We reached out on Twitter to see how people, particularly families, were reacting to the news of George Zimmerman's verdict. The former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
Keeping tabs of your online presence may be pretty straightforward for most people, but a growing number of companies and public figures are outsourcing the task to tech and PR companies eager to meet the demand. We find out what "online reputation management" entails and get tips for managing your own online presence.
Paul Stoute says his 14-month-old daughter recently used his smartphone to tap her way through the app's purchasing prompts and bought herself an early sweet 16 present — a vintage car. The Internet is full of stories of technology getting the better of both buyers and sellers.
Social media guru Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy contributing to the web in our small ways, we're building a better, more cooperative world.
Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.
"I certainly would have thought a lot more about what I said," Justin Carter told CNN's New Day on Friday. He'd been held since February, with bail set at $500,000, because of a posting that referred to a school shooting. An anonymous donor came forward to bail him out.
More than 20 years ago, science fiction writer David Brin wrote about "Tru-Vu" goggles, used to surveil and record. It's not unlike Google Glass, which is available to testers today. Brin offers his predictions about how this technology will play out in the next decade.
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