Social Media (written by an actual teen), pointing out that what white, affluent boys do with social media is not a full account of “how teens use the Internet. Read the rest
The U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were hackedMonday by someone peddling ISIS propaganda. The proper response is a shrug.
Responsive web design is a technique used by web builders where the design adapts to different screen sizes. Designer Joe Harrison has built a page with responsive logos for several well-known brands, including Coca-Cola, Nike, Disney, and Levi’s. If you resize the page, you can see the logos change. Here’s how the Disney logo looks as your browser window gets smaller (from L to R):
Protest in the Age of Social Media
by Joshua A. Tucker, Megan Metzger, Duncan Penfold-Brown, Richard Bonneau, John Jost, Jonathan Nagler