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More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag. Here’s why that matters.
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More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag. Here’s why that matters.

Contributed to a Washington Post story on what impact changing Facebook profile photos does, and does not, have. “Profile picture campaigns are effective in showing the friends and family in your social network that you have some affinity for a political candidate or cause,” said Philip Howard, a sociologist at […]

Video: Talk at Data & Society in New York
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Video: Talk at Data & Society in New York

A video of my talk to the think tank Data & Society in New York.

Data Share:  How big is the IoT?
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Data Share: How big is the IoT?

New information technologies have transformed world politics, and not always in good ways. Even trying to understand how technology connects us reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the internet we have built for ourselves. To understand what the internet is becoming, let’s start with some basic questions—how big is it […]

Brookings:  How big is the Internet of Things and how big will it get?
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Brookings: How big is the Internet of Things and how big will it get?

This appeared in two parts for the Brookings Institution’s TechTank in June 2015.  Part 1 is called How big is the Internet of Things and how big will it get? and Part 2 is Sketching out the IoT Trendline.   New information technologies have transformed world politics, and not always for the […]