Information is not static, or passive. It is practically a living thing, and will become increasingly so as technology advances.
We are rewiring our brains to use images as language. Through technology, we are extending the alphabet – in practice, and in our minds.
Social networks and online advertising enable micro-propaganda to be effective. There is no need for mass broadcasting when just a few hold the levers of power.
Is all publicity good publicity? Memetics can give us some answers.
Memes live in the mind like plants in a garden. Be a careful steward of what’s growing in yours.
Whenever we signal something – and we all do – it must be costly. Cheap signaling is worth nothing.
Encryption is here to stay. Policy debates about backdooring encryption are a waste of our time and resources.
Is Facebook a structural threat to free society? I make the argument.
America’s Overton window has been blown wide open. What does this mean?
Social media censorship is increasing, and will have the effect of radicalizing fringe thinkers.