Visiting Dignitaries

Douglas Rushkoff On The Terror of Time [VIDEO]

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Over the course of 20 years, 15 books, and countless speeches and articles, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff has established quite a following among technophiles.

With titles like 2010’s Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, it’s no wonder folks like Andy Weissman quoted Mr. Rushkoff to explain why Union Square Ventures led a $2.5 million investment in Codecademy, a startup that teaches anyone programming languages like Ruby and Javascript. (Not long after, Codecademy announced Mr. Rushkoff would be joining their team as a “code literacy” evangelist.) Read More

Twitter Uh Oh

Local Man Finds News Station Placed His Twitter Feed Beside Story About a Convicted Rapist

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It can happen to anyone with a Google alert: You’re minding your own business when you’re informed someone with the same name is polluting your search results with tales of misconduct, or perhaps–even more maddening–evidence of their apparent successes. (“No,” you tell your parents for the third time. “I did not secretly score a book deal.”)

Of course, when your name doppelganger is an ex-Houston police officer who was convicted of raping a waitress, things get a little more complicated. Read More