MetaFilter began in 1999 as a sort of humane proto-Reddit. Why did a site for sharing “best of the web” links become a place where strangers help each other in real life in extraordinary ways?
Plenty of companies are feeding data to computers in the hopes of replicating human behavior, but how close can machines truly get if all they have to work on is the information we offer?
Attachment to objects may be juvenile, but we won’t let that stop us.
Leave it to writers to turn an ostensible productivity tool into yet another distraction.
The space agency is making exciting strides in deep-space exploration—but, apparently, not keeping a careful enough eye on objects closer to Earth.
A quick chat with Kallen Law, “that guy who favorites everything” on Twitter, about the silly thing for which he’s known and the evolution of the social media service.
Canadian consumers may soon get to choose which cable channels they pay for, but don’t worry: telcos will still find new and exciting ways to disappoint.
My favourite theories of technology are the ones that argue we create tech in order to become cyborgs—that through everything from the hammer to the smartphone, we express our fantasies of becoming more than ourselves.
It’s the kind of...
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