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This blog rounds up my posts from around the web, including for the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and Medium.

In The Orange Dot: Is my kid addicted to tech or am I just old?

In The Orange Dot: Is my kid addicted to tech or am I just old?

Is obsession with social media metrics a heritable trait? That's the fear that led to my latest piece for The Orange Dot, on the growing preoccupation with social media metrics.  As I write in that piece, Thoughtful adults may be able to keep their social media...

An open letter to the police officer who helped my autistic son

An open letter to the police officer who helped my autistic son

I was sitting on the sidewalk when I suddenly realized you were standing over me. Well, not directly on the sidewalk: I was sitting on top of my kicking, screaming, 10-year-old son. I thank heaven that you were the police officer who came to the scene. We were on...

LinkCraft: Your guide to the LinkedIn/Minecraft merger

LinkCraft: Your guide to the LinkedIn/Minecraft merger

Gaming juggernaut Mojang, best known for its Minecraft platform, will acquire social network LinkedIn, technology outlets reported today. The acquisition was undertaken by Microsoft, an umbrella holding company that is largely unknown to most Minecraft users. The...

Kids’ Screen Time is a Feminist Issue

Kids’ Screen Time is a Feminist Issue

The cultural panic over kids and screen time has never made sense to me. In my latest JSTOR post, I dig into feminist history for analogies to the current anxiety about kids and technology, and discover there's plenty of precedent.
How to Raise the Next Mark Zuckerberg

How to Raise the Next Mark Zuckerberg

Investors and tech geeks love to talk about "unicorns": tech startups that are worth $1 billion or more. Incredibly, many of these dazzling success stories, like Facebook and Snapchat, have been launched by people in their early twenties. Other multi-million-dollar...

How to tone down your tech

How to tone down your tech

If you're looking for a little online sanity, there are better options than a digital fast. My first post for the Headspace blog shares five great alternatives.
How to raise a white hat hacker

How to raise a white hat hacker

Today in the Christian Science Monitor's Passcode, I look at what it takes to turn a curious, tech-minded kid into an ethical hacker.
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