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With Twitter blocked, Chinese Micro-blogging Thrives

October 15, 2010

China’s 420-million web users have seized on micro-blogging as a new avenue for mass expression in a tightly-controlled information landscape….…

Alexis Madrigal on “weak ties” and activism

September 28, 2010

“I’ve been watching some people’s minds work on [Facebook] for years. Every day I see their faces in my feed.…

The Internet Chinese Music Archive

August 14, 2008

“This is the first audio archive of Chinese music ever existed on the Internet.” The Internet Chinese Music Archive

Video: Let Kids Rule the School

April 14, 2011

I recently followed a group of eight public high school students, aged 15 to 17, in western Massachusetts as they…

Aligning the Organization for its Digital Future

July 29, 2016

Excerpt from the MIT Sloan Review — July 2016 Many companies are responding to an increasingly digital market environment by…

Disruptive innovation in higher education

February 18, 2011

From Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Louis Caldera, and Louis Soares: Disruptive innovation is the process by which a…

Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace

November 2, 2016

People seek a holistic life: they want to work with intelligent people on exciting and rewarding projects where they can…

Where machines could replace humans—and where they can’t (yet)

August 1, 2016

From McKinsey Quarterly — July 2016 The hardest activities to automate with currently available technologies are those that involve managing…

The Minecraft Generation

April 19, 2016

Mastering [Minecraft] requires rigorously logical thinking, as well as a great deal of debugging: When your device isn’t working, you…