Cal Poly Memes: What I was reading until 3 a.m.

I just want to say whoever made Cal Poly Memes is my new internet hero. Then everyone who jumped on the bandwagon are my other heroes. (Read As: Reddit had the memes first but I didn’t notice until it was…

Internet Humor: Macro Memes

Sometimes, it’s hard to explain memes. Then there is the image macro memes. The basic formula is taking an image and superimposing text (traditionally with the font Impact) on top of it. Pictures and captions, it’s the bread and butter…

SOPA: The Death of the Internet

I went to bed fearing that I’ll wake up with Stop Online Piracy Act firmly in place. It is a frightening new bill that basically allows copyright holders to censor websites. Not just a page, but the whole site. Here’s…

BLOG: The kids are all right (with not reading)

Where dwindling attention spans are supported by increasingly brief media, what will happen to reading?

Redefining ‘us’ and ‘them’

We humans can be huge jerks, and we’re getting better at it every day. Society, however cracked, provides a structure that encourages good behavior* and discourages the bad. Most of us would behave a bit worse if we knew we…

Societal norms affect sexual urges

Although most of us recognize that sex is great, it is still seen as a shameful activity.

Column: Protect yourself from Uncle Sam

As Americans, we expect the government to stay out of our personal lives. Unfortunately, government on both sides of party lines is having trouble doing so.

BLOG: The future of Internet privacy

In 1967 philosopher Marshall McLuhan described a culture of universal, tyrannical womb-to-tomb surveillance causing a very serious dilemma between our claim to privacy and society’s need to know.