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Dumbphones and smart kids

The idea that parents should aggressively attempt to limit their child’s ‘screen time’, and to closely monitor their child’s online activity, seems based around the notion that children and teens are still using devices as passive and limited as the Nokia 3310, in a world in which our networks allow us to remain offline by default. Read more »

Post from the past: the fifty-three-year old letter

Most days when you open your mailbox for the postal lucky dip, you expect to reveal an unfortunate bill or shiny takeaway menu, not a personalised letter. So when I read that 71-year-old Scott McMurry received a postcard 53-years (!) after his mother sent it from the … Read more »

Spawning Anonymous: Inside the world of 4chan

In Issue Six of Kill Your Darlings, Gillian Terzis examined the decentralised collective of activists known as Anonymous. Here, Gillian takes us further into the place from which these hacktivists are spawned – the strange, often pornographic world of 4chan. I learned about 4chan the hard way. … Read more »