Ask Trish: What's the Metaverse?

Ask Trish: What’s the Metaverse?

Everyone keeps talking about “the Metaverse” but I’m not sure what exactly that is. Can you tell me more? ...

Computing Has Gone Full Circle, and It’s Time to Go Back a Bit

Computing Has Gone Full Circle, and It’s Time to Go Back a Bit

My very first computer was a Cyber 70. I didn’t own it nor did I ever get within a few feet of it. It was a giant mainframe housed at ...
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Facebook Not Alone in Embrace of ‘Metaverse’

Facebook Not Alone in Embrace of ‘Metaverse’

As you've undoubtedly heard, Facebook has renamed itself Meta. Some people thought that was in response to the company's recent troubles, but a company the size of Facebook doesn't go ...
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Ask Trish: Being Funny vs. Mean, Online Edition

Ask Trish: Being Funny vs. Mean, Online Edition

Dear Trish: My friends and I love to joke around online. But recently one of my friends said something on social media that actually hurt another friend’s feelings. How can ...
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Removing Child Images from Google Search

Removing Child Images from Google Search

Google has announced a new policy that allows people under 18 or their parents or guardians to request the removal of images in Google search. This does not necessarily remove ...
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Ask Trish: A (Brief) Privacy Education

Ask Trish: A (Brief) Privacy Education

Dear Trish: I’ve been seeing all of this stuff in the news about privacy and it’s got me thinking about how to protect myself. I think privacy is really important ...
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Parent's Quick-Guide to Instagram

Parent’s Quick-Guide to Instagram

The main things parents worry about are typical of all social media: mean behavior among peers, encountering -- or creating -- inappropriate or dangerous content, overuse, and of course, privacy ...
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Facebook News: It's Complicated

Facebook News: It’s Complicated

One of my favorite phrases is “it’s complicated,” because it expresses the fact that many things in life are not as simple as they seem ...
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Like Fictional Killer Robots, Even Well-Intentioned Algorithms Can Do Harm

Like Fictional Killer Robots, Even Well-Intentioned Algorithms Can Do Harm

Algorithms - software that figures out what users want to see on social media - help sell us not just products, but ideas that affect our behavior ...
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Ask Trish: My Boyfriend is Threatening Revenge Porn

Ask Trish: My Boyfriend is Threatening Revenge Porn

I had a bf, but I feel like I can’t “escape” the relationship because he is now threatening to blackmail me with explicit pictures I sent. I am not sure ...
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