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This feature for the Wall Street Journal landed on the cover of their Trends Report, with a teaser on the paper’s front page. That visibility spoke to the broad appeal of this story mapping out the best way to organize TV viewing, along with an original infographic I created myself.
Like the Internet, the novel was once viewed as a colossal waste of time. My post for JSTOR Daily looks at how fiction became respectable — and how the Internet can, too.
Thanks to the Internet, more and more of us have digital doubles: people who share our name, and may often be confused with us. I try to keep track of all the other people out there named "Alexandra Samuel", and yet I also feel vaguely uncomfortable with the fact that...
From behavior tracking to digital therapy, there is an ever-growing range of ways technology can help autistic kids. Writing as both a tech expert and the mom of an autistic child, I mapped out some of the most effective ways we can put technology to work for our kids. This story appeared in the Journal’s Report on Health Care.
We love to second-guess moms who allow their kids too much screen time. But look back at the history of labour-saving innovations, and it’s clear we don’t like any invention that makes mothers’ lives easier.
How can we prepare our kids for big-time tech entrepreneurship? This controversial story was featured on the cover of the Journal’s Report on Small Business, and teasered on the newspaper’s front page. I also created the content and data for a related sidebar, “Growing Up With 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.
This story analyzed 9 years’ worth of my Facebook data to figure out what’s changed about the algorithm, and what it means for content creators.
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.