Dear Huffington Post, you get the commenters you deserve and real names won’t change that

The only way to good comments after news stories is to actively care about getting good comments — not by forcing people to use real names when leaving comments. Take a look at the comments after many nytimes.com stories. It takes a combination of setting a clear tone of what comments should be like, active …

“There’s no hard-and-fast data that quantifies… but we know”

This pernicious phrase reared its ugly head in a CNET piece about Facebook and teens: There’s no hard-and-fast data that quantifies Facebook’s teen problem. But we know — from observing teens, talking to parents and analysts, and from a few company statements — that age doesn’t become Facebook with this group. There is a reason …

On writing

This was originally posted over at the Interchange Project. This is my second day using the Das Keyboard full time. I can’t tell if this is on account of me being just a massive tech nerd or if it really is about the keyboard itself, but I couldn’t wait to wake up this morning and …