A living archive of sociological issues; Issues that tickle the sociological imagination: society on the move . An attempt to bring the spinning world in the classroom and/or my students out in the world
Silicon Valley is long way from solving its many gender issues. But at least in some ways, it’s helping to break new ground for women in the workforce. According to a report from NBC News, Apple will start paying for the costs of egg freezing for their female employees beginning in January, following in the…
The mantra is everywhere: a college education is the only way to climb out of poverty and create a better life. For-profit schools allow Wall Street investors and corporate executives to cash in on this faith....
In a small number of Silicon Valley conference rooms, decisions are being made about what people should and shouldn't see online—without the accountability or culture that has long accompanied that responsibility.
In the last five months, the NSA's surveillance practices have been revealed to be a massive international operation, staggering in scope. But how do all of the NSA's programmes fit together – and what does it mean for you?
Rugzakken bepakt met nieuwe schriften en boeken. Hoofden vol verhalen voor klasgenoten over de vakantie. In veel landen zijn de scholen weer begonnen, oorlog of niet. En in Israël zijn sommige scholen speciaal beveiligd tegen raketten. In Oost-Oekraïense steden worden, tegen een achtergrond van geweerschoten en trucks, ceremonies gehouden ter ere van het nieuwe schooljaar.
Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association has received more than $70 million so far, compared to only $2.5 million during the same period last year. It is a great way to raise money – but it is a horrible reason to donate it.
nadia dresscher's insight:
Exasperating as it is, it's a good reminder that Facebook isn't really free. It's an exchange, and you need to know what you're trading. Here are four cold, hard realities of Facebook's privacy policies—and what you can do about them right now: