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The Digital Voyage

Alexandra Samuel investigates the key psychological, social, and practical challenges of migrating to an online world.

The Digital Voyage

To Fight Fake News, Broaden Your Social Circle

Fake news is spread through online communities that become echo-chambers of like-minded ideas. What's your online community like? The Digital Voyage

Making Men Online

How the internet has both reinforced and tweaked traditional gender pathologies, especially for boys and men. The Digital Voyage

To Cope with Digital Distraction, Embrace Digital Neurodiversity

The internet is changing our brains. Our columnist suggests that maybe this isn't such a bad thing. The Digital Voyage

Has the Internet Weakened Our Political Institutions?

According to our columnist, the internet has destabilized many of the informal institutions that underpin our democracy. The Digital Voyage

Is Media Piracy a Form of White Privilege?

How users feel about illegal downloading may have a lot to do with privilege. The Digital Voyage

The Future of Forgiveness Is Online

When our flame wars, insensitive Facebook comments, and rude texts are catalogued online indefinitely, can we still forgive and forget? The Digital Voyage

What Roe v. Wade Means for Internet Privacy

Roe v. Wade left Americans with the idea that privacy is something we can expect as citizens. But does the SCOTUS consider privacy a constitutional right? The Digital Voyage

3 Questions to Ask About Online Fandom (and Teen Fans)

The internet has played a large role in fostering intense fan communities. But are these high-octane, super-specific interests healthy? Or...interesting? The Digital Voyage

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk has Reinvented Research

Online services like Amazon's "Mechanical Turk" have ushered in a golden age in survey research. But is it ethical for researchers to use them? The Digital Voyage

What Congress Should Know About the Internet

Facebook's privacy and ad preferences settings are a privacy placebo: they trick us into feeling a little better, but they don't treat the underlying disease.